Monthly Archives: November 2011
SophosLabs has seen a widely spammed-out malware campaign today, designed to trick unsuspecting computer users into infecting their computers with a Trojan horse.
A senior police chief has been warned by British authorities that he may have been targeted by tabloid journalists and his computer hacked into.
Sixty years ago, the first business application ran on the first business computer.
What's the bet that someone said, "What will they think of next?"
Smoke and fire certainly make good hacking headlines.
But there's a lot more to the flaming war of words between Columbia University and HP than potential pyro printer problems.
Paul Ducklin weighs into the debate.
The FBI worked with the Philippines National Police to arrest hackers who allegedly attacked US telecom companies to raise money for terrorist organizations. Were those arrested simply pawns in a very dangerous game of chess?
SophosLabs has been tracking an increase in targeted attacks focused on hospitality and education organizations. The malware steals credit card data directly from memory for later retrieval by the criminals involved.
Passwords and login details belonging to the United Nations have been published on the internet by the TeamPoison hacking group who believe that the UN is corrupt.
Researchers claim to have discovered a security vulnerability in "tens of millions" of HP LaserJet printers that could allow a remote hacker to install malicious firmware.
UK police have warned a former British Cabinet minister that they are investigating evidence that his computer was hacked by private detectives working for Rupert Murdoch's News International organisation and the disgraced "News of the World" newspaper.
WikiLeaks has indefinitely delayed the release of a new system for whistleblowers to remain anonymous while submitting tips, according to reports.
Have you received an unsolicited email from - what appears to be - Intuit Supplies Group? Be on your guard..
Malware is being spammed out to internet email users, posing as a message from the payroll software company Intuit.
It's Cyber Monday - the first Monday after the American Thanksgiving holiday, and traditionally a time when consumers spend oodles of cash purchasing goods online.
Inevitably, spammers are using Cyber Monday as an opportunity too.
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Enjoy an IHC T-shirt sighting at Kiwicon; be unsurprised at yet more Mac malware; find out why Nerd New Year wasn't; groan because Conficker just won't go away; and get the feel for Privacy à la Google.
In a recent experiment writer Andy Baio was able to uncover the identities of seven anonymous bloggers from a random sample of 50 in under 30 minutes; all thanks to a simple mistake they'd made in setting up their websites.
The Australian government has thumbed its nose at legal safeguards for ethical hackers, according to security researcher Alana Maurushat.
Industry professionals say they went out of their way to submit proposals for recent reviews of cybercrime laws, but the government decided to reject them all.