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  • Android 'Gooligan' Hackers Just Scored The Biggest Ever Theft Of Google Accounts

    11/30/2016 10:03:24 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 30, 2016 | By Thomas Fox-Brewster
    More than a million Android phones are infected with Gooligan, a strain of malware Google is fighting in earnest. Cybercriminals used the spyware to steal 1.3 million Google accounts in the last four months, researchers warned. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) A new variant of Android malware is responsible for whatís believed to be the biggest single theft of Google accounts on record. The so-called Gooligan strain has infected as many as 1.3 million Android phones since August, completely prizing the devices open and stealing the tokens users are given to verify they are authorized to access their accounts. Itís main aim,...
  • Need Computer Help

    10/09/2016 7:01:12 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 45 replies
    self
    My computer has been running fine until now, malwarebytes runs each day as does Windows Defender. I turned my computer off today and came home, turned it on and I get a message that says: The stub received bad data...so far this is when I try to get into malwarebytes program and windows defender. NOt sure about other programs. All of my updates seem to have disappeared. What is a program I can use online to check for a virus? I am not computer savvy when it comes to computer problems. Thanks. Running Windows 10.
  • "Help with computer"

    09/22/2015 3:50:56 PM PDT · by Dick Vomer · 41 replies
    self ^ | 9/22/2015 | me
    I've been unable to even pull up a local bank on my internet browsers ( Firefox and Safari). The website itself will not load. Just spinning until the request times out. What's odd is that my wife us
  • Israel-Linked Spy Virus Discovered At Hotels Used For Iran Nuclear Talks

    06/10/2015 1:11:53 PM PDT · by Theoria · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 10 June 2015 | Eyder Peralta
    Earlier this spring, the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky was testing an advanced antivirus software on one of its computers when it stumbled on something big: As the Moscow-based company puts it, it was "one of the most skilled, mysterious and powerful" spy viruses in the world. The piece of software was so sophisticated that it left few traces. It didn't leave files on the disk drive, and to stay hidden, it burrowed inside a computer's kernel memory, which is the place where a computer's most basic software is kept.Kaspersky says it assigned a team to watch its movements, and the team...
  • 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...