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Vast online data leak in South Korea

South Korean retailer Shinsegae and 24 other companies have been breached and private data on 20 million customers has been stolen, forcing the Ministry of Public …

The rise of amateur-run botnets

It used to be that cyber criminals were people with a highly technical skill set, but this is not the norm anymore. This fact became obvious some two weeks ago when news of …

News of Corey Haim’s funeral lead to fake AV

Corey Haim’s death is old news by now, but fans of the prematurely deceased teen idol are still on the lookout for information concerning his death. Those interested in …

The threat landscape is changing, AV fails to adjust

A recent testing conducted by NSS Labs presented us with some deplorable results: of the seven antivirus products tested two weeks after the IE bug used for breaching Google …

Playstation emulator installs malware

Playing again the games you used to amuse yourself with for hours some years ago could bring a smile to your face, but it could also get your computer infected. Searching for …

Exploit for IE 0-day flaw published, patch still unavailable

An Israeli hacker has created an exploit for the IE zero-day flaw that Microsoft warned about on Tuesday, and the code is already being inserted into the Metasploit Framework. …

Targeted attacks exploiting PDF bugs are soaring

Adobe is having a hard time fighting its bad reputation when it comes to products riddled with vulnerabilities. Adobe Reader exploits seem the weapon of choice of many a cyber …

Basic security measures do wonders

Deep down inside, we all wish for a unique solution that will protect our machine or our network completely forever and ever, preferably one that can be activated with a …

Twitter tackles phishing problem

In a bid to obstruct the phishing onslaught that has lately been targeting its users, Twitter has announced that it will rout the submitted direct messages through a new URL …

Online banking rip-offs go up, card fraud goes down

Losses due to credit and debit card fraud have fallen for the first time in 3 years, says the UK Cards Association, only to be supplanted by a rising incidence of phishing …

And the winner is – FakeAV!

Taking advantage of the Oscar fever, criminals have poisoned search results regarding the award ceremony. Entering “oscar winners live 2010” you get this: …

UK threatens to retaliate over cyber attacks

Rapidly approaching the point when retaliation against countries suspected of launching cyber attacks and engaging in cyber espionage will be ordered, the UK …

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