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Russian Teen 17 Hacked Target Systems
2014-01-20 14:25:56

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online BlackPOS/Kaptoxa is the name of the malware that infected Target and collected information on 110 million of the retailer's customer' credit cards over the 2013 holiday shopping season. New research reveals that a teen in Russia, who was not yet 17 years old at the time, authored the malware that was able to hack into Target's systems, as well as those of Neiman Marcus and other retailers. On Friday internet security firm IntelCrawler...

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2014-01-17 04:30:29

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hackers who were able to gather credit card data on over 70 million Target shoppers during the 2013 holiday shopping season were able to do so using garden variety malware. It didn't take any special code to get the "off the shelf" malware to breach the big box retailer's systems, according to Forbes. It was no storybook holiday for Target. The retailer discovered in December that it was the victim of a large-scale security breach that...

Hackers Exploit Java Vulnerability, Disabling Software May Be Only Option
2013-01-11 14:17:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Security researchers have said that hackers are exploiting a vulnerability in Java to infect computers with malicious software (malware). The exploit was added to the Blackhole exploit toolkit and the Cool Exploit Kit, which are used by cyber-criminals and are the two most popular Web threat tools used to distribute malware. The Blackhole kit is typically installed on websites that are compromised, and it uses vulnerabilities in...

2012-07-31 02:30:57

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Metaforic, the innovative software security company, today released an alert to banks and financial institutions on the increasing security risks emerging from the accelerating acceptance of mobile financial applications by smartphone users. With smartphone and tablet sales outpacing desktop and laptop PCs, cybercriminals increasingly are attracted by the potential financial gains made possible by diverting funds through mobile financial...

Cyber Attacks Jump 81% In 2011, Mobile Threats On The Rise
2012-05-01 07:48:30

The number of cyber attacks jumped 81% in 2011, with mobile platforms like Google´s Android operating system increasingly being targeted, according to an annual “Internet Security Threat Report” released on Monday by security software vendor Symantec. Social networks are also increasingly under attack, and represent a new frontier for cyber criminals, Symantec said. "The very nature of these [social] networks makes users incorrectly assume they are not at risk and...

2012-04-16 14:23:00

SALZBURG, Austria, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emsisoft has been keeping track of a current wave of attacks on Windows Servers - many affected companies and persons from all over the world have come to Emsisoft asking for help. The attacks are aimed at Windows Servers running publicly accessible Remote Desktop and Terminal Services. They are infiltrated via dictionary based brute-force attacks on several common user names. Especially servers operated by smaller or one man...

2011-05-30 17:59:00

FREMONT, Calif., May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamF1, Inc. (www.TeamF1.com), the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, and Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, today announced a technology partnership that enables networking OEMs targeting secure devices for home and business networking to offer superior gateway anti-malware protection to their users. This partnership expands the...

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2011-04-05 11:40:00

Malicious code is being spread by smartphones and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as criminals target these devices, security software maker Symantec Corp. revealed in its annual threat analysis. "The report found that data breaches caused by hacking resulted in an average of more than 260,000 identities exposed per breach in 2010, nearly quadruple that of any other cause," according to a statement on Symantec's web site. When it comes to mobile devices, the report...

2011-01-20 10:58:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spyware goes by many names, including adware, malware, crimeware, scumware and snoopware, but no matter what you call it, its purpose is still the same: to creep into your computer files and send hackers your personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Once the information is in their hands, hackers can steal your identity, use your credit cards, siphon funds from your bank accounts, and more. Simply put: it's bad news and...

2010-10-05 08:30:00

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two billion people today use the Internet to conduct business, communicate with family and friends, stay-in-touch with current events and entertain themselves - and in doing so, expose themselves to an extensive and growing number of malware threats. CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) has released its State of the Internet 2010: A Report on the Ever-Changing Threat Landscape to provide an in-depth look at the most prevalent threat activity in the...