List/Grid Tag Archives: Sophos

Missouri Politicos Hacked

Missouri Politicos Hacked

A handful of Missouri lawmakers have reported having their Facebook accounts hacked since the beginning of the year. Graham Cluley writes on the NakedSecurity blog some have speculated the hackers… Read more »

US — Worst. Spammer. Ever.

US — Worst. Spammer. Ever.

A new report by Sophos has revealed the top 12 spam-producing countries, and once again, the United States was tagged with the dubious distinction of placing first. “Many members of… 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 »

Relentless Facebook Spammer Fined $873 Million

Relentless Facebook Spammer Fined $873 Million

A Canadian man who over a two-month period sent more than four million spam messages to Facebook profiles, promoting marijuana and sexual-enhancement drugs, has now been ordered by the Quebec… Read more »

Stuxnet, an Inside Job?

Stuxnet, an Inside Job?

The Stuxnet worm blamed for infecting hundreds of thousands computers and critical infrastructure in Iran could have been an inside job, according to security experts. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant… Read more »

Twitter Worm Spreads Vulgar Messages

Twitter Worm Spreads Vulgar Messages

In the light of the Stuxnet malware, a newly discovered worm spreading vulgar tweets may seem on the humorous side. However, those affected by this malicious code are not laughing,… Read more »

4chan Launches Cyber Attacks in Protest of Anti-Piracy Efforts

4chan Launches Cyber Attacks in Protest of Anti-Piracy Efforts

Members of 4chan this past weekend launched DDoS attacks against the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America in retaliation for hiring a software firm… Read more »

Facebook Users Post Whereabouts, Get Burglarized

Facebook Users Post Whereabouts, Get Burglarized

Police in Nashua, N.H, have nabbed a trio of men suspected of burglarizing the homes of Facebook users who had posted updates on their pages about being away from home…. Read more »

'I Don't Care' Button Clickjacking Scam Spreading on Facebook

'I Don't Care' Button Clickjacking Scam Spreading on Facebook

First came the bogus “Dislike” button, a clickjacking scam that spread virally on Facebook. Now, there is another ruse to attract the attention of click-happy Facebook users: the “I Don’t… Read more »

Report Reveals Lax Attitudes toward Cyber Warfare

Report Reveals Lax Attitudes toward Cyber Warfare

A new report by Sophos indicates a relaxed attitude to state-sponsored cyber crime with a majority of respondents saying it is OK for their country to spy on other nations… Read more »

Malware Warnings on Facebook Prove to be False

Malware Warnings on Facebook Prove to be False

A series of warnings making the rounds on Facebook regarding a Trojan worm called “Knob Face” are actually inaccurate, according to security researchers at Sophos. The actual malware, however, is… 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 »

Viral Clickjacking Worm Targets Facebook Users

Viral Clickjacking Worm Targets Facebook Users

Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users were lured over the Memorial Day weekend by a social-engineering scheme that allowed a clickjacking worm to spread quickly over the popular social networking… Read more »

Infection by Social Networking

Infection by Social Networking

The past year has seen a sharp increase in cyber attacks against social networking users according to a report released by Sophos. Users of social networking sites like Twitter and… Read more »

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