A leading security researcher today published perhaps the best evidence yet showing a link between Chinese hackers and the sophisticated cyber intrusions at Google, Adobe and a slew of other top U.S. corporations late last year. In mid-December, Google discovered… Read More »
Money mules are quite literally the workhorses of the online fraud world. The term “money mule” is borrowed from the nomenclature used to describe the human pack horses of the drug cartels — so-called “drug mules” — people who physically… Read More »
Web site domain registrar and hosting provider Network Solutions acknowledged Tuesday that hackers had broken into its servers and defaced hundreds of customer Web sites. The hackers appear to have replaced each site’s home page with anti-Israeli sentiments and pictures… Read More »
Apple his shipped a software update that fixes at least a dozen security vulnerabilities in Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard systems. The update applies to OS X 10.5 and 10.6 desktop and server machines, is available through Software… Read More »
I had just finished opening an account at the local bank late last week when I happened to catch a glimpse of the bank manager’s computer screen: He had about 20 Web browser windows open, and it was hard to… Read More »
Recently, I sat down with Steve Santorelli, director of global outreach at Team Cyrmu (pronounced kum-ree), a security research and investigation firm. Santorelli interviewed me as part of their ongoing Who and Why Show, and gave me a few minutes to answer the question, “What keeps you up at night?”
It is said that you can judge the mettle of a man by the quality of his enemies. So I guess it should be flattering when a group of individuals who appear dedicated to making misery for countless Internet users express glee at what they perceive as my misfortune.
Less than 24 hours after Microsoft acknowledged the existence of an unpatched, critical flaw in all versions of its Internet Explorer Web browser, computer code that can be used to exploit the flaw has been posted online. This was bound… Read More »
Pictured below is what’s known as a skimmer, or a device made to be affixed to the mouth of an ATM and secretly swipe credit and debit card information when bank customers slip their cards into the machines to pull out money. Skimmers have been around for years, of course, but thieves are constantly improving them, and the device pictured below is a perfect example of that evolution.
The recent targeted cyber attacks against Google, Adobe and other major companies were fueled in part by a previously unknown — and currently unpatched — security flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser, anti-virus vendor McAfee said today.