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Worker Who Planted Malware Time Bomb At Fannie Mae Faces Prison

10/7/2010
As belts tighten and the credit crunch continues to hit around the world, more and more companies will be making the difficult decision to make staff and contractors redundant. But what happens when a disaffected former employee decides to leave your company a parting gift - in the form of data-destroying malware?

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TechCrunch Hacked

1/26/2010
The immensely popular blog TechCrunch has been compromised by hackers who posted an offensive message on its home page.

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West African 419 Scammers Exploit Dilbert

7/29/2009
The Dilbert comic strip is loved around the world for its satirical look at life in the corporate office. But now identity thieves and scammers are exploiting the popular Dilbert.com Website in their hunt for potential victims.

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Erin Andrews Video: Get A Life Or Get A Virus

7/20/2009
It was early Sunday morning British time when I first heard the name "Erin Andrews." I didn't have a clue who she was -- I don't follow the American sports scene -- but one thing was certain: She was creating an enormous buzz on the Internet.

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Suspected Child Porn Hub Taken Offline

6/4/2009
Internet service provider Pricewert -- which trades under names such as 3FN and APS Telecom -- has been shut down and disconnected from cyberspace following allegations it was knowingly involved in major spam attacks, phishing campaigns, malware distribution, and child abuse.

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Why Twitter Security Needs To Grow Up

5/1/2009
Twitter is growing at phenomenal speed -- but this week's breach by a French hacker who accessed the accounts of Britney Spears, Barack Obama, and others proves it's time for the service to show a more mature attitude to security.

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Write A Twitter Worm, Get A Job?

4/18/2009
The teenage author of the Mikeyy and StalkDaily worms that hit Twitter users hard one weekend ago appears to have struck lucky. As a result of his infamy, he has a brand new job.

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StalkDaily Attack Hits Twitter Users

4/11/2009
If anyone was in any doubt that social networks are the new battleground for cybercriminals, then just log in to Twitter right now. The hugely popular micro-blogging network is overrun with warnings about messages referring to a website called StalkDaily.com, said to be spreading through compromised Twitter accounts.

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Will They Ever Catch Conficker's Authors?

3/31/2009
While the world is holding its breath, wondering whether the Conficker worm is going to do anything dramatic on April 1st (I'm placing money that no computers are reported to have melted by the end of the day, and the Internet won't have turned to blancmange), perhaps a more important question is: Are we ever going to catch the pond life who wrote it?

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Why Vulnerable Code Is Shipped Knowingly
Chris Eng, Chief Research Officer, Veracode,  11/30/2020
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CVE-2020-27348
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
In some conditions, a snap package built by snapcraft includes the current directory in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, allowing a malicious snap to gain code execution within the context of another snap if both plug the home interface or similar. This issue affects snapcraft versions prior to 4.4.4, prior to 2.43...
CVE-2020-16123
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
An Ubuntu-specific patch in PulseAudio created a race condition where the snap policy module would fail to identify a client connection from a snap as coming from a snap if SCM_CREDENTIALS were missing, allowing the snap to connect to PulseAudio without proper confinement. This could be exploited by...
CVE-2018-21270
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-03
Versions less than 0.0.6 of the Node.js stringstream module are vulnerable to an out-of-bounds read because of allocation of uninitialized buffers when a number is passed in the input stream (when using Node.js 4.x).
CVE-2020-26248
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-03
In the PrestaShop module "productcomments" before version 4.2.1, an attacker can use a Blind SQL injection to retrieve data or stop the MySQL service. The problem is fixed in 4.2.1 of the module.
CVE-2020-29529
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-03
HashiCorp go-slug before 0.5.0 does not address attempts at directory traversal involving ../ and symlinks.