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  • Breach: New Computer Virus Can Cripple Power Plants With the Click of a Mouse

    07/01/2014 4:03:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    Over 1,000 energy firms were infected with a sophisticated cyber weapon that gave hackers access to power plant control systems, it has been revealed. Ö The software allows operators to monitor energy consumption in real time Ė and to cripple physical systems such as wind turbines, gas pipelines and power plants at the click of a mouse. Ö ĎAmong the targets of Dragonfly were energy grid operators, major electricity generation firms, petroleum pipeline operators, and energy industry industrial equipment providers,í Symantec said. Ö ĎDragonfly initially targeted defense and aviation companies in the US and Canada before shifting its focus mainly...
  • As Stuxnet Anniversary Approaches, New SCADA Attack Is Discovered

    06/27/2014 11:56:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Dark Reading ^ | 6-27-2014 | Sara Peters
    Nearly four years since Stuxnet broke onto the scene, F-Secure has discovered another series of attacks against industrial control systems -- this time aiming at mostly European organizations. The attackers' ultimate motives are unclear. Researchers suspect they are simply gathering intelligence in preparation for a more serious attack. The attackers are infecting SCADA and ICS systems with the HAVEX remote access tool (mostly used for information gathering), using a unique infection vector. Once HAVEX is installed, it calls back to its command-and-control servers -- which are mostly unrelated third-party websites and blogs that the attackers have compromised -- and receives...
  • Symantec declares antivirus Ďdeadí as it focuses on damage control

    05/06/2014 11:58:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Engadget ^ | May 6, 2014 5:45:00 PM ET | John Fingas
    Given how hard antivirus software makers push you to sign up, you'd think that business was booming. Far from it, according to Symantecís Brian Dye. He tells the Wall Street Journal that antivirus tools like his companyís Norton suite are effectively ďdead.Ē The utilities now catch less than half of all attacks, according to the executiveóto him, the focus is on minimizing the damage whenever thereís a successful hack or infection. Ö
  • Banking Trojan Caphaw is being distributed through Youtube ads!

    03/03/2014 9:39:01 AM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 15 replies
    Emsisoft News ^ | 3-3-14 | Steven
    Caphaw Trojan Found in Youtube Ads In Malware, Malware Alerts by steven on February 25, 2014 | Deutsch, English, Fran√ßais, Italiano, –†—É—Ā—Ā–ļ–ł–Ļ 99 EmailShare youtube-logoLast Friday ¬Ė under the shadow of two critical zero day exploits on Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash ¬Ė researchers at Bromium Labs discovered malware in an advertising network connected to Youtube. Specific details are yet unknown and the threat has yet to be completely mitigated. As of Friday, Google Security was made aware of the issue and is currently investigating the matter with Bromium. What is Known The malware being served is a Caphaw banking...
  • First contagious WiFi computer virus goes airborne...

    02/25/2014 4:20:00 PM PST · by overdog2 · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-25-2014 | Giuseppe Macri
    Computer science researchers have demonstrated for the first time how a digital virus can go airborne and spread via WiFi networks in populated areas at the same pace as a human diseases. The ďChameleonĒ virus, designed by a University of Liverpool team, showed a remarkable amount of intelligence by avoiding detection and breaking into personal and business WiFi networks at their weakest points ó spreading at an alarming rate. Network Security Professor Alan Marshall said the virus doesnít try to damage or disrupt established networks ó instead, the virus slips in unnoticed to collect the data and log-in information of...
  • Healthcare.gov Contractor (and Close Russian Ally) Belarus Built Malware RIGHT INTO Obamacare Code

    02/04/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember when John McAfee warned us in November that anybody who signed up to the Obamacare site might have their bank account cleaned-out by hackers? The eccentric genius and former fugitive called the government website 'a hacker's wet dream', adding that there were 'NO safeguards' that would stop someone from starting a fake Obamacare website 'for a couple hundred dollars' that could 'empty your bank account' in hours.† McAfee added unambiguously that 'It's going to happen, and it's going to happen soon... nothing in the Obamacare system safeguards against this.'† And I thought he was just trying to sell...
  • COMPUTER VIRUS QUESTION: What Is THREAT "OSX/CLICKAGENT.FLA" Found In "opr0ETEF.tmp" File ?

