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  • Symantec Releases Findings on Android Malware Research - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Releases Findings on Android Malware Research

    Symantec announced its publication of new research conducted by the firm titled, “Motivations of Recent Android Malware.“ The report provides an analysis of the current monetizations schemes behind the malware targeting the Android mobile computing platform, as well as future schemes. The report presented the top mobile malware monetization schemes observed by Symantec and includes premium […] More

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    Energy Department Lab Suffers Cyber Attack

    A lab maintained by the Energy Department was forced to shut down its website and suspend Internet service after the discovery of a cyber attack. Hackers broke into the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's website, in an attempt to steal privileged information and gain access into the lab's computer system. A follow-up attack targeted employees, some […] More

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    Researchers Find Botnet Used to Steal Banking Information

    Security researchers have discovered a botnet which appeared to control around 100,000 users in the United Kingdom. The cyber criminals running the botnet appear to be based in Eastern Europe and have been using the botnet to carry out financial fraud. Researchers with Trusteer, a secure browsing service provider, discovered a Zeus version 2 botnet […] More

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    Angelina Jolie Used by Scammers to Distribute Malware

    Cyber criminals, who are always quick to latch onto the latest trend to disseminate spam, have taken to using the launch of Angelina Jolie’s new film, Salt. The criminals are placing infected QuickTime files on file-sharing sites purporting to be related to the new movie. Users who attempt to download the files receive a prompt […] More

  • Cyber Criminals Utilize Social Networks to Control Bots - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Criminals Utilize Social Networks to Control Bots

    Researchers at RSA FraudAction Research Lab have recently discovered a banking Trojan being hosted by a public social networking site. Any site which allows users to upload any type of content is vulnerable to the Trojan’s configurations, RSA says. “The Lab recently traced a social network profile that contained encrypted instructions for a variant of […] More

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    Paraguyan Government Website Hosts Phishing Data

    Phishing gangs are growing increasingly bold, evinced by researchers finding phishing data on website owned by the Paraguyan government. Sunbelt researchers discovered that a website belonging to the Paraguyan government is hosting data on banks and insurance companies in the United Kingdom gathered through phishing attacks. The researchers have notified the website owners regarding the […] More

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    Banks Under Siege in Eastern Europe

    A group of cyber criminals are placing banks in Russia and the Ukraine under siege with a next-generation exploitation kit that hacks the authentication system and uses a denial of service attack. The attacks use a revised version of BlackEnergy, which was commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The criminals are using […] More

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    Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 7, 2010

    Kathleen Sebelius announced $267 million in Health IT awards. Alan Bersin was appointed to run Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). Bill Varner of ManTech commented on winning five task orders. GD won an Army deal, SAIC won two. Linda Allen was appointed to the Senior Executive Service at DoD, and Michael Rhodes was reassigned. India […] More

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    Cyber Crooks Look Best in Handcuffs

    Police in Romania have arrested 70suspected cyber criminals who are thought to be members of criminal gangs running scams using compromised eBay accounts. The login credentials were allegedly obtained in a series of phishing scams and the compromised accounts were used to “sell” non-existent luxury items. Buyers would provide the money but never receive the […] More

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    Russia to Crack Down on Cyber Crime

    The Russian Coordination Center, which administers all of Russia’s domain registries (.ru), will begin to verify the identities of registrants starting in April. Businesses and individuals registering a domain name will be required to provide a copy of a passport or legal registration papers. Russia is widely considered to be a haven for cyber criminals. […] More

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