David Quainton

Recent articles by David Quainton

Firestarters more dangerous than hackers

Firestarters more dangerous than hackers

Fire is a bigger threat than viruses, according to a survey of more than 800 IT directors, even though only a third of them backup data remotely.
Sep 7 2005 12:39PM
Katrina heralds wave of phishing fraud

Katrina heralds wave of phishing fraud

Spammers and phishers hoping to profit from hurricane Katrina have been waging a week-long email campaign.
Sep 6 2005 11:56AM
Zotob shows a dark future

Zotob shows a dark future

Perhaps the year's most dangerous and certainly most headlined worm hit the internet in August, shutting down a number of high-profile organisations.
Sep 5 2005 4:00PM
Status Quo as viruses are down down, deeper and down

Status Quo as viruses are down down, deeper and down

Spam is rising but viruses and phishing attacks have gone on holiday, according to the latest malware stats.
Sep 2 2005 11:23AM
ChoicePoint hacker indicted

ChoicePoint hacker indicted

The man who received 16 months jail time for dealing in personal information taken from ChoicePoint has now also been indicted for fraudulently accessing consumer financial records.
Sep 1 2005 12:35PM
Companies ignore dos and don'ts of DoS

Companies ignore dos and don'ts of DoS

Nearly three-quarters of businesses think they are safe from DoS attacks when they have less than adequate protection in place.
Aug 31 2005 3:49PM
FBI hunting more hackers as Zotob plot thickens

FBI hunting more hackers as Zotob plot thickens

More Zotob arrests could be made after Turkish officials told the FBI they have identified a further 16 suspects.
Aug 30 2005 3:57PM
Use USBs at your peril, survey warns

Use USBs at your peril, survey warns

Employees are putting their company’s data at risk by not using encrypted USB devices, a new survey has revealed.
Aug 26 2005 4:02PM
Brazilian hackers captured in police net

Brazilian hackers captured in police net

Brazilian police have captured 85 people suspected of operating a multi-million dollar high-tech theft operation.
Aug 26 2005 11:19AM
Spammer pharmacist indicted for fraud, dealing

Spammer pharmacist indicted for fraud, dealing

A 25-year-old Minnesota spammer has been indicted on multiple federal charges.
Aug 25 2005 4:36PM
Spammers use and abuse Microsoft in trojan delivery

Spammers use and abuse Microsoft in trojan delivery

A trojan virus is doing the rounds hidden in an email message from Microsoft warning about the Zotob worm.
Aug 25 2005 11:31AM
Worms steal gamers' "items"

Worms steal gamers' "items"

Hackers are taking advantage in the popularity of online games by creating a worm that steals player information.
Aug 24 2005 4:19PM
Super Zotob goes ballistic, XP users cautious

Super Zotob goes ballistic, XP users cautious

Windows XP can also be hit by the recent spate of Windows 2000 viruses, it has emerged.
Aug 24 2005 3:17PM
Hacker gaming geek collared in Japan

Hacker gaming geek collared in Japan

A Chinese hacker has been arrested in Japan for virtual stealing in an online game.
Aug 24 2005 11:38AM
Hackers third crack at Boulder uni servers

Hackers third crack at Boulder uni servers

Hackers have hit a Colorado university’s servers for the third time in under two months.
Aug 22 2005 3:24PM
Google storm over Sea of Japan (or is it East Sea?)

Google storm over Sea of Japan (or is it East Sea?)

Korean and Japanese hacking groups have targeted each other again in an argument over the name of a stretch of water.
Aug 22 2005 11:16AM
Welsh students can turn graduate hackers

Welsh students can turn graduate hackers

The world’s first postgraduate certificate in penetration testing and information security has been set up by a Welsh university.
Aug 19 2005 2:30PM
AOL spam friend gets 15 months

AOL spam friend gets 15 months

Former AOL staffer Jason Smathers has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for selling information to spammers.
Aug 19 2005 11:35AM
Online companies threatened by poor security

Online companies threatened by poor security

Half of all customers will switch ISPs if it means they can shop online safely, according to a new survey.
Aug 18 2005 3:51PM
Windows vulnerability sparks viral warfare

Windows vulnerability sparks viral warfare

The Zotob worm and its Windows hitting counterpart, Ircbot, are waged in viral warfare. Ircbots and a similar virus group known as Bozori are actively deleting Zotob viruses, the first to attack a newly announced Windows vulnerability.
Aug 18 2005 10:38AM

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