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Anonymous Attack Tool Infects Its Own Users With Zeus Trojan
2012-03-05 05:41:01

Hackers who have downloaded a tool to help Anonymous launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks may also have unwittingly downloaded a piece of malware that has compromised their online banking accounts, a U.S. security firm has revealed. According to John Leyden of The Register, Symantec, the developers of Norton Antivirus software, discovered that those who have recently downloaded the Anonymous 'Slowloris' tool used "to flood websites with open connections and ultimately knock...

Over 100,000 Emails Lost To Doppelganger Domains
2011-09-10 04:35:14

  Typo-squatting or doppelganger domains (websites that are essentially misspelled versions of a legitimate domain name) could be used to gather information such as industry secrets and user names and passwords, an information securities firm reported Friday. The research was conducted by the Godai Group, who had registered doppelganger domains for Fortune 500 companies. Over a six-month period, they received over 120,000 individual emails and a total of 20GB of data through those...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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