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First Mac OS X fake installer pops up, racks up your mobe bill

Source: The Register by John Leyden In this article “Crooks have developed a new Mac OS X-specific Trojan that mimics the behaviour of a legitimate software installer. Trojan-SMSSend-3666, which poses as an application for listening to music on a popular Russian social networking site, attempts to hoodwink marks into handing their mobile number to activate the radio app.… Read More »

Attorney General Secretly Granted Gov. Ability to Develop and Store Dossiers on Innocent Americans

Source: Wired by Kim Zetter I don’t know about you but this just turns my stomach. Many times I wonder what do we still have a constitution for! In this article “In a secret government agreement granted without approval or debate from lawmakers, the U.S. attorney general recently gave the National Counterterrorism Center sweeping new powers to store… Read More »

Long Shadow Of Stuxnet Inspires Custom Anti-Malware Project

Source: Dark Reading by Kelly Jackson Higgins In this article “Another sign of how Stuxnet is reshaping the SCADA security world: One major global supplier and integrator in offshore drilling, subsea, and merchant marine operations pushed for the creation of a custom malware protection solution that better fits operationally sensitive critical infrastructure environments. Kongsberg Maritime’s customers in the… Read More »

Australian Medical Records Encrypted Held Ransom

Source: F-Secure In this article “According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), a server belonging to a small medical business located in Australia’s Gold Coast has been hacked, had its patient records encrypted, and held ransom for $4000. The Australian edition of SC Magazine reported on similar hacks earlier this year. This strikes us as an interesting development… Read More »

Zeus Botnet Eurograbber Steals $47 Million

Source: Information Week by Mathew J. Schwartz In this article “A criminal gang wielding a new version of Zeus malware that’s designed for mobile devices has stolen an estimated 36 million euros, or $47 million, from more than 30,000 corporate and private banking customers. That finding comes from a new report published by security vendors Versafe and Check… Read More »