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Popular note taking service, Evernote has announced that they suffered a data breach recently. But thankfully, according to a blog post made at the Evernote blog, the hackers were not able to break into and access stored notes of individual users.

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Russian hackers have discovered a new vulnerability in Skype that could allow anyone to practically reset any Skype account if the email associated is known.

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A hacker going by the Twitter handle @Ur0b0r0x has breached LG Smart World and leaked email address and password hashes of 11,316 users.

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A Romanian university teaching assistant Radu Dragusin has discovered a publicly accessible FTP server that stored around 100,000 usernames and passwords in plain text. The passwords where found in logs stored in the FTP server. There where around 100GBs of logs which contained 376 million HTTP requests. Out of these, 411,308 entries contained passwords.

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Anonymous has made a Pastebin dump of email exchanges between a Symantec representative called Sam Thomas and Yamatough, the spokesperson of the hacker group Lords of Dharmaraja.

The hacker group is accusing Symantec of ‘bribing’ them in order to prevent the release of the pcAnywhere source code. Looking at the email exchange however, it seems that the hacker group was in fact trying to extort money from Symantec.

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Symantec has now retracted its previous statement that the security breach which led to the leak of source codes of their older security products happened at a third part server, reports Reuters.

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Zappos, an online retailer run by Amazon has suffered a security breach and has confirmed that its customer information was accessed.

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In an email send to its customers, CoveritLive revealed that there was a security breach and some information (i.e., user names, email addresses and/or passwords) were accessed.

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Symantec today confirmed that source code of two of its old enterprise products were obtained by hackers. The hack is assumed to be the work of an Indian group who calls themselves Lords of Dharmaraja.

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Amnesty International’s UK website was hacked recently, to incorporate an iframe that served a Trojan.
The iframe loads a CVE-2011-3544 based java exploit code, fetched from a Brazilian automobile site which itself was hacked. Security Analyst, Brian Krebs reports that the retrieved executable file is a trjoan classified as Trojan Spy-XR. This Trojan, which relies on a patched Java vulnerability, tracks and steals the affected user’s keystrokes.

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EA’s BioWare division was hacked, with personal information of users being taken, including names, phone numbers, and addresses.

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MySQL.com database has been compromised by Blind SQL Injection. MySQL databases and tables leaked through a security breach carried out through an SQL Injection.

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Unreal ircd files get replaced with ones containing backdoor. A report on how it was done and what can be done to avoid these.

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Do you know if evil computers are connecting to your PC? If you really want to find out, I recommend that you try two utilities from NirSoft.

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Hackers breached security and got into around 75,000 computers including servers for large corporations and US government agencies.

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