Daily Archive: April 10, 2012

9th Circuit narrows reach of computer fraud law 0

9th Circuit narrows reach of computer fraud law

“A U.S. appeals court rejected the government's broad reading of a computer fraud law to prosecute workers who steal from company computers, saying it could expose millions of Americans to prosecution for harmless activities at work. The 9-2 decision by the 9th U.S

Eftpos scam: Police to oppose mens' bail 0

Eftpos scam: Police to oppose mens' bail

“Police say they will oppose bail when four Canadian men appear in the Auckland District Court this morning in relation to the latest eftpos skimming scam. The men have been charged with participating in an organised criminal group and fraud related offending. They were the first to be arrested in a series of three skimming scams in New Zealand this year….”

Violent robberies spur smartphone theft crackdown 0

Violent robberies spur smartphone theft crackdown

“Citing a surge in violent robberies, US authorities and cellphone carriers have announced Monday an effort to crack down on smartphone theft. The major carriers and the Federal Communications Commission answered rising pressure from US police departments with a plan for a national database for stolen phones that would prevent their use by new owners. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the four leading carriers had agreed to set up their own databases of stolen phones within six months, and aim for a common registry within 18 months, allowing those who lose their phones to prevent them from ever being used again….”

TA12-101B: Adobe Reader and Acrobat Security Updates and Architectural Improvements 0

TA12-101B: Adobe Reader and Acrobat Security Updates and Architectural Improvements

Original release date: April 10, 2012 | Last revised: — Systems Affected Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh Adobe Reader 9.5 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh Adobe Acrobat 9.5 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh Overview Adobe has released Security Bulletin APSB12-08 , which describes multiple vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Reader and Acrobat. As part of this update, Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x will use the system-wide Flash Player browser plug-in instead of the Authplay component

Almost 200 hit by card skimming 0

Almost 200 hit by card skimming

“The number of people caught in a sophisticated international skimming scam has ballooned to almost 200. About 60 bank customers were originally thought to have had large amounts of money withdrawn at ATM cash machines in Canada. But the BNZ said yesterday that 100 of its customers had been affected, with a total of $30,000 stolen, while 79 Westpac customers have been hit….”

Footage of Megaupload Raid Goes Missing 0

Footage of Megaupload Raid Goes Missing

“Following a lengthy FBI investigation an anti-terrorist police squad raided Kim Dotcoms Coatesville mansion in January. Much of this Hollywood-like raid was filmed by Dotcoms own security cameras, but without it being on the seizure list the security tapes were taken by the police

House searches conducted in association with Medicoleaks scandal 0

House searches conducted in association with Medicoleaks scandal

“The President of the Pirate Party of Luxembourg's home was searched by police in connection with a hacking scandal, which saw 48,670 files accessed by an unauthorised person. As well as Sven Clement's home, police also searched the house of a Computer Incident Response Centre Luxembourg (CIRCL) employee last week. The searches form part of an investigation into the theft of log-in and password details, which enabled a member of the public to access data on thousands of patients in Luxembourg….”