Graham Cluley

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Worker Who Planted Malware Time Bomb At Fannie Mae Faces Prison

As belts tighten and the credit crunch continues to hit around the world, more and more companies will be making the difficult decision to make staff and contractors redundant. But what happens when a disaffected former employee decides to leave your company a parting gift - in the form of data-destroying malware?

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TechCrunch Hacked

The immensely popular blog TechCrunch has been compromised by hackers who posted an offensive message on its home page.

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West African 419 Scammers Exploit Dilbert

The Dilbert comic strip is loved around the world for its satirical look at life in the corporate office. But now identity thieves and scammers are exploiting the popular Website in their hunt for potential victims.

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Erin Andrews Video: Get A Life Or Get A Virus

It was early Sunday morning British time when I first heard the name "Erin Andrews." I didn't have a clue who she was -- I don't follow the American sports scene -- but one thing was certain: She was creating an enormous buzz on the Internet.

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Suspected Child Porn Hub Taken Offline

Internet service provider Pricewert -- which trades under names such as 3FN and APS Telecom -- has been shut down and disconnected from cyberspace following allegations it was knowingly involved in major spam attacks, phishing campaigns, malware distribution, and child abuse.

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Why Twitter Security Needs To Grow Up

Twitter is growing at phenomenal speed -- but this week's breach by a French hacker who accessed the accounts of Britney Spears, Barack Obama, and others proves it's time for the service to show a more mature attitude to security.

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Write A Twitter Worm, Get A Job?

The teenage author of the Mikeyy and StalkDaily worms that hit Twitter users hard one weekend ago appears to have struck lucky. As a result of his infamy, he has a brand new job.

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StalkDaily Attack Hits Twitter Users

If anyone was in any doubt that social networks are the new battleground for cybercriminals, then just log in to Twitter right now. The hugely popular micro-blogging network is overrun with warnings about messages referring to a website called, said to be spreading through compromised Twitter accounts.

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Will They Ever Catch Conficker's Authors?

While the world is holding its breath, wondering whether the Conficker worm is going to do anything dramatic on April 1st (I'm placing money that no computers are reported to have melted by the end of the day, and the Internet won't have turned to blancmange), perhaps a more important question is: Are we ever going to catch the pond life who wrote it?

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Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer,  3/16/2018
New 'Mac-A-Mal' Tool Automates Mac Malware Hunting & Analysis
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  3/14/2018
IoT Product Safety: If It Appears Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
Pat Osborne, Principal - Executive Consultant at Outhaul Consulting, LLC, & Cybersecurity Advisor for the Security Innovation Center,  3/12/2018
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Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.