Cyber criminals long ago discovered that there’s a big market for pharmaceuticals online, prompting a tsunami of pharmaceutical spam offering everything from “herbal Viagra” to Prozac and Adderall. But new data from security firm Webroot suggests that scammers are experimenting with new products, namely: pirated musical downloads of Top 40 artists like Adele, Pink and Kings of Leon.
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Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, domain registrar GoDaddy and OpenDNS have taken steps to cut off Internet access for machines infected with the Flame worm. In the process, the researchers say they uncovered a large and complex command and control infrastructure of more than 80 Web domains and collected clues that put the origins of Flame as early as 2008.
Security researcher and Google employee Michal Zalewski is warning of a potentially serious security hole that affects the three major Web browsers, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google’s Chrome browser and that could make it easy for attackers to push malicious downloads from domains other than that being visited by unsuspecting Web users.
A 33 year-old Chinese man pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court to stealing proprietary source code used by the U.S. Federal Reserve to help track billions of dollars in government transfers that occur daily, according to a report by Reuters.
UPDATE: Are the winds of cyber war blowing, or is the newly discovered Flame worm just a tempest in a teapot? Just days after it was disclosed to the public, the Flame worm is fanning the flames of controversy within the security world. Threatpost takes a look at what people are saying.
Serco Inc., a well-known contractor working with the U.S. government, announced that it was the target of a sophisticated attack that exposed data on 123,000 civil employees of the Federal government and their families, including names, addresses and social security numbers taken from the company’s system.
The Department of Homeland Security Is Offering Organizations That Use Industrial Control Systems advice or mitigating the effects of cyber attacks. Among the agency’s recommendations: hold on to data from infected systems and prevent enemies from moving within your organization.
The FBI said that there are still more than 330,000 computers believed to be infected with the DNSChanger malware, with just weeks to go before a court order to cut off their ability to communicate with the rest of the Internet. Fully 77,000 are located in the U.S., according to data provided to Threatpost.
Blizzard Entertainment’s update to the mega-popular Diablo game franchise hit a major snag over the weekend, after users started peppering support boards and the company with reports of raided accounts, missing virtual “gold” and mysterious new friends.
A British man could spend as much as a year in prison after admittedly hacking into the private Facebook account of a pop star and actress, meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Dharun Ravi, who used a webcam to record his Rutgers University roommate in an intimate moment, will spend just 30 days in jail.