Researchers at Symantec have identified a spike in Twitter messages carrying links to malicious programs for Android mobile devices in recent weeks, according to a post on Symantec’s Security Response blog on Monday.
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If you want to get that slick job you’ve been gunning for, you might have to suffer a bit of snooping. According to recent news reports, employers are increasingly asking applicants for jobs to submit their user credentials or asking to watch while applicants peruse their own social media account.
A fake Facebook profile for NATO Senior Commander James Stavridis, a US Navy Admiral, was used to trick senior officers in both the U.S. and British military to becoming friends.
Spammers have jumped on the Dropbox bandwagon to push rogue-pharmaceuticals and malware, according to a report by Symantec’s Nick Johnston.
The seeds of LulzSec’s downfall were sown long before the FBI and Scotland Yard went knocking on doors this week. In fact, the group owes its downfall to a series of small, internal skirmishes, unforced errors and unlikely clues that created a virtual trail to its leaders, a Threatpost investigation found.
A new series of mass-injections have been targeting WordPress sites as of late and appear to have already infected more than 200,000 web pages according to a report on Websense’s Security Labs blog earlier this week.
If the folks behind the photo sharing Web site Pinterest were looking for some validation that their fledgelings social media site had “arrived,” they got it this weekend, after scammers jumped on the site and used it to direct Pinterest users to survey scam Web sites.
You wouldn’t know it from reading the news, but business identity theft is becoming an increasingly large concern for small business owners, according to a report filed by NPR’s Yuki Noguchi today on Morning Edition.
Right on cue this week, the anarchic hacking collective Anonymous stepped up and grabbed the story line away from the lions of the IT security industry.With the annual RSA Conference set to begin, the whistle blowing site Wikileaks released the first of some five million e-mail messages stolen from the security intelligence firm Stratfor. Ever sensitive to the fickle attention of the media, Anonymous inserted itself into the story, claiming responsibility for leaking the data and pointing a finger of blame at Stratfor and its media, private and public sector customers, which Anonymous accuses of spying and other dark offenses.
A new version of the Flashback Trojan that targets Macs has appeared, and this one uses a drive-by download technique to attempt exploits of two Java vulnerabilities. The Flashback.G malware also tries to trick users into accepting a fake digital certificate, which will install the malware if the Java exploits fail.