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  1. Websiteinsurance.co.uk #Cyber Alerts Newsletter 40

    By neil on 17th Jan 2012 | No Comments

      Security: Worm compromises Facebook accounts 

    A computer worm has stolen 45,000 login credentials from Facebook, security experts warn in a BBC News report. According to security firm Seculert, the culprit is a well-known piece of malware – dubbed Ramnit – which has been around since April 2010 and has previously stolen banking details. 

    Full report here

    Security: Statfor hack also exposes UK and NATO details 

    Hackers who breached the systems of strategic intelligence firm Stratfor over Christmas have also exposed the details of British and NATO defence staff, notes a v3 report. The usernames, e-mail addresses and other details of 850,000 customers were posted to Pastebin by the hackers, while more than 70,000 credit card details were also exposed. 
     
    Full report here

    Security: Symantec confirms anti-virus source code leak 

    Symantec has confirmed earlier versions of its anti-virus source code have leaked, following a security breach of what the company said was the network of a ‘third party entity’ rather than their own. The Register reports that the admission follows claims by an Indian hacking group that it had accessed source code used in the company’s flagship Norton anti-virus program. 

    Full report here

    Security: Bogus LinkedIn investment adviser charged with fraud 

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an investment adviser with trying to sell $500bn worth of fictitious securities on LinkedIn and other social networking sites, reports Finextra. The watchdog claims that Anthony Fields used LinkedIn discussions to promote fictitious ‘bank guarantees’ and ‘medium-term notes’, managing to entice several potential buyers into expressing interest. 

    Full report here

    Copyright: Anonymous targets Finnish anti-piracy group 

    Hacktivist group Anonymous has urged its followers to target Finnish anti-piracy body, the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre, after it persuaded the Helsinki District Court to force one of the country’s biggest ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. According to a v3 report, Internet censorship and the battle between rights holders and file-sharers remains a key focus for Anonymous. 

    Full report here