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#InformationSecurity News - 11/10/14

  • Researchers identify a technique that makes it easier for attackers to launch phishing campaigns. Read the full story at Dark Reading
  • ZDNet reports on a new whitepaper from Bitdefender that examined victims targeted in 850,000 Facebook scams. It turns out Facebook's user experience makes it easy for scammers to exploit users.
  • CSOOnline says that flaw in Visa contactless payment cards could ring up a very large fraud. 
  • Personal data may well have been snatched out of the US government's top employee background-checking firm in what officials are calling a major security breach. Read more at Naked Security
  • With iOS 8, the lines between iOS and Android are blurring. Dark Reading asks iOS 8 Vs. Android: How Secure Is Your Data

Phishing email grants hackers access to DNS records of major websites

A phishing attack, one of the most common and oldest cyber tricks in the book, enabled hackersto hijack and modify the DNS records for several domains on Tuesday, including The New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post U.K. on Tuesday.

Read the rest of the article at SC Magazine