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“Cyber criminals are again wasting no time on capitalising on public interest in major news events with a new phishing attack being reported based on the recent Tsunami hitting Pacific Island nations. F-secure has reported that search engine optimisation (SEO) poisoning is again being used to ...

“Last week Canadian security vendor Defence Intelligence reported that half the Fortune 100 companies have been compromised by a botnet they dubbed Mariposa. Discovered in May, Mariposa appears to have been built using the readily available butterfly bot kit. While the afflicted among the Fort...

“Waves of targeted email attacks, often called spear phishing, are exploiting client-side vulnerabilities in commonly used programs such as Adobe PDF Reader, QuickTime, Adobe Flash and Microsoft Office. This is currently the primary initial infection vector used to compromise computers that ha...

Hackers are now using Twitter to send coded update messages to computers they’ve previously infected with rogue code, according to a report from net-monitoring firm Arbor Networks. This looks to be the first reported case of hackers using the popular micro-messaging company to control botnets, whi...

The Olympic Games in London could suffer a severe “cyber attack” unless urgent action is taken, according to former home secretary David Blunkett. He said terrorists could hack into computer and communications systems causing a “complete meltdown”. The Labour MP said such an ...