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Anonymous Hackers Target Oakland Police Department

Members of Anonymous recently targeted the Web site for the Oakland Police Department and offered a $1,000 reward for information on the police officer who threw what appear...

Video of Emma Watson Nude Links to Malware

Zscaler researchers are warning of a link to a video claiming to show actress Emma Watson naked, which instead leads to malware."But unfortunately for all those who fell for the lure, a click on the...

California Man Gets 8 Years for Identity Theft

Robert Delgado, of Monterey Park, Calif., was recently sentenced to eight years in prison after police found a hard drive in his home containing personal data on more than 3...

Spear Phishing Quickly Coming of Age

by Jovi Bepinosa Umawing of GFI SoftwareWhen RSA’s executive chairman Art Coviello broke the news in March that his company’s SecurID two-factor authentication products had been compromised by a the...

Avira Anti-Virus Identifies Itself as Malware

Following a recent update, Avira's anti-virus software unfortunately identified itself as potentially malicious."Avira detected its own AESCRIPT.DLL library file as the previously obscure 'TR/Spy.46...

Images of Gaddafi Used as Malware Bait

Spammers are using the promise of photos of Colonel Gaddafi's death to trick users into downloading malicious attachments."Windows computer users who decompress the attached...

Anonymous Hackers Publish Law Enforcement Data

Members of Anonymous today posted documents containing personal information on police officers in Massachusetts and Alabama."The group said it leaked the stolen data, which ...

Anonymous Hackers Hit Child Porn Web Sites

Members of Anonymous claim to have taken down more than 50 child pornography Web sites and leaked the names of more than 1,500 members of one of the sites."The Anonymous ca...

Duqu, Stuxnet and the World of Cyber Espionage

In 2010, the Stuxnet malware gained global notoriety as a weapon of cyberwar against Iran. A new derivative of Stuxnet, dubbed "Duqu" is now making the rounds, though its purpose and target are not ...

DHS Says Anonymous Wants to Target U.S. Infrastructure

According to a Department of Homeland Security bulletin released this week, Anonymous is interested in attacking industrial control systems that manage U.S. power plants, wa...

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