Archive for December, 2007
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced last week that more than a dozen employees fell prey to a “a sophisticated cyber attack”, exposing a database containing visitors’ personal information.
Web search site Ask.com has launched a feature that allows users to delete data on their search queries.
Attack code has already been released… codec used by older versions of Windows Media Player, made by Microsoft, and in AOL’s Winamp.
Open-recursive’ DNS servers could redirect users to phishing sites, researchers say.
Over the years, the criminal elements, the ones who are making money, making millions out of all this online crime, are just getting stronger and stronger. I don’t think we are really winning this war.
Developer Matthew Garrett succeeded in getting the MPAA to remove their ‘University Toolkit’ after claims it violated the GNU GPL. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact the MPAA directly, Garrett eventually emailed the group’s ISP and the violating software was taken down.
Google this week mistakenly disabled the Gmail accounts of an undetermined number of users due to an apparently overzealous attempt by the company to combat spammers.
Hackers have succeeded in breaking into the computer systems of two of the U.S.’ most important science labs, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Legal attack dogs for enterprise search provider Autonomy have threatened action against Secunia after the vulnerability publisher asked for information relating to a serious bug in an Autonomy product.
Over the past two years, we had found one or two pieces of malware targeting Macs, said Patrik Runald, an F-Secure security researcher. Since October, we’ve found 100-150 variants.