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2012

13-08 Mail handling delay (Monday 13th Augustus 2012)
On Monday the 13th of August we had a delay in handling the incoming email messages, this issue started at the end of the afternoon and was resolved during the evening.

We offer our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this might have ...
2010

11-03 Avira extends Managed Security Services portfolio to offer users security
Tettnang/ Doetinchem, 2 March 2010 – German IT security provider Avira has acquired CleanPort B.V., bringing managed security services into the Avira portfolio offering. The new portfolio will be called, Avira Managed Security Services (AMSS). AMSS ...
2009

19-10 Fake Outlook Web Access update sets malware trap
Analysts at Websense Security Labs have detected a wave of attacks directed at people who use Microsoft's Outlook Web Access.

The web security company said on Wednesday that it has seen upwards of 30,000 emails an hour directing users of th ...
28-09 WordPress blogs at risk from worm
A worm is circulating that can post malware and spam to some WordPress blogs using outdated versions of the blogging software, according to a post by Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress.

The worm can be tough to catch, as Mulle ...
30-03 Parliament PCs struck by Downadup virus
Computer systems at Westminster have been infected by the Downadup virus.
The outbreak first came to light after an email by the parliamentary director of ICT was leaked online on Thursday night.

Engineers at parliament are working to " ...
19-01 Virus causes Ministry of Defence outages
The Ministry of Defence's administrative system has been infected with a virus, the MoD said on Friday. After a clean-up operation, some systems are still affected.

The administrative system is used by the army, navy and air force. Navy wars ...
2008

11-12 Experts split over recession's effect on hi-tech crime
Experts are split over whether the economic downturn will spur growth in cybercrime, but agree that companies must become better at using limited security resources.

Speaking to ZDNet UK at the CSO Interchange conference last week, Merlin, E ...
06-10 Skype denies knowledge of China security issues
Skype's president has said the company was largely unaware of a major security breach affecting Skype users in China.

In a blog published on Thursday, Josh Silverman, Skype's president, explained he did not realize that TOM-Skype, Skype's pa ...
13-08 DNS creator: It is time to add security
The man who authored the Domain Name System architecture has called on internet service providers to secure it on their networks.
Following the publication of a fundamental flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS) by security researcher Dan Kaminsky ...
21-07 Gartner: Security moving into the cloud
Security software will jump off PCs and into \'the cloud\', with spending on online security services forecast to triple by 2013.

Cloud-based malware and spam detection in email and instant messaging will grow from 20 percent of messaging se ...
01-07 Businesses told: Beware multi-component malware
Malware is becoming increasingly complex, designed with multiple components that target different enterprise weaknesses, according to industry watchers. In other words, the next security threat that hits your organisation could be a keylogger, Tro ...
24-06 High-risk flaws in corporate security revealed
Poor corporate IT security is leaving businesses vulnerable, with almost 90 percent of breaches found to have been preventable.
A trio of studies has painted a damning picture of business security, with online vulnerabilities rising as companies ...
09-06 Storm worm resurfaces, tries love angle again
After a hiatus, the gang behind the Storm worm is attempting to exploit people\'s curiosity about a fictional love interest to tempt users into downloading the malware, according to security training organisation the Sans Institute.

Donald S ...
23-04 Sports Network off the air due to chinese hackers
On Sunday a group of Chinese hackers took down what they thought was the CNN sports network, in reality they took down the Sport Network Website, which feeds data into the major sports networks like CNN Sports.

Hacktivism is alive and well ...
21-04 Often just one password is used by surfers
Only seven procent use more ways

Almost half of the internetters use just one password for online activities. This is a result from a research done by research agency Accenture among eight hundred British and Americans.

Using j ...
08-04 Britain seeks pedophiles Facebook
The British government wants to ban convicted pedophiles from using social networking Web sites such as Facebook, the Home Office said Friday. The plan involves forcing sex offenders to give any e-mail address they use to police, who will then ask t ...
18-03 Calculation errors caused by Microsoft Excel patch
Microsoft plugged more than a few vulnerabilities in Excel last week, but the trade off may be calculation errors.

Microsoft’s Bill Sisk said in a post late Friday following the software giant’s latest patch batch:

I wanted ...
04-02 Continuing flaws Facebooks image uploader
Security researcher Elazar Broad has found another vulnerability in Facebook’s Aurigma ImageUploader control.

