Browsing Category: Social Engineering

Zbot Trojan Discovered As Drive-By Download

[img_assist|nid=2020|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]The notorious information-stealing Zeus trojan is currently spreading via drive-by download. Those behind Zeus, or Zbot, recently began circulating spam claiming to
come from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), requesting users submit a
“tax refund request form” by clicking on a link that is provided. Read the full article. [SC Magazine]

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Ex-United Way IT Employee Sentenced to 18 Months

[img_assist|nid=1957|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=85|height=85]Former United Way employee based in Miami, Luis Robert Altamirano, was sentenced to 18 months in jail and fined $50,000 for accessing his former employers’ network and deleting “numerous files from UWMD’s servers” and disabling “UWMD’s
telephone voice mail system and prevented UWMD employees from accessing their
voice mail accounts.” Read the full FBI statement.

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Trojan Horse Behind Flash Install Spam

[img_assist|nid=1948|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=85|height=85]The latest malware spam email requests users to click on Flash download and install the “flashinstaller.exe,” but it has banking trojan behind it. Read the full article. [HelpNet Security]

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Facebook Blocks XXX Clickjacking

[img_assist|nid=1930|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=85|height=85]Facebook administrators have blocked a clickjacking exploit that
displayed images of a scantily clad woman on profile pages without
first prompting the user for permission. Read the full article. [The Register]

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Facebook XXX Worm Replaces Profiles

[img_assist|nid=1919|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Security researchers have identified a new worm spreading across
Facebook, luring people out to adult Web sites and automatically
replicating itself across people’s profile pages. Read the full article. [internetnews.com]

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New Mass Data Security Law Come March

[img_assist|nid=1910|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Beginning in March, personal identifiable data of customers and employees in Massachusetts will be required to be encrypted on any mobile device such as laptops or portable USB drives. Read the full article. [EnterpriseNews]

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DBA Convicted of Hacking GEXA Energy

[img_assist|nid=1909|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Steven Jinwoo Kim, 40,  a DBA has been convicted of hacking his former employer GEXA Energy following his guilty plea to intruding into his employer’s computer database system. Read the full article. [Databreaches.net]

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Researchers Block Cloning of Passive RFID

[img_assist|nid=1904|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a
unique and robust method to prevent cloning of passive radio frequency
identification tags.

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Kryogeniks Indicted for Comcast Hack

Three alleged members of the hacker gang Kryogeniks were hit with a
federal conspiracy charge for a 2008 stunt that replaced
Comcast’s homepage with a shout-out to other hackers. Prosecutors identified Christopher Allen Lewis, 19, and James Robert
Black Jr., 20, as the hackers “EBK” and “Defiant,” known for hijacking
Comcast’s domain name in May of last year — a prank that took down the
cable giant’s homepage and webmail service for more than five hours,
and allegedly cost the company over $128,000. Read the full article. [Wired] Read the Federal indictment.

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