Monthly Archives: November 2012
Hackers used the Thanksgiving holiday to launch a crafty attack against a local school district in the state of Wisconsin, compromising a direct deposit system, and stealing $150,000 intended for teachers.
Do you want to learn more about the exploit kit that is arguably responsible for the most malware infections this year?
Well read the latest technical paper from SophosLabs, where Gabor Szappanos uncovers some of the details behind the Blackhole exploit kit.
Slimy worms! Disguised as Facebook news! Unleashed on unsuspecting Facebook employees - by its own engineering team! This was the second year that Facebook celebrated Hacktober, a month-long feast of self-inflicted cyberattacks designed to tune staff's threat perception.
Hackers who have been sharing information publicly on Facebook about how to break into computer systems have had their pages shut down for the second time in a month.
A new particularly virulent version of the malware family known as W32/VBNA (also SillyFDC/Autorun) is spreading very quickly. It takes advantage of Windows Autorun and some very clever social engineering techniques to plant banking Trojans on victim computers.
Romanian hackers busted with half a MILLION credit cards from Australia - how could THAT have happened?
A Romanian carding crew allegedly made off with half a million Aussie credit card numbers, racking up charges averaging more than $1000 each on 30,000 of them.
Half a MILLION cards from Australia. And the crooks didn't even need to leave Romania. How could THAT have happened?
There are plenty of people who love to hate Microsoft Internet Explorer.
But does it really suck less than it used to?
A group claiming to be from Iran has claimed responsibility for a hack of the international Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in an effort to expose what the group says is an Israeli nuclear weapons program.
Bob Burls, a veteran computer crime investigator, explains how to report an internet troll to the authorities.
The UK information commissioner has for the first time used its shut-the-hell-up powers to quash the annoyance that is spam text messaging, having fined two men nearly half a million pounds. More such investigations are in the works, the ICO promised.
Budget Australian airline Jetstar is suffering a double dose of cyberpain today.
First up was a hoaxer who managed to create a Facebook persona called "Jetstar Australia". Next came a malware spam campaign masquerading as a Jetstar flight itinerary...
Agents in the US and Europe celebrated the Cyber Monday online shopping blitz by seizing 132 domain names and shutting down dozens of sites that were allegedly selling counterfeit or falsely labeled goods to unsuspecting buyers.
Avon and Somerset Police just secured a conviction against a UK-based cybercriminal busted with data from 9000 skimmed ATM cards.
If you've ever wondered whether skimming makes much money for the crooks, that detail alone should settle the matter...
Companies using Samsung and Dell-branded printers are being warned that a hard coded administrative account could allow remote attackers to take control of their device, according to an alert from the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT).
About two weeks ago, a posting on the Full Disclosure Mailing List announced a new Linux rootkit.
Indeed, the posting didn't just announce the malware, but included a fully-working sample...
The Texas high school has been temporarily blocked from suspending the student, who objects to the mandatory tracking IDs on reasons having to do with privacy and religion.