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Foreign Cyber Crooks Attack Irish Businesses

Foreign Cyber Crooks Attack Irish Businesses

Cyber crooks are extorting thousands of euro from Irish businesses by attacking and hijacking their computer systems and websites, the Irish Examiner reports. The Computer Crime Investigation Unit said foreign… Read more »

Russia: Stuxnet Could Have Prompted 'New Chernobyl'

Russia: Stuxnet Could Have Prompted 'New Chernobyl'

A senior Russian diplomat says a recent cyber attack targeting Iran’s nuclear program with the Stuxnet worm could have triggered a “new Chernobyl,” The Associated press reported. Russia’s ambassador Dmitry… Read more »

'White House' Christmas Card Laced with Malware

'White House' Christmas Card Laced with Malware

Cyber crooks used a fake White House email Christmas card to steal data from law enforcement, military and government workers, although analysts said no classified information was compromised, The Associated… Read more »

New 'Geinimi' Trojan Targets Android Devices

New 'Geinimi' Trojan Targets Android Devices

A new Trojan affecting Android devices has recently emerged in China, and security researchers say the malware can compromise a significant amount of personal data on a user’s phone and… Read more »

Germany Blasted with Cyber Attacks in 2010; Plans Cyber-Defense Center

Germany Blasted with Cyber Attacks in 2010; Plans Cyber-Defense Center

Germany experienced a significance increase in cyber attacks in 2010, many originating in China, and plans to set up a special center next year to counter the problem, the government… Read more »

Fannie Mae UNIX Engineer Gets 41 Months for Planting Logic Bomb

Fannie Mae UNIX Engineer Gets 41 Months for Planting Logic Bomb

Computer programmer Rajendrasinh Babubhai Makwana was last week sentenced to 41 months in prison for planting a logic bomb on Fannie Mae’s computer servers. Montgomery County, Md., resident Makwana was… Read more »

Cyber Crime Thrives on Underground Black Market

Cyber Crime Thrives on Underground Black Market

They say everything can be bought online, and that includes your identity. Exactly how much is your personal information worth on the online black market?  The answer might shock you…. Read more »

McAfee's Dave DeWalt: Next Big Threat? Apps

McAfee's Dave DeWalt: Next Big Threat? Apps

The growing popularity of mobile devices and their many applications is already being exploited by hackers who are in the game to steal valuable personal information. “We think 2011 is… Read more »

DHS Official: No Impact of Stuxnet on US Systems

DHS Official: No Impact of Stuxnet on US Systems

The Stuxnet worm does not seem to have impacted any systems in the United States, according to a Department of Defense official Greg Schaffer, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, told… Read more »

Cyber Grinches Spread Malware via Holiday-themed Tweets

Cyber Grinches Spread Malware via Holiday-themed Tweets

Cyber criminals are exploiting Twitter to spread malware using festive-themed messages and taking advantage of trending topics to position malware distribution campaigns, PandaLabs reports. With the commencement of the holiday… Read more »

Experts Dismiss News of Stuxnet Source Code Sold on Black Market

Experts Dismiss News of Stuxnet Source Code Sold on Black Market

A British news organization’s recent claims about the source code to the Stuxnet worm being sold on the black market are being dismissed by security experts. In a news story… Read more »

No Partrides, Pear Trees in McAfee's '12 Scams of Christmas' List

No Partrides, Pear Trees in McAfee's '12 Scams of Christmas' List

Plan on doing Christmas shopping online to avoid crowds and congested roads? Be very careful to avoid falling victim to cyber crooks taking advantage of the holidays. McAfee has revealed… Read more »

10 Most Dangerous Keywords to Google for Cyber Monday Deals

10 Most Dangerous Keywords to Google for Cyber Monday Deals

Consumers hoping to find online shopping deals on iPads, Kindles and Kinects this upcoming Cyber Monday may get more than they bargain for if they are not cautious. According to… Read more »

US-CERT Warns of Holiday Season Scams, Malware Campaigns

US-CERT Warns of Holiday Season Scams, Malware Campaigns

Consumers should be extra cautious when receiving unsolicited emails this upcoming holiday season as they could be part of phishing scams or malware campaigns, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team… Read more »

Survey: 1 in 3 Americans Would Risk Downloading Malware if Tempted by Intriguing Website, Link

Survey: 1 in 3 Americans Would Risk Downloading Malware if Tempted by Intriguing Website, Link

Despite frequent media reports highlighting the dangers about phishing scams and harmful viruses, nearly one in three Americans would be willing to risk downloading a harmful virus, spyware or other… Read more »

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