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Twitter Vulnerability Allows Hacker to Delete Credit Cards from Any Twitter Account

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At the beginning of this month, just like other social networks, Twitter also started paying individuals for any flaws they uncover on its service with a fee of $140 or more offered per flaw under its new Bug Bounty program, and here comes the claimant. An Egyptian Security Researcher, Ahmed Mohamed Hassan Aboul-Ela, who have been rewarded by many reputed and popular technology giants

Harkonnen Operation — Malware Campaign that Went Undetected for 12 Years

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A huge data-stealing cyber espionage campaign that targeted Banks, Corporations and Governments in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria for 12 years, has finally come for probably the longest-lived online malware operation in history. The campaign is dubbed as 'Harkonnen Operation' and involved more than 800 registered front companies in the UK — all using the same IP address – that helped

Google Public DNS Server Spoofed for SNMP based DDoS Attack

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The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is becoming more sophisticated and complex, and, according to security experts, the next DDoS vector to be concerned about is SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) amplification attacks. Yesterday afternoon, the SANS Internet Storm Center reported SNMP scans spoofed from Google’s public recursive DNS server searching for vulnerable

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