NEWS & ANALYSIS

Corporations are Biggest IT Security Threat to Customers, IBM Says

Corporations are unwittingly becoming the biggest IT security threat to their customers, according to IBM's X-Force Threat Analysis Service.

Hackers Compromise 4.5 Million Monster Accounts in U.K.

The immensely popular job search Web site, Monster.co.uk, has revealed that hackers may have compromised as many as 4.5 million accounts stored on its site in the United Kingdom.

Security Researchers Worry About Worm Activation; Best Practices to Avoiding the Worm

IT security experts are fearfully awaiting the activation of an Internet worm believed to have infected over 1 million computers worldwide, according to USA Today.

Spammers Quickly Recovering from McColo Network's Demise, Says Google

Spammers are quickly recovering from the hit they took when a notorious spam network was taken offline in November, says Google's Enterprise Blog.

Hackers Take the Fight Over Gaza Online

As Israel continues its military campaign inside the Gaza Strip for the 12th consecutive day to cripple Hamas' ability to shoot rockets into its territory, both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian hacker groups have taken up the fight online.

Brazil: Logging Firms Hire Hackers to Change Lumber Quotas

Brazilian logging companies have hired hackers to break into their country's government's Web-based permit system to allow them to harvest many more trees than allowed, according to Greenpeace's blog.

Sophisticated and Innovative, Cybercrime Flourishes in 2008

The frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks have escalated throughout 2008, reports the San Diego-based Cisco Systems.

Cybercrime Trends Will Worsen in 2009, According to Forecasts

The global recession will lead to a rise of cybercrime worldwide, as governments' attention to cybercrime is deflected toward more pressing economic problems, according to 2009 cybercrime forecasts from leading IT security firms.

Cyberattacks Surge 30 Percent Over Last 4 Months, IBM Says

There has been a sudden surge of security events online over the past four months, according to IBM's X-Force, an elite team of IT security experts.

Spam Falls Worldwide After Web Hosting Company's Servers Disconnected

The world experienced a drastic reduction in the number of spam e-mails sent worldwide Tuesday evening when the servers of a small Web-hosting company in San Jose, California, were disconnected.
 




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