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Cross-platform Trojan attacks Windows, Intel Macs, Linux

Summary : A second cross-platform Trojan downloader has been discovered that detects if you’re running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, and then downloads the corresponding malware for your platform. Unlike the first one, which supported PowerPC Macs, this one does Intel x86 Macs.   Earlier this week I wrote about a new cross-platform Trojan downloader that detects if you’re ... Read More »

Cyber criminals target travelers

CNN) — A recent warning from the FBI about hackers targeting guests’ data when they log into hotel Wi-Fi overseas was a salient reminder to travelers of the risks to data security on the road. The alert, from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, was addressed to U.S. executives, government workers and academics but did not specify a particular country ... Read More »

Turkish Government Websites Defaced by Qatar Hacker

By performing an attack from Margent, a cybercriminal defaced a large number of websites belonging to the Ankara government, leaving them non-operational. Websebse informs us that an attack from Margent is a highly popular method that can be easily used by even the more inexperienced hackers. By getting access to a single website, the villain can access the file system ... Read More »

200,000 UK Citizens Fall Victims Online Romance Scams

A lot of people have been tricked by scammers who take advantage of people’s feelings to make an easy profit. At least 2% of all British internauts know a person that had fallen for such an online trick. The UK Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) commissioned a study made by YouGov in order to precisely determine the scale of this ... Read More »

Anonymous Hits US Government Contractor ManTech

Anonymous has published around 400 MB of confidential documents involving ManTech, a large federal contractor which provides IT solutions to many government departments. The hacktivist collective announced plans to release the files yesterday and even posted some teaser samples to prove it means business. The full archive was eventually released in true Anonymous style, with a press release on Pastebin ... Read More »

Anonymous arrests tied to PayPal DDoS attacks

‘Anonymous’ arrests tied to PayPal DDoS attacks, FBI says The FBI said this afternoon that it had arrested a total of fourteen individuals thought to belong to the Anonymous hacking group for their alleged participation in a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) against PayPal last year. The defendants, all of whom were in the 20s or early 30s, were ... Read More »