And these vulnerabilities are stacking up. In an advisory on the Full Disclosure email list on Sunday, Broad wrote:

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28-01 In Greece arrestered man suspected of major data hacks
Greek police said on Friday they have arrested a man suspected of selling corporate secrets from France's Dassault Group, including data on weapons systems.

"This 58-year-old mathematician was wanted since 2002 after Dassault contacted Gre ...
2007

07-12 Google asks users to report malicious sites
Google is hoping users of its search engine will report "bad sites" to help the company fight criminals exploiting its infrastructure in order to distribute malicious software.

According to the Google security blog, the search giant alrea ...
07-12 Chinese hackers accused of attacking Shell, Rolls Royce
" Britain's domestic intelligence agency is warning that cybercrime perpetrated by China is on the rise following hacking attacks against Rolls-Royce and Royal Dutch Shell.

The agency, known as MI5, recently sent letters to some 300 banks ...
04-12 Firefox gets another security update
Patches from Mozilla, Askterisk, FreeBSD, others Merry Christmas and so on Government-sponsored cyberattacks on the rise, McAfee says, and other interesting reading.

Mozilla scrambles to patch Firefox for second time this week A bug in r ...
30-11 England needs faster internet connection
Half of the english work with an average internet speed of four megabytes a second. In comparisement to other countries this is relatively low. Other countries increase faster than England when it comes to the speed of internet and networks.

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27-11 Holiday shoppers falling prey on Black Friday
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is followed in marketing lingo by Cyber Monday. Both are big days for retailers and online fraudsters. Consumers should watch out for e-mails advertising incredible deals that seem too good to be true.
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27-11 Swedish teenager hacker of Cisco-based networks convicted
A teenager from Sweden was convicted Monday of intruding on the Cisco-based networks of three Swedish universities, reports the Associated Press.

The 19-year-old man has been given a conditional sentence and ordered to pay 160,000 kroner ...
13-11 US sentencing due to sending 1.2 million spam e-mails
A New Jersey man was sentenced to more than two years in prison on Friday for helping send spam e-mails to more than 1.2 million America Online subscribers.
Todd Moeller, 28, was sentenced 27 months in prison in a federal court in New York afte ...
16-10 Porn spammers convicted
Two men who sent millions of unsolicited pornographic e-mails have been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison as part of the first prosecution under a federal anti-spam law, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Friday.

J ...
26-09 Security problems for Gmail
In the past few days, there have been multiple disclosures of security vulnerabilities in a wide range of Google products, including a persistent e-mail theft issue affecting the widely used GMail service.

The unpatched GMail bug, which ...
12-09 CleanPort test winner hosted anti-Spam solutions
The magazine WinMag pro has tested several hosted anti-spam solutions in their latest issue (4/ 2007). CleanPort outperformed the competition on all criteria and was awarded the nomination of “ Editor’s choice”. According to the testers of Win ...
03-09 Spam rate increases to 93 % in August
The amount of unwanted E-Mail has risen to 93,1 % in August 2007. This is more than the former record of 92 % measured last februari. The last weekend of August also provided a new record; with 97 % this has been the most violent Spam-weekend ever. ...
06-08 Government used for Phishing
Identity thieves are expanding their phishing repertoire from banks and credit card companies to federal agencies, reports the Associated Press

Masquerading as the Federal Trade Commission, the IRS and the Justice Department, criminals sen ...
09-07 Spammers use iPhone-hype for phishing
As Apple's newest gadget starts selling in U.S. stores, spammers are exploiting the surrounding product craze by sending e-mails that try to dupe recipients into thinking that they have won an iPhone of their own.

Users should not to fal ...
24-05 New Spyware bill satisfies software makers
The House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday that would impose specific penalties for the fraudulent use of spyware but would not impose new requirements on software makers.

House lawmakers approved a bill providing for up to ...
17-05 Google warns for dangerous websites
Google is warning Web users of the increasing threat posed by malicious software that can be dropped onto a computer as a Web surfer visits a particular site. br>
The search giant carried out in-depth research on 4.5 million Web sites and foun ...
11-05 URL-spam increase detected by CleanPort
CleanPort has detected an increase in a new kind of spam, the URL-spam.

URL-spam uses a link to a picture or photo which has been place don a legitimate site like Flickr or imageshack. After clicking on the link, a photo or picture is disp ...
03-05 One billion dollar law suit against Spammers
Project Honey Pot filed the largest anti-spam lawsuit ever. Seeking more than $1B in statutory damages, the suit was brought on behalf of Honey Pot's members.

