Archive for February, 2009
Malware writers have been using bogus antivirus products to infect computers–such rogue programs are not new. But Lawrence Abrams, owner of BleepingComputer.com notified me this morning that one new rogue is posting a fake review written by one “Robert Vamosi.”
This particular rogue is called Anti-Virus-1, and it takes over a computer’s HOSTS file so that [...]
February 19, 2009 Tags: cybercrime, Defense in Depth, Robert Vamosi, security, vulnerablity Posted in: Bleepingcomputer.com, Defense in Depth, Lawrence Abrams, Robert Vamosi, rogue antivirus program No Comments
Microsoft today released it’s advance notification for next week’s Patch Tuesday. There are two critical patches (one each for IE and Microsoft Exchange Server) and two important patches (one each for SQL and Viso). Complete details can be found here.
Up to 130 ATM machines in 49 cities worldwide were used in a coordinated attack on RBS Worldpay, a global payments services company. Within a 30 minute period on November 8th, 2008, the company lost an estimated $9 million dollars due to fraudulent ATM transactions.
While the company first disclosed the loss in November, the ambitious [...]
February 4, 2009 Tags: ATM, banking, cybercrime, data loss, Defense in Depth, RBS Worldpay, Robert Vamosi, security Posted in: ATM machines, Defense in Depth, RBS Worldpay, Robert Vamosi, cybercrime, data loss Comments Closed