Hackers hit petition site Change.org, official says

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Discussion:  On Friday, online petition site, Change.org, was hacked.  Reports say that there were only “cosmetic” changes made, and that no personal information was compromised.  A spokesman for the company also noted that none of the 12 petitions that were targeted had its number of signatures affected.  It appears at this time that the petitions that were… Read more »

Massive hack hit 760 companies

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Discussion:  A massive cyberattack earlier this year affected 760 major companies that were using RSA’s SecurID tags.  Many of the affected companies are just finding out that their security had been breached.  This kind of breach, called an “advanced persistent threat”, can go on for years undetected and aims at gaining access to sensitive information… Read more »