Posted October 14, 2014
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- Hacktivists are promoting a campaign dubbed ‘#OpRemember’, scheduled to launch on November 5, targeting “the global banking cartels, the oil and gas industry, the corrupt governments of the world, the bio-tech industry, and the mega-corporations that control our planet.”
- Start-up companies such as FarmLogs and 640 Labs, along with agribusiness giants Deere, Pioneer and Monsanto, are on the hunt for customers in the new agricultural field of Big Data.
- A new study reports that Russian-speaking cybercrime groups are primarily targeting US-based systems and online banking accounts. The Qbot (aka Qakbot) botnet, comprised of an estimated 500,000 infected systems, sniffed ‘conversations,’ including account credentials, for 800,000 online banking transactions, with 59% of sniffed sessions representing accounts at five of the largest U.S. banks.
- Multiple outlets have reported that ice cream and fast-food restaurant chain Dairy Queen has confirmed a security breach that may have compromised the payment card information of customers at several hundred locations across 46 US states. Computers at Dairy Queen locations were infected by Backoff malware.
- A new variant of the Rovnix malware has additional features including a new domain name generation algorithm and secure transmission channel for communicating with command-and-control servers.
- Internet service providers in Denmark have reached an agreement with a leading anti-piracy group. Rights Alliance will only need to obtain a single pirate site blocking order against one ISP and all the rest will voluntarily block the same domain names. While the entertainment industries are capable of obtaining blocking injunctions against pirate sites, each action has to be targeted at a specific service provider. That means rival ISPs are free to carry on providing access while an injunction might be issued against one ISP.
- Taiwan’s premier warns of increasing cyber-attacks from China. The warning comes after the FBI said that China is waging cyber-war against the United States.
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