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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Windows Exposes Users to Serious Problems, Might be Kicked Off the Web in .AU

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Windows Exposes Users to Serious Problems, Might be Kicked Off the Web in .AU
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 20:53:21 +0100
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Sexual assault by Internet

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| Now, this is different. A computer cracker, 
| Luis Mijangos of Santa Ana, CA has been 
| arrested by the FBI for taking over more 
| than 100 Windows PCs and using what he 
| found on them to extort sexually explicit 
| videos from women and teenage girls by 
| threatening to release their personal data. 


Save the Women and Children From That Other OS

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| A predator distributed malware to PCs 
| through digital music files. He used the 
| malware to gather information and control 
| PCs which escalated to demanding explicit 
| images and video from the ladies.


Malicious code on Lenovo driver download page - Update

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| The driver download portal of hardware 
| manufacturer Lenovo temporarily deployed 
| malicious code. Various virus scanners 
| issued alerts about a Java-based Trojan 
| downloader or dropper. The iframe injected 
| by attackers points to the volgo-marun.cn 
| server and can still be found on several 
| pages of the download.lenovo.com server.


Anti-Virus Elite 2010 Looking for a Way to Hijack your PC

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| Be sure not to trust this soft! Remove it 
| as soon as you notice it on your PC! These 
| are just several warnings flying around the 
| web these days.
| Cyber criminals have created a new 
| rogueware, named Anti-Virus Elite 2010. 
| Usually installed from malicious websites, 
| or during the process of downloading video 
| codecs or updates for your computer, the 
| fake application starts its activities as 
| soon as it gets to your PC.


OU Reports Virus, Security Breach

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| The University of Oklahoma is warning 
| students about a security breach that may 
| put their personal information at risk.
| The university said its Information 
| Technology department noticed unusual 
| Internet activity on a laptop computer 
| associated with its network. It said it 
| determined the computer belonged to an 
| employee and was infected with a virus 
| known as Zeus or Z-Bod.


South Central Ambulance Service hit by computer virus

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| A virus has hit parts of the computer 
| system used by South Central Ambulance 
| Service (SCAS).
| The problem first occurred on Tuesday but 
| has not affected the parts used to deal 
| with 999 calls, the trust said. 


BIS helped uncover computer attack on G20 meeting 

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| The Czech counter-intelligence service 
| (BIS), along with other secret services, 
| last year participated in the investigation 
| into the attack on the information systems 
| of the delegates to the G20 summit in 
| Seoul, BIS says in its report for 2009, 
| released on its website.
| Last June, the BIS as an intelligence 
| service of the EU presiding country 
| uncovered a "sophisticated attempt at 
| cybernetic espionage."
| According to the BIS annual report, the 
| contact persons at the finance ministries 
| of the participating countries received 
| forged electronic post in the form of an 
| attachment to an e-mail with a special pdf 
| file containing "a harmful code."


New zombie code in effect by December

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| The Federal Government, alongside the 
| Internet Industry Association (IIA), 
| yesterday launched a code of practice that 
| aims to reduce the amount of zombie-
| infected computers on the internet.
| Zombie-infected computers are PCs connected 
| to the internet that are infected with 
| malware.



One-third of Security Essentials users infected: Microsoft

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| Almost a third of the customers who have
| installed Microsoft's free Security
| Essentials software have been found to be
| suffering from major malware infections.

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