NEWS & ANALYSIS
May 18, 2009 -A recent survey from IT security firm Panda Security found that a little over two out of three teenagers have attempted to hack into their friends' online accounts, reports SC Magazine.
May 15, 2009 -Hackers have launched a big phishing scam at Facebook's 200 million users to swipe their user names and passwords, reports Reuters.
May 13, 2009 -Microsoft released patches yesterday for its popular PowerPoint program for PCs due to a vulnerability that would allow a hacker to gain complete control of a system, although Apple users will have to wait a little longer for their patch.
May 11, 2009 -Heartland Payments Systems has announced that it will offer end-to-end encryption to its merchants for their payment card processing after last year's hack attack that may have compromised more than 100 million card accounts.
Apr 29, 2009 -Phishers and spammers are exploiting worldwide fear of swine flu to sell pharmaceutical products and steal personal information from anxious e-mail users, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team reports.
Mar 30, 2009 -Cybercrime is again on the rise, and the United States boasts both the most cybercriminals and victims, according to a British paper.
Mar 23, 2009 -Cybercriminals have copied the popular techniques of search engine optimization (SEO) to engineer a scheme that can rake in as much as $10,800 a day, according to Finjan's Malicious Code Research Center.
Mar 16, 2009 -Cybercriminals are exploiting the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression to find new ways to steal people's identities, writes Ray Dickenson of E-Commerce Times.
Mar 13, 2009 -The militarization of cyberspace is fast afoot as states or their proxies begin to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against critics and adversaries, a security researcher said at an IT security trade show in Boston.
Mar 04, 2009 -A worm preying on Facebook accounts in December is back with a vengeance, PCWorld.com reports. But this time, it's burrowing into other social networking Web sites, including Myspace, Friendster, LiveJournal and others.