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Three Hackers Charged With Computer Virus Attack On Bank Accounts
2013-01-23 14:58:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today, US prosecutors have brought charges against 3 hackers for their involvement with a computer virus which has been used to infect computers and steal banking information from more than one million machines. According to Bloomberg, prosecutors in the office of Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan brought charges against Mihai Ionut Paunescu, Deniss Calovskis and Nikita Kuzmin. These three men have been accused of...

2013-01-14 23:03:52

Umbrella won the PC Magazine Editors´ Choice Award for solving the critical problem of persistently protecting nomadic users from threats, even as they roam off the secure corporate network. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 OpenDNS, the world's leading provider of cloud-delivered Internet security solutions, today announced that Umbrella, a new line of security services that extend malware protection and Web filtering to nomadic workers who roam off the network, has been honored...

More Mac Malware Found By Intego
2012-12-04 12:28:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this spring, a Russian security firm discovered a trojan piece of malware which took advantage of a Java vulnerability on many computers, Macs and PCs alike. This trojan, known as “Flashback,” was used to enlist some 600,000 infected computers into a botnet. Some of these computers were even located at Apple´s own 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. Now, the security experts at Intego have...

Botnet Infects Skype Users Who Click Picture Links
2012-10-09 12:43:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A good rule of thumb when surfing about this great wide web of ours: Be wary of what you click. More specifically, be particularly careful when the link alleges to lead to a picture. If, for instance, you see a link promising a gruesome or shocking picture, such as a spider underneath someone´s skin, best not to click. Skype users have recently been under attack with the promise of pictures of themselves, assumedly in...

Hacked Twitter Users Are Sending Scam Messages To Fellow Followers
2012-09-25 11:41:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In today´s culture, it seems so obvious, so well known that Internet thieves and scams are rampant, and that clicking on anything that sounds suspicious (or anything with an egregious misspelling) is generally a bad idea. This knowledge is so common, in fact, that it´s even been the punch line to many sitcom jokes, often created so the wide swath of the population will “get them” and understand. Yet, with...

US Cyber War With Iran Larger Than Suspected
2012-09-17 13:43:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this year, the Iranian nuclear program was attacked by a powerful and targeted form of cyber weaponry known as the Stuxnet Trojan. Then in May, a cyber-surveillance tool called Flame was uncovered and was later called "the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed" by researchers at Kaspersky Labs. It was later discovered that US military and intelligence agencies — including the CIA and NSA — had worked...

Malware Attacks At Four Year High
2012-09-05 11:52:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Malware attacks have skyrocketed at the fastest pace in four years, according to a second-quarter Threat Report by security software maker McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel. The firm said it had found more than 8 million new kinds of malware during the second quarter, a 23 percent increase from the previous quarter. There are now more than 90 million unique strands of malware in existence, including new threats like mobile...


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