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Nearly 150 Million eBay Users Told to Reset Password

Nearly 150 million eBay users need to reset their password after unknown attackers accessed a database containing customers’ personal information, the retail giant said on Wednesday. Attackers used “a small number” of stolen employee login credentials to get onto eBay’s corporate network and access the database, eBay said. The compromise happened between late February and…

Cisco Acquires ThreatGrid

Cisco announced this morning that they are adding ThreatGrid to their portfolio. ThreatGrid uses instrumented sandboxes to conduct its research of advanced malware. They address the issue created when advanced malware started to modify its behavior when it detected it was in a virtual environment, a common defense against sandboxing. Relying on emulation and a…

Iranian Cyber Group Launches Spying Campaign Against US, FireEye Says

An Iranian cyber-group has launched espionage campaigns using customized malware against United States defense companies, FireEye researchers said. The group, with the name Ajax Security Team, is behind an ongoing series of attacks against both U.S. defense companies as well as individual Iranians who attempt to bypass the Iranian government’s Internet censors, FireEye said in a report…

Target CEO Ousted

The list of top executives at Target who have been ousted because of the massive breach late last year has now extended to its President and CEO, Gregg Steinhafel. Target’s Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan will serve as interim CEO. This is the biggest impact on a major corporation’s C-suite since the blood bath at CSX…

FireEye Warns Windows XP Users to Immediately Patch

Windows XP users should immediately apply Microsoft’s out-of-band patch addressing the critical flaw in Internet Explorer because attackers are specifically targeting users on the older operating system, FireEye researchers warned. The zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, disclosed by Microsoft on Saturday and fixed Thursday, affected all versions of Internet Explorer, from IE 6 to IE…