Internet Security

Superman tops list of 10 most toxic superhero links on internet

McAfeeWashington, July 16 - McAfee reveals that superman links are the most lethal out of all superhero links on Internet.

Superhero links amount to at least three quarters of all unidentified matter available online.

There is a 16.5 percent chance that superhero links lead to viruses, spyware, spam or other malware, says McAfee.

Superman links consist of the most deadly viruses and are the worst.

Some users, however, attract other cartoon links more than superheroes.

These are on sites that hack passwords and computer IDs that are often a result of marketing activities.

Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal DDoS attacks

Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal DDoS attacksThirteen defendants who had been slapped with charges of launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at PayPal in 2010 pleaded guilty in a California federal court, the U. S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco confirmed recently.

The defenders had attacked PayPal using DDoS method, which is also known as the Low Orbit Ion Cannon, as part of "Operation Payback" to teach PayPal a lesson for the subsidiary eBay's refusal to process payments for whistleblower site WikiLeaks.

Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership announced by UK government to tackle cyber-crime

Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership announced by UK government to tackle cyber-crimeIn an attempt to wipe out cyber-crime with a combination of the skills of the police, industry experts and academics, the UK Home Office has recently announced a new initiative called Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership (CCRP).

Cybercriminals exploiting Java vulnerability to spread malware

Cybercriminals exploiting Java vulnerability to spread malwareAccording to a new report by a security expert, the cyber criminals are increasingly exploiting vulnerability in the current versions of Java to target users and spread malware.

No nation can fight cybercrime in isolation: Sibal

No nation can fight cybercrime in isolation: SibalGlobal cooperation is necessary to ensure cyber security as no nation can fight cyber crime in isolation, Communications & IT Minister Kapil Sibal said.

Sibal, who is in Baku, Ajerbaijan, to attend a High Level Ministerial Meeting at the Internet Governance Forum, stressed that cooperation is must among key players, industry, international bodies and governments to secure cyberspace.

Cyber criminals using Sunny Leone to dupe internet users

Cyber criminals using Sunny Leone to dupe internet usersCyber criminals often use popular aspects of public life to attract more internet users and lead them to miraculous websites and infect their systems. It has been noted that the cyber master minds are increasing using info and pictures of Sunny Leone to dupe internet users.

US Defense Secretary: Cyberspace is the battlefield of future

US Defense Secretary: Cyberspace is the battlefield of futureIn the wake of the increasing threat of warfare in cyberspace, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a Friday speech that cyberspace has become the battlefield of the future; and pointed to the fact that cyber-criminals have already launched attacks on banks and other financial institutions in recent past, and are developing the capability of hitting US power grids and government systems.

Govt. to work with private organizations to boost cyber defence

Govt. to work with private organizations to boost cyber defenceNational Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has admitted that there is a "critical shortage" of cyber security experts in the government.

Menon suggested that both the government and the private organizations would have to join forces to meet the challenge. He was speaking at the release of a report of recommendations of a Joint Working Group (JWG).

Indian defence forces see pen drives as big threat to cyber security

Indian defence forces see pen drives as big threat to cyber securityIndian defence forces see pen drives as major threat to their cyber security the use of pen drives has been found responsible for more than 70 per cent cyber security breaches in the three Services.

Army officials said that the use of easy-to-carry pen drives for storing data had increased over the recent past, despite a ban on their use in the services.

Programmer charged with hacking Toyota website

Programmer charged with hacking Toyota websiteA computer programmer from Georgetown, central Kentucky, has been slapped with charges of hacking into and damaging computers of automobile maker Toyota.

According to the FBI complaint, Ibrahimshah Shahulhameed logged into the automobile maker's official site www. toyotasupplier. com and issued commands to hold back the functions of the computer servers. In some cases, the work of reconfiguring the programs led to complete shut down of the site.

