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Articles tagged with: Compromised

Over 5K Sites Compromised On Google’s Image Search

If you are using Google’s image search, for any reason, you may want to stop, immediately. Security experts have found thousands of sites compromised by code injection (malicious code that redirects users to fake antivirus applications). In fact, I’ve also been a victim of the Google image malware in the past and had to get a brand new hard drive because a reformatting did not work. What was I searching for? Simple tech stuff like laptops and cellphones. You’d be surprised how many types of images are compromised, but you can bet the most popular searches are the worst.

Hackers Break Into NASDAQ’s Computers

The Wall Street Journal has reported that the computers for the Nasdaq Stock Market exchange were compromised during the past year. Essentially the computers for the Nasdaq OMX Group were targeted and hacked but the trading platform was unaffected. However, it was unclear which other parts of Nasdaq’s computer network was accessed.

Federal investigators speculate on a number of potential motives around it, but intentions are likely for unlawful financial gain and theft of trade secrets designed to damage the exchange.

According to the report, the investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Secret Service. The attacks is worrying investigators, who are unsure whether all potential holes have been closed, considering the attackers are seeking new ways to breach the systems.