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[News] [Rival] 30,000 Customers (Some Are Entire Families) Knocked Offline by Windows Zombies, Vista 7 Has Critical Flaws

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] 30,000 Customers (Some Are Entire Families) Knocked Offline by Windows Zombies, Vista 7 Has Critical Flaws
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2010 11:01:52 +0000
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Brit ISP knocked offline by Latvian DDOS

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| About 30,000 customers of the Cheshire-
| based ISP Vispa were forced offline for 
| almost 12 hours today by a DDOS attack 
| traced to the Baltic state of Latvia.


Microsoft Won't Fix Windows 7 Crash Bug Next Week

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| Microsoft today said it will deliver a 
| single security update on Tuesday to patch 
| just one vulnerability in Windows.
| However, the company acknowledged that it 
| does not yet have a fix for a crippling 
| bug in Windows 7 that went public nearly 
| two months ago.
| The expected update will patch a 
| vulnerability rated "critical" -- 
| Microsoft 's most serious rating in its 
| four-step scoring system -- in Windows 
| 2000. The bug also affects Windows XP, 
| Vista and Windows 7, as well as Windows 
| Server 2003, Server 2008 and Server 2008 
| R2, but is tagged as "low" for those 
| editions.


Websense warns on Microsoft rogue AV

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| Searches redirect to malicious sites


Microsoft readies singular fix for first Patch Tuesday of 2010



US and Russia begin cyberwar limitation talks

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| Entry into the cyber arms reduction talks -
| convened by a United Nations arms control
| committee - represents a significant shift
| for the US, which has resisted entering such
| talks for years, the New York Times reports.
| The change of tack came after the US decided
| that the cyberwarfare capabilities were
| spreading across the globe to countries such
| as North Korea and China.


Cyber war is coming, the impact could be huge

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| CBS News reports that cyber war is a
| reality that, according to cyber experts,
| the US will have to be prepared for - and
| soon.


Cyber War: Sabotaging the System


Bot herders hide master control channel in Google cloud

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| Cyber criminals' love affair with cloud
| computing just got steamier with the
| discovery that Google's AppEngine was
| tapped to act as the master control
| channel that feeds commands to large
| networks of infected computers.



Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.


Botnets Running Rampant

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| How much money is being stolen by cybercriminals? No one knows, and no one
| even knows how to go about coming up with that number, IronPort's Peterson
| said.


Online banking fraud 'up 8,000%'

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| The UK has seen an 8,000% increase in fake internet banking scams
| in the past two years, the government's financial watchdog has warned.
| The Financial Services Authority (FSA) told peers it was "very concerned"
| about the growth in "phishing".

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