Kaspersky unravels the deadliest cyber espionage threat after Flame, called Mask

By on February 12, 2014 at 2:37 PM.

Kaspersky unravels the deadliest cyber espionage threat after Flame, called Mask

Kaspersky Lab has released vital information about what's being called one of the most advanced cyber espionage threat, The Mask. Also known as Careto, this threat actor can attack the system and gather all the information from it. Reported to be Spanish-speaking, the attackers have targeted government organizations, energy, oil and gas companies, and diplomatic offices.  More →
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Nearly 50 percent of Indian computers affected by virus between April and June 2013: Kaspersky

By on July 18, 2013 at 5:21 PM.

Nearly 50 percent of Indian computers affected by virus between April and June 2013: Kaspersky

Security expert Kaspersky has published a report detailing the threats Indian users had to face this year. The data was collected between the months of April and June and includes security threats from spam, viruses and malware among others. More →
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The Internet could face a blackout on Monday due to Alureon malware

By on July 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM.

The Internet could face a blackout on Monday due to Alureon malware

About 245,000 computers throughout the world could face a blackout on Monday thanks to the Alureon malware reports Reuters.  Some have called it the Doomsday Virus after the malicious software was temporarily shut down (and then temporarily reactivated) in the US after a hacking scandal. While it has been noted that the scale of the virus has been over estimated, security firm Deteque noted that about 245,000 computers had been affected around the world and 45,355 computers were stationed in the US. More →
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Facebook slammed by porn attack, investigation ongoing [updated]

By on November 16, 2011 at 12:46 AM.

Facebook slammed by porn attack, investigation ongoing [updated]

Are pornographic images invading your Facebook news feed? We have yet to see it here at BGR, but ZDNET recently reported that “gory, violent pictures” and “hardcore pornography” are spreading across the social network. Facebook says it is getting to the bottom of the problem, but hasn’t yet revealed a solution or how the fiasco started. “Protecting the people who use Facebook from spam and malicious content is a top priority for us and we are always working to improve our systems to isolate and remove material that violates our terms,” Facebook spokesperson Andrew Noyes said. “We have recently experienced an increase in reports and we are investigating and addressing the issue.” It is unclear who is behind the attack. As The Washington Post points out, the flood could be a trick played by the now infamous hacker group Anonymous, in celebration of Guy Fawkes Day, which occurred on November 5th, but the group typically stakes its claim on major attacks. The images, which are apparently spreading like a wild fire, could also be the result of unsuspecting users having been tricked into clicking malicious links. Updated with statement from Facebook.  More →

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