    08/20/2013 4:33:36 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 48 replies
    VirusBarrier X6 Scan and Quarantine | Aug 20, 2013 | Yosemitest
    What is THREAT "OSX/CLICKAGENT.FLA" found in "opr0ETEF.tmp" file ? Notice the file name is using a ZERO after the "opr" . It was found just now with a firewall activity alert. Here's what the general information on the file says: Kind: Unix Executable File Size: 66KB on disk (61,836 bytes) Where: /Volumes/Untitled/Documents and Settings/(User Name)/Local Settings/Application Data/Opera/My Opera Web Browser/cache/g_0018 Created: Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:36 AM Modified: Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:36 AM It's under QUARANTINE now, and I'm looking to destroy it by "shreading" or "wiping" ? Any suggestions?
  • FBI: Hundreds Of Thousands May Lose Internet In July

    06/14/2013 9:45:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 54 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | April 21, 2012 | AP
    For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down. The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're...
  • Iran hit by new virus plague

    12/18/2012 8:14:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:19 | Nick Farrell
    Wipes hard drives Iranian computers are being hit by malware that wipes entire disk partitions clean, according to an advisory issued by that country's Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre. Dubbed Batchwiper, the malware systematically wipes any drive partitions starting with the letters D through I, along with any files stored on the Windows desktop of the user who is logged in.†It is the second time that a wiper program has hit the region. An earlier program called Wiper shared a file-naming convention almost identical to those used by the state-sponsored Stuxnet and Duqu operations. Batchwiper, which gets its...
  • OMG100an0.exe trojan downloader--how do I kill it

    12/02/2012 10:10:04 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 36 replies
    Girlfriend's Son's computer ^ | 12/2/12 | Rebelbase
    Girlfriend's son's computer has picked up a Trojan named OMG1000.exe. Windows firwall picks up the request to allow this program to access so it can be stopped there. I've run malware bytes and Avira scans, no luck in killing it. Hijack This doesn't find it. I've done all the scans and virus software updates from Safe Mode. Google doesn't offer much help. Anyone have knowledge on how to kill this one?
  • DNSChanger Malware Set to Knock Thousands Off Internet on Monday

    07/05/2012 9:08:55 AM PDT · by yorkie · 47 replies
    PC World ^ | July 5, 2012 | Ian Paul
    Thousands of PCs worldwide may be unable to access the Internet beginning July 9 unless those machines are rid of the pernicious DNSChanger malware that first surfaced in 2007. The Federal Bureau of Investigation helped shut down the criminal ring responsible for DNSChanger in late 2011. The federal agency then briefly handled the Internet Domain Name System routing for all infected Mac and Windows systems.
  • U.S. Team and Israel developed Iran Worm

    06/03/2012 3:23:48 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 3, 2012 | Siobhan Gorman
    facebook twitter linked in Email Print Save ‚Üď More By SIOBHAN GORMAN WASHINGTON¬óThe U.S. is pursuing a wide-ranging, high-tech campaign against Iran's nuclear program that includes the cybersabotage project known as Stuxnet, which was developed by the Central Intelligence Agency in conjunction with Idaho National Laboratory, the Israeli government, and other U.S. agencies, according to people familiar with the efforts. The covert CIA effort also includes persistent drone surveillance and cyberspying on Iranian scientists, they said.
  • S.M.A.R.T. HDD Virus Removal

    05/04/2012 1:49:50 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 49 replies
    5/4/12 | EQAndyBuzz
    Last night, my lovely's computer started kicking out messages about her disk being unreadable and she needed to run diagnostics. Thankfully she didn't. I ran RKILL to get rid of the processes and am currently running a Malwarebytes full scan to hunt this thing down. I checked Internet Options to see if there was a proxy server involved, but there does not appear to be any. Problem I am having is I cannot 1) boot up to safe mode (it is asking for operating system to use) and 2)from Start tab, I cannot get to any screens to do a...
  • Computer Help Needed

    04/22/2012 7:00:47 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 85 replies
    Former Fetus
    First of all, since I am asking for help with viruses, let me say that I am posting this from my husband's computer! My IP uses McAfee, I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in my PC. So I felt pretty safe. Fri morning, I was reading Jewish World Review when a pop-up claiming to be MSE claimed my PC was infected. It was not one of those pop-ups you can X out from. In my panic, I could not remember what someone here, at FR, had told me in the past that I could do. So I turned...
  • The Enemy Within (The story has some foul language describing the Conficker computer worm.)

