A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against Atlassian's hosting provider took the company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform down for a few hours this morning, with services returning this afternoon.
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A worm is circulating that can post malware and spam to some WordPress blogs using outdated versions of the blogging software, according to WordPress.
When 60 Minutes reports on looming threat of the Conficker worm, people listen. But when the IT departments and security software types caution users about what they download or the sites they visit, the warnings often fall on deaf ears.
The Conficker worm is finally active, updating via peer-to-peer between infected computers and dropping a mystery payload on infected computers, Trend Micro said on Wednesday.CNET's Elinor Mills reports that researchers are analyzing the code of the software that is being dropped onto infected computers and suspect that it is a keystroke logger or some other program designed to steal data from the machine.
If you're trawling the Web for information on disinfecting the Conficker worm, be very, very careful.Cyber-criminals are latching onto the hype around the Windows malware threat and have started registering domain names linked to Conficker and poisoning search results to trick users into installing fake anti-virus software programs.
Among the key innovations of the Conficker worm (W32.Downadup) was the pseudo-random domain generation algorithm used for the generation of dynamic command and control locations in order to make it nearly impossible for researchers and the industry to take them down.
A hole has been found in software used by critical national infrastructure organisations including oil, gas and power companies that could lead to a successful denial-of-service attack.
Reminiscent of the "good" Nachi worm unleashed in 2003, Microsoft researchers have touted the idea of "friendly worms" to issue software patches, which has been labelled "stupid" by security experts.
There's a nasty worm hole in America Online's standalone AIM (instant messaging) software that won't be patched until the middle of October.
If the statistics from Microsoft's MSRT (malicious software removal tool) are anything to go by, the Storm Worm botnet is not quite the world's most powerful supercomputer.
In just eight months the Storm worm has infected more than 20 million computers and built a zombie army -- or botnet -- capable of launching DDoS attacks that could be used against any organisation or even damage critical infrastructure, according to security experts.
Industry experts say the recent OpenOffice worm may be an indication that open-source software is becoming more attractive to malware creators
Malicious software can be contained in e-mails with "love" and "Worm Alert!" subject lines, security company Postini warns.
update Software giant Microsoft's Web site has been inaccessible for at least 24 hours due to an Internet service provider "problem", and not a DDoS attack.Microsoft.
Worm attacks are hitting users of the company's corporate antivirus software; its Norton consumer software is not affected.
Will Thanksgiving be celebrated with a Windows worm? Join CNET News.com's Joris Evers and CNET.com's Robert Vamosi live in the studio for this week's Security Bites podcast. Also, security software from RealNetworks and the debate over IE 7's green browser bar.
Symantec researchers question Windows Vista security, a sales pitch in disguise? Also, rootkits get better at hiding, MySpace users hit by flash worm, Oracle patches and AOL security software.
Critical flaw in Symantec antivirus software may put corporate users at risk of a worm attack. Also, Vista security in the spotlight at WinHEC.
Network worm now hitting PCs spreads spying software via a recently patched hole in Windows.
News coverage of recent Windows worm attacks may leave the uninitiated thinking only organizations who didn't keep up with the patches were victimized. those in the trenches know that keeping up with patches, especially at the desktop level, is a daunting task. On top of that, patch management is just a small part of total desktop management. Application installation, software updates, hardware maintenance, training, security, and more are all part of desktop management.
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