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    European Police Continue Pursuit of 'Anonymous' Hackers

    Police in Italy and Switzerland this week raided more than 30 homes as part of an overall effort to crack down on high-profile cyber attacks claimed by hacktivist collective Anonymous, The Wall Street Journal reports. Since last December, police have nabbed more than 40 individuals in Europe with alleged ties to Anonymous. In the U.S., […] More

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    Russian Prez Assails Hackers for Blog Disruption

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev yesterday urged authorities to investigate a cyber attack that took his blog offline for at least an hour on Wednesday. News reports said Medvedev’s blog was hit by a denial-of-service attack on LiveJournal, a hosting website popular with government critics in Russia. “I have received many appeals in connection with the […] More

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    UK Energy Sector Fears Attack within Next 12 Months

    Energy firms in the U.K. believe a major cyber attack against the grid will be launched in the next 12 months, but are not taking action implementing stronger cybersecurity or other defensive measures, according to a new survey. Conducted by D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, on behalf of McAfee, the survey polled critical […] More

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    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 gangs, sometimes in cahoots with Irish criminals, are flying in hackers from other countries to target Irish companies. Detective Inspector Paul Gillen said a “major […] More

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    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 the public still don’t understand the vital role that they can play in fighting spam – preventing their home PC from becoming infected,” Sophos’ Graham […] More

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    Stock Traders Become Targets for Hackers Exploiting Mobile Platforms

    Once mobile online trading platforms become popular, the nature of the cyber-crime scene will most likely change, according to an Internet security expert. It is just a matter of time when Internet crime, which mostly has targeted personal computers, will expand to the mobile platform, according to McAfee Labs Technical Product Manager Vinoo Thomas, who […] More

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    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 by hacking or installing malware. The Sophos Security Threat Report Mid-Year 2010 reveals how 63 percent of those polled believe it is acceptable for their […] More

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