June 2011

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IRCTC blocks 4.6L user IDs for e-ticket fraud..!!

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which looks after online booking of tickets, has blocked over 4.6 lakh user IDs and 71,484 e-mail IDs since March to curb malpractices in train reservations.

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Google Launched New Social Network Website Google +.

Google is challenging Facebook domination by unveiling a new project called Google+ that it says will try to make online sharing more like real life.

"Google+ should give Blekko, Skype and a gaggle of group messaging companies a pause," said Om Malik, who has had an early view of the project.

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Chrome 12 update closes "high-risk" holes..!!

Google has released version 12.0.742.112 of its Chrome web browser, a maintenance and security update for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux versions, as well as Chrome Frame for Internet Explorer. According to Google, the update addresses a total of seven vulnerabilities, six of which are rated as 'high-risk'.

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Apple releases Java for Mac OS X security updates..!!

Apple has released Java updates for versions 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard of its Mac OS X operating system. These updates patch a number of security holes and bring both versions of the OS up to date. The updates include the latest Java releases, including Java SE 6 Update 26, from earlier this month.

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Norton Stresses On Smartphone And Tablet Security..!!

Smartphone and tablet owners have been advised to take data security more seriously and install latest security software in their devices.

According to tech website Code Stone, antivirus software developer Norton has encouraged mobile phone users for both personal and business purposes to take security of their devices very seriously.

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MoD Creates Command Unit To Counter Cyber Threats..!!

Liam Fox has created a new joint force command at the MoD to oversee cyber warfare and military intelligence

Reforms at the Ministry of Defence week will also include the creation of a new joint force command unit, that will integrate the MoD’s cyber warfare and military intelligence units.

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Hacker group Anonymous targets Orlando websites..!!

The computer hacker group Anonymous is promising to crash various Orlando websites this week.

The group is credited with crashing the websites of Visa and Mastercard in support of Wikileaks.

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EA resets users' passwords following LulzSec hack..!!

A number of customers of EA (Electronic Arts) are reporting receiving emails from the company telling them that their passwords have been reset as a security measure.

Here's one such email forwarded to us by a reader of Naked Security:

EA password reset email

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LulzSec Dissolution Won't Reduce Threat of High-Profile Cyber-Attacks..!!

Even though LulzSec has officially called off its hacking mission and gone back to Anonymous, security experts say organizations remain vulnerable to other groups.

The hacking group LulzSec ended its 50-day hacking spree the same way it began, with a post on Twitter and text-sharing site Pastebin.

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Spammers push cloned apps on Android Market..!!

No stone is left unturned, no option unexplored when it comes to online spamming, and the latest approach has shown that malware authors are not the only ones who have taken advantage of the fact that Android apps are written in Java and are, therefore, easily cloned.

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Lulzsec Gives Final Message...!!

Lulzsec Gives A Message

"Friends around the globe,

We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something
meaningful to us. 50 days ago, we set sail with our humble ship on an uneasy and
brutal ocean: the Internet. The hate machine, the love machine, the machine powered
by many machines. We are all part of it, helping it grow, and helping it grow on us.

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Hackers school next generation at DEFCON Kids..!!

DEFCON hackers will share their skills with the next generation at a first-ever children's version of the infamous gathering of software renegades, lock pickers and social engineers.

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LulzSec denies attack on The Sun..!!

The Sun Online and other News International servers are reportedly the latest targets for hackers, although LulzSec has denied responsibility.

Suggesting that The Sun's coverage of the arrest and subsequent charging of Ryan Cleary on hacking offences has painted a target on News International, the Telegraph report puts forward the idea that LulzSec are responsible.

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FBI targets cyber security scammers..!!

A gang that made more than $72m (£45m) peddling fake security software has been shut down in a series of raids.

Co-ordinated by the FBI, the raids were carried out in the US, UK and six other countries.

The money was made by selling software that claimed to find security risks on PCs and then asked for cash to fix the non-existent problems.

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Suspected LulzSec leader has been arrested, in custody in London..!!

The day the authorities have been waiting for is finally here: LulzSec’s suspected leader has been arrested. He is 19-years-old and was arrested in Essex, England thanks to a cooperative effort between FBI and Scotland Yard. A spokesman on behalf of the Scotland Yard had the following to say:

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Hacker Group Lulzsec Collaborates with Anonymous Intensifies War on Cyber Security..!!

