Virus Removal

Ramnit Computer Worm Compromises 45K Facebook Logins

A computer worm that has traditionally targeted the financial industry has set its sights on social networking, recently stealing over 45,000 Facebook login credentials, according to security firm Seculert. In a statement, Facebook said the majority of the login credentials were outdated, but it was still notifying the affected users. The worm, known as Ramnit, […]

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Japan Reportedly Building Vigilante Virus Assassin Squad

Japan reportedly has paid Fujitsu $2.3 million to build a self-replicating assassin squad — a computer virus it can set loose in the network to track down and eliminate other viruses. Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the Defense Ministry’s Technical Research and Development Institute began developing the anti-viral virus in 2008. The government agency

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U.S. Indicts 7 in Online Ad Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged six Estonian men and one Russian man with orchestrating a vast Internet scam that involved infecting more than 4 million computers around the globe with malicious software and collecting money from online advertisements. The prosecutors said the scheme involved duping computer owners into downloading malicious software, or malware, that would

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Microsoft software bug linked to “Duqu” virus

Microsoft Corp said hackers exploited a previously unknown bug in its Windows operating system to infect computers with the Duqu virus, which some security experts say could be the next big cyber threat. “We are working diligently to address this issue and will release a security update for customers,” Microsoft said on Tuesday in a

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