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2014-01-22 08:33:11

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First identified in September 2013, the Cryptolocker virus infiltrates computer systems in a fairly typical way. Unsuspecting users download what they believe is tracking information for a package, only to see their files be locked tight within a virtually unbreakable encryption algorithm. The team of security experts at Raleigh's Petronella Technology Group (http://www.petronellacomputer.com/) has dealt with this latest iteration of...

2014-01-22 08:32:26

Innovative Cloud-based Security Helps Gamers Maintain Competitive Edge Against Identity Theft and Phishing Attacks BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, announced today the release of Webroot SecureAnywhere(®) AntiVirus for PC Gamers to ensure PC gamers are protected with real-time security during gameplay without impacting performance. This is critical for gamers, as they often sacrifice security to maximize system...

2014-01-22 08:32:20

CrowdStrike's 2013 Global Threats Report Identifies Motivation and Intent Behind Cyber Attacks Originating from China, Russia, Syria and Iran IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdStrike, a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks, today released "CrowdStrike Global Threats Report: 2013 Year in Review," the product of CrowdStrike's year-long study of more than 50 groups of cyber threat actors. The 30-plus...

2014-01-22 08:27:29

Mobile Scanner's functionality is a major step in the prevention of mobile redirects, which negatively impact the user experience, revenue streams and the overall credibility of the mobile ad ecosystem MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Media Trust, the global leader in monitoring and protecting the online and mobile advertising ecosystem, today announced the release of Mobile Scanner, a subscription-based service that immediately detects and stops mobile redirects...

Botnet Blocker Startup Takes 'Shape' In Silicon Valley
2014-01-22 04:17:49

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The next big line of defense against hackers is the web security company Shape Security which came out of stealth mode on Tuesday. The Silicon Valley startup revealed its ShapeShifter network security appliance, which will help websites and businesses block hacking attempts such as malware and bots. The ShapeShifter network security appliance prevents website breaches by immediately disabling the capability of malware, bots and other...

2014-01-21 23:22:41

Malcovery Security Releases Latest Top 10 Phished Brands Missed by Your Antivirus in the Q4 2013 Pittsburgh, PA. and Birmingham, AL. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be proactively applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, released today the latest ‘Top 10 Phished Brands That Your Antivirus is Missing,’ a report that discloses leading brands that are...

Spam-Infested Chrome Extensions Removed From Chrome
2014-01-21 03:59:53

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google has taken action against two Chrome browser extensions that it found to be serving ads in a way that goes against Google's terms of service. The move was in response to user complaints, though it caused a great deal of discussion over the weekend. "Internet message boards were abuzz this weekend over the two extensions — 'Add to Feedly' and 'Tweet This Page' — each of which had fewer than 100,000 users. In both cases, people...

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...

2014-01-20 08:23:51

Leading Chinese email provider adds anti-spam and antivirus protection for its end users MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CYREN, previously operating as Commtouch(®) (NASDAQ: CTCH), today announced that U-Mail, one of the largest domestic email service providers in China, partnered with CYREN to offer its users strong protection against spam and viruses. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140120/SF48846LOGO) U-Mail is one of the latest providers to join the large...

Target store
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...

Latest Malware Reference Libraries

2013-03-16 00:00:00

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.