Browsing Category: Web Security

[img_assist|nid=3703|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]For the second time in less than six months, visitors to the Drudge
Report say they got malware in addition to the Web site’s usual
sensational headlines. Matt Drudge denied that his site was
infecting visitors, however it’s likely that the malware is coming from
ads delivered by a third-party ad network and not the site itself. Read the full article. [CNet]

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[img_assist|nid=3659|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) released its Q4, 2009 Phishing Activity Trends Report, which reveals that eCrime syndicates are expanding the base of brands they exploit for online fraud far beyond major financial institutions and online merchants, with the number of hijacked brands reaching a record 356 in October, up nearly 4.4 percent from the previous record of 341 in August 2009. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

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[img_assist|nid=3661|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Congress and other government agencies are under a cyber attack an
average of 1.8 billion times a month, a number that has been growing
exponentially since President Barack Obama took office. In 2008, security events caused by vectors including worms, Trojan
horses and spybots averaged 8 million hits per month. That number
skyrocketed to 1.6 billion in 2009 and climbed to 1.8 billion this
year, according to Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer. Read the full article. [Politico]

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[img_assist|nid=3650|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A pair of researchers has amassed nearly 8,000
iPhones and Android smartphones in an experimental mobile botnet that
demonstrates the ease of spreading potentially malicious applications
on these devices. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

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