Security experts urge organizations to disable support for SSL on clients and servers because of flaws in the cryptographic protocol that could be used to impersonate website users and decrypt HTTPS traffic.
Hackers are claiming to have obtained usernames and passwords for 7 million Dropbox accounts. But the company says it wasn't breached and that the credentials do not appear to be associated with Dropbox accounts.
Exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Office, a group of hackers believed to be Russians breached computers operated by the Ukrainian government during September's NATO summit, according to iSight Partners.
Alleged Russian hacker Roman Valerevich Seleznev, arrested earlier this year, is facing 11 additional charges tied to the theft of credit card information for later sale on underground "carding" websites.
Malware known as "Mayhem" that targets Unix and Linux systems has been updated to exploit Shellshock flaws, security experts warn. But with few Unix-flavor systems running anti-virus software, how can it be stopped?
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Sophos acquires Mojave Networks to help strengthen its cloud-managed and appliance-based security solutions, while Corero introduces a DDoS analytics application.
Malware-wielding attackers have compromised 800,000 online banking credentials, mainly for customers of the five largest U.S. financial services firms, a new study warns. But they may also be preparing for APT attacks against financial institutions.
Citigroup, E*Trade, Regions Financial, Fidelity Investments, HSBC, Bank of the West and ADP are now believed to have been probed by the same hackers that targeted Chase, according to news reports. But so far, none of those firms believes data was compromised.
Criminals have infected at least 50 ATMs in Eastern Europe, including Russia, with malware, dispensing millions of dollars in cash directly to money mules. Interpol warns such attacks could spread worldwide.
Bond insurer MBIA says it's investigating a potential data leak at its asset management subsidiary, Cutwater Asset Management, which may have led to certain client information being illegally accessed.