Google hackers broke into more than 100 companies’ systems

The hackers who broke into Google two months ago have gone after more than 100 companies, according to an estimate by security vendor Isec Partners. Researchers have been closing in on the unidentified

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Robert McMillan

Attacks likely against Windows, PowerPoint, researchers warn

Some of the bugs Microsoft patched today will be exploited by hackers almost immediately, security researchers predicted.Microsoft's massive update -- a record-tying 13 separate security bulletins that patched 26 vulnerabilities -- gives attackers

Published on: February 11th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Hackers deface hundreds of ISP’s customers’ Web sites

Hackers have managed to deface several hundred Web sites hosted by Network Solutions, the company said Tuesday.In a blog posting, the Internet service provider described the incident as a "limited attack on websites

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Robert MacMillan and Gregg Keizer

Google attack turns spotlight on corporate espionage by China

Google's decision Tuesday to risk walking away from the world's largest Internet market may have come as a shock, but security experts see it as the most public admission of a top IT

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Scammers rake in $150 million peddling fake anti-virus apps

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says fake antivirus programs have raked in more than $150 million for scammers. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center issued a warning on Friday, saying that web

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Robert McMillan and Tim Greene

735,000 Facebook users hit with massive bot blitz

A massive bot-based attack has been hitting Facebook users, with nearly three-quarters of a million users receiving fake password reset messages, according to security researchers.The attack, which began Monday afternoon, according to e-mail

Published on: October 30th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Unpatched SMS flaw lets hackers ‘take control’ of iPhone

Apple Inc. has just over a day left to patch a bug in its iPhone software that could let hackers take over the iPhone, just by sending out an SMS (Short Message Service)

Published on: July 30th, 2009 Robert McMillan and Joaquim P. Menezes

Twits infected with Koobface have accounts suspended

Twitter is suspending the accounts of some users whose computers have fallen victim to a well-known piece of malicious software that has targeted other sites such as Facebook and MySpace.The malware, Koobface, is

Published on: July 14th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

Critical IE bug could trigger Conficker scale attack

The critical bug that Microsoft confirmed Monday but has yet to patch is a prime candidate for another Conficker-scale attack, a security researcher said."It's better than [the vulnerability used by] Conficker," Roger Thompson,

Published on: July 9th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Hundreds duped by Twitter phishing attacks

Twitter users who thought friends were directing them to a "funny blog" Thursday ended up experiencing something completely different: a phishing scam.Twitter was hit by two different rounds of phishing Thursday, as criminals

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Worm created by bored teen still torments Twitter users

The malicious worm affecting Twitter over the weekend has now mutated and continues to invade the popular microblogging network. Although Twitter is taking action against the problem, security analysts fear that further mutations

Published on: April 16th, 2009 Daniel Ionescu and Joaquim P. Menezes

Notorious Rock Phish gang pummels PC users with new attack strategy

A notorious online gang known for its prolific phishing operations has expanded its means of attack, potentially putting more PC users at risk of losing personal data.The Rock Phish gang surfaced around 2004,

Published on: April 22nd, 2008 Jeremy Kirk and Robert MacMillan

Monster.com admits to previous identity attacks

The theft of personal information from some 1.3 million users of the Monster.com job search service first revealed two weeks ago was not a one-time attack, the company's CEO said Wednesday."The Company has

Published on: August 31st, 2007 Gregg Keizer