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Silk Road 2.0 allegedly hacked, user funds stolen

The second incarnation of the (in)famous Silk Road underground market has been hacked, claims one of its moderators who goes by the online handle “Defcon”, and an estimated 4,400+ Bitcoins (currently worth between $2 and $3 million) that the market kept in a central escrow service have been pilfered by attackers. “Nobody is in danger, no information has been leaked, and server access was never obtained by the attacker, noted Defcon in a public announcement … More

Will arrests tied to Silk Road put a damper on online drug sales?

The Silk Road shutdown and the arrest of his alleged founder and owner have resonated throughout the Deep Wed and have frightened many of its denizens – but not all. Some of the drug dealers using that black market website have easily switched to using lesser known alternative sites such as SheepMarketplace. Others have defiantly been planning to rebuild Silk Road, The Register reports. “Know this when I say: ‘This is not the end, this … More

Thousands of compromised Apache servers direct users to malware

What do the recent compromises of a number of LA Times websites and the blog of hard disk drive manufacturer Seagate have in common? According to several security researchers, all these sites are hosted on servers running Apache web server software, and have been compromised and equipped with module that is able to insert and rotate malicious iFrames on all pages of websites hosted on these servers. The iFrames in question usually redirect users to … More

Highest profile software failures of 2012

SQS compiled a list of the worst software failures over the past 12 months. This year’s annual survey is based on major software failures throughout 2012 and highlights the continuing problems faced by the financial and banking sector, which have dominated the software glitch top ten lists over the past three years. In the 2012 survey, financial services software glitches represent five of the top ten. Legacy systems in banks and trading firms are not … More

Full keynote lineup announced for RSA Conference Europe 2012

RSA Conference announced its complete line-up of keynote speakers for the 13th annual RSA Conference Europe, taking place from 9th -11th October 2012, at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, U.K. RSA Conference Europe 2012 features high-profile keynote speakers that will advise attendees on how to address the latest threats targeting the information security community. Featured keynote speakers include: Bruce Schneier, Chief Security Technology Officer, BT, Wednesday, 10 October Mr. Schneier’s keynote titled, “Trust, Security, and … More

Significant malware increase across all platforms

In Q1, PC malware reached its highest levels in four years, as well as a steep increase in malware targeting the Android platform. Mac malware was also on the rise, indicating that total malware could reach the 100 million mark within the year, according to McAfee. “In the first quarter of 2012, we have already detected 8 million new malware samples, showing that malware authors are continuing their unrelenting development of new malware,” said Vincent … More

Week in review: less spam, a new Android Trojan and the dark side of Twitter

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, videos, reviews and articles: The security landscape from 2010 to 2011 Vendor-neutral testing and certification firm ICSA Labs offers its thoughts on the security landscape spanning 2010 and 2011., and others hacked on Christmas Waking up on Christmas morning and finding out you’ve been hacked must be pretty annoying, and that it what happened to the administrators of and to the … More

NeoScale Announces First Storage VPN Appliance

MILPITAS, Calif. – Nov 4th, 2004 – NeoScale Systems, the leading provider of enterprise storage security solutions, today announced the availability of its new CryptoStor SAN VPN appliance. CryptoStor SAN VPN is the industry’s first security appliance that is designed to support the demanding latency and performance requirements of real time storage applications across a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). SAN VPN utilizes AES-256 to encrypt Fibre Channel links that traverse public fiber networks for high … More