Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Cyber Threat Attacking Companies in Canada, the Philippines and Other Countries

New Cyber Threat Attacking Companies in Canada, the Philippines and Other Countries

September 20, 2012

Hackers utilizing a RAT, otherwise known as a Remote Access Trojan, named Mirage have been engaging in a systematic cyber espionage campaign against a plethora of targets, including a Canadian energy company, a large oil firm in the Philippines and several other countries since April, according to Dell’s SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit. This is the […]

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Pre-Installed Malware Discovered on New Computers in China

Pre-Installed Malware Discovered on New Computers in China

September 12, 2012

According to a recent investigation by Microsoft, brand new laptop and desktop computers sold in China contain preinstalled malicious software, which has already infected millions of computers around the world. The malware, which is embedded in counterfeit versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating systems, is designed to spy on users and conduct denial-of-service attacks, Microsoft stated. […]

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GoDaddy Goes Down in Web Outage

GoDaddy Goes Down in Web Outage

September 11, 2012

Millions of sites hosted by GoDaddy.com went offline on Monday for about four hours starting at 1:25 p.m. ET and were finally restored to the majority of affected customers around 5:43 p.m. The reason for the major web outage has not yet been revealed, but there is speculation that it was due to an attack […]

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