Tagged: Threat

250,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked

twitter-48  iconTwitter has announced that 250,000 accounts have been hacked in attacks that they say appeared similar to recent attacks on the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. If the attacks, exposing usernames, encrypted password data, email addresses and session tokens, aren’t bad enough, Twitter’s announcement opens the door for a series of follow-up phishing attacks.

Here’s what to watch out for. More >

Latest Security Alerts

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A Note on security Updates

It’s easy to be overly concerned by the constant barrage of security alerts. The above list provides a brief and constantly updated summary of the latest threats from the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team. More >

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Email: “You receive the electronic reservation?” contains a malware attack

“Bogus hotel reservation emails have been spammed out widely, which claim to come from Booking.com but in reality carry malware designed to infect Windows computers.

Even if recipients haven’t booked a hotel room they might be tempted to open the dangerous attachments, in fear that their credit card has been charged.”

Read more on Sophos Naked Security

Tumblr has temporarily disabled posting due to ‘worm’ infection

Following the infection of many Tumblr sites with a worm today, Tumblr have temporarity suspended posting.

Update: Technical detail on how the worm spread are being revealed

You can read more about the attack on Sophos Naked Security