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TWIH: Infected computers and racy domains

This week’s stories range from the taking down of one of the largest botnet infections in history to the coming auction and interesting history of one of the web’s premier domain names.

Steering clear of dangerous Olympic spam

With the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada now completed and the Games officially underway, security firm MessageLabs Intelligence has released information about the astounding number of cyber criminals attempting to spread malware in the name of the much-loved event, some with the intent to launch attacks on unsuspecting web […]

49 House of Representatives websites defaced

49 House of Representatives websites were hacked after United States President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Wednesday night, in a similar attacks back in August 2009 on 18 House. It is still unknown where the attack came from or what political motivations does the attacker have. The websites are managed by GovTrends, based […]

Payback for rewarding censorship?

Two of the world’s top domain name registrars were in the news this week for breaches in security. and Network Solutions both share the shameful position of being compromised. For, the lack of maintaining a secured DNS for major Chinese search engine Baidu created an unfortunate set of circumstances. As for dual registrar […]

Kevin Mitnick, FireHost and the importance of security

Following last month’s piece on the dropping of high-profile client Kevin Mitnick from provider HostedHere due to repeated attacks on his account and Mr. Mitnick’s subsequent finding of a new home in FireHost, I was left wondering why exactly FireHost was willing and apparently able to withstand the heat that HostedHere wasn’t.

HostedHere drops security sxpert customer Kevin Mitnick

A security expert Kevin Mitnick was officially let go by his web hosting provider to find a new home. An often target of attacks that his website has become, HostedHere is clearly tired of dealing with with various website breaches. Kevin has moved his site over to FireHost, a provider known for its hacker-safe hosting […]

AT&T brings back after denial-of-service attack

A popular image-based bulletin board was brought back online by AT&T. In the statement released by AT&T, the company said that while most users thought adult content might have been the reason for the shut-down, the web service was in fact down due to a denial-of-service attack.

Phishing attacks on eBay continue

A new wave of phishing attacks, which initiated on February 10, target eBay members’ websites. The attack steal credentials from victims using a fake login. As of today, the fake eBay login forms can still be accessed on affected wildcard domains. The attack takes advantage of a cross-site scripting vulnerability on sites that use a […]

Kapersky Lab’s domain attacked

The domain has been hacked but security solutions provider Kaspersky Lab confirmed that no sensitive sensitive data was compromised. The support section of the site was hacked by several attackers with IP addresses from Romanian ISPs. The attackers notified the company of an executed SQL injection through public email boxes and gave a one […]

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