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White Hat Finds Security Threats on Facebook’s Corporate Net

A white hat hacker last week announced the discovery of more than a half-dozen security flaws in some software Facebook used on its corporate network. While performing penetration testing third-party software in a network appliance Facebook used, Orange Tsai discovered seven vulnerabilities that attackers could use to compromise a system, as well as a backdoor script left by someone else.

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Firm Wins Patent for Novel Way to Detect Spearphishing

Hackers in recent weeks have stepped up their efforts to steal employee tax information from companies in all kinds of industries. Typically, the information contained on IRS form W-2 is used to file false tax returns or steal someone’s identity. The situation has become so bad that the IRS earlier this month issued an alert to human resources and payroll professionals about the subject.

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Chinese businessman pleads guilty in U.S. to computer hacking conspiracy

(Reuters) – A businessman from China pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to hack into the computer networks of major U.S. defense contractors including Boeing, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. Su Bin, 50, faces a maximum five-year sentence for allegedly conspiring with two other people in China to obtain sensitive military […]

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U.S. to charge Iran in cyberattacks against banks and New York dam, sources say

(Reuters) – The Obama administration is expected to blame Iranian hackers as soon as Thursday for a coordinated campaign of cyberattacks in 2012 and 2013 on several U.S. banks and a New York dam, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against about a half-dozen Iranians, said […]

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Celebgate Hacker Strikes Plea Deal

Prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California on Tuesday announced they had reached a plea agreement with Ryan Collins, a Pennsylvania resident, over charges that he hacked Apple and Google email accounts of more than 100 people back in 2014. The allegations stemmed from the official investigation into the hacking case dubbed “Celebgate.”

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