Today’s Cyberthreats: RSA Hacked, Celebrity Nude Pix Stolen
Each weekday, TechNewsDaily’s colleagues at SecurityNewsDaily give us a roundup on what’s worrying the guardians of cyberspace. Here’s what’s happening:
RSA HACKED: RSA SecurID authentication tokens, used by an estimated 40 million employees of large corporations and organizations, may not be so secure now. Sophisticated hackers have broken into the RSA company’s servers and possibly stolen data related to the encryption process.
ANONYMOUS PWNED: Three former members of the ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous plan to reveal the real names of the group’s leaders, along with evidence that they were behind online attacks on PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and other targets of the past several months.
CELEBRITY HACKERS: The FBI is closing in on a ring of hackers who’ve broken into e-mail accounts and cell phones to steal nude photos of about 50 celebrities, including starlets Vanessa Hudgens and Scarlett Johansson, the website TMZ reports. It’s a reminder to always beef up your passwords, say security experts.