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  • BREACH Compression Attack Steals SSL Secrets
    By on August 5, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    msm1267 writes “A serious attack against ciphertext secrets buried inside HTTPS responses has prompted an advisory from Homeland Security. The BREACH attack is an offshoot of CRIME, which was thought dead and buried after it was disclosed in September. Released at last week’s Black Hat USA 2013, BREACH enables an attacker to read encrypted messages over the Web by injecting plaintext into an HTTPS request and measuring compression changes. Researchers (more…)

  • Sony Online Entertainment Confirms Security Breach
    By on May 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    A SOE spokesperson provided additional clarification on this security breach in relation to the PlayStation Network breach last month:

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  • Pentagon Confirms 2008 Computer Breach — ‘Worst Ever’
    By on August 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    jowifi writes “The New York Times reports that the Pentagon has confirmed that, in 2008, a foreign agent instigated ‘the most significant breach of US military computers ever’ using a USB flash drive. While the breach was previously reported on Wired and the LA Times, this is the first official confirmation of the attack that led to the banning of USB drives on government computers.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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  • Pizza Lovers Suffer Data Breach From Hell
    By on July 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    netbuzz writes “Some 230,000 New Zealanders have been informed that their personal information has apparently fallen into the hands of hackers who compromised the network of a locally famous food chain, Hell Pizza. The company says it suspects ‘a rogue employee,’ but one security expert says Hell’s ordering portal is ‘about 50 steps of fail.’ Several New Zealand celebrities are among the victims and at least one is taking the matter in stride, musing: (more…)