[ISN] GoDaddy accounts vulnerable to social engineering and Photoshop

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2898128/disaster-recovery/godaddy-accounts-vulnerable-to-social-engineering-and-photoshop.html By Steve Ragan CSO March 19, 2015 On Tuesday, my personal account at GoDaddy was compromised. I knew it was coming, but considering the layered account protections used by the world’s largest domain registrar, I didn’t think my attacker would be successful. I was wrong. He was able to gain control over my account within days, and all he needed to do was speak to customer support and submit a Photoshopped ID. GoDaddy serves more than 13 million customers, who in turn place 59 million domains under the registrar’s management. They have thousands of employees working across the globe who help staff the support and operations teams twenty-four hours a day. Sometimes, customers forget their account number or password; perhaps they forget what email they’ve used to register a domain. In either case, GoDaddy’s support staff are there to assist. […]




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[ISN] Role of Ethical Hacking Stressed

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/Role-of-Ethical-Hacking-Stressed/2015/03/20/article2721810.ece By Express News Service 20th March 2015 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Underlining the importance of cyber security in the coming days, A S Kiran Kumar, chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said here on Thursday that ethical hacking should be integrated to every organisation’s information system to counter security threats. Kiran Kumar was speaking after inaugurating a two-day seminar on ‘Computers and Information Technology (ISCIT-2015)’ organised by ISRO at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). While embracing latest technologies, the importance of cyber security increases manifold. The integration of ethical hacking into the system is essential to proactively counter security threats in the increasingly unsafe cyber world, he said. Guiding fishermen to better fishing grounds or issuing instructions to orbiting spacecraft, computers powered by the latest IT tools have proved to be the backbone of space research and application across the globe, Kiran Kumar said. Adopting latest technologies is the key to success. Sharing computing services through cloud computing and enhancing performance by quantum computing will get more thrust in the coming days, he said. Delivering the keynote address, R Narayanan, former vice- president of Tata Consultancy Services, lauded ISRO’s peer review mechanism, its way of looking at a problem from multiple angles, the preference of an optimal solution over the ideal one and the space organisation’s ability to analyse a problem. […]


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[ISN] Chicago woman to plead guilty in ID theft case

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-identity-theft-plea-st-0320-20150319-story.html By Teresa Auch Schultz Post-Tribune March 19, 2015 A Chicago woman claims her boss used her Gary business to help run an identity theft ring that stole information from clients at a medical center. Montrease Young detailed her own role in the theft, as well as the role of her boss, Alexis Young, of Hammond, in a plea agreement filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond. Young will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess stolen identification documents, which comes with up to one year in prison. […]


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