Despite Increased Awareness, Hackers Can Still Breach Your Network in Under 30 Minutes

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Cybercriminals continue to find more advanced ways to penetrate company networks. According to a report released by FireEye’s Mandiant division on Tuesday, cybercriminals can use a phishing attack to gain access to employee credentials and send messages from internal email accounts in as little as 30 minutes. Insights from the…

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Russian Hackers Top Suspect in White House Computer Breach

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White House computer networks were hacked on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. It is believed that the attack is associated with the Russian government. Officials who confirmed the attack wished to remain anonymous due to the ongoing investigation, which also includes the Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation and…

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DDoS Attack Uses WP Security Breach

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WordPress pingback DDoS is back in the news, and it spells trouble for most of the popular content management system’s 100 million sites. The Return of Pingback DDoS In mid-march a popular WordPress was suddenly overwhelmed by millions of HTTP … Continue reading

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DDoS Attack Uses WP Security Breach

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WordPress pingback DDoS is back in the news, and it spells trouble for most of the popular content management system’s 100 million sites. The Return of Pingback DDoS In mid-march a popular WordPress was suddenly overwhelmed by millions of HTTP … Continue reading

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Sony Confirms PlayStation Network User Data Compromised in Breach

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(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Technology giant Sony released an update on the status of its PlaySation network, the online network accessed by users of the company’s PlayStation 3 video game console, offline since April 21, confirming that some user data was compromised in the breach that led to the outage.

In an update posted Tuesday to Sony’s PlayStation blog, Patrick Seybold, the company’s senior director of corporate communications and social media, said that between April 17 and April 19, “certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network.”

According to the post, the information compromised may include name, address, country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network and Qriocity password and login and online ID. It is also possible that profile data, including purchase history and billing address, as well as PlayStation Network and Qriocity security answers were compromised.
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cPanel published ProFTPD releases not affected by security breach

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On December 1, 2011 the ProFTPD Project team announced that the Project’s main FTP server, as well as mirror servers, were compromised. The ProFTPD 1.3.3c source code was modified to include a backdoor.

The cPanel & WHM Development team obtained the ProFTPD 1.3.3c sources prior to the compromise. Additionally, the Development team has verified that the binary version distributed to cPanel & WHM servers is not affected by this issue. Currently, all product update tiers are set for ProFTPD 1.3.3c.

References:

ProFTPD Compromise Announcement

ProFTPD Project Site

 

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