CNET Hacked, Remote Servers accessed

CNET the most popular review technology websites has been hacked. A twitter user going by the name of worm and the handle @rev-priv8 posted a photo of a remote access to CNET.com server . The exploit was done through a vulnerability in the content management system probably WordPress or Joomla. CNET is not saying much about the attack but claims that username and password were not accessed.According to Forbes, Worm has even sold a database of CNET.com at a price of one Bitcoin.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2014/07/14/russian-hacker-breaches-cnet-servers/
http://betanews.com/2014/07/15/1-million-users-affected-by-cnet-com-hack/

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French manufacturer LaCie admits data breah

LaCie is a french manufacturer of  hard drive. It was a victim of a security breach and obviously sent notifications to customers about the incident . The breach was detected by the FBI on March 19,2014 which forwarded the alarm. A malware was used to gain access to customer’s transactions made between March 27,2013 and March 10,2014. Names, addresses,email addresses,payment card numbers and cards expiration dates belonging to customers  have been accessed by the unauthorized party. LaCie urged everyone to change their password believing that customers’ usernames and passwords  on LaCie’s website could have also been accessed.

Ukraine , target of Snake or Uroburo malware

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A dangerous cyber weapon has infected many computers in Ukraine in 2014. It is a spyware designed to steal sensitive secret information from high potential networks . Experts believe that this rootkit has been undetected for more than three years. Due to the complexity and the estimated high cost of this malware, G Data the German security company believes a sponsored state is behind this attack, possibly linked to Russia, since the developers of this malicious program speak Russia language.

Uroburo works autonomously and works on peer-to-peer mode .The infected computers spy on documents and send those to a PC connected to the internet. It supports 32 and 64 bit Windows Operating System.

Hackers targeted Finland for years

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Finland has been a target of a cyber espionage for years. The minister of foreign affairs Erkki Tuomioja has admitted : I can confirm there has been a severe and large hacking in the ministry’s data network.” The intrusion has not been discovered by the finns themselves, but by another agency reporting to CERT-FI . The malicious code use by the cybercrook is similar to the Red October malware source code . The malware was implanted in the finnish ministry of Foreign affairs network for years during the spying campaign. The actor of this crime is unknown, but the finnish television MTV3 is suspecting Russia or China.

Avira Antivirus Site hacked…

The German software company is experiencing an intrusion. The web page has been hacked by palestinian hackers called KDMS as seen in the picture below.  The two messages put by the attacker does still remain, the first message :” Long live Palestine” and the second message ” There is no full security”. Let see how Avira will bypass it, the page is still Pwned

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Adobe Breach

Adobe as usual has been hacked,  customers information and source code stolen.

How did they get in? It obviously appears that they use a vulnerability in Coldfusion as the attack vector this time to breach an adobe site used for payment processing.

What can I do as A coldfusion user? Just patch..

Do I need to reset my password? No, Adobe is taking care of that, concerned customers will get email notifications.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/technology/adobe-announces-security-breach.html?_r=0