Microsoft discovers Chinese malware pre-installed on new PCs

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Sep 2012

Microsoft has published evidence of an extraordinary conspiracy in which potent botnet malware was apparently installed and hidden on PCs during their manufacture in China. This is a big deal, the team at Towerwall has been aware that this level of threat and exploitation existed, but none the less surprised. Read the rest of the … Continue reading Microsoft discovers Chinese malware pre-installed on new PCs

Hackers leak 1 million Apple device IDs

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Sep 2012

To cap off a summer of devastating corporate data breaches, hackers yesterday posted online what might be the crown jewel of 2012 data dumps: 1 million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch’s, all purportedly stolen from the FBI. There may also be an additional 11 million Apple device IDs yet to be … Continue reading Hackers leak 1 million Apple device IDs

Fake Groupon discount emails carry malware

By Michelle Drolet . 30 Jul 2012

Cybercriminals have spammed out malware, attached to emails claiming to be related to discounts for offers on Groupon. The emails, which have the poorly spelt subject line of “Groupon discount gifts” (in itself something which should ring alarm bells), pretend to come from Groupon, and claim that one of your friends has found a deal … Continue reading Fake Groupon discount emails carry malware

Malware attack spread as email from your office’s HP scanner

By Michelle Drolet . 26 Jul 2012

For those on our Security Alert and Update list we just emailed an article by Graham Cluley on how a malware attack spread as email from your office’s HP scanner, yes that’s right a scanner! In these high-tech times, scanners and photocopiers aren’t just dumb machines sitting in the corner of the office.  They are … Continue reading Malware attack spread as email from your office’s HP scanner

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