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Government Subsidies for Malware Clean-up?

Government Subsidies for Malware Clean-up?

Malware infected computers is a problem that effects all Internet users, as the infected machines can be strung together in botnets to launch denial of services attacks and spam campaigns…. Read more »

The Link Between Porn and Malware

The Link Between Porn and Malware

With just a minimal amount of money invested, a single operator of a pornographic website can infect more than 20,000 computers with malware, according to a recent academic study presented… Read more »

Simple Economics is the Answer to Cyber Attacks

Simple Economics is the Answer to Cyber Attacks

Carefully crafted targeted attacks using social engineering can be extremely difficult for users to detect. However, despite the rise in the use of social engineering, most people are still receiving… Read more »

Company Distributes Malware Infected Cameras

Company Distributes Malware Infected Cameras

Olympus Japan has issued an apology for distributing digital cameras with malware infected internal memory cards. An estimated 1,700 Stylus Tough 6010 digital compact cameras were shipped with pre-infected memory… Read more »

Malware Hits Jerusalem Post

Malware Hits Jerusalem Post

Yesterday, hackers compromised the website of the Jerusalem Post by planting malicious coding into the website so that it would distribute malware to visitors. A researcher at Sophos Labs was… Read more »

Australians Look to Block Off Zombie Computers

Australians Look to Block Off Zombie Computers

The Australian government and the Internet Industry Association (IIA) have launched a new effort to reduce the number of malware infected computers on the Internet. The new code, which was… Read more »

FBI and Microsoft Team Snags Malware Distributors

FBI and Microsoft Team Snags Malware Distributors

Last week, the FBI announced indictments against individuals allegedly involved in the distribution of the WinFixer family of malware. The WinFixed malware is fake anti-virus software, which claims a false… Read more »

Pre-Infected Samsung Smartphones Distributed

Pre-Infected Samsung Smartphones Distributed

Another cellphone manufacturer has fallen victim to an increasingly common attack in which phones’ memory cards are infected with malware during the manufacturing process and then shipped out to customers…. Read more »

High-Risk Spyware Hits Macs

High-Risk Spyware Hits Macs

A new spyware application that scans chat logs and hard drives of Mac users has been discovered on popular download sites and applications and screen savers found on various websites,… Read more »

Attempts to Infect Computers Increases

Attempts to Infect Computers Increases

Attempts to infect computers has increased more than 25 percent according to Kaspersky Lab. In the first three months of 2010, more than 327 million attempts were made to infect… Read more »

Bank Robbing for the 21st Century

Bank Robbing for the 21st Century

Federal prosecutors have filed a case against 5 individuals who are accused of trying to steal over $450,000 from the city of Carson’s bank account. The criminals used stolen login… Read more »

Concern for VA as Malware Hits Health IT Devices

Concern for VA as Malware Hits Health IT Devices

Roger Baker, assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, informed the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that over the previous… Read more »

Jobs Site in UK Gets Hacked

Jobs Site in UK Gets Hacked

Jobs sites run by Trinity Mirror Group have been hacked, according to a blog post by the company. JobSearch.co.uk and jobs.mirror.co.uk were both hacked on May 19. “Our security systems… Read more »

Japanese Police Arrest Alleged Spammers

Japanese Police Arrest Alleged Spammers

Police in Japan have arrested two menĀ  suspected of being involved in an alleged Hentai-themed malware scam campaign. Oka Akira, 27, from Tokyo and an unnamed 20-year-old are accused of… Read more »

44 Million Stolen Gaming Credentials Discovered

44 Million Stolen Gaming Credentials Discovered

If you are an online gamer–think World of Warcraft and Aion–better get that password changed ASAP: Symantec has discovered a server hosting the credentials of 44 million stolen gaming accounts,… Read more »

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