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March 5, 2012 by

Anonymous supporters targeted in Zeus attack

Hackers have targeted supporters of the Anonymous hacktivist group with a version of the Slowloris denial-of-service attack tool that loads the Zeus banking Trojan, according to security company Symantec.Anonymous supporters began to be deceived into downloading and installing Zeus botnet clients via a corrupted Pastebin link on 20 January, Symantec said in a blog post on Friday.

February 6, 2012 by

Symantec confirms hacker extortion

Symantec has today confirmed that email correspondence between the company and a hacker, in which the company attempted to confirm the theft of its source code and offer US$50,000 to stop it from appearing online, did actually occur.

October 26, 2011 by

McAfee: Why Duqu is a big deal

Dave Marcus, head of security research at McAfee, delves into the workings of Duqu, an information-stealing piece of malware that is shaping up to be as big a threat as Stuxnet

October 25, 2011 by

Hackers port trojan from Linux to OS X

Security researchers at ESET and Sophos have discovered that hackers have gone out of their way to port an old Linux backdoor trojan to the Mac OS X platform, extending their reach of computers that they can use as part of their botnets.

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