Facebook spammer has to pay big money

Facebook has won the court battle against Sanford Wallace, one of the spammers who obtained access to people’s accounts and used them to spam their friends. He is …

5 handy WordPress security plug-ins

WordPress is one of today’s most popular publishing platforms. Like any other system, it needs security. What follows is a list of 5 practical plug-ins that extend its …

DHS to open new cyber operations center

During a roundtable at RSA Conference Europe last week, Philip Reitinger, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and …

Careless spammer reveals tricks of the trade

I guess it had to happen sooner or later. After looking at who knows how many spam-and-scam occurrences, Patrick Fitzgerald of Symantec has struck gold while investigating the …

Spear phishing scammers target Taiwan officials

TrendLabs reports that they have discovered several instances of “spear phishing”. Spear phishing is a specific type of phishing fraud that involves customizable …

China raising a cyber army?

Coming as a confirmation of the assertions made in the report prepared by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, another independent report released by the …

Serious cyber attacks on the horizon

A report prepared recently by James A. Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, used the recent cyber attacks that targeted the US and South Korea as a …