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In a coordinated takedown, law enforcement agents around the world have teamed up to shut down the well-known cybercrime forum Darkode, pursuing 70 of its members and associates resulting in 28 arrests so far. In the US, the Department of Justice and the FBI have announced criminal charges against...

July 15th 2015 at 3:35pm 0 Comments
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Arkansas' Fort Smith Police Department may be responsible for some particularly sinister digital tricks, if you ask one lawyer. An attorney representing whistleblowers in a police corruption scandal says that the Department sent him a hard drive laden with trojans when he requested documents. Gi...

April 15th 2015 at 7:33pm 0 Comments
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Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex trojan that has been spying on everyone from governments to individuals since at least 2008. The m...

November 23rd 2014 at 6:58pm 0 Comments
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Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have more to worry about than they thought -- someone is gunning after their phones, too. Lacoon Mobile Security says it has detected new spyware, Xsser, that tries to trick WhatsApp users on Android and iOS by posing as a coordination tool for the Occupy Centr...

October 1st 2014 at 7:23pm 0 Comments
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Cyberwarfare campaigns against Western energy grids aren't just the stuff of action movies these days -- they're very, very real. Symantec has discovered a likely state-sponsored hacking group, nicknamed Dragonfly, that has been using phishing sites and trojans to compromise energy suppliers in t...

June 30th 2014 at 7:12pm 0 Comments
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WoW Insider reported recently on a dangerous Trojan that was, at the time, not removable by any known antivirus program. Vigilance was advised by the Customer Support agents, and logs from anyone who was affected by the Disker trojan were requested. Thanks to the hard work of the Blizzard Support...

January 3rd 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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If you play World of Warcraft, you might want to check for a dangerous new Trojan that is leading to compromised accounts. Blizzard warned customers that this Trojan, apparently brought on by a fake Curse client, can steal both the account information and the authenticator password, making even pla...

January 3rd 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard Customer Support Agent Jurannok has taken to the forums to warn players of a dangerous Trojan -- a virus that can enter players' accounts even if they have an authenticator. Update -- A solution has been found. Jurannok Hello, We've been receiving reports regarding a dangerous Trojan...

January 2nd 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Malware certainly exists for Linux, but it's more frequently targeted at servers than everyday PCs. Unfortunately, regular users now have more reason to worry: a rare instance of a Linux desktop trojan, Hand of Thief, has surfaced in the wild. The code swipes banking logins and other web sign-in d...

August 9th 2013 at 1:41pm 0 Comments
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Adware attacks against OS X are on the rise this year, says a report by anti-virus company Doctor Web. The Russian firm recently discovered another threat, Trojan.Yontoo.1, which has quickly become the most prominent adware trojan attacking Apple desktops and laptops. The trojan worms its way...

March 21st 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The third pack of Capcom Arcade Cabinet releases is a trio of games from 1986: Side Arms, Legendary Wings, and Trojan.The $10 pack is an interesting mix of side-scrolling and vertical shooting, and the post-apocalyptic urban sword-and-shielding of Trojan, a game we remember for being the early Capc...

March 19th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

December 12th 2012 at 1:46pm 0 Comments