Monthly Archives: April 2012

Google staff knew for years about Street View data breach

Google staff knew for years about Street View data breach

A Google engineer, responsible for data from wireless WiFi networks via Street View cars, told colleagues as long ago as 2007 that the code was collecting private data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.

Porn spam campaign redirects web browsers to hardcore websites

Porn spam campaign redirects web browsers to hardcore websites

SophosLabs has been intercepting an X-rated spam campaign, designed to promote hardcore porn websites.

Emails have been spammed out purporting to have an adult video attached, using a variety of names.

ACTA update: The fight goes on...

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ACTA has received considerable criticism from a number of high-profile sources, but don't write it off just yet. there is still a chance it could become law.

Intruder compromises user database for Star Trek Online and other MMORPGs

Intruder compromises user database for Star Trek Online

The studio behind Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, City of Villains, and Champions Online suffered a user account database breach 16 months ago... and is only warning users about it now.

SSCC 89 - InfoSec Europe trends, tat and tales

Sophos Security Chet Chat

Chester Wisniewski and Chris Pace walk around the exhibition hall at this year's InfoSec Europe and share their insights on trends and some fantastic giveaways some vendors thought might grab your attention.

Python-based malware attack targets Macs. Windows PCs also under fire

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A new malware attack is targeting Mac computers with a Python-based backdoor Trojan.

And Windows computers aren't getting away scott free either.

Opinion: America is under cyber attack, so what should we do?

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US House of Representatives kicked off “cybersecurity week,” with "America is Under Cyber Attack: Why Urgent Action is Needed." Is using Hollywood-style language really the way to deal with a really serious issue?

Free Ray-Bans and TOMS shoes scams hit Facebook

Free Ray-Bans and TOMS shoes scams hit Facebook

Have you seen a message on Facebook saying that free pairs of Ray-Bans or TOMS shoes are being given away to users?

Don't believe it.

Microsoft rushes out fix after hackers reset passwords to hack Hotmail accounts

Microsoft rushes out fix after hackers change passwords to hack Hotmail accounts

Microsoft says it has fixed a serious vulnerability in Hotmail, that was allowing hackers to reset account passwords, locking out the account's real owner and giving attackers access to users' inboxes.

Mobile phone carriers oppose law requiring warrants for location data

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The proposed US bill doesn't stop the carriers from handing over location data, but it does require that police get a warrant first. So what is CTIA's problem with it?

The Legend of Zelda and dirty tricks by Android apps in the Google Play store

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Shady tricks by Android apps, as coders steal intellectual property and introduce excessively aggressive advertising frameworks to make money.

36 websites selling credit card details shut down [VIDEO]

36 websites selling credit card details shut down [VIDEO]

Cybercrime is big business these days, in fact it's an industry. So it's not a surprise to find that criminals are embracing ecommerce. But some will be surprised to discover just how professional and legitimate criminal websites can appear.

VMware confirms hackers stole source code

VMware confirms hackers stole source code

VMware has confirmed that source code posted on PasteBin by a hacker calling himself "Hardcore Charlie", is a portion of code from its ESX Hypervisor product.

Internet doomsday on July 9th? Don't panic!

Internet doomsday on July 9th? Don't panic!

Users may not realise now that their computers are using rogue DNS servers to access the internet... but come July 9th, things might be rather different.

Find out how to check your computer, and how Sophos products can help.

Facebook teams up with Sophos and other security vendors

Facebook teams up with Sophos

Facebook has announced that it is teaming up with a number of security vendors, including Sophos.

11% of second hand hard drives contain personal information, study reveals

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Britain's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has discovered that more than one in every ten second hand hard drives contains recoverable personal information of the original owner.

Opinion: Why we need Anonymous 2.0

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A few thoughts on the "hacktivist" group Anonymous that came out of Josh Corman and Brian "Jericho" Martin's keynote at the SOURCE security conference in Boston last week.

1 in 5 Macs has malware on it. Does yours?

1 in 5 Macs has malware on it. Does yours?

One in every five Mac computers is harbouring some kind of malware, a new study from the experts at Sophos has revealed.

Sophos has revealed a disturbingly high level of malware on Mac computers - with both Windows and Mac threats being discovered.

London Marathon website goof leaks 38,000 contact details

London Marathon website goof leaks 38,000 contact details

The home addresses and personal email details of some 38,000 participants in Sunday's London Marathon were exposed for anyone to access on the race's official website.

Celebrities were amongst those who had their private details exposed by the glitch.