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Papua New Guinea’s internet link with the world has been hit with a cyber-attack, slowing connection speeds to a crawl. The world’s internet infrastructure came under strain late last week when a major effort by Russian-based hackers to close down a pro-Georgian blogger affected some soc...

Interesting to note that last week’s Twitter attack may have originated in a struggle to either propagate or suppress news and views on the Russia-Georgia dispute over the far-away Abkhazia region. Wouldn’t be the first in recent times that Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, have been on the...

Both sites have lately become attractive targets for online crooks who try to trick users into installing malware on their PCs. Malicious tweets or Facebook messages might promise some great new video, but instead install fake security software. Kaspersky today posted about the most social engineeri...

A botnet comprised of about 50,000 infected computers has been waging a war against U.S. government Web sites and causing headaches for businesses in the U.S. and South Korea. The attack started Saturday, and security experts have credited it with knocking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s (...

The Web site for Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, which works closely with the military and NASA on research projects, was hit with a cyber attack that officials discovered Sunday and which led them to take down the site until they analyze their computer systems, a spokes...