Anti-Virus’ Giants including Avira & ESET hacked, database leaked by #NullCrew
Null Crew who have been taken down some major servers these days, have now released data from an attack on some big time cyber giants.
Among the hacked servers, some major big fishes of cyber security are included, for example Norman SandBox, Avira, Eset, Bitdefender, CyberDefender, GFI SandBox, Kaspersky Lab, NoVirusThanks, Panda Autovin and Symantec etc.
For the past two weeks, an unknown attacker or group of attackers has disrupted access to the websites of five major American banks: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and PNC Bank.
Many customers have had trouble reaching the sites to check their account balances or move money around, thanks to what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks.
It’s not clear exactly who’s behind the disruptions, despite the claims [...]
27th June 2012
Mac Slavo - pakalertpress.com
To the disbelief of many readers, in a 2011 report titled Everything You Do Is Monitored, pakalertpress.com noted that microphones and cameras on cell phones and computers allow interested parties (translated to mean your respective government) to hear and see everything going on in the direct vicinity of the device without the knowledge of its owner.
That these monitoring features are available on cell phones was a known fact, [...]
Virus attacking Iran given ‘self destruct’ order
The Flame computer virus that has been attacking Middle Eastern energy facilities, primarily in Iran, has been ordered to self destruct, Symantec anti-virus company stated Sunday.
The origin of the Flame virus has been the subject of wide speculation. A number of Israeli computer experts told The Jerusalem Post that the complexity of the Flame bears the hallmarks of a program engineered by a state.
To the disbelief of many of our readers, in a 2011 report titled Everything You Do Is Monitored, we noted that microphones and cameras on cell phones and computers allow interested parties (translated to mean your respective government) to hear and see everything going on in the direct vicinity of the device without the knowledge of its owner.
That these monitoring features are available on cell phones was a known [...]
More than half a million Apple computers have been infected with the Flashback Trojan, according to a Russian anti-virus firm.
Its report claims that about 600,000 Macs have installed the malware – potentially allowing them to be hijacked and used as a “botnet”.
The firm, Dr Web, says that more than half that number are based in the US.
Apple has released a security update, but users who have not installed the patch remain [...]
By Lea Yu and Xuyan Fang, Caixin Online
Millions of Chinese in the last week have rushed to change their passwords and online account details, after a huge cache of personal data from China’s most popular websites leaked onto the web last week.
Between December 21 and 26, hackers released the account information for more than 100 million Internet usernames, passwords and emails, spanning dozens of China’s most popular online shopping, microblogging, social [...]