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Computer virus targets Russian opposition


March 10th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Opponents of Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin are being targeted through a computer virus sent by email, CNN reported."A wave of spam e-mails promoting a rally" against ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China’s Huawei to buy Symantec stake


November 15th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies Co. said Tuesday it will pay $530 million for full ownership of the company's current joint venture with US computer software ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Symantec reveals that Facebook apps leaked user info


May 12th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Computer security firm Symantec has reported that thousands of Facebook user accounts were leaked by third party apps. In a blog post, Symantec said as much ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Web full of free programs to hack sites, bank details ‘at click of a button’


April 30th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 30 (ANI): IT experts have warned that easy-to-use programs that can access bank details and crash websites are multiplying online, resulting in an increase in attacks during the past year."The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Half of Brits ‘would erase all personal data online over reputation fear’


April 19th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): A survey by security firm Norton has revealed that more than half of British adults are so concerned about their online reputation that they would erase everything they ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cyber weapon Stuxnet targeted for Iran, but can be turned on US: Experts


February 1st, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb.1 (ANI): The world's most powerful cyber weapon may have been originally designed to attack Iran's nuclear program, but it could also be manipulated the cause catastrophic damage to any ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global decline in spam e-mail could be “short lived”


January 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): The recent global decline in junk e-mail could be short lived, with the network of infected computers used to produce spam springing back to life after a lull ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Junk emails register dramatic drop


January 9th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) The number of junk emails being sent globally has registered a dramatic drop, especially over the recent Christmas period, says the security firm Symantec. According to Symantec, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Spam emails drop sharply to 50 bn per day since Christmas


January 8th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) The number of junk emails being sent globally, a major business with an estimated value of $100 billion in 2010, has reduced significantly since last Christmas, a media ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Drastic fall in global spam e-mail levels


January 7th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): The recent months have seen a drastic fall in the amount of junk e-mails being sent globally, with the reason for the decline not fully understood as yet, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stuxnet may have destroyed 1,000 Iranian nuke fuel centrifuges a year ago


January 4th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 4 (ANI): The Stuxnet cyber weapon might have destroyed around 1,000 Iranian nuclear-fuel centrifuges, over one-tenth of the Natanz uranium enrichment plant's capacity, in late 2009 and early 2010, according ... Read more...

Posted in World |

50pc of Oz workers using Facebook, Twitter falling victim to cyber crime


December 9th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 9 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that nearly half of all Australian workers who access social network sites like Facebook and Twitter have been subjected to a cyber ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Iran fears that Stuxnet worm was specifically made for the country’s nuclear power station


September 24th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There has been an outbreak of the Stuxnet worm in Iran and many believe they were specially made for the country’s nuclear power station. The worm is a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

“Here You Have” e-mail virus wreaking havoc on servers across the world


September 10th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): An e-mail virus has launched a "phishing attack" on servers across the globe, including those at ABC, NASA, Comcast, and Google and possibly US Department of Homeland Security ... Read more...

Posted in World |

1 in 4 Internet users gives fake name online


September 9th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 9 (ANI): A survey has found that people are nearly as likely to be web criminals as to be victims of them, with a large amount of dishonesty coming from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spam emails claiming celeb deaths contain virus, spyware


August 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Internet security experts have warned that a number of spam emails claiming death of A-list celebrities actually contain a virus or invisible spyware.Hackers try to fool unsuspecting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Experts warn against iPhone security flaw


August 5th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): A hole in Apple's iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod could make the devices vulnerable to remote attackers, warned security firms.Symantec said that it could be exploited by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook fixes security flaw that exposes personal chats


May 6th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook has made haste to fix a security flaw that allowed its users to view the live chats of their friends and also see ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Execute a cyber attack with kits for just $700!


April 20th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Cybercrimes are no longer the domain of the tech-savvy-just splash out 700 dollars and one can buy an attack kit online, reveals an internet security report.Symantec, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

E China city refutes ‘world malware capital’ label


April 3rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.3 (ANI): East China's Zhejiang province has rejected the tag of being the "world's malware capital.""It is technically impossible for hackers to launch large scale attacks from servers in Shaoxing city," ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese city of Shaoxing named world’s top hacker hub


March 28th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 28 (ANI): An American Internet security company has named the Chinese city of Shaoxing as the world's cyber-espionage capital.According to a research by Symantec, almost 30 percent of "targeted attacks" ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cyber criminals targeting World Cup fans: Internet security firm


March 23rd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23(ANI): An Internet security firm has revealed that football fans across the world are being targeted by cyber criminals in the run-up to the World Cup, which gets under way ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cyber attacks worry Indian firms more than terror: study


March 9th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) Indian enterprises are more wary of cyber attacks to their IT infrastructure than perceived threats from terrorism and natural disasters, a study by global security solutions provider Symantec ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UN, computer firms discuss to fight terrorism on internet


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 23 (DPA) The United Nations and US-based computer giants like Microsoft and Google met Monday to discuss ways to fight the use of the internet to recruit terrorists and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cyber conmen take advantage of Apple iPad craze


February 1st, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 1 (ANI): Cyber conmen have been pouncing on the opportunity to steal netizens' personal and valuable information by twisting the craze surrounding the recent launch of Apple's iPad in their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids as young as 7 search for sex online


December 18th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 18 (ANI): Kids as young as seven are searching for sex online, reveal a new Kiwi study.A list of popular search terms used by teens and children released by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian enterprises face data loss risk: Study


November 5th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Nov 5 (IANS) Increasing use of IT infrastructure by Indian enterprises to enhance productivity and expand operations in a competitive environment has led to growing security risks such as ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fake security software in millions of computers


October 20th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Millions of U.S. computers have scam security software that their owners may have paid for but which only makes the machines more vulnerable, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

A worm in the apple: Macs in crosshairs of hackers


August 31st, 2009 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
By Sven Appel Munich, Aug 31 (DPA) It all used to be simpler for Mac users: viruses and other malicious software affected Windows computers, not them. That is slowly changing. "The threats have ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

The top 100 Dirtiest Sites enlisted


August 20th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 20 (ANI): Internet security company Norton Symantec has come up with a list of Top 100 Dirtiest sites, which could infect your computer with malware. Malware is a software that can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Software engineer surrenders after killing female colleague


August 3rd, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 3 (IANS) A software engineer surrendered to Pune police Monday and confessed to killing his 24-year-old female colleague, an official said. Anmol Swaransingh Jabbal, 28, working with a US-based software company ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Conficker worm: How to tell if your PC is infected & Using Removal Tools


April 1st, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by GD
How do you figure if your computer has a Conficker Worm and if there are free tools to remove it?Conficker uses a security lapse in Microsoft Windows operating system but it was ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Brit parents worst informed about kids Internet use


March 17th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): British parents have been named among the worst informed in the world as to how much time their children spend surfing the Internet, and what they look ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Scam e-mails claiming Obama has refused presidency being used to fool web users


January 20th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 20 (ANI): Malicious e-mails suggesting that Barack Obama has refused the presidency of the U.S. surfaced just hours before his inauguration. The scam mail carrying the sensational news entices directs ... Read more...

Posted in World |

High-tech Internet fraudsters have stolen PS3.3B in last one year


November 24th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Credit card numbers and bank details have apparently come as a boon for tech-savvy thieves, for they have actually made a fraud of a huge 3.35 billion ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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