Hackers group Lulzsec has intensified its action against cyber security and has even teamed up with group Anonymous to counter foreign government efforts to track them down. LulzSec announced its decision to team up with Anonymous via its Twitter and website: "To increase efforts, we are now teaming up with the Anonymous collective and all affiliated battleships."

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Japan to punish computer virus creators with fines, prison terms of up to three years..!!

Tokyo, June 21: Japan has passed a new law to combat cyber attacks, under which, creating or distributing a computer virus could now result into prison terms of up to three years or 500,000 yen in fine.

Under a new law enacted by parliament, police can seize e-mail communication logs of suspects from Internet service providers.

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Bitcoin trojan costs one user $500,000..!!

VIRTUAL CURRENCY Bitcoin has been targeted by malware authors with a trojan that nabs Bitcoin wallets.

F-Secure has analysed the Bitcoin wallet trojan that it calls Trojan-PSW:W32/CoinBit.A. An amateurish user interface belies what the application does, which is to find the Bitcoin wallet file and send it to a Hotmail address.

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Cloud security will turn cyber criminals professional..!!

Kaspersky pointed to a rosy future for consumer endpoint security due to the use of cloud technology, but it's not looking too good for the business world.

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Android malware targets unofficial releases..!!

THIRD PARTY Android distributions such as Cyanogenmod has been targeted by malware that exploits the use of publicly available private keys.

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New Malware Steals Your Bitcoin..!!

In a sure sign that the virtual currency Bitcoin has hit the mainstream, a new Trojan horse program discovered in the wild Thursday seeks out and steals victims’ Bitcoin wallets, the same way other malware goes for their banking passwords or credit card numbers.

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India among the Top 3 Countries Attacked by Phishing..!!

RSA, the security brand of EMC, in its May Fraud Report highlighted that, the US accounted for 42.5% of brands attacked by phishing. The UK was on the second rank with 19% share, followed by India with a share of 8%, as reported by Business Standard on June 09, 2011.

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Israel Vulnerable to Cyber Attack, Leaders Warn..!!

A conference on cyber warfare in Tel Aviv reveals Israel's weaknesses—but a strategy to solve them is already in hand.
The outgoing head of Israel's internal security service Shin Bet and the head of the country's cyber task force, among others, warned at a conference on cyber warfare at Tel Aviv University last week that strategic Israeli installations are essentially unguarded against cyber attack.

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Latest iPhone 5 Rumor: iPhone 5 Coming In September..!!

There was a glimmer of hope that that thing may be the shock announcement of a new iPhone – an iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, or whatever you want to call it.

It didn’t happen and instead we had to be content with iCloud, OS X Lion, and iOS 5 – a good day nonetheless.

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Turkish police arrest 32 in raids on Anonymous..!!

Police in Turkey have arrested 32 individuals allegedly connected to WikiLeaks-loving 'hacktivist' collective Anonymous, according to a report from the country's state-run news agency, Anatolia.

The suspects are reported to have been taken into custody after police raided properties in a dozen cities across Turkey.

Anonymous has been linked to recent attacks on Turkey's telecommunications watchdog, the BTK.

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Anonymous - National Informatics Centre (NIC INDIA) got hacked..!!

Now Anonymous Comes To India.. Its was proved when NIC site was defaced by Anonymous..
And they give a greeting message on NIC website as below


.We exist without nationality..We exist with humanity.
.NIC took 3 mins.
.This time we talk to the government - On NIC Homepage and Sub-Domains.
.There is no use securing. There is no use of spending on forensic.
.Get this message clear Mr. Prime Minister and others.

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Fox News Was Hacked..!!

Despite the media’s fixation on the idea that all hacks have to have been performed by the group known only as Anonymous, this one wasn’t one of them. Read more…

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Sony Pictures Calling in FBI to Investigate Latest Cyber Attack on Company..!!

Sony Pictures has asked the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for help in identifying the hackers responsible for the latest attack on the company.

In a statement issued Friday, SPE’s top executives acknowledged that their company’s site had been the object of a new attack by a group calling itself “LulzSec.”