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2010-03-04 15:20:00

A security firm said on Wednesday that the criminals behind the cyber attacks on Google Inc. and dozens of other companies operating in China stole computer source code by breaking into the personal computers of employees with privileged access. George Kurtz, chief technology officer at anti-virus software maker McAfee Inc., told Reuters that hackers targeted a group of employees that had control of source code management systems, which handle the myriad changes that developers make as they...

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2010-01-26 12:35:00

Security experts said a string of recently disclosed cyber attacks saw hackers targeting personal friends of employees at Google, Adobe and other companies, raising privacy concerns and pointing to a highly sophisticated operation, FinancialTimes.com reported. The hackers spied on individuals and used other sophisticated techniques, making them extremely difficult to stop, according to cybersecurity experts. Somehow the attackers selected employees at the companies with access to proprietary...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.