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Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

Five Week Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

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’ …

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

Hacked Iranian Nuclear Computers Play AC/DC Thunderstruck

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 …

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Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

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 …

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Chinese Hack White House Military Network Holding Nuclear Codes

Chinese Hack White House Military Network Holding Nuclear Codes

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 …

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Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks GoDaddy.com

Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks GoDaddy.com

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 …

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Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

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 …

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UK Facebook Hacker Targets Teen Star Selena Gomez

UK Facebook Hacker Targets Teen Star Selena Gomez

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Gareth Crosskey, Facebook hacker and former fast food employee from the UK, hacked into the Facebook account of the popular teen star Selena Gomez.  He then went on to threaten to leak emails between Gomez and her boyfriend Justin Bieber. On July 4th, 2012 …

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