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W32.Changeup!gen51

- Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Worm.

Infostealer.Reedum.D

- Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Android.Krysanec

- Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Asterope!gen1

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Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

OSX.Freezer

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Ratenjay!gen3

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Backdoor.Preft

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Downloader.Ponik!gen8

- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Tubrosa

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

OSX.Laoshu

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Rincux

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.FakeAV!gen130

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Changeup!gen50

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Worm.

Backdoor.Darkmoon.G

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2014-0546

- Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Backdoor.Miras

- Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Changeup!gen49

- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Worm.

Trojan.Cryptolocker.H

- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Infostealer.Ragua

- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Necurs!gen7

- Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Cryptdef!gen3

- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Changeup!gen48

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Worm.

Infostealer.Retgate

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2014-2820

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Exp.CVE-2014-2823

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Exp.CVE-2014-4057

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Trojan.FakeAV!gen129

- Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g17

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g34

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Trojan.Volgmer

- Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.2e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.3e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.4e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Trojan.5e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.6e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.DomaIQ.7e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.8e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.9e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.11e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.MegaSrch.10e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Tarma.12e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.MegaSrch.13e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.14e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.15e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.16e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.17e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.18e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.19e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Graftor.20e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.21e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Adload.22e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.OutBrowse.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.DomaIQ.2e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.7e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.6e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.OutBrowse.2e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Soft32Dwn.1e

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Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.DomaIQ.3e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.3e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.SoftPulse.3e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.AdGazelle.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Widdit.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Downware.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Bruterdep!gen2

- Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Ransomcrypt.N

- Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Zbot!gen82

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Blueso

- Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g23

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g24

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g25

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g26

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g27

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g28

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g29

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g30

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g31

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g18

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g20

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g21

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g22

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g23

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g24

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g25

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g26

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g27

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g32

- Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Trojan.Qhosts!gen1

- Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Android.Trogle

- Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Worm.

Backdoor.Goldsun

- Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Turla!gen2

- Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Lapadin

- Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Backtor

- Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Scieron.B

- Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Adware.Crossid!gen1

- Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Backdoor.Citrat

- Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Changeup!gen47

- Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Worm.

Trojan.Bruterdep!gen1

- Sat, 9 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Turla!gen1

- Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Loadmoney!gen2

- Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Backdoor.Korplug!gm

- Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Android.Scartibro

- Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Mdropper!gen2

- Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Bitterbug

- Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Synolocker

- Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Icoscript

- Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Skintrim!gen4

- Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Infostealer.Ldpinch!g2

- Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.FakeAV!gen128

- Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Poweliks!gm

- Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.FakeAV!gen127

- Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Downloader.Sesafer

- Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.PUA!gen1

- Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Trojan.Ascesso.C

- Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Worm.

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Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

- Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:05:40 -0400

Top South America hackers rattle Peru's CabinetThe Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut ...


Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

- Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:30:01 -0400

FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2014, file photo, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A publicist for Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online. Intimate images of the Oscar-winning actress began appearing online on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, and nude images purported to be of other female celebrities were also being circulated online. The source of the leak was not immediately known. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

- Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:00:37 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

- Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:22:04 -0400

FILE - In this july 20, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter watches his team during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. The Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn't based on Houston's record but because "we need a new direction in our clubhouse." The Astros entered Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in fourth place in the AL West with a 59-79 record, second worst in the league. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)HOUSTON (AP) ? The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."


