Chuck Miller

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New ransomware variant features novel payment scheme

New ransomware variant features novel payment scheme

Utilises SEO poisoning.
Nov 3 2009 12:05PM
Rapid7 buys Metaploit, remains committed to open source

Rapid7 buys Metaploit, remains committed to open source

Metasploit, the organization behind the Metasploit Project, a popular open-source tool for exploit research, has been acquired by vulnerability management provider Rapid7.
Oct 22 2009 10:27AM
NASA must fix cyber vulnerabilities

NASA must fix cyber vulnerabilities

1,120 security incidents over last two years.
Oct 20 2009 11:09AM
PayPal suspends hacker's account after bogus SSL post

PayPal suspends hacker's account after bogus SSL post

Black Hat demonstration was followed by exploits in the wild.
Oct 8 2009 11:38AM
Adware pushers evolve into malware distribution channel

Adware pushers evolve into malware distribution channel

"Affiliates" recruited to spread malware.
Oct 1 2009 11:01AM
Spammers command six-figure salaries working from home

Spammers command six-figure salaries working from home

Affiliates in a spam network can make US$180,000 per year or more, delivering traffic to pharmaceutical sites, online casinos or fake anti-virus web pages.
Sep 29 2009 9:16AM
New Twitter worm strikes

New Twitter worm strikes

Uses direct message feature.
Sep 24 2009 9:40AM
Rogue AV scam targets Google users

Rogue AV scam targets Google users

Utilises PageRank feature.
Sep 23 2009 11:10AM
Standard offers best practices for ISPs to fight botnets

Standard offers best practices for ISPs to fight botnets

A group charged with developing and promoting internet standards has published a new draft standard calling for measures that internet service providers can use to defeat botnets.
Sep 18 2009 9:54AM
Malware persists on compromised machines: Trend Micro

Malware persists on compromised machines: Trend Micro

Lies dormant for months on end.
Sep 17 2009 10:50AM
TJX ringleader pleads guilty

TJX ringleader pleads guilty

One of the leaders of an international ring of credit card thieves on Friday pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges, including conspiracy, computer fraud, access device fraud and identity theft.
Sep 15 2009 12:00PM
Botnet commands spread by Google Groups

Botnet commands spread by Google Groups

Botnet herders appear to be testing new ways to communicate with their drone computers.
Sep 15 2009 11:35AM
Firefox updated for security flaws

Firefox updated for security flaws

Users encouraged to upgrade immediately.
Sep 11 2009 10:35AM
Rogueware traps users with "green" promise

Rogueware traps users with "green" promise

Promises to save forests in 'Amazonia'.
Sep 4 2009 10:36AM
Mass SQL injection attacks still scaling up

Mass SQL injection attacks still scaling up

The mass SQL injection attacks that gained attention earlier this week are continuing, with some 210,000 pages infected so far.
Aug 28 2009 10:31AM
Phishing apps found on Facebook

Phishing apps found on Facebook

A new round of rogue Facebook applications is sending notifications that lead users to phishing sites, according to researchers at Trend Micro.
Aug 21 2009 11:37AM
Social networks increasingly blocked

Social networks increasingly blocked

Companies are increasingly blocking access to social networking sites, according to a new survey.
Aug 20 2009 10:52AM
Civilians cyberattacked Georgia in 2008 war

Civilians cyberattacked Georgia in 2008 war

Attacks on Georgian government websites during the 2008 war with Russia were carried out by civilians - with little or no direct involvement on the part of the Russian government or military -- according to a new report.
Aug 19 2009 11:36AM
Apple issues BIND patch

Apple issues BIND patch

On the heels of updates for Mac OS X and the Safari browser, Apple has issued a patch for its implementation of BIND, the popular software for DNS servers.
Aug 14 2009 3:15PM
WordPress issues new version, closes password flaw

WordPress issues new version, closes password flaw

WordPress, the popular blogging software platform, has been updated to fix a flaw that could have enabled a hacker to change an administrator password.
Aug 13 2009 11:27AM

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