Security Bytes

July 2007

Emerging cyberattacks and threats

  • Hackers get their 0wn awards: The Pwnies

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 24 Jul 2007
  • You can add one more bit of goofiness to the usual fun and games at Black Hat this year: the first annual Pwnie Awards. A tongue-in-cheek look at the most notable security events of the year, the ...

  • DoS attack slows Virgin America inaugural sales

    Marcia Savage - Editor 20 Jul 2007
  • A denial-of-service attack on Virgin America's Web site Thursday temporarily slowed online ticket sales for the start-up airline. Based in Burlingame, Calif., Virgin America began selling tickets ...

  • GpCode ransomware returns with new demand

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 17 Jul 2007
  • Some of you might remember GpCode, a Trojan horse that taunted users last summer by encrypting files and demanding that victims pay a ransom to get back their file access (see Blackmailing malware ...

  • Storm worm gets patriotic

    Robert Westervelt - TechTarget 05 Jul 2007
  • Maarten Van Horenbeeck at the SANS Internet Storm Center has been tracking the spam subject lines associated with the Storm worm. "Happy B-day America," "Independence Day Party" and other lines to ...

  • Attackers target top execs

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 03 Jul 2007
  • According to new intelligence from MessageLabs, it's not always good to be the king -- or the king's family, for that matter. The security company says it has discovered "highly targeted" C-level ...

  • Fake Grand Theft Auto ad downloads malware

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 02 Jul 2007
  • Attackers are using YouTube to dupe gaming enthusiasts into downloading malware, FaceTime Security Labs is warning in its SpywareGuide blog. The YouTube video is safe, just the bait to get users to ...