    12/11/2011 10:13:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 2010 | Mark Bowden
    When the Conficker computer ďwormĒ was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cyber-security experts didnít know what to make of it. It infiltrated millions of computers around the globe. It constantly checks in with its unknown creators. It uses an encryption code so sophisticated that only a very few people could have deployed it. For the first time ever, the cyber-security elites of the world have joined forces in a high-tech game of cops and robbers, trying to find Confickerís creators and defeat them. The cops are failing. And now the worm lies there, waiting Ö The first surprising...
  • Did Iran Just Retaliate For Stuxnet? Computer Virus Infects US Predator Drone System

    10/07/2011 2:11:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/07/2011 | Tyler Durden
    It was only a matter of time: the weakest link in the otherwise awesome idea that is a remote-controlled military, represented by the thousands of Predator and Reaper drones, has always been its biggest strength: the fact that it is remote-controlled. Which means that with no person on location, the system has always been susceptible to infiltration in the form of intermediation between the offsite pilot and the actual equipment. Such as a virus. And as Wired reports, a viral infestation, the biggest nightmare for the the US drone fleet, has just struck. "A computer virus has infected the cockpits...
  • After Stuxnet Computer Virus: Iran Says It's Discovered 2nd Cyber Attack

    04/25/2011 7:00:20 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 24 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 25, 2011 | Reuters
    After Stuxnet Computer Virus: Iran Says It's Discovered 2nd Cyber Attack Official says new virus, "Stars," is being investigated; virus' target isn't revealed; official warns that Stuxnet still poses a risk; urges legal action in "cyber wars." TEHRAN - Iran has been targeted by a second computer virus in a "cyber war" waged by its enemies, its commander of civil defense said on Monday. Gholamreza Jalali told the semi-official Mehr news agency that the new virus, called "Stars", was being investigated by experts. Last year, Iran revealed that its computers were attacked by the Stuxnet worm, which attack the Bushehr...
  • Stuxnet may have destroyed 1,000 Iranian centrifuges at Natanz

    12/24/2010 9:11:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/23/2010 | Yaakov Katz
    Malicious computer virus accelerated, wrecked motors and may have decommissioned uranium enrichment centrifuges, think tank concludes. Talkbacks (10) The Stuxnet virus that has infected Iranís nuclear installations may have been behind the decommissioning of 1,000 centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility earlier this year, according to a new analysis of the malicious software. Prepared by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, the paper raised the possibility that the reported breakage of 1,000 centrifuges was caused by the virus. According to the paper, the timing of the removal of 1,000 centrifuges was consistent with a statement made last...
  • Dozens charged in NY in global computer virus scam

    09/30/2010 12:01:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    Ap ^ | (AP) Ė 1 hour ago
    NEW YORK ó Computer hackers in eastern Europe who used computer viruses to steal usernames and passwords teamed up with associates who opened bank accounts in the U.S. to snatch at least $3 million from American bank accounts, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges against more than 60 people.Some of the defendants were charged in court papers unsealed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan with conspiracy to commit bank fraud for the invasion of dozens of victims' accounts, according to federal and state prosecutors in New York.In a series of criminal complaints filed in the case, the FBI said the...
  • Email worm traced back to cyber-jihad group

    09/16/2010 9:20:57 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 8 replies
    SC Magazine ^ | Sept. 13, 2010 | Dan Kaplan
    The person responsible for the "Here you have" email worm, which wreaked havoc last week on businesses across the United States, may be part of a cyber-jihad group upset over American military presence in Iraq. The malware author, who uses the handle "iraq_resistance," is believed to be part of the cyber-jihad organization "Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad," whose goal is to digitally infiltrate U.S. Army agencies, Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks, a network security company, told SCMagazineUS.com on Monday. Researchers concluded this after determining that a worm launched last month, but on a much smaller scale, was...
  • Online Virus Robs 3,000 UK Bank Accounts

