Facebook like-jacking scams are popping up in a wider variety of languages, according to research by Kaspersky Lab.
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Almost a year has passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and spewed three months of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But less than six months after the beleaguered oil giant managed to cap that well, it is contending with a new spill of a different sort: the loss of personal information on thousands of Gulf Coast residents who had filed claims for compensation stemming from the leak.
A Krebsonsecurity piece looks into the unknown party behind the Rustock botnet, and whether it may have been operated by just one person.
Capitol Hill may be awash in tough talk on cuts to domestic programs, but that’s not stopping the Pentagon from seeking an additional billion dollars in funding for cyber security, according to a report from Nextgov.com.
Users of free music streaming service, Spotify are reporting that they have been the victims of drive-by malware attacks according to a report from Netcraft.
Yesterday we learned that Elizabeth Taylor, an American icon for some seven decades, died of congestive heart failure at 79. Today, Kaspersky Lab expert Dmitry Bestuzhev informs us that the news of her death is being exploited via social engineering scams on Twitter.
Greg Hoglund, CEO of HBGary, admits that lackluster security at his company played a central role in the breach that led to the release of some 50,000 company emails, but also disputes common understanding and reported details of the hack and the group behind it, going so far as to say there was actually no hack at all.
The takedown of the Rustock botnet has measurably reduced the amount of spam e-mail, according to an IBM Internet Security Systems report.
Adobe said it is releasing security updates on Monday to address a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player that is being exploited in the wild and could allow a remote attacker to take control of the affected system.
There has been no respite from the tsunami of scam-emails taking advantage of the natural disaster-nuclear meltdown combo punch that is hitting Japan, according to research from Kaspersky Labs.