Both the number and volume of distributed denial-of-service attacks are increasing, according to new reports from DDoS mitigation companies Prolexic and Arbor Networks.
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A member of the Anonymous hacktivist collective has published a list of Internet-facing Israeli SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems and alleged log-in details.
Symantec has been accused in a lawsuit of California's unfair competition laws and fraudulent inducement by using scareware-like tactics to trick users into buying licenses for its PC utility-type products.
A cybercrime gang that primarily targets companies from the chemical industry has launched a new series of attacks that involve malware-laden emails purporting to be from Symantec, the security vendor responsible for exposing its operation earlier this year.
Two newly discovered vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player can be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely, according to <a href="http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-4694">advisories</a> from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and various security research companies.
Intel underwent a complex patching process in order to fix a recently discovered flaw in the SINIT ACMs (Authenticated Code Modules) that allowed for the TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) implemented in its microprocessors and chipsets to be bypassed.
Cyber-thieves are using distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in order to distract banks from spotting and reversing fraudulent wire transfers initiated on behalf of their customers.
Stealing browsing history is still possible despite defenses currently implemented in browsers, according to Google security engineer and vulnerability researcher Michal Zalewski.
In what some consider to be a landmark decision, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that forcing Internet service providers (ISPs) to monitor consumer traffic in order to block copyright infringement is incompatible with European Union laws.
A team of privacy researchers and product designers from Europe and the U.S. have released a browser-based implementation of Privicons, a project that aims to provide users with a simple method of expressing their expectations of privacy when sending email.
Google is offering wireless network owners worldwide the possibility of opting out from its Wi-Fi geolocation mapping efforts, in the wake of a decision by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) that this process is in violation of legislation in the Netherlands.
A newly released denial-of-service (DoS) tool can be used to bring down SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) servers using an average laptop computer and a standard DSL connection.
Microsoft's official YouTube channel was hijacked on Saturday and all videos hosted on it were temporarily removed. The hacker replaced them with others claiming that Microsoft is holding a contest.
Apple has released a massive security update for Mac OS X along with a new version of its OS, however, according to several reports, installing the patches could render computers unbootable.