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Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

| October 19, 2012 | 5 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   For five weeks now some of the largest banks in the United States, including HSBC, Capitol One and BB&T, have been under a sustained cyber attack from unidentified hackers. The attackers are using denial of service (DOS) attacks to cripple access to the banks’ websites.  In a phone interview […]

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Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC

Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC

| October 13, 2012 | 3 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC. It seems the Iranian government has been busy retaliating after a barrage of recent cyber attacks targeting the computers within the country’s nuclear program.  First there was Stuxnet, a malicious piece of malware that targeted the actual control systems […]

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Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

| October 6, 2012 | 2 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Social media insurance?  Can you believe it?  I can.  According to statistics, 7 Facebook accounts are hacked every second.  How many of you have either had your social media account hacked or know someone who has?  Most of us have seen those notorious posts on a friend’s Facebook profile […]

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Chinese Hack White House Military Network Holding Nuclear Codes

Chinese Hack White House Military Network Holding Nuclear Codes

| October 2, 2012 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Sources within the White House and U.S. military partially confirmed that Chinese attackers hacked the White House Military network.  The White House Military Office (WHMO), is in charge of the network that holds the commands for the President’s nuclear “Football”. A White House national security official stated the security breach […]

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Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks GoDaddy.com

Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks GoDaddy.com

| September 11, 2012 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   A member of the Anonymous hacker group claimed responsibility for an attack on sites hosted by GoDaddy.com early Monday morning.  The hacking group claimed that the service provider was targeted because of their support for internet censorship. GoDaddy is responsible for website hosting and DNS services for millions […]

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Anonymous Targets Accounts of Patriot Hactivist ‘The Jester’, th3j35t3r

Anonymous Targets Accounts of Patriot Hactivist ‘The Jester’, th3j35t3r

| July 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   There is a war brewing.  This war will be fought on the digital front.  The players are the Anonymous hactivist group and a ‘Patriot Hactivist’ known as The Jester (th3j35t3r). Today the Anonymous hactivist group claims to have managed to take control of several social accounts belonging to ‘Patriot Hactivist’ […]

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Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

| July 9, 2012 | Reply

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Starting Monday,  up to 300,000 users may experience an Internet blackout due to a nasty virus that started circulating the web in 2007. The FBI will shut down the temporary DNS servers that it set up to support users affected by the rogue virus called DNSChanger.  Once those […]

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Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords, FREE Secure Password Generator

Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords, FREE Secure Password Generator

| July 6, 2012 | 9 Replies

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   You can use our FREE Secure Password Generator to create a new password now. Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords Today’s digital world brings new conveniences and entertainment in the form of online shopping, banking and social networking sites.  With these conveniences there are also new threats […]

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Man Sentenced To 150 Days For Hacking Facebook Accounts of 13 Women

Man Sentenced To 150 Days For Hacking Facebook Accounts of 13 Women

| July 5, 2012 | Reply

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   A 27 year old man from Woodbury, MN was sentenced to 150 days in the Washington County Jail after pleading guilty to hacking Facebook accounts of 13 women and stealing their identities. In March, Timothy P. Noirjean pleaded guilty to thirteen felony counts of electronic use of false […]

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