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FBI launches digital sting of malware botnet

In a move to control the contollers, criminal servers have been swapped for government servers to intercept communications between infected systems and the servers controlling them.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DoJ , FBI , coreflood , botnet , Sting

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 08:30am EDT

A dangerous employment email

If your business posts an employment opportunity online, watch out -- you may be targeted by crooks.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Call For Action , FBI , Internet Crime Complaint Center , ZeuS/Zbot Trojan

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 01:58pm EDT

Attacks on mobile devices doubled

It's not only your smart phone that's at risk. Malware can also infect basic cell phones. Many of the threats stem from SMS Trojans, which can send messages to premium rate numbers without your knowledge.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , mobile devices , technology , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 03:47pm EDT

US-CERT warns of email scams about Japan earthquake

US-CERT is warning of potential emails scams requesting donations for the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , DHS , US-CERT , Japan , earthquake , tsunami , phishing , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 03/11/2011, 02:00pm EST

New cyber tool detonates files in a sandbox

"Detonating" file copies in a sandbox to examine whether any document contains malicious content stops malware before it can enter your network.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , technology , HBGary , botnet

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 09:30am EST

CERT peels back the layers on cyber threats

Federal Security Spotlight talks with Marita Fowler, section chief of the surface analysis group at U.S. CERT, about recent trends in cyber attacks.
January 20, 2011

Tags: cybersecurity , Marita Fowler , CERT , DHS , Federal Security Spotlight , technology , Tom Temin

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 04:20pm EST

Report: 34 percent of all malware created in 2010

Infosecurity Magazine reports on a Panda Labs study on malware growth over the years.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Panda Labs , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 02:15pm EST

McAfee: Cyber attacks on Apple products to increase

SC Magazine reports that Macs and other Apple products will be targets of malware in 2011.

Tags: Apple , Cybersecurity Update , technology , McAfee , SC Magazine , Dorobek Insider ,

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 04:36pm EST

Cyber crooks using Microsoft patch to spread malware

Naked Security reports that a fake Microsoft security upgrade is actually a virus.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Microsoft , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 03:44pm EST

McAfee predicts non-stop cyber spy attacks in 2011

The U.S. will face persistant cyber attacks, McAfee predicts.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , McAfee , cyber spies , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 09:37am EST
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