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UK Hackers Raid ATMs With USB Sticks, Add Money-Making Malware
2013-12-31 13:49:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cybercriminals in Europe are reportedly targeting cash machines using USB drives. The thieves cut holes in the fascia to access a USB port and then uploaded malware to the machines. This allowed the thieves to essentially empty the cash machine at their convenience. These attacks, which actually occurred last summer, were disclosed at this week’s annual Chaos Computing Congress in Hamburg and reported by several European news...

2013-12-31 12:22:51

OTTAWA, Dec. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - With Trend Micro cyber threat analysts predicting that individuals, businesses and governments will face a proliferation of sophisticated digital threats in 2014, New Years is the perfect time to choose a few simple resolutions to keep you and your personal information safe. "Unlike hitting the gym everyday, committing to lead a safer and healthier online life is among the simpler New Year's resolutions to keep. A few minutes of your time and the...

NSA Intercepting Computer Deliveries, Implanting Spyware: Report
2013-12-30 12:27:43

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report Sunday from the German publication Der Spiegel, a special hacking unit from the US National Security Agency (NSA), intercepts deliveries of new computer equipment and plants spyware. The Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO) is one of the NSA’s most successful operations for infiltrating computer systems. Der Spiegel wrote, “If a target person, agency or company orders a new computer or related...

2013-12-30 08:29:04

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Here's how an attack from the Cryptolocker virus unfolds: when you attempt to access your business computer network, you instead find yourself locked out and all files strongly encrypted. Next, a threatening message arrives, and a faceless entity demands a ransom before lifting the encryption. It's a nightmare scenario, but one that Petronella Technology Group knows how to stop dead in its tracks. More information on this critical threat,...

Malware Cryptolocker Infects 250,000
2013-12-26 10:39:24

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The Cryptolocker malware, which was first reported back in September, could be holding as many as 250,000 computer users as digital hostages. The virus has been infecting PCs around the world and effectively holds the files within it for ransom. To access the files locked by the ransomware,  PC owners are asked to pay $300 to $700 to the criminals who run and control the virus. Cryptolocker has been mainly aimed at individual PCs...

2013-12-20 23:20:05

Malware-Detection Software Provider Grows Two-Fold in 2013 as Organizations Seek Next-Generation Endpoint Detection and Remediation Solutions Rockville, MD (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Triumfant, creator of patented software that automatically discovers, analyses and remediates advanced malware attacks on computers, servers and soon mobile devices, today announced that it is on pace to close a record year fueled by new product innovations, strategic partnerships and the market's demand...

Your Webcam May Be Spying On You With No Warning
2013-12-20 06:28:17

[ Watch the Video: Worried About Your Webcam? Use Duct Tape For Privacy ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) have demonstrated a unique type of malware that forces iSight cameras in older MacBook and iMac models to capture images – without ever turning on the camera's warning light. While most webcams have an LED indicator light that turns on when the camera is active, it’s possible for malware to disable this...

2013-12-19 23:03:59

Advanced Persistent Threat results in the compromise of 40 Million Customer credit and debit cards according to USA Today. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 During the Black Friday shopping week, tens of millions of credit and debit card records were "phished" out of Target. The data breach was nationwide, and has extended for as far as December 15th according to Target Chief Executive Officer Greg Steinhafel in a statement today to USA Today. The type of data that was...

2013-12-17 23:22:22

With Anthony James Leading Product Management and Marketing and Kester Kyrie Heading Up North American Sales, Cyphort Prepares For Market Success San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Cyphort, an innovative provider of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection Solutions, today announced Anthony James as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing and Kester Kylie as Vice President of North American Sales. Having recently raised $15.5 in Series B funding, Cyphort is accelerating...

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