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2014-06-16 08:34:04

LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the GameOver Zeus botnet and CryptoLocker ransomware have been disrupted, it is still too early for a victory celebration. First, the two week deadline expires on June 17th, leaving just one week left before cybercriminals could regain control of their botnet. Second, stories of the GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker campaign have already spawned a number of copycats among mobile malware writers. Last Sunday, June 8th,...

2014-06-05 23:05:36

Is it Game Over for ‘GameOver Zeus’? Pittsburgh, PA. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Malcovery Security announced today that it has issued a special report, ‘The many faces of GameOver Zeus: A Today’s Top Threats special topic report, which is free to download at http://info.malcovery.com/special-report-many-faces-of-gameover-zeus. Despite the recent indictment against the alleged cybercriminal behind GameOver Zeus and CrytpoLocker, there is still much to learn. GameOver Zeus is considered...

2014-01-07 16:22:58

The Online Incentives Exchange to Establish a Network and National Community of Tax Professionals NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Online Incentives Exchange (The OIX) (www.theOIX.com), which began operations in Q1 2013 as the first transparent online exchange for the trading of state tax credits, announced that it has evolved its business model and expanded its product offering via a transition to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, and that Moss Adams LLP, one of the...

ISS Not Infected With Stuxnet Virus
2013-11-13 12:09:42

[ Watch the Video: No Stuxnet On The ISS, But It Could Happen ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A false news report is floating around that the International Space Station (ISS) was infected by the Stuxnet virus. A handful of media outlets have incorrectly reported that the Stuxnet virus, which became famous for sabotaging the Iranian uranium program, has been unleashed on the space station. The space station has a network of computers that help to run everything...

Malware Re-invented To Generate Social Media Buzz
2013-08-18 04:42:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A virus that originally surfaced over five years ago to swipe credit card numbers and banking information has reportedly been modified in order to pursue a more lucrative target – social media likes and followers. Certainly, it sounds ludicrous, but according to Reuters, a fake fan on a website like Instagram can actually be worth five-times more than a stolen credit card number. To that end, the Zeus malware has been modified...

2013-07-17 23:20:13

A new variation of the notorious Zeus “bank robbing virus” has hit Facebook. Experts at Online Virus Repair Inc. urge internet-browsers to exercise caution and be on the lookout for the new malware. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Cyber-criminals have unleashed a new variation of the dreaded Zeus Banking Trojan which spreads via Facebook, stealing personal information. The new virus poses a serious threat because of its ability to infect computers, sneaking by even the...

Old Bank Account-Draining Virus Found Spreading On Facebook
2013-06-06 11:31:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An old virus is gaining some new life on Facebook, infecting users on PCs and even Android and BlackBerry mobile operating systems. The Trojan virus “Zeus” steals passwords and banking information before emptying out entire accounts. Zeus has been floating around the Internet for nearly six years and now security experts at TrendLabs say it´s been picking up steam by infecting Facebookers and their friends....

Evidence Suggests Stuxnet Goes Back As Far As 2005
2013-02-26 20:44:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New evidence suggests the developers behind the powerful trojan worm known as Stuxnet may have begun work on the virus as early as 2005, five years before it was first deployed. Though no one has officially claimed ownership of this trojan, it is widely believed Stuxnet was commissioned by Israel and the U.S. to attack Iran´s nuclear plans. Security firm Symantec first found these early roots of Stuxnet, dubbed Stuxnet...

US Official Warns Against Potential Cyber Threats From Iran
2013-01-18 09:00:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling threatened from the 2010 Stuxnet attack against their nuclear plants, Iran is improving its cyber-attack program and could have America in its sights, says one US General. According to Bloomberg, General William Shelton, the head of the US Air Force Space Command, believes that Iran is the biggest cyber threat facing the US today. “They are going to be a force to be reckoned with, with the potential...


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