According to a report in ReadWrite:
Have a Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Yahoo account? If so, you might want to change your password, stat. According to cybersecurity firm Trustwave, hackers using a nasty piece of work called the Pony Botnet Controller have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts. The firm determined that a malicious keylogger installed on users’ computers was to blame.
In addition, CNN reported that the accounts hacked were:
Big content is effectively censoring Google in a way that the Chinese goverment can only dream of and no one appears to be stopping them.
Search engine Google is in hot water after a privacy watchdog saw orange and ruled that its method of bringing in personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law.
Spies in the land of the free were looking at what sort of porn people were downloading so that they might have a weapon with which to blackmail them.
British Prime Minster David Cameron has found support for his internet crackdown from the People's Republic of China.
It is a myth that the US government wants to arrest Julian Assange, according to an unnamed top US cop.
It appears that Cisco Microsoft and IBM are paying the price for the US government's addiction to spying on the Internet.
British spooks used spoof sites of Slashdot and LinkedIn to distribute spying malware, a German newspaper has claimed.
The accountants at Google must be sweating in their boots after Brazilian judges ordered them to hand over private data collected through its Street View program.
Adobe has a lot to answer for. We've gone from 3 million to 130 million to 150 million possible accounts hacked. It's all out there for everyone to see on the interwebs. Were it not twee software applications, we'd probably sense more outrage. Right now, it's hard to fathom what the deal is and how far this travesty goes.
The Chinese hackers who went quiet after the US made a big noise about their operations, appear to be back in business again.
A group of malware writers who hoped that people could be blackmailed into paying up for their data apparently have been shocked that people would be happier to scrap their hard drive rather than pay up.
You remember that story about Adobe getting a security breach that resulted in 3 million accounts being compromised? Well, it is actually 130 million accounts. And, if that wasn't bad enough, it appears that someone has published a Top 100 Adobe Passwords hit list. 123456 is the winner. Yes, 123456. No, we are sure. 123456 is the most used password in Adobe accounts that were recently hacked.
The unfolding story surrounding BadBIOS has security experts at odds as to what is really happening and whether it even exists. If it does, it's a doozy.
IBM scientists have developed a new mobile authentication security technology based on the radio standard known as near-field communication (NFC). The technology provides an extra layer of security when using an NFC-enabled device and a contact-less smart card to conduct mobile transactions.
In a presentation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Quarckslab, a research company that specializes in addressing security problems, takes on Apple's assertion that it's iMessage technology can be trusted not to give up its secrets.
Well, the first thing you can do is change your Adobe ID and password. And there's more.
One more mysterious death to add to that of five nuclear scientists and the head of the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program. However, the Revolutionary Guard, 12 hours after the first reports, is saying it wasn't an assassination.
Over 2.9 million customers have their credit card and data compromised. That's a nice way of saying, stolen. It looks like the breach has far reaching consequences because the attack went through Adobe's Coldfusion and there may be inherent weaknesses in the code. Coldfusion is widely used by many sites as a web application development platform and server.
Apparently, the practice of manipulating people with fear into doing things that are not in their best interests is not illegal but the people who perpetrate this stuff are lower forms of life. Check out this video and score one for the human race.