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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

June 8, Softpedia – (International) After CNN patches vulnerability, diet spammers start abusing Ask.com flaw. Spammers abused an open redirect vulnerability in CNN’s Web site until the news organization closed the vulnerability. 163 more words

Security

McAfee Quarterly Threat Report: Spike in Spam

McAfee Threats Report: First Quarter 2013 was released today. According to their research, there has been a dramatic increase in instances of the Koobface social networking worm and a rise in the number and complexity of targeted threats (inc information-gathering Trojans and threats targeting systems’ master boot records) 153 more words

Malware

Most Unique Viruses of 2012

Rather than a ranking of the most widespread viruses, or those that have caused most infections, these viruses are ones that deserve mention for standing out from the more than 24 million new strains of malware that emerged. 382 more words

Hacking

Facebook donates $250,000 to help fight cybercrime (using money acquired from spammers)

Congratulations to our good friends at the University of Alabama at Birmingham whose Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR) have been awarded $250,000 by Facebook, 332 more words

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Facebook Donates $250,000 To The University of Alabama At Birmingham Using Money Acquired From Spammers

Facebook has donated $250,000 to the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in recognition of its efforts in tracking down the creators of the social media botnet Koobface and other spammers. 518 more words

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Sophos releases Exclusive research on Koobface gang

Sophos researchers and investigators across security industry have uncovered an insight into how a group like Koobface is run, and led, and earn millions of dollars every year by compromising computers. 247 more words

Technology

Koobface gang turns off command servers, as Russian police explain lack of action

The publication of a detailed investigation into alleged members of the Koobface malware gang appears to have had an instant impact.

The C&C (command and control) servers at the heart of Koobface have stopped responding, and the individuals uncovered by the report have been busy deleting their profiles on social networks, where they had left digital clues as to their identities. 326 more words

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