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DNSChanger Lingers: 330k Systems Still Infected, 77,000 In The U.S.

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.

Study Finds China Censorship Of Social Media Is Real, Pervasive

A study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has concluded that Chinese social media sites are deleting messages with content that might be construed as controversial by the Communist Party – the first conclusive evidence that state censorship extends to social media sites like Sina Weibo, the popular micro blogging Web site that many have likened to a Chinese Twitter.


Rep. Mary Bono Mack, chair of the influential House committee that oversees information security, is asking for more information about the Shady RAT attacks that McAfee publicized last week, saying that the “details of the report are alarming at the least,” and asking that researchers brief members of the committee.

Social networking website Facebook was awarded $711.2 million in
damages relating to an anti-spam case against Internet marketer Sanford
Wallace, court documents show.

The site filed an anti-spamming case against Wallace in February for
accessing people’s Facebook accounts without their permission and
sending phony mail and posts to the individuals’ public message wall,
the company said in a blog post.  Read the full story [Reuters]

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