Clickbait malware sites “You No Longer Need To Be A Member To Shop In Their Stores” (1) “NASA Confirms Earth Will Experience 15 Days of Complete Darkness in November” (2) “First she did this, and then you won’t believe what happened!” If you visit any social media, news sites, or see advertisements online, you will…

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Microsoft has filed a civil suit to try to stop the spread of malware it has traced back to two main countries—Kuwait and Algeria. The company hopes this will be the most successful effort made by a non-governmental organization to combat cybercrime by attempting to stop key communication between the hackers and the PCs they are trying to infect.

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Malware, hacking, and other techniques are commonly used by cyber criminals in order to steal data from targeted companies.

Phishing, or trying to obtain usernames, passwords, or other sensitive information by impersonating a trustworthy entity, is part of 95 percent of all state-affiliated espionage attacks, according to Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report. The organization reviewed 47,000 reported security incidents from the year 2012.

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A computer network generating millions of fake advert viewings has been discovered by British web analytics firm Spider.io. The network nicknamed “Chameleon” is made up of 120,000 home pc’s and costs advertisers around $6m per month. Spider.io reports that Chameleon simulated clicks on adverts on over 200 sites and said the botnet was responsible for up to nine…

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