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Popular Live-Blogging Site Says Data Files Were Breached

Posted: January 17th, 2012 - Information Security  
CoveritLive, a popular, Web-based live-blogging program used worldwide, said Friday it has discovered that "certain proprietary data files" of its users "were accessed without authorization," but that "no financial account information has been compromised. We have not yet determined if, or to what extent, CoveritLive account information (i.e., user names, email addresses


Zappos Working To Correct Online Security Breach

Posted: January 17th, 2012 - Information Security  
The personal information of up to 24 million customers has been compromised. Criminals hacked into parts of the company's internal network and gained access to names, addresses and encrypted passwords. The company said the criminals could have names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers the last four digits of


‘Request rejected’ spam campaign leads to fake AV

Posted: April 15th, 2011 - Information Security  
A spam e-mail campaign carrying a malicious attachment designed to download and run a fake AntiVirus (AV) solution on the recipient’s computer is hitting inboxes around the world. The subject of the e-mail is “Request rejected.” The message does not contain any clue as to what the rejected request might be, and since


Massive Data Loss from Email Service Provider May Increase Email Scams

Posted: April 6th, 2011 - Information Security  
A large email service provider called Epsilon was recently compromised by hackers and has lost names and emails for millions of people whose records they managed for many different banks, stores, etc including the Kroger grocery chain (Fred Meyer, etc.) Citigroup, Barclays Bank, Ethan Allen furniture, Best Buy and many more. It


Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Email Scams, Fake Antivirus and Phishing Attack Warning

Posted: March 11th, 2011 - Information Security  
Potential email scams, fake antivirus and phishing attacks regarding the Japan earthquake and the tsunami disasters are likely to start appearing in City e-mail. Scams may contain links or attachments which may direct users to phishing or malware-laden websites. Fake antivirus attacks may come in the form of pop-ups which flash security


Cyberattack-alert system could be model for U.S.

Posted: March 11th, 2011 - Information Security  
Cyberattack-alert system could be model for U.S. Washington state system alerts for cyberattacks, botnets, comprised desktops By Ellen Messmer, Network World | March 08, 2011 08:54 AM ET An ambitious project to create a statewide cyber-alert "early warning" system in the state of Washington to link with the federal Department of Homeland