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GoDaddy not hacked, claim router table problems

We reported yesterday that an Anonymous source had claimed responsibility for the raft of websites taken down in an ‘attack’ on GoDaddy.com. The company issued a statement claiming that the problem was based on corrupted router tables, not ‘external influences’. GoDaddy interim CEO Scott Wagner, wrote a small announcement which …

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Godaddy.com hacked, websites down

Millions of websites hosted by Godaddy.com were taken down yesterday for a couple of hours before the services started to come back online in the afternoon. A hacker who was apparently associated with the Anonymous group took responsibility on Twitter.com. Another Twitter account associated with the group has disputed the …

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Malware on the rise: highest in 4 years

According to a new McAfee report, Malware attacks are at their highest in 4 years. Mobile devices feature high on the list. McAfee, now owned by Intel issued their quarterly Threats Report and it points out that there is a 1.5 million increase in malware since Q1 this year, a …

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Hacktivists infect 30,000 PCs at Saudi oil company

For as long as there have been computers, there have been hackers. Moving forward in the 21st century, there seems to be an ever increasing risk of activists, with a political agenda and computer skills, attacking major companies without putting themselves at risk in the streets. KitGuru considers this latest …

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Kaspersky needs your help with Gauss malware warhead

Captain Kapersky

Anti-virus maker and web security firm Kaspersky Lab, has begun reaching out to the world wide community with a plea for help. It’s looking for those interested in cryptology, numerology and maths, with the hope that someone will be able to help it crack an encryption key for a warhead …

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Gauss virus to hit banking systems. state funded?

Kaspersky Lab have found another virus, which they claim could be state funded. This virus, nicknamed GAUSS appears to be have been written by the same people who handled the Flame, data mining virus. GAUSS has been detected on 2,500 computers, mostly in Lebanon according to Kaspersky. The code tries …

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Dropbox admit hack – user accounts compromised

One of the most useful services online, Dropbox have admitted they were hacked. Some account names and passwords have been stolen in the process. Some users flagged that they were receiving spam associated with only the DropBox account. The company looked into the problems and found that some usernames and …

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UK shipping surveillance tech. to Iran, Egypt, Syria

Scanner Darkly

The UK government is being called out by a privacy charity, which is threatening legal action unless the MPs explain why they are shipping surveillance equipment and technology to repressive regimes in Iran, Egypt and Syria. Privacy International is the name of the group spearheading this campaign and it is …

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277,000 users may lose net access on Monday

Reports from the FBI say that over a quarter of a million users could lose internet access on Monday. The FBI are taking down a ‘safety net’ which is protecting these people from a malicious piece of code infecting their systems. The FBI say that 64,000 Windows machines are infected …

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Linkedin ‘no reports that member accounts were breached’

Linkedin have been reassuring its business customers that their data is safe. They said they received no reports that member accounts were breached after experiencing a password theft targeting 6.5 million people. These passwords were stolen and then published on a website last week. Security experts said  that Linkedins protection …

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Flame virus ordered to self destruct

Experts spoke out last night to say that the Flame computer virus has received orders to self destruct. Symantec said in a blog post last night that the Flame “command-and-control servers sent an updated command to several compromised computers. This command was designed to completely remove (Flame) from the compromised …

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eHarmony hacked, password breach

Dating site eHarmony have said that they were exposed in a breach yesterday, following shortly after the Linkedin password problems earlier this week. Becky Teraoka of eHarmony’s corporate communications said “After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected.” …

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Apple push security fixes to protect against malware

Apple have released security fixes for OS 10.5 Leopard, to protect against Flashback malware. The update also disables outdated Java and Flash functionality. Apple machines were infected last month, infecting more than 600,000 Macintosh computers. Apple released two security fixes last night for OS X 10.5 Leopard. Apple have been …

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Anonymous target UK government websites. More to come.

Famous hacking group Anonymous have targeted the UK government, after giving them forewarning that it was going to happen. It selected Easter for the protest. The Telegraph reports “The British branch of Anonymous – a loose global collective of computer hackers who often target law-enforcement websites – first advertised “#OpTrialAtHome” …

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Anonymous target People’s Republic Of China

Anonymous have apparently defaced over 480 web sites in the People’s Republic Of China in the last few days. These websites include Government operations. Anonymous want Chinese hackers to join their cause and are highlighting their skills to the countries talented hackers. They have even launched their own AnonymousChina Twitter …

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Microsoft try to take down Zeus Botnets

Reports indicate that Microsoft, with an escort of U.S. Marshals seized control of command and control servers on Friday in two states in America. This is an ongoing campaign by Microsoft to take down botnets involving 13 million computers infected with the Zeus Malware. Microsoft announced last night that “some …

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Lulzsec leader turned snitch after being arrested

Federal authorities said yesterday that a Lulzsec leader provided information on his colleagues after being arrested last year. The information helped authorities to arrest other top members of the hacking organisation. Hacker ‘Sabu’, real name Hector Xavier Monsegur, 28 years old from New York has been working with the FBI …

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Imperva Analyzes High-Profile ‘Anonymous’ Attack

– Imperva, Inc  a pioneer and leader of a new category of data security solutions for high-value business data in the data center, released today a report that reveals details on an attack by hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ against a high-profile unnamed target during a 25-day period in 2011. The Hacker …

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Bitdefender shows off top AV award at Distree

While defending your home is the realm of gun clubs, martial artists and the chaps from Yale, protecting your bits requires a different set of tools entirely. KitGuru caught up with one happy chappy over at Distree in Monte Carlo. He was holding something large in the air, smiling and …

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