Cyber crime

Security news updates from the last week

 September 8, 2012

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AntiSec collects 12 million Apple UDIDs from hacked FBI laptop, FBI denies it! AntiSec, a hacker group associated with Anonymous, claimed to have gotten their hands on 12 million Apple UDIDs from a hacked FBI laptop. They published 1 million of these IDs to validate their claim. However, the FBI...

Gauss Malware – Updated version of Stuxnet

 August 20, 2012

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Gauss is a highly complex and sophisticated online banking malware that belongs to the same family as Flame, Duqu and Stuxnet. Gauss seems to be updated version of Stuxnet malware. Similar characteristics of these malwares are as follows: Use encryption method (XOR) Command and control (C&C) servers Use .LNK exploit...

Round-up of the security news updates

 August 17, 2012

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Website collects addresses of users who tweet the word ‘home’ This interesting website scans user tweets for the word ‘home’. If the person who tweeted the word has location tracking switched on, the website uses the location data and saves it as the address of that user. This information is...

Security news updates from the last week

 August 4, 2012

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Indian power grids are vulnerable to cyber-attackers The recent power outage in North India caused mayhem and now officials have said that it is possible for cyber-attackers to hack into the Indian power grid. There is a surprising lack of defense protocols in this sector and this is the cause...

Potential security threats at London 2012 Olympics

 June 26, 2012

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The London 2012 Olympics begin on July 27 and many security experts have issued warnings against potential threats. Thanks to the large amount of technology at people’s disposal this edition is being billed as the ‘first truly digital games’. 12 million cyber attacks were reported during the Beijing 2008 Olympics,...

Rising cyber crime: A grave cause for concern

 June 20, 2012

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If you thought only Governments and industrial agencies are susceptible to cyber attacks, then you need to think again. According to a report by the Security and Defense Agenda (SDA), India ranks 5th in a worldwide list of countries affected by cyber crime. Ominously, the number of reported cyber crimes...