    08/12/2010 4:30:12 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    SKY.com ^ | 10:26am UK, Wednesday August 11, 2010 | Rob Cole, News Online
    SNIPPET: "Thousands of online banking customers have had their accounts drained by a sophisticated new computer virus, internet security experts say. Around £675,000 was taken from a "large UK financial institution" over the last month with 3,000 customers hit - and the attacks are ongoing. Online security firm M86 Security Labs said the customers were infected with a Trojan virus - which cannot be detected by traditional anti-virus software - while browsing the internet. The Trojan, known as a Zeus v3, copies the passwords and usernames of customers' online details and transfers their funds to a different account. It then...
  • Important!-Adobe suggests workaround for PDF embedded executable hack

    04/07/2010 12:37:04 PM PDT · by Wooly · 9 replies · 685+ views
    ZDNet ^ | April 6th, 2010 | Ryan Naraine
    On the heels of a warning that malicious executables can be embedded into PDF files and launched with minimal user interaction, Adobe is suggesting that users configure its PDF Reader product to limit the damage from an attack. Here are the instructions for mitigating a potential attack: Users can also turn off this functionality in the Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Preferences by selecting > Edit > Preferences > Categories > Trust Manager > PDF File Attachments and clearing (unchecking) the box ďAllow opening of non-PDF file attachments with external applicationsĒ This is what it looks like:
  • Framed for Child Porn by a PC Virus

    11/09/2009 11:33:53 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 131 replies · 3,794+ views
    FOX News ^ | FOX News
    Of all the sinister things that Internet viruses do, this might be the worst: They can make you an unsuspecting collector of child pornography. Heinous pictures and videos can be deposited on computers by viruses ó the malicious programs better known for swiping your credit card numbers. In this twist, it's your reputation that's stolen. Pedophiles can exploit virus-infected PCs to remotely store and view their stash without fear they'll get caught. Pranksters or someone trying to frame you can tap viruses to make it appear that you surf illegal Web sites. Whatever the motivation, you get child porn on...
  • Cyber Security (fake virus protection)

    11/09/2009 3:41:38 AM PST · by wolfcreek · 28 replies · 1,269+ views
    n/a ^ | 11.09.2009 | wolfcreek
    Had a virus alert yesterday from AVAST. As usually, it allowed me to abort connection and proceed. Cyber Security popups came up on my sceen and thinking it was AVAST prompting me, I ran a program. Turns out it was a fake site trying to get info and now it's embedded in my system. CAN ANYONE HELP? It's trying to block FR as a malicious website.
  • North Korea Fingered Again in Hacking 'Revelations'

    10/18/2009 5:41:31 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 408+ views
    UBIWAR.com ^ | 18 October 2009 at 15:17 | Tim Stevens
    SNIPPET: "After the 4 July DDoS attacks, wrongly attributed to North Korea, itís wise to treat reports of DPRK security hacks with some caution. Nevertheless, The Korea Times reports the following: Classified Info on Dangerous Chemicals Hacked Hackers stole classified information on dangerous chemicals in their raid on the South Korean army computer network in what was believed to be an attack by North Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported Saturday, quoting government officials." SNIPPET: "The Sydney Morning Herald adds more information: A North Korea cyber warfare unit hacked into a South Korean military command earlier this year and stole some...
  • HELP! COMPUTER INFECTED

    09/04/2009 5:55:59 AM PDT · by quintr · 78 replies · 2,700+ views
    Yesterday I got a notice that my computer was infected with a worm that gathers email addresses from a compromised computer, also a trojan. I started getting a critical warning on the desktop. I have long been a customer of McAfee and thought that McAfee would keep these kind of vermin off my computer. However, now it appears that problems are getting through. Need any suggestions you may have. My field is analytical chemistry, not computer science. Does anyone have a better source than McAfee. I'm willing to change -- especially if I can get a vendor that provides a...
  • Conficker virus begins to attack PCs: experts (Conficker wakes up)

