Bamital botnet servers seized by Microsoft and Symantec

Microsoft teamed up with Symantec to take down a nasty malware affecting thousands upon thousands of PCs. Bamital botnet hijacked people’s search experiences and redirected victims to potentially dangerous sites that could leave them vulnerable to other online threats and steal their personal information. Experts from the organizations obtained a court order and shut down servers at … Continue reading

Former military adviser urged Obama to pardon Gary McKinnon

John Arquilla, a professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and former military adviser has urged President Barack Obama to pardon the British computer hacker Gary McKinnon and to recruit master hackers to US Cyber Command. Gary McKinnon faced extradition for hacking into Pentagon and Nasa systems, and but they believe that he could encourage other hackers to become government cyber warriors. ‘If the … Continue reading

Incapsula introduces ‘Backdoor Protect’ feature in Cloud-based Website Security

Incapsula announced this week that they’re offering an intriguing Backdoor Protection feature for sites using their cloud-based website security and performance services. What’s a Backdoor? A backdoor is a malicious function that enables hackers to remotely operate a site or server, even after whatever exploit they used for initial access has been patched. Installing a backdoor is … Continue reading

Russian Hackers Behind Gozi Malware charged for Infecting Millions users

The mastermind Russian Hackers who coded and distributed the Gozi malware, Nikita Vladimirovich Kuzmin, 25 was charged along with Deniss Calovskis, 27, and Mihai Ionut Paunescu, 28 for infecting more than a million computers worldwide in order to steal banking and other credentials from tens of thousands of victims. They may face a maximum penalty of 95, … Continue reading

Israel preparing Cyber Iron Dome Shield

Israel preparing Cyber Iron Dome Shield Israel’s Prime Minister officially opened a new national program to train teenagers in the art of cyberwarfare. The program named “Magshimim Le’umit”, is to prepare them for their future role in the military and intelligence community. Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the country’s computer systems are facing attacks from … Continue reading

Chinese Hackers exploiting Internet Explorer Zero Day vulnerability for Cyber Espionage

Chinese Hackers exploiting Internet Explorer Zero Day vulnerability for Cyber Espionage   Web site for the Council on Foreign Relations was compromised and recently hit by a drive-by attack that was detected earlier this week. Hacker are suspected to be from China , who are exploiting a zero day  Internet Explorer vulnerability for Cyber Espionage attack against … Continue reading

Twitter unveils ‘2012 Year on Twitter

  Twitter unveils ‘2012 Year on Twitter’   We’re inching closer to the end of the year with each passing day, but Twitter it seems is in no mood to let the year pass before looking back at the year gone by. Editorial Director Karen Wickre sheds light on ‘2012 Year on Twitter’—a compilation of … Continue reading

Facebook helps FBI bust cybercriminals blamed for $850 million losses

Facebook helps FBI bust cybercriminals blamed for $850 million losses   Investigators led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and aided by Facebook Inc, have busted an international criminal ring that infected 11 million computers around the world and caused more than $850 million in total losses in one of the largest cybercrime hauls in … Continue reading

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