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Tag Archive | "malware"

Burlington Electric Utility Company Finds Alleged Russian Malware on Company Laptop

A Vermont electric company, Burlington Electric, said it found malicious software that US authorities believe was used by Russian hackers in the US election on one of their company laptops. CNN’s Polo Sandoval reports. Burlington Electric claims it found a code used by a Russian hacking operation was detected in a company laptop. Burlington Electric […]

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CYBERATTACK: Mirai Malware Believed Used in Major Distributed Denial of Service Attack on Dyn Inc.

On Friday, October 21, 2016 major cyberattacks crippled the major internet firm Dyn Inc., and repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States. A hacker group claiming responsibility said that the day’s antics were just a dry run and that it has its sights set on a much bigger target. And the […]

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Arlington Heights Police and FTC Warn About “Pending Consumer Complaint” Email

Arlington Heights police today forwarded an alert from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Federal Trade Commission is warning small businesses that an email with a subject line “Pending consumer complaint” is not from the FTC. The email falsely states that a complaint has been filed with the agency against their company. The FTC advises […]

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Federal Reserve: Smartphone Fraud Rising, People Aren’t As Careful with Phones As With Computers

Rogue applications can give end attackers complete control over your phone. There’s growing concern at the Federal Reserve and the banking industry about increasing attacks on smartphones by fraudsters. In a paper presOnline account takeovers are one form of identity theft, which occur when an unauthorized party gains online access to an existing bank account […]

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Lizamoon Attack: Over 1 Million Websites Infected, Display Fake Warning for Security Fix

Over 1 million websites were known to be infected with malicious code that causes web viewers to see a warning posing as a Microsoft Security Alert — the Windows Stability Center — reporting that there are problems with the user’s computer. The warning can appear on website pages not affected by Lizamoon –resulting from infection […]

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Malware Alert: Trojan Attack Posing As UPS Delivery Problem, Rise in Infected Emails, SMSME Failure

Have you received an e-mail about a package delivered to your home. Or about to be delivered? Does the e-mail have an attachment? BEWARE! UPS rarely sends emails with attachments. But there is an email that is hitting people’s inbox that even has an email address that looks like it was sent from UPS ([email protected]).

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McAfee: Big Jump in Scareware/Malware Began in First Quarter 2009

McAfee warned consumers on March 9 that “scareware,” or fake anti-virus software, may be the most costly online scam in 2010, causing significant monetary loss and damage to users’ computers. Apart from the scareware files themselves, many malware that aid rogue anti-virus programs in attacking computers are grouped into the fake-alert Trojan family. Prior to […]

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Anti-malware-scanner.com: Fake Malware Scanner Site Brings Popup to Mac and Windows

While antimalware.com’s malware Antivisus2009, etc probably cannot affect Macs, it is best to avoid any risk by using the COMMAND-OPTION-ESC key combination to effect a FORCE QUIT of Safari when a malware scanner popup appears. Don’t click on the popup, don’t click on the OK button, and don’t click on the CANCEL button. More Windows […]

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