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Cert-In Rises to the Swine Flu Challenge
by Muntazir Abbas    May 08, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
As the Swine Flu spreads, the rise in phishing messages with malicious attachments that fraudulently claim information on influenza are worrying CXOs and IT managers alike. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In) under the...
Swine Flu Breeds Online Malware Epidemic
by CXOtoday Staff    May 06, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
As swine influenza, popularly known as swine flu, grips the world, a digital epidemic has been spawned that takes advantage of the recent interest in swine flu.Cybercriminals are again taking advantage of a world-wide event to spread Trojans....
YouTube Video Has Unpleasant Easter Surprise
by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 09, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
A YouTube religious video is being used as bait to infect users with malware. The video makes use of the proximity of the Easter holidays to infect users' computers with a banker Trojan-Banker.LSL.Once on the infected computer, the malware...
Cyber Mischief Has Evolved into Cyber Crime
by Tabrez Khan    Mar 16, 2009
Category : Interviews
Technology : Infrastructure
The World Wide Web has become a staple for information sharing and commercial transactions. This has brought in new vulnerabilities and a fundamental change in the nature of web-based attacks, says Shantanu Ghosh, VP, India product development,...
New Virus on the Prowl - Sality.AO
by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 19, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Sality.AO uses some techniques which haven't been seen for years, such as EPO or Cavity, said a recent report released by Panda Security's lab. EPO allows part of a legitimate file to be run before infection starts, making it difficult to...
Spammers Target Obama: Say He Has Quit Presidency
by CXOtoday Staff    Jan 20, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
The emails, aimed at infecting computers with the Waledec botnet, carry content to the effect that Obama has abandoned the presidency or no longer wants to be president.   According to experts from the Marshal8e6 TRACE Labs, the...
Tags: Obama, spyware
Malware Affecting Corporate Networks
by CXOtoday Staff    Jan 08, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
A new version of the Downadup (also known as Conficker) malware has been causing great trouble to corporate networks of late by infecting Windows workstations and servers. They are unusually difficult to remove, especially in case of an...
Cisco Issues Malware Red Alert
by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 17, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
Cisco has released a security report that warns that Internet-based attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and specialized as profit-driven criminals continue to hone their approach to stealing data from businesses, employees and...
Tags: cisco
e-Shopping Advisory for the Holiday Season
by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 09, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
* Buy from a trusted website: Are you buying from a trusted brand? Can you tell where the company you are buying from is based? Does the site provide you with contact details or an after sales service number? Are sale conditions available and...
A Guide to Christmas Scams
by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 04, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
Over the past few years, Christmas shopping online has become increasingly popular, with a still bigger number of people researching gift ideas through the Internet before purchasing on the high street. According to statistics from...