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  • String of Malware Assaults Facebook Users - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    String of Malware Assaults Facebook Users

    Over the weekend, two different malware attacks struck Facebook users, using fake jokes and malware infected videos to assail victims. Fake video links were posted to Facebook pages with titles like “distracting beach babes,” which appeared to come from the target’s list of friends. The post included a thumbnail picture of a woman wearing a […] More

  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen Releases Social Media Strategy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen Releases Social Media Strategy

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen published his 2010 social media strategy recently.  The memo includes specific guidance and goals for the Joint Chiefs’ usage of social media which began in April 2009 with Admiral Mullen’s Twitter account.  “Currently, these social media sites are used primarily to replicate content on the […] More

  • Russian Hacker Selling 1.5 Million Facebook IDs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Russian Hacker Selling 1.5 Million Facebook IDs

    A Russian hacker who calls himself Kirllos is offering to sell stolen usernames and passwords to 1.5 million Facebook accounts for prices varying from $25 to $45 per 1,000 accounts, according to PCWorld. Researchers at VeriSign’s iDefense recently discovered Kirllos trying to sell Facebook usernames and passwords in an underground hacker forum. If Kirllos’s accounts […] More

  • Mom Accused of Hacking Son's Facebook Charged with Harassment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mom Accused of Hacking Son's Facebook Charged with Harassment

    An Arkansas mother who allegedly hacked into her 16-year-old son’s Facebook account, changed his password, and posted comments in his name has been charged with harassment. After Denise New read on Facebook how her son had driven 95 mph after getting upset with a girl, she had enough. One day when her son forgot to […] More

  • Anti-Virus for Facebook? Be Careful, It's a Trap - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anti-Virus for Facebook? Be Careful, It's a Trap

    Researchers at F-Secure have found an interesting new attempt by scammers to infiltrate Facebook. The scammers utilize a fake anti-virus that tags 20 “Friends” in a picture containing the anti-virus software. If another user clicks the link, it provides a warning saying “Allowing Antivirus in Focebook access will let it pull your profile information, photos, […] More

  • Beward of Fake Email Facebook Warns - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Beward of Fake Email Facebook Warns

    Social networking giant Facebook has issued a warning to users regarding a new scam that tricks users into downloading a Trojan onto their computers. The Trojan enables the cyber criminal to steal a user’s password for the social networking site. Once that occurs, the cyber criminal is able to use the compromised account to launch […] More

  • Facebook Leak Kills Military Operation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Leak Kills Military Operation

    Military officials in Israel called off a planned raid on a village in the West Bank after details of the raid were posted on Facebook. The details were posted by a combat solder and included the time and location of the raid.  The solider was subjected to court martial and sentenced to ten days in […] More

  • Researchers Find Massive Botnet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Researchers Find Massive Botnet

    Security researchers with NetWitness Corp. have discovered a massive botnet which includes at least 75,000 infected computers at 2,500 companies and government agencies throughout the world. The Kneber botnet has been used by cyber criminals to acquire login credentials for email systems, financial and social networking sites. The Kneber botnet is named after the username […] More

  • Infection by Social Networking - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 Facebook have experienced a 70 percent increase in spam and malware attacks in the past year. Within the past year, close to 60 percent of […] More

  • McAfee, Facebook Partner to Battle Cyber Crime - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McAfee, Facebook Partner to Battle Cyber Crime

    McAfee and Facebook are partnering to battle cyber crime, using McAfee’s security solutions and Facebook’s broad membership to make security solutions available to more than 350 million Internet users. The collaboration will include security solutions such as McAfee’s software, a customized scanning and repair tool and education materials, all of which will be available to […] More

  • Mark Drapeau: Six ways to join the goverati“¨“¨ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mark Drapeau: Six ways to join the goveratiҬҬ

    First came the technorati. Then the twitterati. Now the goverati have burst onto the Web 2.0 scene. These are individuals from government and industry alike leveraging new technology to better shape government policy and direction. So what can industry do to keep on top of this emerging trend? Who better to ask than Mark Drapeau, […] More

  • Facebook Increasingly Targeted in Phishing Scams - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Increasingly Targeted in Phishing Scams

    Facebook is advising users of the increasing number of phishing scams that are perpetrated on the social-networking site. Members login information is being stolen in scams and the scammers are using the information to solicit money from friends. The phishing messages often claim to be sent from Facebook representatives that require the user to login […] More

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