How hackers used Google in stealing corporate data

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By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | August 7th, 2014 A group of innovative hackers used free services from Google and an Internet infrastructure company to disguise data stolen from corporate and government computers, a security firm reported. FireEye discovered the campaign, dubbed Poisoned Hurricane, in March while analyzing traffic originating from systems infected with a remote…

Five unanswered questions about massive Russian hacker database

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By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | August 6th, 2014 There’s still much that’s unclear about Tuesday’s revelation that a small group of hackers in Russia have amassed a database of 1.2 billion stolen user IDs and passwords. The company that disclosed the incident, Hold Security, didn’t offer any fresh information Wednesday, but here are…

DATA BREACH Russian hackers amass 1.2B stolen Web credentials

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By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | August 5th, 2014 The hackers collected data on a massive scale, ‘so it affects absolutely everybody,’ security firm says. Criminals in Russia have amassed a huge database of 1.2 billion stolen user names and passwords and half a billion email addresses, a U.S.-based Internet security company said Wednesday.…