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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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New ThinkPad USB 3.0 Secure Hard Drive Released by Lenovo

New ThinkPad USB 3.0 Secure Hard Drive Released by Lenovo

August 29, 2012

If you are someone who is in need of secure flash drives then you know how expensive they can be. Having to pay at least $7 per gigabyte can really take its toll on you financially and is leading consumers to seek out more cost-effective options. That is why Lenovo has developed the ThinkPad USB 3.0 […]

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New Malware Cripples PCs After Infection

New Malware Cripples PCs After Infection

August 15, 2012

A new Trojan horse has been discovered that attempts to cover its tracks by crippling the infected PC after stealing the data. Known as “Shamoon” by most antivirus companies, the malware has been used in targeted attacks aimed at specific individuals or firms, including at least one in the energy sector. According to recent reports, […]

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Government Seeks to Mandate Computer Security for Businesses

Government Seeks to Mandate Computer Security for Businesses

August 9, 2012

With the rash of security breaches over the past couple of years, especially within some of the biggest companies and organizations in the world, Obama’s administration has decided to weigh plans to use executive powers to force United States businesses to better protect themselves, as well as critical industries, from potentially crippling computer attacks. This […]

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Dropbox Suffers Setbacks from Spam Attack

Dropbox Suffers Setbacks from Spam Attack

August 1, 2012

Dropbox has been trying to move into the enterprise more and more recently but was recently set back in its efforts thanks to a recent spam attack that originated from a breach in an employee’s account. Dropbox confirmed this week that a stolen employee password was the cause of the theft of a project document last […]

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Apple Increases Mobile Security with AuthenTec Acquisition

Apple Increases Mobile Security with AuthenTec Acquisition

July 26, 2012

If you thought that Apple’s stance on mobile security is on the soft side then prepare to change your mind because Apple is starting to get very serious about it now. The Cupertino-based technological giant has just agreed to acquire security technology company AuthenTec for a cool $356 million. News of the acquisition comes from a recent […]

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2012 Olympics Lose 10,000 G4S Security Personnel, Computer Glitch Partly to Blame

2012 Olympics Lose 10,000 G4S Security Personnel, Computer Glitch Partly to Blame

July 18, 2012

Naturally, the London 2012 Olympic Games is going to have more security than a TSA Christmas party. Not only is it the biggest competitive sporting event in the world, but it is also a breeding ground for tension as countries that may not get along too well politically will be facing off in the spirit […]

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New Malware Checkpoints Launched by Facebook

New Malware Checkpoints Launched by Facebook

July 12, 2012

Facebook launched a new feature on Tuesday that allows users to lock down their Facebook accounts and perform malware scans if they suspect that their computers might be infected. The popular social networking site already uses internal scanners to detect spam and malicious messages that might have been sent from user accounts controlled by malware, […]

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ACTA Gets Rejected by European Parliament, Joins SOPA and PIPA in the Losers Corner

ACTA Gets Rejected by European Parliament, Joins SOPA and PIPA in the Losers Corner

July 4, 2012

In a bit of joyous news from Europe, members of the European Parliament rejected the highly controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on Wednesday by an astounding 478 votes to 39 votes. This result was widely expected internationally and also means that the agreement can’t become law in the European Union or any of its member […]

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