This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PIN

- Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:45:08 -0400

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PINIn light of this weekend?s†massive celebrity photo leak, mobile security is†bound to be a major†topic of discussion in the weeks to come. How can we keep our private data safe if†actors and actresses whose lives often revolve around†keeping things private are this vulnerable? With the amount of information we store on our phones, in our email, in cloud storage, we?re always going to be at risk, but there are†ways that hackers can get private data from us without accessing any of our devices. At the beginning of the year, thermal imaging company FLIR announced the FLIR One, an iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s-compatible case with a infrared camera. Although there are plenty of legitimate uses for an infrared camera, there


Here?s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

- Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:40:59 -0400

Here?s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolenAfter a massive breach†that saw hackers†steal nude†pictures and videos from phones belonging to†various celebrities, fingers have been pointed†at Apple?s iCloud as the potential point of access. Now, various reports have emerged detailing the way these phones may have been obtained, and revealing Apple?s involvement in the process. FROM EARLIER: Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack Online publication The Next Web reveals that hackers aware of an iCloud security issue (found in the Find My iPhone service) and may have taken advantage of it to break into the phones of the affected†celebrities, who include Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kate Hudson and many more. Apparently, a Python script was posted on Github†last Monday that


Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack

- Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:20:55 -0400

Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hackWith just over a week to go until the iPhone 6 is finally unveiled, Apple?s most important product launch of the year, the company may have a major scandal to deal with that?s directly related to its iOS ecosystem. Mashable reports that hackers managed to break into†a number of iCloud accounts belonging to certain celebrities, and alleged†nude photos†and even compromising videos have been posted as a result. It?s not clear how the hack was possible or whether or not iCloud was indeed hacked by a malicious third party interested in stealing such sensitive information in order to sell it online. The hackers first took to 4chan to tease the ?goods,? revealing they managed to access handsets belonging to quite a


China's Tencent shuts messaging accounts after censorship rules-state media

- Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:40:36 -0400

A picture illustration shows a WeChat app icon in BeijingChina's Tencent Holdings Ltd has suspended more than 300 accounts on its WeChat mobile messaging app and banned around 40 others as government restrictions on spreading political news online take effect, state media said on Friday. Earlier this month, China imposed new rules on what kind of information can be spread via instant messaging apps as well as restrictions on accounts which can broadcast news to large numbers of followers. Of the 357 accounts closed down by Tencent as of August 25, 46 were permanently banned while the rest were suspended, the official Xinhua news agency said on its microblog.


U.S. banking group says unaware of any 'significant' cyber attack

- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:07:02 -0400

JP Morgan Chase & Co sign outside headquarters in New YorkThe group, known as the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or FS-ISAC, includes all major U.S. "There are no credible threats posed to the financial services sector at this time," the group said in an email to its members. FS-ISAC told members in the email that it decided not to raise its barometer of threats facing banks during a regularly scheduled conference call on Thursday.


You have to check out these crazy CIA spy gadgets from 50 years ago

- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:24:19 -0400

You have to check out these crazy CIA spy gadgets from 50 years agoHave you ever watched a James Bond or Mission Impossible movie and wondered if any of those absurd gadgets could actually be put to use in the real world? Well as it so happens, the spies on the silver screen aren?t too different from our own Central Intelligence Agency of the mid-1900s. CNET has cobbled together a slideshow of some of the most fascinating pieces of spy tech in the history of the CIA ? some of them need to be seen to be believed. The bug you see above you is one of the highlights of the CIA Museum Artifacts collection. The Dragonfly Insectothopter, as it is known, was the first insect-sized flying vehicle to ever be developed by


Here's Why Angelina Jolie Is a Movie Star

- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:01:56 -0400

Here's Why Angelina Jolie Is a Movie StarToday Angelina Jolie got married; She was also the subject of a piece on Gawker' Defamer by Tom Scocca asking why she's considered a movie star, considering that she's mostly in crappy movies that aren't really very beloved. Scocca takes aim at some outright flops (Pushing Tin, Alexander) and some mid-sized hits (The Bone Collector, Salt), and notes that one of her biggest movies (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) probably did better because of all the publicity surrounding her relationship with Brad Pitt, and her subsequent films (The Good Shepherd, A Mighty Heart and Beowulf) did badly. "Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock and Robert Downey Jr. and Leonardo DiCaprio?big names who appear, as Jolie does, on Forbes' lists of the highest paid†actresses†or actors?have histories of making hugely beloved hit movies," Scocca writes, while "Angelina Jolie's megastardom is completely independent of the substance of her movie career."


