Tag Archives: Trojans

IARPA Unveils Possible Funding Opportunity for Artificial Intelligence Security Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity seeks industry feedback on a draft broad agency announcement about a program that aims to detect malicious behavior in artificial intelligence-based tools. IARPA said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice it aims to gather information from technology vendors that could build or provide software designed …

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Two New Malware Strains Attack Facebook, IM

New scams conducted via Facebook and Twitter have been wreaking havoc on users in the last several days, PandaLabs reported. The first one, Asprox.N, has been identified as a Trojan sent via email informing users their Facebook account is being used to distribute spam. For that reason, the user’s login …

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China's Cyber Crime Situation Remains 'Very Grave'

Police in China have solved 180 cyber attack cases and arrested more than 460 suspects as of the end of November, but the cyber crime situation in the country remains “very grave,” said an unnamed ministry official. Additionally, 14 websites have been shut down for allegedly distributing hacker software, training …

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Malware, Data Leaks Big Problems for Small Businesses

Viruses, Trojans, data-stealing malware, and data leaks were rated as big IT concerns among small businesses, according to Trend Micro‘s 2010 corporate end user survey. A total of 1,600 end users in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan were polled. On average, 63 percent of small businesses …

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Expert: Sweden Stands No Chance against Attack of Stuxnet Magnitude

Sweden would never have been able to protect itself against a worm like Stuxnet, and an attack by a similarly complex malware on the kingdom’s critical infrastructure would have had devastating–even fatal–consequences, warns a cybersecurity expert. TrueSec‘s security expert Marcus Murray told Dagens Nyheter the 1.18 megabyte virus that infected …

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Hacker Gets 37 Months in Jail for Hacking Brokerage Accounts

A hacker who broke into brokerage accounts at Charles Schwab, laundered more than $246,000, and sold stolen credit-card numbers has been sentenced by the Manhattan Federal Court to 37 months in prison. From approximately September 2006 through December 2007, Aleksey Volynskiy and Alexander Bobnev participated in a scheme to steal …

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Richard Clarke: 'Cyber War Has Already Begun'

“Cyber war has already begun,” writes Richard Clarke in his new book Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It. He says “nations are already preparing the battlefield” in cyberspace by “hacking into each other’s networks and infrastructures, laying in trapdoors and logic bombs …

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