Browsing Category: Social Engineering

[img_assist|nid=2220|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A rogue anti-malware product called DefenceLab redirects infected PCs
to Microsoft’s Support portal, but modifies the HTML content as it
returns so as to appear as if Microsoft is endorsing the worthless
software. Read the full article. [The Register]

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[img_assist|nid=2206|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=80|height=136]Botnets – apart from inundating out inboxes with spam – can also be
used for ulterior purposes such as executing DDoS attacks or hosting
websites, so understanding the “modus operandi” and size behind the
well-known names is a good idea; Here’s a top ten botnet list. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

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[img_assist|nid=2203|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=130|height=76]Admitted TJX intruder Albert Gonzalez has entered into a plea agreement
on charges that he hacked into Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford
Brothers, 7-Eleven and two other unnamed national retailers. Read the full article. [Wired]

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[img_assist|nid=2200|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]An electronics testing firm in Louisiana is suing its bank, Capital One,
alleging that the financial institution was negligent when it failed to
stop hackers from transferring nearly $100,000 out of its account
earlier this year. Read the full article. [Washington Post] 

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[img_assist|nid=2167|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]The Cisco Cybercrime Return on Investment Matrix identifies the
innovative and lucrative banking Trojan Zeus, as well as successful Web exploits that have dominated cybercrime as
“rising stars.” Read the full article. [TechTarget]

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[img_assist|nid=2149|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]U-Test has just completed a substantive, independent review of three major e-tailing sites–Amazon, Walmart and Target– and found a gaping cross-site scripting security hole in one of them. Read the full article. [The Last Watchdog]

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