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Hackers Compromise Porn, Improve CNET’s Security, and Reveal Malware Ingredients

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In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:


UK government privacy office mum about an internal breach

The agency responsible for protecting the country’s private information refuses to release details about a hack that took place under its own roof.

Bank info-stealing malware has compromised Japanese porn sites
The Win32/Aibatook attack tool only targets Internet Explorer – the most widely used browser in Japan.

Russian hacktivists take on CNET for a supposedly good cause

Russian hacker collective W0rm claims to have broken into the tech publication’s servers and stolen a database of registered readers’ usernames and passwords.

Original code for ‘Tinba’ banking malware leaked to criminals

The initial, privately sold version of the crimeware kit has been published on an underground Web forum.

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Threatwatch Alert

Man-in-the-middle attack / Software vulnerability

Popular Japanese Blogging Portal Is Trying to Attack Readers

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