Author Archive | Graham Cluley

Graham Cluley

German spooks deploy spyware against Afghan ministry?

An interesting news story broke this weekend in Germany. According to reports in Der Spiegel, the BND - Germany's foreign intelligence service - used spyware to monitor the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Afghanistan.

Confidential documents, passwords and email communications are said to have been compromised by German spies, and sent to the BND's headquarters in Pullach, Germany.

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Graham Cluley

Anti-virus company Trend Micro: Our website has been hacked, risk of Trojan horse infection

If you have visited the website of anti-virus company Trend Micro this week there is a chance that your computer has been exposed to malware.

According to reports in the Japanese media, a number of webpages on the firm's Japanese and English-language website were altered by hackers on Sunday 9 March, who used a malicious iFrame exploit to deliver a Trojan horse onto surfers' computers.

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Graham Cluley

Petition Gordon Brown for UK e-crime unit

An online petition to Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been set up to call for the creation of a central e-crime police unit, as proposed by the Metropolitan Police and the Association of Chief Police Officers. The petition is growing in momentum, and signatories include members of the House of Lords Committee on Personal Internet Safety.

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Graham Cluley

Botmasters herded up by the FBI

Last week the newspapers were full of stories about the teenager arrested in New Zealand, accused of heading up an international hacking ring that broke into millions of computers around the world. The arrest came about following the successful co-operation between the FBI and the crime-fighting authorities in New Zealand and The Netherlands.

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Graham Cluley

Lost child benefit CDs: Have they looked down the back of the sofa?

It's appalling. The loss of millions of people's personal information by the HMRC shakes the trust that people need to have with government organizations to its foundations. Worryingly, new research conducted by Sophos has found that 58% of those polled believe the Government's data loss was "inevitable". Yes, we know that to to err is human, but to really screw things up it seems you need a Government department.

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