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Federal Reserve confirms its system was breached

Source: Computerworld “Malicious attackers gained entry to internal Federal Reserve System computers, illegally copying a database of banking executive contact information, the banking system has confirmed. “The Federal Reserve System is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product. The vulnerability was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an… Read More »

Year 2038 problem

Source: Wikipedia “The year 2038 problem may cause some computer software to fail at some point near the year 2038. The problem affects all software and systems that both store system time as a signed 32-bit integer, and interpret this number as the number of seconds since 00:00:00 UTC on Thursday, 1 January 1970.[1] The furthest time that… Read More »

Botnets for hire likely attacked U.S. banks

Source: Computerworld by Lucian Constantin In this article “Evidence collected from a website that was recently used to flood U.S. banks with junk traffic suggests that the people behind the ongoing DDoS attack campaign against U.S. financial institutions — thought by some to be the work of Iran — are using botnets for hire. The compromised website contained… Read More »

Android botnet sends SMS spam through Android phones

Source: Computerworld by Jeremy Kirk In this article “In a new twist, spammers have built a botnet that sends SMS spam through infected Android phones, shifting the potentially pricey cost of sending spam to victims. The trend, spotted by security vendor Cloudmark, poses a new challenge for operators. Victims whose phones are sending the SMS spam often do… Read More »

Conmen DID use leaked info of sporty civil servants… to attack HMRC

Source: The Register by Anna Leach In this article “Criminals used the personal data of 100,000 civil servants that was swiped in early 2010 in an attack on HMRC around the same time, The Register has discovered. Now, almost three years later, the government is still scrabbling around trying to work out whodunnit… and only recently ‘fessed up… Read More »