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Microsoft: piracy is getting virusy

Posted October 11, 2012 Microsoft says that malware is increasingly being found in pirated downloads. Are you putting your computer at risk by illegally downloading copyrighted movies, music and software? Here’s more.

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Unmasked! Alleged mastermind of “Project Blitzkrieg” online attack plot against US banks

Posted October 9, 2012 Claims are made that a cyber gang is recruiting some 100 botmasters for a Trojan attack against 30 US bank, and the plot’s alleged mastermind is unmasked. But given the alleged fraudster’s flamboyant claims, can we be sure he’s not a trap set by Russian law enforcement? Read it now.

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Medical device hacking – FDA are told to start taking it seriously

Posted October 3, 2012 In a new report, the government takes the FDA to task for ignoring the possibility that insulin pumps and defibrillators are susceptible to malware, unauthorized access and denial of service. Read all about it.

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Chinese hackers linked to breach of control systems used in electric grids

Posted September 27, 2012 Telvent tells customers that it’s discovered that attackers breached its internal firewall and security systems, implanted malicious software, and stolen project files linked to its smart grid product. Experts detected digital fingerprints implicating a Chinese hacking group. Here’s more.

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US senator blames Iran for cyber attacks on banks

Posted September 26, 2012 US Sen. Joe Lieberman says people in the know are tracing the attacks to the government’s cyber army and theorizes that the DDoSes are retaliation for economic sanctions and/or Stuxnet. Read more.

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Exploits posing as messages from payroll company ADP

Posted August 8, 2012 The bogus messages contain links to Java exploits that some anti-virus products struggle to detect. Read more here.

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US Pentagon tells Missile Defense Agency workers to quit surfing porn

Posted August 6, 2012 The agency’s director promises to discipline a handful of workers who jeopardized network security by visiting and transmitting x-rated material. For all the gory details, read the full story on Naked Security.  

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Is security training futile?

Posted July 20, 2012 Phishing attacks succeed against even those who should know better. Which all begs the question, “Why bother with security training?” Read the full story.

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Bank’s shoddy security was to blame for $588,851 online robbery, US appeals court rules

Posted July 10, 2012 A Maine construction company that saw its online bank account fraudulently drained of almost $600,000 might get some of it back due to what a US federal court has deemed shoddy security systems at its bank. Read more here. 

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PayPal starts bounty program for security bugs

Posted June 25, 2012 If you’ve found a security issue with PayPal, you could receive a monetary reward for informing the firm responsibly. Read.

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