Monthly Archives: July 2012
It's jail for a 21-year-old Californian man who tricked female victims into taking their spyware-infected laptops into the shower with them.
Thousands of secretly-taken still images and videos were found on Trevor Harwell's computer.
Malware has hit the iOS App Store! But don't panic; it won't harm your iPhone or iPad - it's Windows malware.
Yes, you did hear that right.
SophosLabs recently received a intriguing Mac malware sample, variously known as Crisis and Morcut.
Its appearance so close to the release of Mountain Lion is almost certainly a coincidence - but nevertheless a timely reminder about security if you plan to rush out to get a Mac when the new OS drops later today!
Cybercriminals are attempting to infect computers around the world, disguising their attack as an email claiming to come from a scanner in your office.
Man who spied on cheating wife's email has charges against him dropped (because she was snooping back)
Would you ever snoop on your spouse's email?
When Leon Walker began to read his wife's email, he confirmed she was having an affair. But that was only the start of the trouble he found himself in..
Bet you didn't you know that it's ITUW!
That's right. It's International Technology Upgrade Week.
Don't worry - I didn't know, either. Find out more...
Authorities in the United States have charged two men in connection with a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack that crippled websites such as Amazon.com in June 2008.
A US mother is facing charges that she allegedly hacked into her children's school computer, changing their grades, and accessed thousands of the school's personnel files that contained contracts, employee reports and other information.
The annual BlackHat conference in Las Vegas prides itself as "the best and biggest event of its kind, unique in its ability to define tomorrow's information security landscape."
That may well be. But this year's event has kicked off with a giant security boo-boo.
ZonD Eighty, the Russian hacker who brought App Store fraud to unjailbroken iPads and iPhones, has extended his "service" to OS X users.
Mac owners can now join their iDevice brethren in ripping off developers.
When British police left secretly tracked phones as "bait" hoping that they would be stolen by thieves from bars and pubs, they probably thought they had come up with an ingenious plan.
Phishing attacks succeed against even those who should know better.
Which all begs the question, "Why bother with security training?"
Chet and Duck take on the week's news once again in their inimitable and informative style.
You'll be glad to hear that there are several "good news" stories this week - data that didn't leak, malware that didn't infect, and cybercriminals who didn't get away with it!
British police have admitted that there is no prospect of them identifying who was responsible for "ClimateGate" - a high profile hack that exposed confidential data and emails from the Climate Research Centre (CRU) at the University of East Anglia.
SophosLabs is intercepting a wave of malicious emails that have been spammed out around the world, luring unsuspecting internet users into clicking on a malicious attachment.
Scotland Yard has arrested a tabloid journalist as part of their investigation into computer hacking.
In a case that has been cloaked in secrecy, a phone company is fighting an FBI request to access customer records.
Oracle's quarterly patch release fixes 87 vulnerabilities in various products including its Database, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Solaris and MySQL products.
A quasi-French malware attack has been spammed out, offering photographs.
Don't open the attachment - or you could end up with an infected computer!