Posts Tagged ‘hacker attacks’

HackersA number of companies specializing in the protection of computer data, came to a sensational conclusion. Most cyber-attacks does not come from China, as is commonly believed, but from India. List of targets of these attacks varies from Pakistani government officials to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, a number of companies involved in the protection of personal computers, found that the common view of China as the main source of hacker attacks actually greatly exaggerated. The experts of these companies claim that most of these attacks come from the country, which is rarely remembered in connection with cybercrime – India.

According to the Norwegian company Norman Shark, who studied data on cyber attacks over the past three years, most of them have “no hell, which is issued to the Chinese track.” “On the contrary, we began to notice other patterns, such as the typical Indian names” – quoted analyst Snorre Fagerland of Norman Shark The Wall Street Journal. (more…)

laptop virusWhat are the symptoms of infection with the malware or signs of malware, hacker attacks?

Understand your computer is infected or not, is not always easy. The authors of viruses, worms and Trojans are making significant efforts to hide malicious code on the system. That’s why it’s important to follow the advice in this guide – particularly install on your computer anti-virus software class Internet Security, download updates, covers the vulnerability of the operating system and individual applications, and regularly back up your data.

List all the typical symptoms of infection is difficult because the same symptoms can be caused by the influence of malicious software, and other software or hardware problems. (more…)

FacebookAccording to the administration of Facebook, the social network has undergone a “complex” attack by unknown hackers.

At the same time, according to a company blog that the incident was identified in January of this year. Any sensitive data of users, according to Facebook, were not compromised.

Social networking experts also noted that the risk of compromising a server error after a number of employees have a link to a malicious resource and infect their computers with virus software.

At present septic systems are clean, and the incident notified the police. Currently, police are investigating the incident. (more…)


Security Threats for 2013

Experts corporations STONESOFT posted six top-security threats in 2013.

According to analysts in the come year the world community will face even more sophisticated a cyber attacks, a cyber espionage and hacking for the sake of the political and/or religious goals.

“We live in a digital world and issues of cyber-security is now for the international community more and more important. Each year, by the hour, the meaning of ‘information security’ is growing, and that means it’s time to think about the international rules, regulations and legislation in this area, “– says Jarno Limnell, director of Cyber ​​Security Corporation STONESOFT.

“The states actively invest in the their cyber opportunity. And, it is a question both of protection, and of attack. The quantity a cyber wars in the world will increase that can lead to serious consequences and unpredictable side effects. Consequences of any single attack can extend quickly worldwide, even by mistake. The infinite number of players is invested worldwide by huge amounts of money for change of existing kibir-reality”, – the expert emphasized. (more…)

Hackers attackAccording to experts, the wave of hacker attacks on U.S. financial institutions has weakened, but may resume.

According to analysts from antivirus company Prolexic, specializing in the protection of the leading financial institutions in the USA, the recent wave of hacker attacks on U.S. banks subsided this week. However, experts say that, judging from the behavior of attackers, the attacks may continue.

Recall victims of hackers are already companies such as Wells Fargo, US Bancorp, PNC Financial Services Group, Citigroup, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. Sites of these companies used by many users to regularly conduct various banking transactions. (more…)

Bank CardsIn recent time increased the number of cases of fraud involving bank cards.

According to the analyst, global losses from Internet fraud and bank terminals in the billions annually. Of particular concern are scamming – interception of a credit card through the electronic devices illegally installed on the front of the bank terminal (overhead readers and keyboards).

Scammers often use the skimmer, so-called “mules” – middlemen engaged for a fee cashing stolen money. “Mules” takes money from stolen cards and transfer them to the anonymous account. Copies of the compromised cards and information disclosed bank accounts sold on the black market, the price depends on the country of origin of the map. (more…)

Imation Mobile SecurityNumber of security incidents in the UK has increased by 1000% over five years

Imation Mobile Security company published government statistics for successful hacker attacks.

According to the BBC with reference to the anti-virus company Imation Mobile Security, the organization managed to get access to government statistics on the number of successful hacking attacks recorded in the UK.

Thus, according to the authorities of the country, security incidents in the last five years began to occur 10 times more often. For example, the increase in the number of incidents in local government was 1609%. (more…)