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Articles tagged with: internet security

Anonymous Crosshairs NATO!

It’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) this time that the Online ‘Hacktivist’ gathering, Anonymous, targeted and breached their database successfully, claiming a Gigabit of data.

Anon admitted that on Twitter, saying that they gained a huge amount of restricted data and might make it public in few days.

Anonymous To Create Its Own Social Networking Site

Anonymous, the iniquitous group is the headline once again after Google+ banned a handful of Anonymous’ users (the exact figure of shut down accounts is unknown though).

The futuristic group equated Google’s topical action against them to the tittle-tattles of activists being banned from various social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and administration blocking websites using internet expurgation tools.

Critical Security Threat With Adobe’s Flash Player

Google is one step ahead of Adobe when it comes to Adobe’s software. Google has fixed a “critical” security issue with Adobe’s Flash Player. Although the fix only covers its Chrome Web browser, we think it’s cool that Google took matters into their own hands. For those using Firefox or Opera, they will have to wait until Adobe releases an official patch (which is expected to be sometime this week.) The Flash player bug was first mentioned last week after infected flash files(.swf) which were embedded in Excel documents(.xls), had shown up in e-mail inboxes. When recipients tried to open the file…

Microsoft Takes Down A Large Botnet Called Rustock

Microsoft has taken down a very large and complex botnet, called Rustock. It has been estimated that this botnet consisted of approximately one million infected computers and is known to send billions of spam mails on a daily basis, including fake Microsoft lottery scams and fake prescription drugs.

Rustock was one of the world’s largest spambots, capable of sending 30 Billion spam e-mails per day. Researchers have seen a single Rustock-infected computer send 7,500 spam emails in 45 minutes, as well as advertising counterfeit pharmaceuticals.