Monthly Archives: January 2011
25 finalists in the UK's Cyber Security Challenge "Treasure Hunt" were invited to Sophos to test their mettle against a series of real-world malware challenges.
Sound easy? It wasn't. Many of the finalists weren't able to complete the tests.
An Anonymous "source", interviewed by a TV news programme, appears to be no stranger to internet memes when discussing arrests in the USA and UK.
SophosLabs data confirms the nearly total isolation of Egypt from the internet. Spam received from Egyptian IP addresses has dropped more than 85% in the last 48 hours.
With more and more organizations deploying full disk encryption it's more important then ever to educate our users on how to safely use this new protection.
Microsoft has acknowledged a new zero day vulnerability in all versions of Windows (except Server Core). Find out how to secure your Windows computers from attack until an official fix is released by Microsoft.
The FBI today executed more than 40 search warrants against "anonymous" DDoS attackers, believed to have been acting in response to WikiLeaks censorship.
A dawn raid by UK computer crime cops investigating WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks results in the arrest of five people, aged 15-26.
Hackers are bombarding official websites in Egypt with a DDoS attack, hot on the heels of similarly politically-motivated attacks against websites belonging to the governments of Tunisia and Zimbabwe.
The website of the Mail & Guardian, a weekly South African newspaper, has been shut down following an attack by Russian hackers.
Sophos Security Chet Chat 45 covers the week's security news including Google Chrome's "Do Not Track" feature, Apple's new CISO, government web credentials for sale and Nicolas Sarkozy's hacked Facebook profile.