Microsoft, FBI Claim Success Against Citadel Botnets

Microsoft and the FBI have carried out a major operation against cybercriminals using Citadel malware, saying they disrupted more than 1,000 botnets responsible for about $500 million in financial fraud globally. In separate releases issued on Wednesday (June 5), the software giant and the FBI said they had worked with leaders of the financial...

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McAfee Report Cites Citadel Threat

Cyberspace grew both more dangerous and irritating in the first quarter of the year, according to McAfee Labs’ threat report for the period. In a report issued this week, the tech security company sounded a special warning about the Citadel Trojan, which has been updated to extract personal information from victims. “In the first...

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Apple Users Warned of Charger Security Threat

If you thought your iPhone or iPad was relatively safe from being hacked, think again – researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology say they have found a way to infect them with malware using a simple-to-make USB charger. The researchers – Billy Lau, Yeongjin Jang and Chengyu Song – are due to discuss their...

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Global Security Software Revenue Up 7.9 Percent in 2012

New cyber threats helped to boost global revenue from security software to $19.13 billion last year, a 7.9 percent increase from 2011 revenue of $17.73 billion, according to the IT research company Gartner, Inc. In a release issued this week, Gartner research director Ruggero Contu said the security market experienced increased demand for...

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How Secure Are We At Home?

More and more Americans are installing home automation systems which, among other things, control physical access and security. If the list of topics at next month’s Black Hat conference is anything to go by, we should be getting nervous. Very nervous. At least three presentations at the security conference in Las Vegas will deal...

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