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The bad code that hacked its way into the Nasdaq

Jul 17, 2014
In 2011, the FBI discovered dangerous software that was likely Russian in origin.
Posted In: NASDAQ, bloomberg, malware

A tale of two hacking conferences: Black Hat vs. Defcon

Jul 29, 2013
The biggest difference between the two? This year Defcon organizers disinvited the Feds in the wake of NSA surveillance revelations. While Black Hat's keynote speaker will be none other than NSA Director General Keith Alexander.
Posted In: hacking, NSA leaks, surveillance, malware

Beware of malware...on your smartphone

Apr 17, 2013
A new study from a firm called NQ Mobile says instances of evil software showing up in mobile phones were up 163 percent last year.
Posted In: mobile, malware

Facebook's new search; The hunt for 'Red October'

Jan 16, 2013
Facebook's new Graph Search feature has rivals like Google and Yelp paying attention to the social media giant. And, a look at a piece of mysterious malware called "Red October" that has been secretly attacking government computer systems for five years.
Posted In: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Graph Search, malware

Twitter blocks its first account and hospitals get more malware

Oct 19, 2012
Twitter blocks its first account officially, Google has a bad quarter and a new Chromebook, the emergency room has a virus.
Posted In: malware, health care, Twitter

Ransomware: Holding Your Computer Hostage Under Pain of Death

Oct 11, 2012
A new hacker scheme locks your hard drive and your files and prompts you to pay up...or else.
Posted In: computer virus, hackers, malware, ransomware

If you're having Internet trouble, blame the DNS Changer

Jul 9, 2012
Is a computer of yours other than the one you’re reading this on not connecting to the Internet this morning? Plus, aliens come to earth and they love Andy Gibb.
Posted In: malware, virus, security, Music

Flame virus was created by American and Israeli intelligence

Jun 21, 2012
The Washington Post reports the malware was meant to be a spy precursor to a later sabotage attack.
Posted In: malware, Wikipedia

'Flame' malware is a glimpse of cyber wars to come

May 30, 2012
The newly identified spy software is sophisticated and travels light.
Posted In: malware, Iran, Robot Roundup

'Flame' malware burns through cyberspace

May 30, 2012
The newly identified spyware is the latest state-sponsored cyber threat in the Middle East. But Flame could work its way into businesses.
Posted In: Flame, malware, middle east

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