Information Security Breach Report – 04 December 2014

A daily round up of the most recent reports of information security breaches, infosec and privacy stories from around the world.

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Breaches, Incidents and Alerts:

Hackers Hit ART Payroll; SAG-AFTRA Members Warned –

Elipse SCADA Patches Denial-of-Service Vulnerability –

Sony Pictures debunks Re/code’s article stating North Korea was behind cyber-attack –

Sony Pictures breach exposes Deloitte salary info, report reveals –

77 Chinese held in cyber bust –

Leadership Newspaper Website Hacked –

Squashed bug opened EVERY PayPal account to hijacking –

Hackers Using Fake ‘Order Confirmation’ Emails to Hijack Computers –

Security Advisory – High Severity– WordPress Download Manager –

DNSimple Suffers Downtime Due to 25 Gbps DDoS Attack – and

New “LusyPOS” Malware Uses Tor For C&C Communications –

IBM Fixes Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Endpoint Manager –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

A Recap of the Infosec Conference – Day 3 –

The Real Cost of Cyber Incidents, According To Insurers –

Are you a robot? Introducing “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” –

Balancing Risk and Performance: Managing Firewalls Shouldn’t Push Risks to the Extreme –

Why do cybercriminals thrive in China? –

Computing goes to the cloud. So does crime! –

Phishing, Stuxnet & Samsung –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Industry-Backed Cyberdefense System Is Now Live (and Free) –

Expert: FIN4 phishing attacks show new operational sophistication –

Attackers Take Advantage Of The Options You Give Them – Malware vs. Credentials –

One Weird Trick to Stop Facebook Hoaxes –

Hacking PayPal Accounts with one click –

Not sure what RFID is? Can’t hack? You can STILL be a card fraudster with this Android app –

‘Wiper’ Malware: What You Need to Know –

Should you call on comms suppliers when you go for a BYOD setup? –

5 Risky Things You’re Doing on Your Work Computer –

What to do when starting a new security job –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories

Another California Cop ‘Shares’ A Suspect’s Intimate Photos With His Fellow Officers –

Adblock Plus can now prevent Facebook from telling senders you read their messages –


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