    04/24/2009 4:43:01 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 19 replies · 1,481+ views
    Roto-Reuters ^ | 4/24/09 | Jim Finkle
    BOSTON (Reuters) - A malicious software program known as Conficker that many feared would wreak havoc on April 1 is slowly being activated, weeks after being dismissed as a false alarm, security experts said. Conficker, also known as Downadup or Kido, is quietly turning thousands of personal computers into servers of e-mail spam and installing spyware, they said. The worm started spreading late last year, infecting millions of computers and turning them into "slaves" that respond to commands sent from a remote server that effectively controls an army of computers known as a botnet. Its unidentified creators started using those...
  • (Vanity) Need Advice Removing Rapid Antivirus

    04/15/2009 8:08:49 PM PDT · by girlangler · 33 replies · 847+ views
    vanity ^ | 4/15/09 | me
    Can any freepers give me some advice on how to get rid of the Rapid Antivirus that appartently has infected my laptop? I am desperate. I have some deadlines and even my Internet Explorer, Firefox won't operate. FRUSTRATING!! Thanks in advance for any advice.
  • Conficker begins stealthy update

    04/09/2009 11:02:32 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 888+ views
    bbc. ^ | 9 April 2009
    The Conficker worm has started to update infected machines with a mystery package of data. Computer security firms watching the malicious program noticed that it sprang into life late on 8 April. The activity on its update system delivered encrypted software to compromised machines. It is not yet clear what the payload contains. The Conficker virus variants are thought to be present on millions of PCs around the world. Spam connection The updating activity has begun about a week later than expected. Analysis of the "C" variant of Conficker (aka Downadup) revealed that its updating mechanism was due to go...
  • Angry Fannie Mae worker plants computer virus after being fired

    01/29/2009 11:23:33 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 19 replies · 1,393+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/09 | Freeman Klopott
    A fired Fannie Mae contract employee allegedly placed a virus in the mortgage giantís software that could have shut the company down for at least a week and caused millions of dollars in damage, prosecutors say.
  • Virus Warning/Question/Help (Vanity)

    01/02/2009 7:44:38 AM PST · by Non-Sequitur · 80 replies · 2,141+ views
    None | 1/2/09 | Non-Sequitur
    Sorry for the vanity but it's part warning/part SOS. My computer has been infected with a rather nasty virus and I'm wondering if anyone else has faced it. I was watching the bowl game last night about 9 when my wife called me. She was doing some research on vacations and she got a warning about a virus. I go up there and it's a pop-up for some spy-ware download. Warnings that my computer may be infected, down load the software and save my system, the usual stuff. My wife is pretty savy and knows better than to respond to...
  • Heads Up On Computer virus

    10/28/2008 7:14:23 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 15 replies · 942+ views
    Snopes ^ | Octg 28, 2008 | Snopes
    You've received a postcard from a family member.
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Computer viruses make it to orbit

    08/27/2008 11:14:59 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 6 replies · 235+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 27, 2008
    A computer virus is alive and well on the International Space Station (ISS). Nasa has confirmed that laptops carried to the ISS in July were infected with a virus known as Gammima.AG. The worm was first detected on Earth in August 2007 and lurks on infected machines waiting to steal login names for popular online games. Nasa said it was not the first time computer viruses had travelled into space and it was investigating how the machines were infected. Orbital outbreak Space news website SpaceRef broke the story about the virus on the laptops that astronauts took to the ISS....
  • Valentine's Day Storm Worm

    02/08/2008 6:54:52 PM PST · by yorkie · 17 replies · 180+ views
    Snopes ^ | Updated - February 3, 2008
    PLEASE READ - Malicious email If you receive an email with any of the following subjet lines, please delete the email immediately.
  • New Sophos Security Report reveals cybercriminals moving beyond Microsoft - to Macs

    01/22/2008 10:01:00 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 11 replies · 160+ views
    Sophos Press Release ^ | 22 January 2008
    Mac users targeted by financially-motivated hackers for the first timeIT security and control firm, Sophos, has published its Security Threat Report 2008 examining the threat landscape over the previous twelve months, and predicting emerging cybercrime trends for 2008. The report reveals that in 2007 organised criminal gangs for the first time arrived at Apple's doorstep with the intention of stealing money. With proof that hackers are extending their efforts beyond Windows, Sophos is warning computer users of all operating systems not to be complacent about security. Sophos experts note that malware for Macs has been seen before, but until recently,...
  • Computer virus uses European storms to spread quickly

