• GitHub Hit With Massive DDoS Attack, China Allegedly Involved 27 March 2015, 11:59 AM The popular coding website GitHub was hit with a massive denial-of-service (DDoS) attack late Thursday night, with some users experiencing intermittent service outages. According to security researcher and blogger Anthr@x, the ongoing attack, which intensified on and off for more than 24 hours, appeared to originate from the Chinese web services company Baidu: “A certain […]… Read More The post GitHub Hit With Massive DDoS Attack, China Allegedly Involved appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Optus Agrees to Security Systems Review Following Three Privacy Breaches 27 March 2015, 09:26 AM Optus, the second largest telecommunications company in Australia, has agreed to an independent audit of its information security systems following three separate privacy breaches. The incidents occurred between 2008 and 2013. In each case, the company was alerted to the breaches by third parties. The first breach involved the telephone directory that is listed on […]… Read More The post Optus Agrees to Security Systems Review Following Three Privacy Breaches appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Potential Consequences of Hacking Tutorials on the Web 26 March 2015, 11:00 PM When I was about 10 years old, I read a book about Kevin Mitnick, Pengo and Robert Morris. While their exploits seemed very interesting, each story ended in jail time or at the very least, derailment of career goals. My unsophisticated Internet searching circa the early 2000s led me to the same conclusion. Hacking was […]… Read More The post Potential Consequences of Hacking Tutorials on the Web appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Bankrupt RadioShack to Auction Off Millions of Customer Records 26 March 2015, 03:40 PM Following RadioShack’s recent bankruptcy filing, the tech retailer is now in the process of selling not only trademarks and real estate, but also millions of customer names, emails and physical addresses. According to a report by Bloomberg, the highest bid for the company’s assets came from RadioShack creditor and hedge fund Standard General at an […]… Read More The post Bankrupt RadioShack to Auction Off Millions of Customer Records appeared first on The State of Security.
  • TeslaCrypt Ransomware Encrypts Video Game Files 26 March 2015, 06:27 AM A new type of ransomware is encrypting victims’ video game files in addition to targeting other documents stored on their computers. According to Bleeping Computer, the ransomware strain, dubbed “TeslaCrypt,” was first discovered by Fabian Wosar of Emsisoft earlier this year. TeslaCrypt mimics other ransomware, including CryptoLocker, in that it uses AES encryption to lock […]… Read More The post TeslaCrypt Ransomware Encrypts Video Game Files appeared first on The State of Security.
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