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US is the Capital of Malware

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

Computer VirusIn the fourth quarter of 2013, the United States of America hosted 44% of all malware. 

 

That’s almost 5 times more than the second-leading malware-hosting nation: the United Kingdom, who only came in at 10%. That’s quite a lead for the U.S.

 

So which brands are hosting malware, unintentionally? Amazon is reportedly responsible for 16%, while Go Daddy comes in at a close second with 14%. This data is especially interesting, when you think about how many articles cite Eastern Europe as the culprit. Don’t be fooled – the US is now producing more volumes of malware code than anyone else in the world.

 

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Category: Internet Security, Internet Threats Comments

Rewards for Hackers

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

Rewards for HackersWe may have found a good purpose for Hackers. Before you go into shock, read on…

 

The company called Wickr, (for those of you that aren’t familiar with it, it’s a secure messaging app), has reached out to hackers and offered them a reward for doing what they do on a daily basis.

 

That’s right, hackers are being offered $100,000 to uncover and, here’s the important part, ‘responsibly disclose’ any and all critical security flaws in the company’s app.

 

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Department of Homeland Security - data breach

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

Data breachIn January 2014, Homeland Security has been breached by hackers, ironically. A web portal for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security containing private and financial documents for more than 110 organizations was hacked. Apparently the companies affected had bid on a Science and Technology contract for a division within Homeland Security.  The source is currently undetermined.

 

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Neiman Marcus Data Breach

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

Data breachIn January, Neiman Marcus confirmed that it had suffered a data breach. Initially only a few details were released - all that was shared was that fraudulent charges were found on credit and debit cards of customers of Neiman Marcus. It did not reveal what types of data were stolen or how many customers were affected. A few weeks later, it was revealed that the data breach was much worse than originally thought. Neiman Marcus has since announced that cyber criminals had hacked into their system and had been operating within it for several months. Over 1.1 million credit and debit cards were affected.

 

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Category: Internet Security, Security News Comments

Are routers under the attack of hackers?

Posted by stevebell28@rocketmail.com

Are routers under the attack of hackers?That innocuous little plastic box sitting in the corner could be the source of attacks on your computer

 

Late last year we ran a blog on vulnerabilities in D-Link routers. In recent weeks hacks on routers have reportedly picked up with attacks on Linksys and Asus routers. There are even reports of hackers in Poland launching large-scale router attacks to get log-in details and passwords for online bank accounts.

 

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