Monday, 25 February 2013

Microsoft's computer hacked, just like Facebook, Apple

Microsoft announced that it had fallen victim to cyber attack that infects computers belong to major companies by exploiting the Java vulnerability.

In Security Response center blog, the organization said the security intrusion was similar to recent ones reported by Apple and Facebook.

"We found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by malicious software using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations." Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Security General Manager Matt Thomlinson said in the post.

The organization claimed that they found no evidence to indicate that any data has been compromised in the incident . They are continuing their investigation.

Anonymous Twitter account allegedly hacked by Rustle League

We can refer last week as Twitter account hack week. Following the high profile twitter account hack, now twitter account of a hacker also hijacked by hackers. A Hacker group called as Rustle League has hijacked @Anon_Central, Twitter account belong to one of the Anonymous hacktivist that has more than 160k followers.
"The reason Anonymous fell victim is probably human weakness," BBC cited as Graham Cluley saying, senior consultant at security firm Sophos. "Chances are that they followed poor password practices, like using the same password in multiple places or choosing a password that was easy to crack. In response to the numerous account compromises, Twitter has issued a “friendly reminder about password security” in which they advise users to follow four important rules to make sure their accounts aren’t hacked.