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Sabu the Supergrass Gets Six Months Repreive

It seems that LulzSec hacker known as “Sabu” has as a result of his ongoing cooperation with law enforcement been able to secure himself a Six month delay in sentencing. In a court document filed on Tuesday in the US District Court and signed by Assistant US Attorney James Pastore, Jr. it is asked that the court to adjourn the scheduled sentencing for the 28 year-old Hector Xavier Monsegur for six months “in light of the defendant’s ongoing cooperation with the Government.”

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Sabu the Supergrass Gets Six Months Repreive


Philips hacked, as r00tbeer Strikes

Unfortunately for Philips the r00tbeer gang have struck and this time their target was the Dutch technology giant Philips, in the process they managed to exfiltrate some data from the Philips systems compromised. It seems that a number of smaller databases where compromised during the attack and then have been leaked, in the process leaking a few thousand records.

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iPhone SMS Spoofing Flaw Identified

A security flaw in the iPhone SMS messaging system has been discovered and released by security researcher known as ‘pod2g’. It is claimed the flaw has been present in iOS ever since the first iPhone was released in 2007 and hasn’t been publicly discovered by anyone including Apple. Although pod2g suggests it has been known privately by others in the security community.

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iPhone SMS Spoofing Flaw Identified


Shamoon attacks against an Energy Company

Security researchers for Symantec have been analysing a piece of malware that was directed at one of their Energy Industry customers that was it seems to designed to enact havoc on the targeted organisation. Symantec haven’t named the affected company and so far this malware has only been seen targeting one specific organisation.

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Shamoon attacks against an Energy Company


Google announces Pwnium 2 and $2 Million in prizes

Google ran their first Pwnium competition earlier this year with a good level of success. They received two submission of complexity and quality that both of them won Pwnie Awards at this years BlackHat.

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Ugandan Government attacked by Anonymous

Various Ugandan government related web properties have come under attack from attackers operating under the Anonymous flag, this includes @DramaSett3r who has been leaking data over the last 24 hours. All the attacks have been have been carried out are in the name of Anti-LGBT for which in Uganda people have been murdered in the past for their sexuality.

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Adobe and Oracle roll out patches for August

Not only did Microsoft release a slew of updates this patch Tuesday but Adobe and Oracle followed suit with updates. Both Adobe and Oracle release updates for their products on a bumper Patch Tuesday. Adobe quash a number of Remote Code Execution flaws in Flash, Reader/Acrobat and Shockwave. Oracle release updates for Java 7 and announce official support for Java on OS X.

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Patch Tuesday August 2012

Well our first patch tuesday commentary for a while, welcome to the August 2012 patch Tuesday, we have a bumper summer batch of patches. We’ve nine advisories covering a variety of Microsoft products including Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange.

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Blizzard lose customer data

It seems that Blizzard have had a data breach, during which customer information for Battle.net users in North America has been stolen. The information lost includes email addresses and the answer to the personal security question, and information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators.

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Less than a Month to Go

Last year we saw the first Information Security Conference in the United Kingdom since Access All Areas in 1997 that was targeted a the masses in the IT Security industry. After the success of the event it was quickly announced it would be back earlier in the year, call for presentations came and went and with less than a month to go we have the line up and we’re looking forward to this years event.

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