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Top 10 Breaking News for last week

Hackers target Twitter, access about 250,000 user accounts

Twitter has just reported that earlier this week, it was a victim of a successful compromise of its systems, resulting in the "limited access" to user information, including usernames, email addresses, session tokens, and encrypted/salted passwords, affecting approximately 250,000 users.

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Fake Adobe Flash Updates Resurface on the Web

Following the return of fake Google Chrome browser updates almost two weeks ago, online criminals are now banking on fake Adobe Flash Player updates to lure the unwary user into downloading malware onto their system.

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FBI is increasing pressure on suspects in Stuxnet inquiry

Federal investigators looking into disclosures of classified information about a cyberoperation that targeted Iran’s nuclear program have increased pressure on current and former senior government officials suspected of involvement, according to people familiar with the investigation.

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Facebook Graph Search Mines Potentially Rich Data for Phishers, Attackers

Facebook is serious about its new Graph Search feature, which helps users of the social media site narrowly search for friends with common interests in a much more intuitive fashion than a Google search, for example. Founder Mark Zuckerberg had tagged Graph Search the third Facebook pillar, right alongside the site’s news feed and timeline. So why are security and privacy experts nervous?

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Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force

The Pentagon has approved a major expansion of its cybersecurity force over the next several years, increasing its size more than fivefold to bolster the nation’s ability to defend critical computer systems and conduct offensive computer operations against foreign adversaries, according to U.S. officials.

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Apple Releases iOS 6.1

Apple has released iOS 6.1 for the iPhone 3 GS and later, iPod touch 4th generation and later, and iPad 2 and later to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to operate with elevated privileges or execute arbitrary code.

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Yahoo Accounts Hijacked via XSS-Type Attack

Popular webmail provider Yahoo has been slammed with a new e-mail-based attack that seizes control of victims’ accounts. Bitdefender Labs discovered the ongoing campaign today and are once again warning users about the dangers of clicking spammy links.

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Hackers in China Targeted New York Times for 4 Months 

For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees.

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Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Identified in VLC Media Player

VideoLAN, the company that develops VLC, warns that successful exploitation of the vulnerability can lead to a crash and, possibly, even execution of arbitrary code within the context of the application.

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Mainstream Websites Host Majority of Malware-CISCO annual security report

While Android malware continues to grow faster than other malware types, it still accounts for only a minute fraction of all malware on the Web, according to Cisco’s annual security report released this week.

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CISOPlatform Team.

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