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“The hi-tech criminals used a well-known attack vector that exploits security loopholes on other sites to insert a link to their website. Those visiting the criminals’ webpage were told that their machines were infected with many different viruses. Swift action by security researchers ha...

“Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s parliamentary computer and the foreign and defence ministers’ machines are all suspected of being hacked, with China under suspicion, reports said Tuesday. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said American intelligence officials tipped off the ...

“One of the victims is itemBay, the nation’s largest trading site for online games. Last October, Seoul police concluded that hackers located in China’s Jilin Province waged attacks on the firm’s website for two years from 2008 at the request of its Korean rival. The case is only the tip...

“In an advisory released today, Adobe said malicious hackers were exploiting a critical security hole in Flash (up to and including the latest version of Flash. The software maker warned the vulnerability also exists in Adobe Flash player 10.2.152.33 and earlier versions for Windows, Mac, Linu...