FBI Probing Cyber Attack on Major U.S. Banks

- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:11:29 -0400

FBI Probing Cyber Attack on Major U.S. BanksComputer hackers carried out a coordinated cyber attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least four other banks this month, a U.S. The FBI has begun investigating the case and is "working with the United States Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several American financial institutions," FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said in a statement. In an email†statement to The Wire, Greg Kazmierczak, CTO of computer security company Wave Systems, said the attackers "performed a zero-day attack to gain initial access to the network."


JPMorgan probes possible cyber attack; reports other banks hit

- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:50:58 -0400

JP Morgan Chase & Co sign outside headquarters in New York(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co is investigating a possible cyber attack and working with law enforcement authorities to determine the scope, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday morning. The bank was taking additional steps to safeguard sensitive or confidential information, though it did not see unusual fraud activity at this time, company spokeswoman Trish Wexler said. JPMorgan disclosed the investigation after the FBI said Wednesday evening it was investigating media reports earlier in the day that several U.S. "We are working with the United States Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several American financial institutions," FBI spokesman Joshua Campbell said in a statement late Wednesday.


JPMorgan and other banks hit with mysterious ?sophisticated cyberattack?

- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:30:34 -0400

JPMorgan and other banks hit with mysterious ?sophisticated cyberattack?JPMorgan and at least four other unnamed U.S. banks have been targeted by hackers, The New York Times and Bloomberg report, although it?s not clear what the purpose of this ?sophisticated cyberattack? really was. FROM EARLIER: Your credit card might already be for sale on the black market The hackers apparently broke into†the networks of the banks, where they managed to extract ?gigabytes of data,? including checking and savings account information. Bloomberg says the attack might be politically motivated, with Russian hackers targeting U.S. banks in response to the Ukraine crisis-related sanctions against Russia, but the Times says the FBI and security experts have not reached that†conclusion yet. The cyber heist might be related to economic espionage, or the hackers


FBI, Secret Service investigate reports of cyber attacks on U.S. banks

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:36:42 -0400

JP Morgan Chase & Co sign outside headquarters in New YorkFederal Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating media reports that several U.S. "We are working with the United States Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several American financial institutions," FBI spokesman Joshua Campbell said in a statement late on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co was the victim of a recent cyber attack, according to two people familiar with the incident who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.


FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:58:18 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) ? The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.

Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:28:41 -0400

People work on computers at a communal workbench at HeatSync Labs in Phoenix, in this photo made Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores offers a space where inventors and tinkerers can work on projects and share ideas. (AP Photo/Emaun Kashfi)MESA, Ariz. (AP) ? Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.


JPMorgan attacked by Russian computer hackers: report

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:12:40 -0400

JP Morgan Chase & Co sign outside headquarters in New York(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co and at least one other bank were attacked by Russian hackers in mid-August and the FBI is investigating whether the assault was in retaliation for U.S.-government sponsored sanctions against the country, according to a report by Bloomberg News citing two unnamed sources. The attack resulted in the loss of sensitive data and authorities are investigating whether it was linked to recent infiltrations of major European banks, the report said, citing one of the sources. ...


This is the phone Sony will launch to take on Apple?s iPhone 6

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:25:34 -0400

This is the phone Sony will launch to take on Apple?s iPhone 6After several years of complete and total domination by Samsung and Apple, a handful of rival device makers are finally starting to see some gains in the global smartphone market. Huawei and Lenovo have experienced some solid growth in recent quarters, and up and comer†Xiaomi is among a handful of smaller Asian†companies seeing big gains in that region. Meanwhile, Sony has continued to struggle despite launching several solid smartphones over the past couple of years. The fall and the coming holiday shopping season are expected to be the†hottest period in Apple?s storied†history, with a record holiday quarter expected on the back of the iPhone 6, 5.5-inch iPhone phablet and iWatch. To combat the new iPhone 6, which is widely expected


