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Sony PlayStation Network, Backoff malware, NIST document, Cellphone tracking, etc.


    By Brian Warkoczeski - August 25, 2014 8:06 am

A look at IT news...

Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network

CNN Money - A group of hackers calling themselves "Lizard Squad" has taken down several popular online video game networks and possibly diverted an American Airlines jet carrying a Sony executive.

US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Computerworld - Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cybersecurity alert.

Hack at Homeland Security Contractor Exposed Data of 25,000 Workers

NBC News - A recent hack into the computer systems of a company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers, an agency official said on Friday.

NIST Releases Secure Shell Guidance Document

Threat Post - NIST released a report urging enterprises, government agencies and other IT shops that rely on Secure Shell implementations to re-assess their deployments and be wary of a number of weaknesses plaguing those systems.

How High-Stakes Heists Are Pulled Off With Low-Tech Schemes

Bloomberg - Online data breaches may dominate the headlines, but for many facilities, it's the old-fashioned physical break-in that's still the biggest concern.

Bearing Down on Data Upstarts

New York Times - Box, Dropbox and Hightail are rethinking their core business models, focusing on specific industries or bolstering customer service.

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

Washington Post - Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent.

Oregon Sues Oracle Over Failed Healthcare Website

Information Week - Oracle first sued Oregon, and now the state responds with lawsuit claiming the company's "shoddy" performance is to blame for health insurance exchange website debacle.

Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls

InfoWorld - Mobile applications often don't warn users before a call is made, which a developer says could be misused.

Researchers Malware Steals Gmail Password, Online Banking Data

CIO - University researchers develop a mobile app that exploits a design flaw in Android to steal a credit card number, log in credentials, social security number and bank-check image from other apps.

27 million South Koreans affected by data breach

CSO - South Korean authorities have revealed details surrounding massive data breach that impacts 27 million people aged 15-65.




 






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