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2012-09-08 07:26:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The group which unleashed the Hydraq or Aurora Trojan horse against Google and 34 other companies in 2009 has also been linked to attacks that have compromised systems at defense contractors, human rights organizations, and other groups, according to one computer security firm. In a report released on Friday, Symantec officials revealed that they had been monitoring the group's activities and discovered that they had used "a...

Cyber Terrorist Sentenced To 30 Months For Botnet Scheme
2012-09-07 10:47:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyber terrorism fighters everywhere have scored a small victory this week as Joshua Schichtel was sentenced to thirty months in prison for running a botnet that infected some 72,000 computers. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Schichtel sold command and control access to his botnet and confirmed that he was being paid $1,500 by at least one customer to have access to it. Schichtel plead guilty last year to a single count of...

Symantec Releases Annual Cybercrime Report
2012-09-05 12:39:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You´ve no doubt heard the countless warnings about cyberattacks and have been admonished towards better Internet security protocols. The threat is very real, and the risks are higher than one may imagine. Today, one anti-virus and security tools maker has released a plethora of information detailing the very real threat of cyberattacks with some sobering statistics. According to Symantec, makers of Norton Anti-Virus and...

2012-09-04 22:22:04

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) today released the findings of its annual Norton Cybercrime Report, one of the world's largest consumer cybercrime studies. The study is aimed at understanding how cybercrime affects consumers, and how the adoption and evolution of new technologies impacts people's security. With findings based on self-reported experiences of more than 13,000 adults across 24 countries, the 2012 edition of the...

LulzSec Hacker Arrested For 2011 Sony Attack
2012-08-29 12:18:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A second member of the global hacking collective “LulzSec” has surrendered to US authorities for his help in the 2011 attacks on Sony Computer Corp. 20 year-old Raynaldo Rivera of Tempe, Arizona was indicted by a grand jury last week on charges stemming from his participation in the Sony hack, including charges of conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. The indictment was returned on August...

Facebook Tool Helps You Report Phishing Scams
2012-08-10 06:57:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Facebook wants to know if people are receiving phishing emails that seek to trick members into revealing their personal account information. The social network has launched a new email account -- phish@fb.com -- that accepts reports of any such phishing attempts, saying they will “investigate and request for browser blacklisting and site takedowns where appropriate.” “We will then work with our eCrime team to...

2012-08-06 02:29:45

CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for the Republican National Convention (RNC), Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4 and security expert Kevin Mitnick are offering free cybercrime prevention tips. The Republican National Convention will take place August 27-30, 2012, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and is expected to draw approximately 45,000 people, including delegates, media representatives and other tourists.(1) Local news station WTSP reports that the...

Spam Botnet Defeated
2012-07-19 14:52:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You can put your children safely to bed tonight with an easy mind: Internet security experts last night were able to take down and defeat Grum, the world´s third-largest botnet. According to the researchers responsible for hunting down the botnet and delivering the final blow, Grum was so large, it was responsible for nearly 18% of the world´s spam, sending out 18 million spammy messages a day. FireEye – The...

2012-06-13 06:23:50

LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night's Channel 4 News programme highlighted how human moderation techniques are not working, especially for Habbo Hotel, an online game with 10,000,000 monthly unique users. The Met Police and many other online games for kids have already realised the problems of relying solely on human moderators and have instead opted to employ intelligent technology that has proven to be 98.4% accurate in identifying online predators looking...

2012-06-12 23:02:44

IceWarp has announced today a new customer success story that showcases the global messaging and collaborations solutions provider´s capabilities to power mobile workforce and messaging infrastructure for Web development, marketing and hosting companies. Springfield, VA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 -- The global messaging and collaborations solutions provider announces new case study-- IceWarp has announced today a new customer success story that showcases the global messaging and...