Tag: malware

Hackers Are Playing The Game For Big Money Jackpots

Hackers Are Playing The Game For Big Money Jackpots

| June 9, 2012 | 2 Replies

Tomer Teller CNBC   Back in 2010, the FBI joined law enforcement agencies across the globe in shutting down a criminal operation that stole some $70 million from U.S. banks. The gang’s weapon of choice was not a machine gun or a set of safe-cracking tools. Instead, the gang relied on the infamous ZeuS Trojan […]

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Cyber Attack ‘Flame’ on Middle East was State Sponsored

Cyber Attack ‘Flame’ on Middle East was State Sponsored

| June 1, 2012 | 4 Replies

Eric Blair Activist Post   New malware said to “dwarf Stuxnet in size and sophistication” has reportedly hijacked computer systems in Middle Eastern countries including Iran, Israel, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Researchers believe the malware known as “Flame” has been stealing and deleting massive amounts of information since 2010.  They said it […]

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US Government Used Stuxnet Worm To Target Iranian Nuclear Systems

US Government Used Stuxnet Worm To Target Iranian Nuclear Systems

| May 23, 2012 | 2 Replies

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Stuxnet worm was discovered in June 2010. It initially spreads via Microsoft Windows, and targets Siemens industrial software and equipment. While it is not the first time that hackers have targeted industrial systems, it is the first discovered malware that spies on and subverts industrial systems, and the […]

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Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

| May 18, 2012 | 6 Replies

Antone Gonsalves CSO   The malware business growing around Google Android — now the leading smartphone operating system — is still in its infancy. Today, many of the apps built to steal money from Android users originate from Russia and China, so criminal gangs there have become cyber-trailblazers. Sophos and Symantec on Wednesday released their […]

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Hacked Sites Spread Malware to Android Smartphones

Hacked Sites Spread Malware to Android Smartphones

| May 5, 2012 | 3 Replies

Suzanne Choney Technolog @ MSNBC   Android phone users should be on guard for new malware that can spread to the phone from mobile websites. Meanwhile, a fresh batch of malicious apps has surfaced in the Google Play store.  “This appears to be the first time that compromised websites have been used to distribute malware […]

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What is Cyber Security All About?

What is Cyber Security All About?

| April 13, 2012 | Reply

In this age of technology and communication convergence, you cannot help but be involved in technologies and innovations that revolve around computers, cellular phones and the World Wide Web. But as we go around our daily lives with these technologies and what not, there are times that we begin to feel really paranoid on our […]

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