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Reuters Journalist Answers Charges Of Aiding Hackers
2013-03-21 12:44:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor at Reuters, is facing charges for conspiring with the hacktivist group Anonymous. The 26-year old has been suspended from Reuters with pay following his arrest last week, and is due in federal court in Sacramento, Calif. on April 12 to face an arraignment. If found guilty in this case, Keys faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000. In what could be a fitting move...

2013-03-16 23:03:41

High Bit Security will cover IT Security testing and compliance, alongside experts from government, law enforcement and private industry. Troy, Michigan based Automation Alley hosts Cyber Security conference on March 18th, focused on cyber-threats and security solutions. Rochester MI (PRWEB) March 16, 2013 “I was shocked at how insidious cyber criminals can be and how massive the size of the risk.” Said Noel Nevshehir, Automation Alley Director of International Business...

2013-02-13 08:33:07

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research findings released today from Websense(®) Security Labs(TM), the worldwide research team from Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), report explosive year-over-year growth in global cyberattack trends. "Year-over-year, the number of malicious web-based attacks increased by nearly 600 percent," said Charles Renert, vice president of the Websense Security Labs. "These attacks were staged predominantly on legitimate sites and challenge traditional...

2013-02-12 08:26:43

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In January 2013, IPCopper researchers took an in-depth look into the behavior and vulnerabilities of computers infected by trojans and malware (collectively botnets). They identified that many botnet masters use their stables of enslaved computers for the simple purpose of generating fraudulent "clicks" on online advertisements. The crux of the research was to find out whether by running an online ad campaign one could easily target and...

Hackers Are Getting Younger These Days
2013-02-08 11:15:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online To be honest, we all should have seen this coming. According to BBC News, AVG´s Virus Labs have discovered that children as young as 11 years old have been writing malicious code to hack into other systems. Unsurprisingly, these young children are using this code to hack into online gaming networks in order to steal digital currency used in the games as well as extra tools and weapons to help them progress through the...

2013-01-25 23:03:56

Botnets are large networks of systems or devices which have had their system security compromised and in turn can be used to do the cyber-bidding of an outside attacker, almost always without the system´s or device´s user ever even knowing it´s going on. Global Digital Forensics offers clients deep analysis malware testing to help uncover and eradicate the underlying Trojans and rootkits that let hackers enslave their many victims. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 With...

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...

2013-01-08 08:34:06

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarity Services, Inc., the leading real-time credit bureau providing fraud detection and credit risk management solutions for Middle America announces its partnership with iovation Inc., the leader in device-based fraud and abuse management tools with intelligence on more than one billion devices worldwide. iovation's service, ReputationManager 360, protects online businesses and end users against fraud and abuse by combining real-time IP...

2013-01-05 05:00:40

YooCare Publishes a New Interactive Security Guide That Helps Children and Parents Learn About Internet Safety Colorado Springs, Co (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 YooCare has recently announced the launch of YooSecurity PC Security Guide, a new interactive guide designed to help children and parents learn the basics of Internet safety. Because of their dedication to providing online, subscription-based, IT technical support service, YooCare has become a leader in professional technical support...

2012-12-20 12:28:38

Vast Majority Want Top Internet Companies to Do More to Combat Illegal Activities on the Web WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Internet is becoming more important to our daily lives, but many Americans believe it has also become more risky over the last five years, especially for seniors. And having felt the pain of an online scam, they want the nation's top Internet companies to take a bigger role in making the Internet safer, according to a new survey released...