    01/20/2007 2:00:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 501+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/19/07
    Computer virus uses European storms to spread quickly Fri Jan 19, 10:47 AM ET A computer virus has made use of storms sweeping across Europe to infect email systems and spread rapidly before dying down, a Finnish IT security company has said. The virus appeared in emails with the subject line "230 dead as storm batters Europe" and attachments bearing names such as "Full Clip.exe", "Full Story.exe", "Read More.exe" and "Video.exe". The programme infects computers when users click on the message. "A significant network attack was launched globally in the early hours of Thursday morning using news of a European...
  • Ahmadinejad's Blog is Dangerous (Attempts to Install Virus on Visiting Computers)

    08/14/2006 9:09:10 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies · 1,852+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/14/06 | Charles Johnson
    A lot of readers emailed about a new Iranian web site that purports to be Mahmoud Ahmadinejadís blog, and a lot of other blogs have linked to it. But before you click through to the site (from somewhere else, I wonít post the link here), make sure your virus prevention software is up to dateóbecause it may try to exploit a weakness in Internet Explorer to install a ďback doorĒ in your computer: Pres. Ahmadinejad trying to infect Israelis with web viruses? http://olehgirl.blogspot.com/2006/08/pres-ahmadinejad-trying-to-infect.html
  • Homeland Security -- Systems Vulnerable

    08/10/2006 8:16:13 AM PDT · by grandpa jones · 141+ views
    tactical nukes ^ | 8/10/06 | nuke slywalker
    A day after Microsoft posted a dozen patches for Windows and Office, the one pegged by security analysts as the most dangerous is being used in attacks, the federal cyber-agency said.
  • Homeland Security -- Fix Your Windows

    08/09/2006 2:09:00 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 9 replies · 308+ views
    tactical nukes ^ | 8/9/06 | nuke slywalker
    In a rare alert, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged Windows users to plug a potential worm hole in the Microsoft operating system. You can view the DHS Press Release here
  • Virus makes Classified Data Go On-Line

    03/09/2006 12:37:00 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 4 replies · 285+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 3/9/06 | UPI
    File-share can be a dangerous business, or so Japanese government agencies are finding out the hard way. Two weeks after the country's Maritime Self-Defense Force found out that some highly classified information had been posted on the World Wide Web for all to read as a result of a programming error in its file-sharing Winny system, a slew of other agencies are finding similar problems. Winny itself is a peer-to-peer file-sharing program that has been charged with violating copyright laws in Japan. It has, however, proved to be popular with much of the population because of its cheap cost and...
  • DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF MOBILE VIRUSES COULD RISE FAST

    09/29/2005 11:27:23 AM PDT · by bkepley · 2 replies · 311+ views
    Infoworld ^ | 09/29/05 | Dan Nystedt
    The dream of a connected world where PCs and mobile phones can communicate with the digital home and other devices is supposed to make life easier. But it could instead make life far more dangerous if malware developers have their way.
  • (Vanity) Is DRUDGEREPORT.COM spreading Computer viruses?

    12/07/2004 11:07:00 PM PST · by grandpiano007 · 182 replies · 4,233+ views
    drudgereport ^ | 12-8-04 | me
    For the last two days, every time I visit Drudge, my computer gets hijacked by some pop-up virus. Am I the only one? I have to put the Yahoo-toolbar virus scanner on it and it tells me I got a Trojan horse hijacking my computer. It does get rid of it, but what's going on? Can someone please proof me wrong, so I can look for the cause somewhere else? Or have you experienced it too. Is drudge out of money or something to allow this scumware to infect his readers' computers?
  • Trojan Horse masquerading as helpful notification that you are mass mailing virus

    11/15/2004 10:41:35 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 2 replies · 545+ views
    email | 11/15/2004 | Swordmaker
    I received the following email today: hi, [my email user name], I have been receiving this email from [my email address] for a long time which has had a virus in it. My anti-virus has detected it and cleaned it but it seems that you are unable to keep your computer clean from this virus. I'm starting to get a little tired of getting viruses from your computer and/or email address. If you do not clean your system soon, your ISP (Internet Service Providor) will be contacted and told about how your computer has been mailing me viruses for weeks....
  • Google, other engines hit by worm variant

