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Several American online databrokers where proven to be hacked by which in one case one used an old compromised account from a student
the only reason the accounts were hacked and the malware was installed was to sell direct access to the database and to transfer information to the online underground databroker (which was hosted on cloudflare in the US by the way and is now downed)
this is the virus (because it is important that you begin adaptint to datastealing trojans that will in fact do nearly nothing to your network except give access to it or extract specfic information from it)
Trojan.Delf-FPW is a data-stealing Trojan that is a component of a botnet detected in major data servers of brokers. The specific botnet is a small but very potent, which is run by an identity theft service having tentacles reaching into computer systems at some of consumer and business data aggregators. The service, which sells the Social Security numbers, birth records, credit and background reports of millions of US residents, has for the past two years run at ssndob[dot]ms, also called as SSNDOB.SSNDOB advertises itself on underground cybercrime forums as ‘a reliable and affordable service that customers can use to look up SSNs, birthdays and other personal data on any U.S. resident’, charging from 50 cents to $2.50 per record and from $5 to $15 for credit and background checks. The transactions are performed mainly via largely unregulated and anonymous virtual currencies, incorporating Bitcoin and WebMoney. Analysis of the networks, network activity and credentials used by SSNDOB administrators finally showed that they were running a botnet, a network of compromised computers that they could remotely control to perform malicious activities.
By an interesting coincidence, Facebook's former security chief, a former FBI man who left Facebook in 2010, now works at the NSA.
some believe that facebook was made up by people in the NSA because this way we are giving away ourselves our secrets or other information which they can use to make profiles
it can explain why some privacy and securityprinciples aren't enforced (like the right to delete yourself and that Facebook keeps nothing) because the mindset of the person who is responsable for writing them was different (and his corporate yourdataisalwaysmine view isn't that different from the present NSA mission, you only have to change corporate into intelligencestate)
there are too much opinions online which aren't based on facts or even thought
off course not, they have everything under control
from scumware.org today
it proofs that you can place on their servers (probably in the DMZ (remember the Belgacomstory) with links to other internal functions (Active Directory and backup for example) and with probably administrative accounts and rights that may also work on (a login to the network and other internal servers) scripts that behave like viruses and are discovered like this by several antiviruses except those used by those two
oh, and this has been going on for some time and blogged about time after time
and the solution is difficult ? Nah..... just place an appliance with more antivirus tools before your servers that hosts all that (mostly) usercrap (or give the users like skynetblogs clean premade interface so they only have to insert content) and change your useragreement so you can take it down whenever they have placed themselves bad scripts on their servers (or use a bad passwords and are compromised)
but they are not interested, being in those lists full with badly managed servers, that is nothing to worry about, except when they are being taken into account to calculate your e-reputation and than they will both have a problem (and will be crying that they didn't know and other crap like that)
be a man, take a decision, the responsable decision, you can do it, ...... it is not that hard, you should try it some time :)
this was the 17th of september
this is now
I presume they don't have enough money to upgrade their quite old servers 2003
it looks like a presentation website, but it is a clear indication that other online services may maybe also not be protected as they should be and may invite them to have a look because if you don't care about your most important asset online - your ereputation - why would you have invested much more money in the security of your other online activities (it is all part of the same mindset)
they are going to say that it was nothing that they have set the page back and so on - I hope for them that at the same time no sniffers and other code and malicious drivers or accounts have been integrated in the machine (oy you didn't look for that or didn't see anything at first sight, possible if you didn't log anything that was changed on the site)
About 16,000 law enforcement agencies internationally use Tasers, but this weekend, five police departments in North Texas — Mansfield, Richland Hills, Crowley, Murphy and Burleson — announced they had removed Taser guns from the list of equipment used by officers.
While none of the Texas-based police department have explicitly explained why they decided to remove the Tasers, Pete Shulte, a private attorney, told a Texas blogger he thought the departments enacted the ban to protect themselves from lawsuits.
Between 2001 and 2012, Amnesty International reported that more than 500 people in the U.S. had died after being shocked with Taser-technology either during their arrest or while in jail. The group urged police departments across the U.S. to at minimum lessen the frequency with which they use the weapon. But based on the number of lawsuits filed against police departments across the country, it’s not apparent that law enforcement listened.
Referencing a disclaimer issued by Taser International in 2009 — which said users should not aim for a person’s chest, and adjusted the safety warnings of the product to include that use of the product “could result in death or serious injury” — Shulte says Taser is not legally responsible for any deaths or serious injuries that may occur, leaving police departments on the hook for any lawsuits.
“Well, now what Taser can do is say, ‘Police department, we told you that these devices could cause serious injury or death. It’s your policy that caused the injury to this person so we’re out of it,’” he said.
“Of the hundreds who have died following police use of Tasers in the United States, dozens and possibly scores of deaths can be traced to unnecessary force being used,” said Susan Lee, Americas program director at Amnesty International. “This is unacceptable, and stricter guidelines for their use are now imperative.”
“Even if deaths directly from Taser shocks are relatively rare, adverse effects can happen very quickly, without warning, and be impossible to reverse,” said Lee. “Given this risk, such weapons should always be used with great caution, in situations where lesser alternatives are unavailable.
Fedict is the central IT administration for the whole of the Belgian federal administration .........