Project Honey Pot is an US organization that provides a distributed system for ...
03-05 Google blocks malicious ads
Google has removed paid links that advertised seemingly legitimate Web sites but actually tried to install nefarious programs on PCs.

The links were displayed as "sponsored links" after visitors entered specific queries into Google's sear ...
13-04 Spam used to exploit Window's patch
Microsoft broke with its monthly patch cycle Tuesday to repair a bug in the way Windows handles animated cursors. Cybercrooks had been using the hole since last week to attack Windows PCs. But the fix is not compatible with software that runs audio a ...
19-03 Internet Explorer 7 vulnerable to phishing scams?
Microsoft is investigating a possible vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7 that could help cybercrooks launch phishing scams, the company said Wednesday.

An attacker can use an error message displayed by the latest Microsoft browser to se ...
13-03 eBay suffers from activities phishers
eBay chief Meg Whitman said on Thursday that phishers pose one of the biggest threats to the customer trust that has sustained the auction giant.

Speaking at the Visa Security Summit here, Whitman said her company has been developing frau ...
19-02 Flaws in Cisco's Security Products
Cisco Systems has found two more vulnerabilities in its range of networking products.

The latest weaknesses are found in Cisco's Pix 500 series security appliances, its 5500 series of adaptive security appliances, and its firewall services ...
10-02 Microsoft and McAfee fail to protect Vista-users
Microsoft's own antivirus software, Live OneCare, is unable to fully protect Vista users against viruses, and one of security firm McAfee's antivirus software packages also fails to protect users, according to independent research released Friday. ...
01-02 Two Koreans send out 1.6 billion spam e-mail messages
Two South Korean computer programmers have been arrested on suspicion of sending out 1.6 billion spam e-mail messages in violation of the country's commerce laws, police said on Tuesday.

The two men, one aged 20 and the other 26, are suspe ...
31-01 Hackers to prison for creating a stealing Trojan
A Dutch court on Tuesday sentenced two hackers to prison for breaking into millions of computers worldwide and using the hijacked systems in online crimes.

The lead perpetrator was sentenced to two years in prison and the accomplice to 18 ...
29-01 Webroot discovers potential weakness in Vista Malware protection
Webroot Threat Researchers Find Vista Anti-Spyware Component Fails to Block 84 Percent of Most Common Spyware; Encourages Users to Deploy, Time-tested Security Solutions

Webroot Software unveiled evidence of potentially ineffective blockin ...
21-01 Virus uses storm to spread
Virus writers are getting savvier every day. This time they're sending out emails claiming to have details on '230 dead as storm batters Europe', with a virus that gives hackers backdoor control to your computer.

News reports claim tha ...
21-01 Are UK companies flouting Spam laws ?
Many UK companies are failing to comply with regulations governing the sending of unsolicited emails, according to a survey released by a direct marketing services vendor.
The survey, published by CDMS this week, claims that 31 percent of ...
20-01 Japanese arrested after creating spam blizzard
Four men suspected of sending an internet-congesting 5.4 billion spam emails to promote a dating website have been arrested in Japan.

Yoshimitsu Hirono, 47, president of Tokyo-based dating website Takumi Tsushin, and three other suspects, ...
17-01 FBI warns of assasin Spam scam twist
The FBI is warning of a new twist in the saga of scam emails that suggest a "hitman" is on the trail of the recipients.

The original scam promised prospective marks that the killer would cancel the contract providing the recipient paid lar ...
15-01 Spammed up stock
A week before Christmas, Diamant Art seemingly got a holiday bonus: On 18 December, the small Canadian maker of plastic food wrap saw its sub-penny stock price triple from 0.08 cents to a peak of 0.25 cents while trading in shares of the firm skyrock ...
05-01 Google: Yahoo! hosts significant number of phishing sites
An analysis of Google's blacklist of suspected phishing sites found that eBay, PayPal and Bank of America together account for almost two in three (63 per cent) of suspected scam sites.

Security researcher Michael Sutton also discovered th ...
2006

15-11 Firefox outphishis Internet Explorer
Anti-phishing features in Firefox 2.0 perform better than equivalent security technologies in IE7, according to a study commissioned by the Mozilla corporation.

The tests, performed by testing firm SmartWare and audited by iSEC partners, l ...



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