Top-secret project could produce the most exciting Android phone ever made

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:00:04 -0400

Top-secret project could produce the most exciting Android phone ever madeForget the OnePlus One ? there could soon be a brand-new Cyanogen-enhanced Android phone coming that will blow other Android phones away. Per Engadget, Cyanogen and a mysterious startup called Nexbit have announced that they?re working together on ?something really cool,? although they never specify what that ?something? actually is. There are some very good reasons to think it?s going to be a killer new Android phone, however. FROM EARLIER: In a potential major blow, HTC loses the man behind its gorgeous smartphone designs The biggest reason to think this is that Nextbit boasts a strong roster of talent that?s been poached from Amazon, Google and HTC, highlighted by former HTC exec†Scott Croyle. For those of you who don?t recall,


Netflix opposes Comcast-TWC merger in gigantic 256-page FCC petition

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:45:59 -0400

Netflix says it lost customers thanks to slow streaming on ComcastNetflix has filed a 256-page petition with the FCC asking the regulator to deny the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable†because†it would cause†?serious public interest harm.? FROM EARLIER: Netflix rails against ISPs even as it agrees to pay off yet another one for better connections Netflix has defended Net Neutrality numerous times before, all the while having to ink interconnect deals with four major ISPs (including Comcast and TWC) to ensure its customers get an enjoyable movie streaming experience. In its lengthy FCC petition, Netflix explains that a Comcast-TWC giant would have huge leverage over†Netflix, Hulu and other competing providers, as it would not only be in a position to charge these services fees for faster service,†but also provide competing video-on-demand services


Thousands of Android phones are being hijacked by terrifying ransomware

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:15:04 -0400

Thousands of Android phones are being hijacked by terrifying ransomwareAndroid users beware ? another major malware threat has taken the mobile world†by storm. According to San Francisco-based security firm Lookout, nearly 900,000 Android phones have been targeted by a form of ransomware called ?ScarePackage? in the last 30 days, The New York Times reports. ?This is, by far, the biggest U.S. targeted threat of ransomware we?ve seen,? Jeremy Linden, a senior security product manager at Lookout told the Times. ?In the past month, a single piece of malware has affected as many devices in the U.S., as a quarter of all families of malware in 2013.? If you?ve never been infected with†ransomware before, consider yourself lucky. Ransomware locks you†out of your†device and overlays a message on the screen which


Banks to meet with Treasury Department on cyber threats: sources

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:08:35 -0400

By David Henry and Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of Wall Street banks plan to meet the U.S. Treasury Department and other government officials next month to talk about how to cooperate to fend off cyber attacks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Bankers and government officials say they want to figure out ways law enforcement can alert financial firms about cyber attacks without violating the privacy of businesses that are victimized. A multitude of federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency, help monitor and fight the hackers that have increasingly targeted financial institutions in recent years.

How to get paid to give up the personal data on your smartphone

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:10:13 -0400

How to get paid to give up the personal data on your smartphoneMaking sure your private information stays private is more difficult than ever before. From major companies being hacked to vulnerable apps on smartphones, everyone with an electronic device that connects to the Internet is at risk, but how much would it cost for you to give up that privacy once and for all? Market research group Luth Research thinks that $100 a month should do the trick. According to MIT Technology Review, Luth Research collects information including location data, search queries, website visitation and even the frequency of logging on to†Twitter. This data†is then analyzed for trends and sold to clients ? some of those clients, both past and present, include ?Subway, Microsoft, Walmart, the San Diego Padres, Nickelodeon, and


Nissan says Japanese website altered, posed virus risk

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:22:40 -0400

Pedestrian and cars are reflected in a Nissan Motor logo at the company's dealership in TokyoA page on Nissan Motor Co's Japanese website had been altered for nearly two months before being remedied and users that accessed it may have downloaded files infected with viruses, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday. Users opening the page for calculating vehicles trade-in value were automatically sent to a non-Nissan website from which they may have downloaded virus files had they clicked on anything, spokesman Chris Keeffe said. Nissan has not confirmed if any personal information was leaked and an internet security firm is investigating, the company said in a statement.


Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:58:38 -0400

DALLAS (AP) ? Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.

Huawei says it has ?no choice? but Android because consumers don?t want Windows Phone

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:30:45 -0400

Huawei says it has ?no choice? but Android because consumers don?t want Windows PhoneWindows Phone has been going nowhere fast over the last year, although Microsoft is hopeful that things will finally pick up now that it?s made the platform free for OEMs to use and it?s signed up a lot more manufacturing partners. Nonetheless, the company still has to overcome some major hurdles to†convine some big-name manufacturers to spend their resources on Windows Phone handsets even if they might want an alternative to Android to hedge their bets. Richard Yu, the head of Huawei?s consumer business group,†tells†The Wall Street Journal†that although his company would be interested in building handsets based on another OS, it just makes no sense to do so right now because it?s found that consumers don?t want to buy


Your credit card might already be for sale on the black market

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:20:48 -0400

Your credit card might already be for sale on the black marketU.S. retailers have been hit by a huge wave of cyber crime that may have started with the Target hack, a massive data breach that allowed hackers to steal credit and debit card information for more than 40 million customers, and personal details for more than 70 million people. But Target was not the only retailer hit, as more than 1,000 American businesses may have been affected by the same malware, the New York Times has revealed. FROM EARLIER: UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breach Only recently companies including Supervalu and UPS Stores admitted to data breaches, but most companies affected have not acknowledged the hack. Meanwhile, the attack†that?s dubbed ?Backoff,? after a word found in


Royal Caribbean Hires Robot Bartenders

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:27:42 -0400

Royal Caribbean Hires Robot BartendersEveryone knows cruise ships are for tanning and boozing, the purest forms of rest and relaxation. Royal Caribbean would like to make the liquor,†beer (and†Shirley Temple, for our underage friends)†intake process even easier, by removing conversation and eye contact from the equation. Their newest cruise ship, the impressive Quantum of the Seas, will come equipped with a Bionic Bar. All robot bartenders, all the time.† Bionic Bar, via Royal Caribbean.†


Here's How To Get a Replacement for Your Lousy iPhone 5 Battery

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:03:49 -0400

Here's How To Get a Replacement for Your Lousy iPhone 5 BatteryWhile Apple doesn't often issue recalls on their devices, they have determined that a batch of iPhone 5 devices have wonky batteries. The battery issue caused some iPhone 5 devices to "suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently." Apple says only a "very small percentage" of iPhones sold are affected, but did not give an exact number. 1. Find Your†iPhone's serial number† You'll need the serial number to prove your iPhone has legitimate battery issues.†To find the serial number for your phone, go to Settings General About Serial Number.


Hilariously confused Comcast rep thinks Steam is a platform for malware

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:40:27 -0400

Hilariously confused Comcast rep thinks Steam is a platform for malwareSteam is a hugely popular online gaming store that counts roughly 75 million users worldwide ? you may have heard of it. If you haven?t heard of it, however, then you?ll be happy to know that it?s no barrier to you getting a job as a Comcast customer service representative. OK, so it?s unfair to expect every Comcast customer service representative to have heard of Steam but it certainly is fair to say that a rep should know when they?re in over their heads and refer customers to a technical support specialist. That?s eventually what happened in a new Comcast customer service call that?s been flagged by Ars Technica, but only after the rep tried to offer up some truly