Symantec: Flamer malware has been operational for over 5 years

Symantec: Flamer malware has been operational for over 5 yearsOn September 17, security firm Symantec published an analysis of two newly-detected command-and-control servers which draw attention to some hitherto-unknown information about the cyber espionage tool dubbed Flamer.

Consumer cybercrimes cost India Rs 42,000 crore in 12 months

Consumer cybercrimes cost India Rs 42,000 crore in 12 monthsConsumer cybercrimes cost India a whopping Rs 42,000 crore (nearly $8 billion) over the past twelve months, computer security firm Norton said.

In its 2012 cybercrime report, Norton said that more than 42 million consumers in India fell victim to cybercrimes in the last one year, and suffered nearly US$8 billion in direct financial losses.

Hacker who infected 72,000 computers gets 30-month prison term

Hacker who infected 72,000 computers gets 30-month prison termAccording to a recent revelation by the Department of Justice (DoJ), Phoenix man Joshua Schichtel, 30, who pleaded guilty last August to having created a botnet which devastated nearly 72,000 computers, has been sentenced to prison.

As per the DoJ announcement, Schichtel was sentenced to a 30-month prison term on Thursday, for "selling command-and-control access to and use of thousands of malware-infected computers."

Security experts detect new gift certificate scam by cyber criminals

Security experts detect new gift certificate scam by cyber criminalsSecurity experts have detected a new gift certificate scam used by cyber criminals to target internet users.

The Eleven security blog has said that the users receive an email that claims to be from Apple's iTunes store. The email comes with an attachment which contains ZIP file with malware that may allow hackers to gain access to the targeted user's computer.

Malware content missing in new security software

MalwareIndependent tests have shown that software companies churning out new security software often miss new malware, which is hitting the Web faster and in greater numbers than preventive programmers can cope with.

Results of the tests by NSS Labs showed that security software vendors take an average of two days to block a malicious Web site containing potentially damaging code that attacks any computer visiting it.

Facebook sued over privacy by a Rhode Island man

FacebookAccording to the re3ports a Rhode Island man has sued Facebook claiming his privacy was violated by giving information to advertisers and other third parties.

The Providence Journal has reported that Derrick Rose of East Providence is seeking class-action status.

A complaint filed on Friday said, "Facebook did not adequately warn users that their information would be posted to unrelated third-party Web sites. Nor did Facebook seek or receive informed consent and permission to do so."

Hacker attacks have reached 100 units per second

HackerThe annual report Symantec informs that the hackers attack have touched 100 units per second in the world. Cyber crime in the country has seen a remarkable growth in India as well. Mumbai has topped the list of hacking activities followed by other cities like Delhi and Hyderabad. India has stood fifth in the list of hacking cases.

As per the recent report published by Symantec, the hackers are especially targeting the popular social networking sites. The companies have also become the targets of some of the hackers. This has been the violation of the intellectual property rights in the country.

Mumbai tops in cyber crime

Mumbai tops in cyber crimeAccording to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, Mumbai has become the number one spot of cyber crimes. Largest number of malicious activities has been reported in this city during the last year. In other cities, the capital Delhi and Hyderabad has stood in the second and third place respectively.

Sophos introduces latest data protection solution

SafeguardSophos has announced the release of new versions of its safeguard projects. India's leading IT security and control firm Sophos has introduced version 5.50 of Sophos SafeGuard Easy and Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise to its users.

This latest inclusion to the safeguard products will provide its customers an all new approach to comprehensive security and data protection. The company officials have said that the new products will reduce cost and complexity of the user.

Chinese military experts and educators refutes link to cyber attack on Google

Chinese military experts and educators refutes link to cyber attack on GoogleReports suggesting that the military was in any way involved in cyber attacks on Internet search giant Google were today dismissed by senior Chinese military experts and educators.

Two Chinese educational institutions - Lanxiang Vocational School based in Jinan, Shandong province and Shanghai Jiaotong University were linked to the online attacks that also targeted American corporations, by a report of The New York Times (NYT).




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