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For Your Immediate Attention

Source: Internet Security Alliance Daily Brief The DARPA Information Innovation Office is Seeking Private Sector Recommendation The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O) is requesting information on innovative technologies and approaches to secure the Nation’s infrastructure and to ensure the survival of the Department of Defense’s cyber capabilities in case of attack. Specifically, answers… Read More »

In Today’s News (ISA)

Source: Internet Security Alliance Daily Brief Koobface spreads via torrents. August 19, Softpedia – Security researchers identified a new version of the Koobface worm, which uses the global torrent network instead of social networking Web sites to spread. Dating back to July 2008, Koobface is one of the oldest and most successful computer worms that is still active. Its original variants… Read More »

US and UK zombies demand top dollar

Denizens of the malware underworld who sell access to compromised computers do so at varying rates depending on where the machines are located, researchers told the UsenixSecurity Symposium this week. The researchers followed what they called the pay-per-install (PPI) industry, which obtains infected machines from which malware can be launched and sells access to these machines to parties looking for someplace to… Read More »

In Today’s News

 Source: Internet Security Alliance Daily Brief Fake blocked credit card e-mails carry malware. August 17, Softpedia – Security researchers from Sophos have intercepted a new malware distribution campaign that generates e-mails posing as blocked credit card notifications from MasterCard. The rogue e-mails bear titles like “Your credit card is blocked” or “Your credit card has been blocked”, and have spoofed headers… Read More »