Researchers weaken Virut botnet

Security researchers were able to decommission a number of domain names used by cyber crook s to load the Virut malware into computers, according to international non-profit, anti-spam organization The Spamhous Project Ltd.Spamhous

Published on: January 22nd, 2013

Anonymous threatens Sony, spares customers

The loosely organized hacker group known as Anonymous has Sony in its sights once again. After releasing a video a few days ago wherein they threaten to destroy Sony’s network, the group, which

Published on: January 4th, 2012 PCWorld.com Staff

Juniper, Symantec investigating after Google attack

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) and Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC) said Thursday that they were investigating a widespread cyber-espionage incident that has hit dozens of technology companies, including Google Inc. and Adobe Systems Inc. Sources familiar

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Robert McMillan

How B.C. hospitals deal with Conficker

A year after the Conficker worm was first observed crawling through corporate networks, a Western Canada hospital administrator has installed an intrusion prevention system (IPS) to deal with such threats. The Kelowna, B.C.-based Interior

Published on: November 10th, 2009 Greg Meckbach

Gartner warns of cloud security ‘nightmare’

At Gartner Inc.’s recent Symposium IT/Expo, thousands of IT managers packed into sessions on the topic of virtualization of enterprise computers, along with the prospect of adopting public cloud-based services or building private

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

Major AV vendors face hundreds of new rivals

Over 250 fake security software programs are scattered across the Web, each contributing to the roughly 43 million rogue installation attempts made on worldwide PCs since July 2008, according to a new Symantec Corp.

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Rafael Ruffolo

How a Las Vegas casino was infected by malware

Malware represents the biggest threat to point-of-sale terminals and servers, with everyone from Las Vegas casinos to name-brand restaurants and hotels still failing to protect against the attack, according to Chicago-based data security

Published on: October 7th, 2009 Rafael Ruffolo

Prototype security software blocks DDoS attacks

Researchers have come up with host-based security software that blocks distributed denial-of-service attacks without swamping the memory and CPU of the host machines.The filtering, called identity-based privacy-protected access control (IPCAF), can also prevent

Published on: October 5th, 2009 Tim Greene

TJX hacker Gonzalez pleads guilty to 20 charges

Hacker Albert Gonzalez, accused of masterminding the massive data thefts at BJ's Wholesale Club, TJX and several other retailers, has pleaded guilty to 19 charges related to computer hacking and credit card fraud,

Published on: September 11th, 2009 Grant Gross