PlayStation Network Hackers Divert Plane Carrying the President of Sony

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:11:27 -0400

PlayStation Network Hackers Divert Plane Carrying the President of SonySony was hit with a cyber attack over the weekend that†targeted the PlayStation Network, flooding it with faux traffic. At the same time, a mysterious Twitter account, @LizardSquard,†threatened an American Airlines†flight that Sony†President John Smedley was traveling on. @LizardSquard has since said they carried out the attack on PlayStation system.† .@AmericanAir We have been receiving reports that @j_smedley's plane #362 from DFW to SAN has explosives on-board, please look into this. ? Lizard Squad (@LizardSquad) August 24, 2014


Iran airs TV footage of purported Israeli drone

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:41:00 -0400

In this undated image taken from the Iranian state TV's Arabic-language channel Al-Alam, shows what the broadcast purports is an Israeli drone the country's Revolutionary Guard claimed to have shot down over the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site. The brief video, aired Monday shows what the channel says are parts of the drone, scattered in an unidentified desert area. A scroll accompanying the footage says the drone was downed on Saturday and identifies it as a Hermes 450, a known Israeli model. (AP Photo/Al-Alam TV) TV OUTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? A crash scene aired on Iranian state television Monday purported to show the wreckage of an Israeli drone shot down near an Iranian nuclear site, prompting questions about how a plane with limited range could have penetrated so deeply and whether it is indeed what Tehran says it is.


Dunham, Poehler among those with books this fall

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:16:52 -0400

Dunham, Poehler among those with books this fallSo many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways. Neil Patrick Harris, for instance, decided that his early 40s was too young for a "life" story, even for a Tony- and Emmy-winning ...


Google?s upcoming Nexus 9 is one step closer to launching

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:05:18 -0400

Google?s upcoming Nexus 9 is one step closer to launchingThe high-end Nexus 9 tablet HTC is said to be making for Google this year is one step closer to launch, as documents found on Wi-Fi Alliance, the wireless certification site, have confirmed that such a device actually exists. FROM EARLIER: HTC?s hot Nexus 9 tablet might launch sooner than you think A Wi-Fi Alliance document reveals that HTC0P8210000 tablet (and variations of it including0P8220000 and0P8230000) will come with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac support, HTC Source reports. The same certification says the HTC tablet runs Android L, identifying the Android L as ?LMP,? which is believed to stand for Lemon Meringue Pie. The document doesn?t mention anything about Google and doesn?t list the Nexus 9?s commercial name, but does reveal the device?s


Sony says PlayStation network back online, user information safe after attack

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:42:29 -0400

A man plays a video game on Sony Corp's Play Station 4 console at its showroom in TokyoBy Malathi Nayak and Sophie Knight SAN FRANCISCO/TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp's PlayStation Network was back online on Monday following a cyber attack that took it down over the weekend, which coincided with a bomb scare on a commercial flight carrying a top Sony executive in the United States. Sony said on its PlayStation blog that its PlayStation network had been taken down by a denial of service-style attack, which overwhelmed the system with traffic, but did not intrude onto the network or access any of its 53 million users' information. A Twitter user with the handle @LizardSquad claimed responsibility for the attack on Sunday, and said the attack was meant to pressure Sony to spend more of its profits on the network.


Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

- Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:35:13 -0400

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

- Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:05:12 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) ? More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

Canadian PM bans Chinese media from Arctic trip

- Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:27:56 -0400

In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 photo, Li Xue Jiang, of the People's Daily, China's largest newspaper, is hauled to the back of the room by Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper answers questions while visiting Xstrata Nickel's Raglan Mine in the northern Nunavik region of Quebec. When staff did not recognize Li's request to answer a question he tried to take the microphone and a tussle erupted. Canada said Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, "past incidents and behaviors" are to blame for China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper being banned from an Arctic trip with Harper. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)TORONTO (AP) ? Canada has banned journalists with China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper from joining Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an Arctic trip, prompting complaints by Chinese reporters who say they're being discriminated against.


Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

- Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:16:36 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) ? The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.

 

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