Archive for October 31, 2012

Canada, United States Cooperate to Strengthen Cybersecurity » US …

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Canadian Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews on October 26 announced the Cybersecurity Action Plan, which aims to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation through enhanced integration

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Computer scam pops up

Computer Pop up scams seem to be on the rise right now. Don’t click on anything that pops up and says you have a virus unless you recognize it is from your installed AntiVirus.

The Thunder Bay Police cyber crime unit is warning the public about a computer virus that has been the source of calls from concerned residents. A large pop-up screen with a Canadian flag and the words Canadian Cyber Police has been appearing when

If you followed my blog at all, you’ll know that I post articles from all over. This on is from the Canadian Northwest

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From Usenet to botnets: The evolution of spam

Can you remember the first time you received an email with an offer of pills from a virtual pharmacist, an outlandish financial proposition from a Nigerian prince or a buy recommendation for some penny stocks? Like the vast majority, you saw it for the nefarious email that it was and simply deleted it. I started receiving my first spam in the mid ’90s, and at first it was just a trickle. However, by the start of the new millennium that trickle had turned into a steady stream, and I started investigating ways to block this river of spam from reaching my inbox.

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In Cyberattack on Saudi Firm, US Sees Iran Firing Back

That morning, at 11:08, a person with privileged access to the Saudi state-owned oil company’s computers, unleashed a computer virus to initiate what is regarded as among the most destructive acts of computer sabotage on a company to date. The virus New York Times

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FBI Warns of Mobile Malware Risks

Until the mobile industry can figure out a way to better control or vet readily available apps, mobile malware concerns will mount, Malo contends. “I’m not saying there should only be one store, but there does need to be some sort of reputational

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New Virus Claims FBI “Lockout” of Your Computer

new_asset_attachment_attributes. A new computer virus that claims that the FBI has “locked out” the victim’s computer and demands ransom for removing the lock has sprung up in recent weeks. When the virus attacks the computer (in the form of a program

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Consumers warned of computer virus-removal scams

The Federal Trade Commission announced Oct. 3 it launched a major international crackdown on tech support scams involving telemarketers masquerading as major computer companies that convinced consumers their computers had viruses, spyware and malware; and charged hundreds of dollars to remotely access and “fix” them.
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New “MiniFlame” malware targets individuals for attack

A new form of state-sponsored malware is making the rounds, this one apparently designed specifically to spy on its victims.

Dubbed “MiniFlame” by Kapersky Lab, but also known as SPE, the new malware variant is similar to the Flame virus that targeted computers in the Middle East this past summer. But MiniFlame is a cyber espionage program that can take over where Flame leaves off.

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Remarks by Secretary Panetta on Cybersecurity to the Business Executives for National Security, New York City

Cybersecurity is Serious Business and, I’m afraid the future of Terrorism  as Secretary Panetta says below ….

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON E. PANETTA:  Thank you.  Thank you very much.

Thank you so much for this wonderful evening and the chance to enjoy such terrific company and be able to express my deepest gratitude to this organization for all of the great things that it does on behalf of those that serve in our military.


But the even greater danger — the greater danger facing us in cyberspace goes beyond crime and it goes beyond harassment.  A cyber attack perpetrated by nation states are violent extremists groups could be as destructive as the terrorist attack on 9/11.  Such a destructive cyber-terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation.

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Malicious worm on Skype lets hackers hold PCs to ransom | Don’t let your PC grow up to be a Zombie and join a Botnet!

 Instant message on Skype could result in you being locked out of your own computer…/malicious-worm-skype-lets-hackers-ho…

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