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Op-Ed: Are online ads safe? Senate committee grills Yahoo, Google

Washington - The risk of malware contained in online ads (malvertising) affects everyone, including Google and Yahoo. Consumer online safety is now an official issue. A Senate sub-committee took the two Internet giants to task, and got some interesting answers.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Executives watching porn are the leading root of malware problems

Employees may get the brunt of the blame for security breaches at the companies for which they work, but a new study reveals that execs are doing a good amount of damage too.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Should Phishing be a capital offence?

If you think that title sounds frivolous, think again. Unlike many crimes including at times murder, phishing has arguably no mitigation.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: United States is primary source of cyber-attacks

Cybercrime is an activity that is now affecting countries all around the world. As countries the world over have moved into an increasingly digital age, criminals have also evolved in line with technological advancements.
In the Media by Dan Steiner

How to avoid Zeus virus on Facebook that drains your bank account

The New York Times' Bits Blogs is reporting a 6-year-old virus called Zeus that infects your computer after you have clicked on a malicious link on your Facebook page.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Watch out for these malware scams Special

What should you not do if you receive a suspicious e-mail? Do NOT click a link, any link. Ignore that advice at your own cost. I did.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 3 comments

Scammers exploit Boston Marathon bombings by sending out malware

As past history indicates, after a tragedy occurs, sadly the scammers are not far behind. Shortly after the horrific Boston Marathon bombing, the scammers began to try to exploit it.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Skype malware makes users' PCs slaves to mining Bitcoins

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian security firm, identified a spam message campaign on Skype that spreads malware that has Bitcoin mining capabilities.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Security company finds evidence Stuxnet dates back to 2005

Researchers at Symantec have found an earlier version of the Stuxnet computer worm that dates back to 2005, not 2009 as previously thought.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Android becoming a huge target for mobile malware

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the Android platform. The criminals are becoming more and more efficient with their malware.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Costly 'Bill Shocker' malware targets Android users

Security experts from NQ Mobile’s Security Research Center have discovered a virus targeting Android phones, and it may prove to be one of the most costly viruses ever discovered.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

New malware steals credit card data from point-of-sale terminals

A security researcher has uncovered a type of malware being used to directly steal credit card payment information straight from point-of-sale terminals at retailers, hotels and other places of business.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Op-Ed: 2371 Trojan Generics in one hit! Call this Internet security? Special

Sydney - I did an article a while back in which I accused “internet security” of being utterly useless. I now have some proof. I got 2371 Trojan generics in one hit, 27 in the next, 37 the next time, 51 after that, and 16 the fourth time.
Digital Journal Report by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

How an imaginary racist might steal your password

A man walked up to President Barack Obama and called him the “n-word” Wednesday afternoon, only to be punched in the face by the commander-in-chief.
In the Media by Brian LaSorsa - 1 comment

Shamoon virus attacks Saudi oil company

A new computer virus has attacked Saudi Arabia's national oil company. Experts warn that the virus could be targeted at a number of energy companies.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Why the DNS Changer malware might disconnect thousands from Net

A malware program called "DNS Changer" will be set free from the FBI's safety net and can possibly shut off Internet service to almost half a million users worldwide. The Bureau and other companies have offered their help on fixing the bug.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 6 comments

FBI Counterintelligence releases Social Networking Risks Report

New FBI report details high risk methods of social networking deception used by so called hackers to gain personal information for the purpose of defrauding the unsuspecting user.
In the Media by Christopher Wager - 4 comments

Flame virus discovered, described as new 'super cyber-weapon'

An anti-virus company has announced the discovery of a 'highly sophisticated' malicious program. Dubbed "Flame Virus" in the media, this malware is described as very complex and designed to carry out cyber espionage.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 11 comments

Google alerts infected users of potential Internet shutdown

Hundreds of thousands of Internet users could soon lose access to the Web, according to a warning being issued by search giant Google.
In the Media by Justin Crann - 5 comments

Wikipedia warns users some ads may be infected with malware

Wikipedia has warned this week that users seeing advertisements on any of its pages may be infected with malware. The website emphasizes the company is a non-profit one, supported only by donations.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

FBI warns of malware infections when connecting from hotel rooms

This week, the FBI has issued a warning to those who travel abroad and connect to the Internet from hotel rooms. U.S. authorities have found travelers' laptops are getting infected when they are accessing the Web from a hotel connection.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl

Report says religious sites are riskier than porn for malware

Over time porn websites gained the notorious reputation for infecting computers with viruses. According to a new report, these are not the most common sites where nasty bugs can infiltrate a computer.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Nissan recently hacked, corporate hacking a growing issue

Nissan Motor Company fell victim to a hack incident close to two weeks ago, but waited about a week to go public with the information.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Anti-virus software ‘losing’ against malware — or is it?

Sydney - The theory is now that malware is being produced at such a rate that antivirus software simply can’t keep up. The numbers look nice, but the actual story doesn’t look anything like so straightforward.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Facebook video scam claims U.S. attack on Iran and Saudi Arabia

A new scam is making the rounds on Facebook, reports one security company. Not unlike previous scams, this one uses the lure of an attention grabbing "breaking news" story in order to try and snare victims.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

Ramnit worm infects Facebook, steals login credentials

Security experts recently discovered a worm has been circulating through Facebook. During examination, the researchers discovered the login credentials of over 45,000 Facebook users had been compromised.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Newest Amazon phishing scam emerges, holiday shoppers beware

As holiday shopping continues in full swing, scammers have kicked it up a notch and are phishing for information from Amazon.com customers.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Mobile malware continues to rise, Android sees most infections

A recent survey has concluded that mobile malware continues to rise at an accelerated rate. The smartphone operating system (OS) seeing the most malware action? Google's Android.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

Malware scam hijacks 4 million computers, seven people charged

New York - U.S. Federal prosecutors have charged seven individuals with devising a massive malware scam that has been estimated to have generated approximately $14 million in fraudulent advertising revenue.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

McAfee says Android has most malware, malicious attacks

McAfee released a report on Tuesday stating that Google's Android mobile operating system has seen a dramatic rise in malware attacks compared to other devices.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros
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