Viruses take the blame for a lot of deleted information and malicious activity occurring on computers. But this latest incident involving a virus infection is a lot more serious than someone losing important documents or even having their bank accounts compromised. A murderer who was convicted in a Miami court is getting a retrial because the official transcript of his trial has been deleted.
Personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators at City College of San Francisco have been stolen in what is being called "an infestation" of computer viruses with origins in criminal networks in Russia, China and other countries, The Chronicle has learned. At work for more than a decade, the viruses were detected a few days after Thanksgiving , when the college's data security monitoring service detected an unusual pattern of computer traffic, flagging trouble. It appeared at first that the problem was contained in a single computer lab at Cloud Hall on the Phelan Avenue campus, one of a dozen City College sites around the city. David Hotchkiss , the chief technology officer, immediately shut the lab down and reported the problem to Chancellor Don Griffin , General Counsel Scott Dickey and Board of Trustees President John Rizzo .
Sites offering cute games secretly infect PCs Sites with 'game' or 'arcade' in title pose danger Infections remain until when parents log in One site infected 12,600 users last month By Rob Waugh UPDATED: 09:40 GMT, 16 January 2012 Hackers are targeting children with sites that install malicious software on PCs, disguised as innocent-looking cartoon gaming websites. But the sites quietly load programs onto the PCs which lurk in the background, which can steal information from adults Children are the latest target for writers of computer viruses - seen as an easy 'way in' to their parents PCs.
Intego Security The Mac Defender software is designed to look authentic and asks users for their credit card information. For years Apple Mac users have boasted about the lack of malware on their computers. In comparison, Microsoft Windows owners have regularly felt the brunt of viruses and malware that can easily debilitate an entire computer system in minutes. Now Apple is in that camp too after a barrage of malware began infiltrating computers over the past few days.
Personal computers used by three members of the lower house, as well as possibly a computer server, were infected by the virus, the top government spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura, told reporters. He did not give details, but local media reports said the virus apparently had been used to hack into computers sometime in the past three months. The reports said log-in information and e-mails may have been stolen. Media reports said one of the three lawmakers opened an e-mail attachment that released the virus.
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- If you got a new computer or tablet for Christmas, then listen up, you need to protect it. But no need to spend a lot of money on new anti-virus software. Whether your computer or tablet is new or you just want to keep your old computer a lot longer, there is free software that will protect your computer and keep it running smoothly. "When I turned it on, it wouldn't let me do anything," said Adrian Jackson, who had a computer virus.
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Crimeware steals passwords from your browser Cyber criminals use your debit card details to drain your account When you visit your bank, it adjusts figures so the criminal transactions don't appear Attack has been used in U.S. and UK By Rob Waugh UPDATED: 20:17 GMT, 6 January 2012 The new SpyEye 'trojan horse' software steals your card details - then when you log into your online bank, it adjusts your balance so you don't realise anything is wrong. It's already been found in the U.S. and the UK A new version of the SpyEye 'trojan horse' software not only steals your money, it then offers false reassurance that it's still there.