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Security Fix: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

Storm Worm Dwarfs World's Top Supercomputers

The network of compromised Microsoft Windows computers under the thumb of the criminals who control the Storm Worm has grown so huge that it now has more raw distributed computing power than all of the world's top supercomputers, security experts...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 31, 2007; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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USAJobs.gov Hit By Attack On Monster.com

USAJobs, the official job search site for the federal government, said Wednesday that more than 146,000 users had their account information stolen as a result of an attack on job search giant Monster.com earlier this month. In mid August, attackers...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 30, 2007; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Porn & Spyware Found on Govt. and School Sites

It would be great if the compromised Web servers I wrote about last week at Lawrence Livermore National Labs were an aberration, but sadly they are not. Conducting a simple Google search for adult-themed search terms found in ".gov" domains...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 29, 2007; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Hacking Groceries: Internet Coupon Fraud

Over the weekend, my wife and I were shopping at Magruder's, a local grocery chain to which we're fiercely loyal, and we noticed a handwritten sign attached to the credit-card reader in the checkout line: "Attn customers: Due to coupon...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 27, 2007; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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Storm Worm Authors Turn to YouTube Lures

Security Fix has spilled quite a bit of digital ink warning readers about the ever changing tactics of criminals behind the the indefatigable "Storm worm." This week's tactic (or today's as the case may be) involves e-mailed Web links disguised...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 27, 2007; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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