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2010-10-18 06:22:25

An Australian program that allows Internet service providers to alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers might be making its way to the U.S. Obama Administration officials met with industry leaders and experts to try and find better ways to increase online safety while still maintaining people's privacy and civil liberties. Experts and U.S. officials are interested in portions of the plan, which is expected to go into effect in December in Australia. White House...

2010-10-11 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, reports that the 'Anonymous' cyber-activist group's denial of service (DDoS) attacks against 11 various organizations across the globe have caused more than 550 hours of downtime and 742 service interruptions since their attacks began on September 17. The latest attacks that started on October 6 on the Spanish Copyright Protection Society (SGAE), the Spanish Culture Ministry and Promusicae...

2010-10-11 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Luis Corrons and Sean-Paul Correll from PandaLabs, the malware analysis and detection laboratory for Panda Security, will be speaking later this week at the Hack in the Box Security Conference Malaysia in the session, "Lessons Learned from Mariposa: Avoiding Disaster, Protecting from Cybercrime." In March of this year, Panda Security joined with Defence Intelligence, the FBI, the Spanish Guardia Civil and others to dismantle Mariposa, one of the...

2010-10-08 06:55:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- LIGATT Security International (www.LIGATT.com), (OTC: LGTT) a cyber security company, announced today that their online vulnerability scanner, AmIHackerProof.com (http://amihackerproof.com), had been the most used online security audit service this week after Cyber Security Expert, Gregory Evans appeared on CNN Saturday. AmIHackerProof.com has the capability to detect vulnerabilities on a person's computer, or network that hackers would use to access your...

2010-10-01 10:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- US authorities yesterday charged more than sixty people with using a malicious computer program known as the Zeus Trojan to steal millions of dollars. The people were believed to be part of an international cybercrime ring that employed "money mules" to set up bank accounts and help transfer the WHAT/WHY: stolen money. According to...

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2010-09-17 11:35:48

Interpol head Ronald K. Noble said that criminals stole his Facebook identity and used it to obtain information on an operation by the international police agency. "Just recently Interpol's Information Security Incident Response Team discovered two Facebook profiles attempting to assume my identity as Interpol's secretary general," Noble told the first Interpol Information Security Conference in Hong Kong. "One of the impersonators was using this profile to obtain information on fugitives...

2010-09-14 02:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Identity Theft 911 Chief Information Security Officer Ondrej Krehel will be a featured speaker at two international law enforcement conferences in September, discussing computer forensic investigations, data breaches and new techniques in the war on criminal hackers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20031122/SFSA001LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031122/SFSA001LOGO) International cybercrime is growing at a rapid pace...

2010-09-09 07:30:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardian Analytics, the innovator in predictive analytics-based fraud prevention software, has joined Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) as an Affiliate Board Advisor, furthering the company's objective of sharing data on cyber attacks and best practices for cyber security for the financial industry. FS-ISAC members and participants are comprised of a variety of firms in the financial services sector including...

2010-08-26 07:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Black Market Experience is a rare opportunity for consumers to learn about the stark realities of cybercrime. The exhibit, set inside a fully converted semi truck, gives guests a glimpse into how the Internet "bad guys" virtually break into people's computers and online accounts to steal, sell and trade identities from everyday people - and how they're making millions doing so....

2010-08-10 08:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 41st Parameter Inc., the leading provider of person-not-present cross-channel fraud prevention solutions, today announced it has signed Sao Paulo-based Horus Fraud Prevention as the exclusive reseller of 41st Parameter's FraudNet suite of solutions for Brazil with the right to also market and deploy 41st products throughout South America. Horus is the only firm in Brazil specializing in fraud prevention services and products that span the fraud...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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