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Microsoft And Symantec Turn Tables On $1M Per Year Botnet Scam
2013-02-07 14:06:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (MDCU) has done it again, this time disrupting a crime operation which was controlling thousands of PCs without the permission or knowledge of their owners. Teaming up with Symantec, the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit was able to bring down the Bamital botnet, which was taking over users´ web searches and guiding them to dangerous sites. These sites would then install malware on the...

2013-01-25 23:03:56

Botnets are large networks of systems or devices which have had their system security compromised and in turn can be used to do the cyber-bidding of an outside attacker, almost always without the system´s or device´s user ever even knowing it´s going on. Global Digital Forensics offers clients deep analysis malware testing to help uncover and eradicate the underlying Trojans and rootkits that let hackers enslave their many victims. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 With...

Three Hackers Charged With Computer Virus Attack On Bank Accounts
2013-01-23 14:58:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today, US prosecutors have brought charges against 3 hackers for their involvement with a computer virus which has been used to infect computers and steal banking information from more than one million machines. According to Bloomberg, prosecutors in the office of Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan brought charges against Mihai Ionut Paunescu, Deniss Calovskis and Nikita Kuzmin. These three men have been accused of...

2013-01-22 23:01:16

Nagios Enterprises is extending their product line by releasing Nagios Incident Manager (IM). Incident Manager is a lightweight ticketing and incident management system that allows internal and external support teams to quickly and effectively manage and resolve potentially harmful incidents before they effect critical business processes. Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 Nagios Enterprises is extending their product line by releasing Nagios Incident Manager (IM). Incident Manager...

Facebook Helps FBI Bring Down Butterfly Botnet
2012-12-12 14:19:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Like any other destination online, Facebook can be a very dangerous place. Aside from their ever-shifting privacy policies and settings, their more than 1 billion users are quite attractive to those given to cyber thievery. Scams are nothing new to Facebook users, and to the social giant´s credit, they work very hard to keep criminals away from their site. Today, it was announced that Facebook had a hand in helping the...

Sophos Details OS Vulnerabilities For Android And Apple
2012-12-04 13:31:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple and Google may be at odds with one another, but according to a new report from Sophos, the two may have something quite dangerous in common. Before the smartphone boom, Windows was the primary computing platform and was found on an overwhelming majority of PCs. As yet, Apple has yet to come close to Window´s market share, yet they are becoming more popular. Similarly, Google´s Android is currently out-shipping...

More Mac Malware Found By Intego
2012-12-04 12:28:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this spring, a Russian security firm discovered a trojan piece of malware which took advantage of a Java vulnerability on many computers, Macs and PCs alike. This trojan, known as “Flashback,” was used to enlist some 600,000 infected computers into a botnet. Some of these computers were even located at Apple´s own 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. Now, the security experts at Intego have...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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