Author Archive: VirtualThreat

rss feed Twitter YouTube

Author's Website

Anonymous Hackers Release Data for 4000 US Bank Officials

Anonymous Hackers Release Data for 4000 US Bank Officials

| February 6, 2013 | 5 Replies

Jeb Boone Global Post   Anonymous hackers released user and personal information belonging to 4,000 US community bank executives, in an escalation in their online battle against the US Department of Justice. Anonymous released the security credentials for over 4,000 US bank executives on Monday, posting their user account information, passwords and personal information online […]

Read More

SNOPA Bill Reintroduced To Protect Your Privacy Online [VIDEO]

SNOPA Bill Reintroduced To Protect Your Privacy Online [VIDEO]

| February 6, 2013 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   You may soon have legal recourse in the fight to protect your privacy online.  If a new bill finds its way into law, social networking users might soon be able to make a federal case out of employers asking to snoop through their online accounts. Members of Congress, Rep. Jan Schakowsky […]

Read More

Chinese Hackers Attack NY Times Over Wen Investigation

Chinese Hackers Attack NY Times Over Wen Investigation

| January 31, 2013 | 2 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Over the past four months, Chinese hackers have penetrated computers belonging to the New York Times and its staff. The hackers appeared to be intent on hunting down and identifying newspaper sources involved in the investigation of a top Chinese leader. China’s Defense Ministry is denying any involvement in […]

Read More

How Cyber Criminals Are Exploiting Our Swipe-n-Go Society

How Cyber Criminals Are Exploiting Our Swipe-n-Go Society

| January 29, 2013 | 4 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Curtis Abernathy, a small business owner in Arizona, never expected to be caught up as the victim of an international ring of cyber criminals stealing identities online.  But that’s exactly what happened last week when he received a call from Bank of America’s security office. The bank’s security team […]

Read More

Hacked Security Cameras Are Wide Open To Attackers

Hacked Security Cameras Are Wide Open To Attackers

| January 28, 2013 | Reply

Kyle Wagner Gizmodo.com   Hacked Security Cameras Are Wide Open To Attackers.  Apparently security cameras are even less secure than we thought. Eighteen popular brands of cameras have been found to have serious flaws in their own security, leaving at least 58,000 unsecured, open-to-basically-anyone security cams out there. Security firm Rapid7 discovered how the widespread […]

Read More

Experts Say Facebook Hackers May Be Infecting Your Computer

Experts Say Facebook Hackers May Be Infecting Your Computer

| January 28, 2013 | 4 Replies

John Brandon Fox News   Sadie Ouse, a high school senior, never saw it coming. Recently, Facebook hackers commandeered her Facebook account. Using a common malware tactic, the hacker sent a message to all of her friends with a link to the site homeincomenow3.com, operated by “Zhang Lei” in Beijing, China. A Norton security scan […]

Read More

‘Red October’ Spy Network Goes Dark Hours After Being Exposed

‘Red October’ Spy Network Goes Dark Hours After Being Exposed

| January 25, 2013 | Reply

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   The command and control servers behind the ‘Red October’ espionage network started shutting down only hours after the campaign was exposed by Kapersky Lab last week. The Red October malware campaign targeted governments, embassies and scientific organizations around the world. According to researchers at Kapersky Lab, the spy network […]

Read More

Fatal Cyber-Attacks ‘are Possible and Plausible’

Fatal Cyber-Attacks ‘are Possible and Plausible’

| January 25, 2013 | 2 Replies

James Hayes The Institute of Engineering and Technology   2013 could be the first year in which cyber-attacks lead to human deaths, a Web security expert has warned. Corey Nachreiner, director of security strategy at security management firm WatchGuard Technologies, argues that the accelerated proliferation of both networked devices and online threats over the next […]

Read More

Chinese Hackers To Blame For One Third of Global Cyberattacks

Chinese Hackers To Blame For One Third of Global Cyberattacks

| January 23, 2013 | 4 Replies

Michelle Florcruz International Business Times   Though the story of computer network attacks by Communist spies sounds like a plot line from a Hollywood action film, a new report has found that one-third of cyberattacks actually originate in China. According to Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), a digital technology platform developer, China accounted for 33 percent of […]

Read More

Feds Say Cyber Crime Ring Targeted U.S. Bank Accounts

Feds Say Cyber Crime Ring Targeted U.S. Bank Accounts

| January 23, 2013 | 11 Replies

Andrew Tangel LA Times   A cyber crime case brought by U.S. prosecutors in New York may add to the fears of anyone who banks online. The charges against three foreign nationals — a Russian, a Latvian and a Romanian — allege they were involved in creating and distributing a computer virus that infected more than 40,000 […]

Read More