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Snapchat user accounts vulnerable to Brute-Force Attack

Snapchat user accounts vulnerable to Brute-Force Attack

February 10, 2014Wang Wei
Snapchat , a Smartphone application that lets users share snapshots with friends is catching fire among teenagers. It was first hacked i...
Security Risks of FTP and Benefits of Managed File Transfer

Security Risks of FTP and Benefits of Managed File Transfer

December 10, 2013Swati Khandelwal
File transfer services such as FTP or HTTP has been the most common way of file transfer for business requirements. Typically what a file tr...
DDoS Attacks originated from thousands of .EDU and .GOV WordPress Blogs

DDoS Attacks originated from thousands of .EDU and .GOV WordPress Blogs

December 04, 2013Mohit Kumar
In a recent cyber attack on a Forum site, thousands of outdated legitimate WordPress blogs were abused to perform DDOS attacks using previou...
Java based Cross platform malware targeting Apache Tomcat servers in the wild

Java based Cross platform malware targeting Apache Tomcat servers in the wild

November 21, 2013Mohit Kumar
Takashi Katsuki, a researcher at Antivirus firm Symantec has discovered a new cyber attack ongoing in the wild, targeting an open-source...
Github accounts compromised in massive Brute-Force attack using 40,000 IP addresses

Github accounts compromised in massive Brute-Force attack using 40,000 IP addresses

November 21, 2013Wang Wei
Popular source code repository service GitHub has recently been hit by a massive Password Brute-Force attack that successfully compro...
Thousands of Wordpress blogs compromised to perform DDOS attack

Thousands of Wordpress blogs compromised to perform DDOS attack

September 25, 2013Mohit Kumar
There is currently a Mega cyber attack campaign being launched on a large number of WordPress websites across the Internet.  In April, 201...
New Botnet Campaign 'Fort Disco' Brute-Forcing Thousands of WordPress, Joomla Websites

New Botnet Campaign 'Fort Disco' Brute-Forcing Thousands of WordPress, Joomla Websites

August 08, 2013Anonymous
Password theft has been a growing problem within the security community. Researchers at Arbor Networks have uncovered a botnet called Fort D...
Japanese Game maker Club Nintendo's 24,000 accounts Hacked

Japanese Game maker Club Nintendo's 24,000 accounts Hacked

July 08, 2013Mohit Kumar
Japanese video game maker Nintendo recently revealed that one of its main fan sites Club Nintendo got hacked and Out of 15.5 million log...
The use of passwords in a technological evolution

The use of passwords in a technological evolution

January 17, 2013Anonymous
Every day we read about an incredible number of successful attacks and data breaches that exploited leak of authentication mechanisms ...