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Attacks on health care organisations up 85 percent in past year 
Feb 15, 2008 | Comment Now 
Attempted cyberattacks on health care organisations have increased 85 percent in the past year, according to SecureWorks, a software-as-a-service vendor.
Juvenile pleads guilty to infecting military, Sandia Laboratories PCs 
Feb 13, 2008 | Comment Now 
A juvenile cohort of botmaster Jeanson James Ancheta pleaded guilty this week to using botnets to infect thousands of PCs, including those used by sensitive government agencies.
House bill mandates high-tech Social Security cards 
Feb 13, 2008 | Comment Now 
Two Republican congressmen from Illinois have proposed legislation that would update the Social Security card for the age of cybercrime.
Mozilla plugs 10 Firefox vulnerabilities 
Feb 11, 2008 | Comment Now 
Mozilla released Firefox version on Thursday, fixing 10 vulnerabilities -- three critical -- in the alternative web browser.
Apple fixes HTTP-response vulnerability in QuickTime 
Feb 8, 2008 | Comment Now 
Apple on Wednesday released a new version of its QuickTime media player, patching a flaw in the application on both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
Atheists' MySpace page restored after hacking incident 
Feb 7, 2008 | Comment Now 
The "Atheist and Agnostic Group" MySpace page has been reactivated, a month after the page was deleted following a November 2007 hacking incident where unauthorised users ...
Apple fixes iPhoto bug 
Feb 7, 2008 | Comment Now 
Apple this week released a security update for iPhoto, patching a flaw that could allow remote code execution.
Spammers plead guilty to "419" scams that netted US$1.2 million 
Feb 1, 2008 | Comment Now 
Three men pleaded guilty this week in New York to running get-rich-quick spam schemes - including a scam where one of the men claimed to have terminal throat cancer - targeting ...
Yahoo names VeriSign's Balogh CTO 
Jan 31, 2008 | Comment Now 
In a move overshadowed by sizable layoffs announced this week, Yahoo has named VeriSign's Aristotle Balogh its new chief technology officer (CTO).
Barracuda claims Trend Micro patent complaint aims to stifle competition 
Jan 30, 2008 | Comment Now 
Officials from Barracuda Networks are suggesting that Trend Micro's patent complaint, which demands removal of virus-detection technologies from Barracuda and Panda firewalls, ...
Woman accused of deleting US$2.5 million in data 
Jan 29, 2008 | Comment Now 
A Florida woman, fearing she was about to be fired from her job, has been arrested for allegedly deleting seven year's worth of her employer's architectural data.
PayPal to acquire Fraud Sciences for US$169 million  
Jan 29, 2008 | Comment Now 
PayPal has agreed to acquire Fraud Sciences, a vendor of online transaction-verification tools.
Will Google search for more security during a US recession?  
Microsoft: Vista safer in first year than other operating systems 
Jan 25, 2008 | Comment Now 
Microsoft defended the security posture of its Vista operating system (OS) this week, claiming the platform has had a safer first year in terms of vulnerability management than ...
Drive-by pharming attacks seen in the wild 
Jan 24, 2008 | Comment Now 
The first drive-by pharming attacks have been spotted in the wild, researchers said this week.
U.S.-based website distributing powerful encryption software for al Qaeda 
Jan 24, 2008 | Comment Now 
An al Qaeda-linked website is distributing formidable encryption software -- a sign that the group could be improving other technological capabilities, researchers have warned.
Data of 650,000 customers of JCPenney, other retailers, at risk after backup goes missing 
Jan 21, 2008 | Comment Now 
The personally identifiable information of about 650,000 customers of JCPenney and other retailers is at risk after a data tape went missing from storage vendor Iron Mountain.
Malware up 800 percent in 2007, says Panda 
Jan 18, 2008 | Comment Now 
The amount of malware captured last year increased by 800 percent over 2006, researchers said this week.
Excel exploit targets vulnerability in the wild 
Jan 17, 2008 | Comment Now 
Microsoft this week warned Windows and Mac users that cyberattackers are remotely exploiting a flaw in Excel to take over computers.
Year's first QuickTime vulnerability discovered 
Jan 15, 2008 | Comment Now 
An Italian researcher has identified a flaw in Apple's QuickTime media application that can allow an attacker to perform a DoS attack or take control of an affected PC.
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