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.
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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.
Men may dominate the ranks of vulnerability researchers and hackers. But could women be the superior social engineers? Its a question that the organizers of the annual Social Engineering Capture the Flag (CTF) contest at DEFCON will try to answer.
Defense giant Northrop Grumman is hiring software engineers to help it carry out “offensive cyberspace operations,” according to a recent job posting.
As the tech and investment banking worlds eagerly anticipate Facebook’s long-awaited initial public offering, the world’s largest social network is trying to put stops to a suspicious, but arguably benign, plugin.
A recent string of Web site hacks at Amnesty International and other NGOs are evidence of a campaign of cyber espionage directed against human rights orgnaizations, according to a report from The Shadowserver Foundation.
The Wikimedia Foundation is warning its millions of visitors that if they’re seeing ads appearing on any of the Foundation’s Web sites, then their computer is probably infected with malware.
In a bulletin, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning healthcare organizations about the threat posed by insecure, network attached medical devices and the proliferation of smart phones, tablet PCs and other mobile devices in medical settings.
Legitimate Web sites that have been hijacked and used to serve malicious content greately outnumber malicious sites on a list of the most-trafficked sites on Google’s blacklist, according to analysis by security firm Zscaler.