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Casino Websites under Cyber-Attack

The FBI and Secret Services are investigating cyber-attacks that brought down the websites of Sand’s Hotels and Casinos in US and Asia, including the famous Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas. "While we have been able to confirm that certain core operating systems were not impacted by the hacking, the company remains focused on working through a step-by-step process to ascertain what, if any, additional syst...

Fake Social Empires Cheat Exposes over 135,000 Facebook Users to Fraud

More than 135,000 Facebook users were exposed to fraud and identity theft, after they clicked the 'like' button on a fake Social Empires cheat website. The application is one of the most popular strategy games on Facebook, with more than 6 million monthly active users who are now vulnerable to the scam. The page recently created on a Blogspot domain spreads massively on the social network from one user to a...

New York Times Website Down; Syrian Electric Army Claims Responsibility

The New York Times website was knocked down for the second time this month. Evidence puts the pro-Assad Syrian hacktivist group SEA behind the attack on Tuesday on the reputable newspaper, Twitter and the Huffington Post. The New York Times used its social media account on Facebook to inform its readers about the situation with their website and assure them that they were looking for a timely solution.  Ima...

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks White House Employees

The Syrian Electronic Army allegedly hacked at least three White House employees in a campaign against the team responsible for the Obama administration's social media outreach, according to NextGov. The hacking movement breached Gmail accounts by sending the staff targeted e-mails containing links to fraudulent websites. Scammy e-mails looked like legitimate BBC or CNN newsletters, but redirected users to ...

Hacked Instagram Accounts Show Nutri-Spam

A round of attacks against Facebook-owned Instagram has ended badly for a number of users. According to multiple user reports, the hacked accounts have been used by an unknown group to spam other followers with pictures of smoothies. More than that, a number of users have found that they had been locked out of their accounts, making it impossible for their legit owners to take down the messages. According t...

Turkish Atatürk International Airport Possibly Hit by Malware, Local News Agency Reports

The passport control system of the Turkish Atatürk International Airport fell victim to an alleged cyber-attack that froze the airport’s departure terminal for a few hours last Friday, causing panic among passengers. The incident caused significant delay in plane departures, and passengers were stuck in the airport hours longer than they initially expected, Security Affairs reported. The case is currently u...

MasterKey Hack Applications Spotted in the Play Store

A number of applications that harmlessly use the MasterKey vulnerability have been spotted on Google Play. Two of the apps, Rose Wedding Cake Game – ‘air.RoseWeddingCakeGame v 1.1.0’ and Pirates Island Mahjong Free ’air.PiratesIslandMahjong v 1.0.1’, respectively have been last updated  in mid-May and are increasingly popular with Android users: while the Pirates Island Mahjong Free has been installed by be...

Megastore Hackers Replace Chelsea Outfit with Arsenal Onesie

Hackers allegedly managed to breach Chelsea’s USA Megastore and replace one of their baby outfits with an Arsenal onesie, according to Softpedia. Chelsea fans were surprised by the prank that was rapidly removed by the site’s administrators. [caption id="attachment_6587" align="aligncenter" width="491"] A screenshot of the Arsenal baby onesie on Chelsea’s USA online store[/caption] Supporters of the British...

Microsoft Releases Temporary Fix for Internet Explorer Bug

Microsoft released a temporary fix for the Internet explorer bug that hackers exploited to break the website of the US Department of Labor last week. Attackers can exploit the hole by convincing users to visit compromised websites after clicking a link in an e-mail or Instant Messenger message. The vulnerability allowed remote code execution on Internet Explorer 8 version and spread to other websites as wel...

Fraudsters Steal Bitcoins in Instawallet Cyber-Attack

Fraudsters hacked the database of Bitcoin service Instawallet, according to IDG News Service. The storing service acknowledged the security breach, but didn’t say how many bitcoins were stolen. The company also suspended the service indefinitely and plans to develop a new architecture. “Our database was fraudulently accessed, [and] due to the very nature of Instawallet it is impossible to reopen the service...

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