Accusations that Beijing-backed hackers are probing the official networks of foreign governments with intrusions and spyware seem to be popping up with more regularity.
Read more in my article at Naked Security.
Here are some examples of Facebook spam that I have seen on users’ walls where their “friends” have left a spam message promoting a drug store that will allegedly help you enhance your sexual organs.
Edward “Eddie” Davidson, was sentenced earlier this week to 21 months in a federal prison, after he was found guilty of tax evasion and falsifying email headers.
Regular visitors will be familiar with the case of Ruth and Michael Haephrati, the husband-and-wife team who wrote a Trojan horse and then sold it to detective agencies in Israel who used it to help business rivals spy on each other.
There has been a right hoohah in the media and blogosphere about the “Race To Zero” contest being arranged for the next Defcon conference. In a nutshell, the “Race To Zero” organisers think it’s a good idea to encourage people to create new malware variants in order to test anti-virus products.
A 27-year-old man who has been charged almost 60 times with allegations that he used malware to take over victims’ computers and intimidated young women into posing nude for him.
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.
Some new research published by the Digital Music News Research Group has revealed some interesting changes in the use of peer-to-peer file-sharing applications.
If my maths is right (and it probably isn’t), Trojan horses will be 3193 years old tomorrow.
Yes, according to military historians the city of Troy fell to the Greeks on April 24, 1184 BC, following a ten year siege.