    07/26/2004 12:22:14 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 26 replies · 1,034+ views
    Cnet ^ | July 26, 2004, 11:47 AM PDT | Richard Shim and Michael Kanellos
    update Major Internet search engines were crippled Monday morning by a variant of the MyDoom worm, rendering Google inaccessible to many users and slowing results from Yahoo. The attack also affected smaller engines, including Alta Vista, a Yahoo subsidiary, and Lycos. Google representatives confirmed that the MyDoom worm affected performance of the search engine, but, despite numerous e-mail complaints received by News.com, said the attack had a limited impact. "At no point was the Google Web site significantly impaired, and service for all users and networks is expected to be restored shortly," the company said in a statement. A Lycos...
  • First Windows CE virus emerges

    07/19/2004 1:11:58 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 8 replies · 493+ views
    InfoWorld.com ^ | July 19, 2004 | By David Legard
    First Windows CE virus emerges Virus known as 'Dust' demonstrates holes in Win CE running on ARM processors By David Legard, IDG News Service A virus designed to demonstrate security holes in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE operating system but not to cause damage was identified by security companies over the weekend. The WinCE4.Duts.A virus (sometimes known as Dust) only affects devices running ARM Ltd. processors and infects Pocket PC PE files in the root directory, according to Bucharest-based Softwin S.R.L., which first reported the virus on Saturday. It raises a dialog box which asks "Dear User, am I allowed to...
  • New worm draws Sobig comparisons

    01/20/2004 1:33:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 123+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 20, 2004 | Andrew Colley
    Special to CNET News.com Computer security experts fear a new worm that began spreading rapidly across Australian e-mail networks on Sunday could be a rehearsal for a more concerted attack in coming weeks. The worm--dubbed Bagle-A--carries an expiration date, possibly indicating that more robust versions of the worm could be slated for release soon, said Daniel Zatz, security director for Computer Associates Australia. While Bagle-A is already successful--responsible for an 80 percent increase in queries to CA's help desk and in virus submissions to rival computer security company Sophos--the current version of the worm contains bugs, Zatz said. Comparing Bagle...
  • Allow me to cure your computer virus

    12/20/2003 5:24:43 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 358+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 20 2003 | Dave Barry
    It's time once again for Keyboard Korner, the computer advice column that uses simple, jargon-free terminology that even an idiot like you can grasp; the column that shows you how to take command of your personal computer, even if that means reducing it to tiny smoking shards with a hatchet. Today on Keyboard Korner we will address a very important topic: computer security. If you own a computer, or have touched a computer, or have ever shaken hands with somebody who might have touched a computer, you need to take precautionary measures NOW. Because modern cyberspace is not the friendly,...
  • WARNING - Intelligent Explorer Virus

    12/07/2003 7:20:55 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 150 replies · 22,107+ views
    12/7/03 | TC
    I sat dont at my station over an hour ago and responded to an Explorer upgrade option without thinking. This ISN'T a normal option, it was simply a pop-up. Without thinking I responded to upgrade and downloaded a nightmare. I have yet to break this. It consists of an additional bar which creates a new home page, http://find.intelius.com with files I've deleted in addition to wwd.ieplugin[1] - and proceeds to iniate infinite pop-ups of EVERY type out of http://www.n-case.com. ANYTHING internet related will be tattooed with the new bar. View - Toolbars - Intelligent Explorer" will eliminate the bar from...
  • Alert Alert NewsMax places spybots on your computer

    10/10/2003 7:24:19 PM PDT · by CHICAGOFARMER · 45 replies · 1,088+ views
    Newsmax website ^ | 10-10-03 | self
    Alert Alert The conservative website NewsMax www.newsmax.com places spybots on any visitor to it URL site. I just installed my spybot software 10 days ago. As I travels to my favorite watering holes, suprise visiting newsmax website alarm bells indicated targetnet spybot was trying to load. Every time I visited newsmax over the last 10 days newsmax tried to load the spybot targetnet during load up of newsmax URL. If you are enraged by this spying let newsmax know.