Ryan Naraine

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Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content management technologies.Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Ryan was Editor-at-Large/Security at eWEEK, leading the magazine's and Web site's coverage of Internet and computer security issues and managing the popular SecurityWatch blog, covering the daily threats, vulnerabilities and IT security technologies. He also covered IT security, hacker attacks and secure content management topics for Jupiter Media's internetnetnews.com.Ryan can be reached at naraine SHIFT 2 gmail.com. For daily updates on Ryan's activities, follow him on Twitter.

The most important disclosure is of my employment with Kaspersky Lab as a member of the global research and analysis team. Kaspersky Lab is a global company specializing in anti-malware and secure content management technologies. I do not own stocks or other investments in any technology company.

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Radisson Hotels report significant data breach

Radisson Hotels report significant data breach

Add the Radisson Hotels & Resorts chain to the growing list of businesses reporting significant data breaches that exposed sensitive customer data.In an open letter to guests, Radisson chief operating officer Fredrik Korallus said the hotel chain's computer system was hacked between November 2008 and May 2009 and customer data, including credit and debit card numbers, was stolen.

August 19, 2009 by in Banking

Brazilian ID thieves using Twitter as botnet command channel

Brazilian ID thieves using Twitter as botnet command channel

Arbor Networks security researcher Jose Nazario has stumbled upon a crimeware botnet using Twitter as its command-and-control operation.The botnet, which is linked to identity thieves in Brazil, uses Twitter status messages to communicate with bots -- sending new links for the infected computers to contact and new commands and executables to download and run.

August 13, 2009 by in Banking

Botnet hijack: Inside the Torpig malware operation

Botnet hijack: Inside the Torpig malware operation

Security researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have broken into the nerve center of the Torpig botnet (also called Sinowal or Mebroot) to find a 10-day stash of 10,000 bank accounts and credit card numbers worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.During the botnet hijack, the researchers exploited a weakness in the way the bots tried to locate their C&C servers and found an underground online crime operation collecting about 70GB of stolen data over just ten days.

May 4, 2009 by in Banking

Feel like taunting an identity thief? Don't.

Feel like taunting an identity thief? Don't.

The next time you get the urge to enter angry messages to phishers on fake (malicious) Web sites, stop and consider this discovery by researcher Joe Stewart.The identity thieves behind the Asprox botnet have built extra logic into phishing sites to detect taunts and subject those computer users to drive-by malware exploits.

August 26, 2008 by in Banking