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February
12
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Experts Reveal Ongoing Malware Campaign Called The Mask

Kaspersky Lab researchers recently released a paper which revealed a five year “cyber espionage operation that used highly sophisticated multi-platform malware” to compromise hundreds of “government and private organizations in more than 30 countries“, according to an article published by PC World. This operation – which Kaspersky has referred to as  “The Mask” (English translation for the Spanish word Careto)...

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February
11
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Industry Insight: Malware Redefined

Aviv Raff, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and core-technologist at Seculert, shares useful insight – outlining how the enterprise marketplace must accept the changed “nature of malware” – in a recent article published on the Security Week web site. In this informative article, Raff reveals, “I’ve often noticed that despite all of the major changes that...

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February
10
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Japan Hosts Global Security Event in February

Japan will host the Code Blue Conference on February 17 and 18 – attracting “computer security experts” from around the globe to examine and “discuss cutting-edge measures against cyberattacks“, according to an article published on the Stuff website. The article indicates that “world-class computer security experts” or “white hat hackers” will be in attendance at...

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February
07
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Microsoft Fights Hard Against Cybercrime

In an attempt to accelerate the current battle against the world-wide cyber crime issue, technology giant Microsoft has announced the launch of a “new state of the art Cybercrime Center specifically designed to battle botnets, malware and other various forms of internet crime“, according to a recent article published by Entrepreneur magazine. The article indicates that...

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February
07
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Target Breach Traced to Stolen HVAC Vendor Credentials

A recent report claims that the initial attack launched in November against the retail giant Target was traced back to network credentials stolen from “a refrigeration, heating and air conditioning subcontractor.” This subcontractor performed service at a number of Target locations and those of “other top retailers“, according to an article published on the KrebsOnSecurity web site. The article...

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February
06
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SEA Hackers Launch Dull Attack on Facebook

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a well-known hacker group, announced on Wednesday, February 5th, that they had “hacked the domain name registration information for social networking giant Facebook” which had “no effect” on them or their members, according to an article published by independent tech news agency Re/code. The article indicates that the effect of the...

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February
06
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Expert Declares Cyber Criminals Immune from Punishment

A renowned and respected security researcher made a controversial declaration that “eastern European cyber criminal gangs” –  who recently breached security and attacked Target and other retailers – are “relatively safe from arrest and prosecution“, according to an article published by SC Magazine. The article indicates that Nart Villeneuve, the reported researcher, what quoted in the...

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February
05
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Hackers Warn of Attacks on Olympic Supporters

The hacking group Anonymous Caucasus has posted warnings that “cyber attacks” could be used to act against “any company that finances or supports the Sochi Olympics“, according to a recent article published on the NBC News website. The article stated that the group declared it’s position on Twitter by confirming that “it had called on its...

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February
04
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Tech Firms Share New Data About NSA Spying

A group of major technology firms have released new data regarding how often requests were made by “secret national security” investigators to surrender “customer information“, according to an article published on the Boston.com web site. The article indicates that this data includes “figures that show that the government collected data on thousands of Americans.” Large technology companies including Google, Microsoft and...

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February
04
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Hackers File Complaint Against German Government

A recent announcement has confirmed that a large european-based group of hackers have submitted a formal “criminal complaint” against Germany due to their reported involvement in “foreign spying by NSA and GCHQ” and for also “violating the right to citizens’ privacy“, according to an article published by RT (formerly Russia Today), the international, multilingual Russian-based television...

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