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Hackers Not Playing Games With Gaming Sites
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 12 March 2010 18:58


Internet gaming companies can be damaged by cyber attacks in a broader variety of ways than other companies
Cybersecurity is a serious issue for any online business, but for online gaming companies it's doubly so.

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Top Google Search Items Under Siege
Security
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 18:59

From DarkReading

Nearly 300 top search terms hit by 6,600 malicious URLs in the past seven days

Search engine optimization (SEO) poisoning continues to be alive and well, as an unusually large wave of these attacks have been spotted over the past seven days targeting 284 of the top Google search terms.

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Microsoft's tax-for-hacks 'horrible' idea, say security experts
Security
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 05 March 2010 18:59

From ComputerWorld

Suggestion that Internet users pay tax to fight malware, botnets gets thumbs down

Microsoft's idea that the fight against malware could be funded by an Internet tax is "horrible," an analyst said Thursday as other experts weighed in on a recent comment by the company's security chief.

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Spanish police arrest masterminds of 'massive' botnet
Security
Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 16:50

From the BBC:

Spanish police have revealed that they have arrested three men responsible for one of the world's biggest networks of virus-infected computers.

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Product Watch: Free Tool Cleans Up 'Rusty,' Unsafe Firewall Settings
Security
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 01 March 2010 18:33

From DarkReading

Matasano Security rolls out open-source product that cleans up and checks firewall configurations for security holes


SAN FRANCISCO -- RSA Conference 2010 -- Matasano Security here today rolled out a new Web-based open-source tool that scans for any firewall rules that are outdated, redundant, or could potentially expose a network to security threats.

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With legal nod, Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet
Security
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 25 February 2010 19:05

From C/Net News

Microsoft is intent on eliminating the Waledac botnet and is using the legal system to help.

Tim Cranton, Microsoft's associate general counsel, wrote Thursday on the company's blog that Microsoft has been shutting down Waledac by working with technology partners and taking legal action. In response to a complaint filed by Microsoft, a federal judge issued on Monday a temporary restraining order to shut down 227 Internet domains believed to be run by cybercriminals spreading the Waledac spambot.

 

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Criminals Hide Payment-Card Skimmers Inside Gas Station Pumps
Security
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:40

From Dark Reading


Wave of recent bank-card skimming incidents demonstrate how sophisticated the scam has become

Criminals hid bank card-skimming devices inside gas pumps -- in at least one case, even completely replacing the front panel of a pump -- in a recent wave of attacks that demonstrate a more sophisticated, insidious method of stealing money from unsuspecting victims filling up their gas tanks.

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FBI, grand jury now probing high school's webcam spying
Security
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 22 February 2010 18:29

From Ars Technica

By Jacqui Cheng | Last updated February 22, 2010 11:57 AM

The furor over the Harriton High School webcam spying caper continues to grow. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now investigating whether the school broke any federal wiretap laws when it remotely spied on a student at home, an anonymous official told the Associated Press. A federal grand jury has also subpoenaed the school for records related to the so-called "security" measures implemented on the laptops that allowed officials to activate the webcams to see people using them, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Thousands Of Organizations Worldwide Hit By Widespread Malware Attack
Security
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 19 February 2010 19:15

From Dark Reading

Botnet bearing the Zeus Trojan infected 75,000 systems worldwide in 2,500 enterprises, government agencies

Yet another sign that the Zeus Trojan isn't just for stealing consumer online banking credentials anymore: Some 2,500 enterprises and government agencies worldwide have been infiltrated by a botnet spreading the pervasive piece of malware, a security firm revealed today.

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Parents: school used webcam to spy on our kid at home
Security
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 18 February 2010 19:02

From ARS Technica...]

School-issued laptops are becoming more and more common these days, but thanks to the action of one high school, students and parents might have second thoughts about bringing them home. The parents of a Pennsylvania high school student, Blake J. Robbins, have filed a lawsuit against his school district after discovering that school officials had allegedly been remotely accessing the laptop in order to take webcam photos of the students at home (via BoingBoing). There are a number of unanswered questions about this story, but if true, it could mean serious penalties for the Lower Merion School District.

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