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RSA recently announced that security of its two-factor SecurID tokens could be at risk following a sophisticated cyber-attack on the company. And Sony suffered a massive breach in its video game online network that led to the theft of names, addresses and possibly credit card data belonging to 77 million user accounts. The cost to Sony and credit card issuers could hit $2 billion.
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Of course, that's just a sampling of recent breaches, and if you think it's bad now, just wait. It's only going to get worse as more information gets dumped online by mischievous hacker groups like Anonymous, and as for-profit hackers widen their horizons to include smartphones and social media.
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mischievous hacker groups like Anonymous
lol. They just DDoS and social engineer, nuthin to it
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lol. They just DDoS and social engineer, nuthin to it
Dont forget the ever popular, never patched, sql injections.
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good read.

i think its funny that they mentioned social media data mining.

i've freaked many friends out when i get their passwords for multiple services with only the information on their facebook, twitter and even image hosting sites.
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lol. They just DDoS and social engineer, nuthin to it
Yeah I'd hardly call the thousands of 4chaners who load up Low Orbit Ion Cannon and try to DDoS a site for a couple hours a "hacker" group. The real ones you never hear about. They're too busy making money to bother looking for some 15 minutes of fame on the internet.
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good read.

[/b]i think its funny that they mentioned social media data mining.[/b]

i've freaked many friends out when i get their passwords for multiple services with only the information on their facebook, twitter and even image hosting sites.
That's not remotely funny, although I suppose you are being sarcastic. The information people put on their Facebook profiles appalls me, I'm surprised cyber identity theft isn't on the rise. Maybe I'm being too dramatic, but I think we are on the verge of a security meltdown as the internet feels fishy now when it comes to providing personal information. Our outdated security methods like SSL and simple letter-number passwords just aren't cutting it anymore.
 
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The problem is the internet itself, it was never designed for what we use it for today, it was not designed with security in mind.
 
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And Sony suffered a massive breach in its video game online network that led to the theft of names, addresses and possibly credit card data belonging to 77 million user accounts. The cost to Sony and credit card issuers could hit $2 billion.
Had nothing to do with malware... Someone hacked their own console they owned. - Not a crime.

Access to the dev network was a subsequent irrelevant occurrence.
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Had nothing to do with malware... Someone hacked their own console they owned. - Not a crime.

Access to the dev network was a subsequent irrelevant occurrence.
Nowhere in the article do they claim malware was responsible for this. They just use it as an example of a recent major security breech as a hook for the article, jeez.
 
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This proves my point that the cloud = fail
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