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CNNMoney: Internet blackout for thousands begins Mondayupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 10:06:00

Hundreds of thousands of Internet users whose computers are infected with a particularly nasty virus are now unable to access the Web.

Decoding the 'Flame' virusupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:26:00

Last week, groups of congressional staffers gathered in conference rooms in the nation's capital. They were coming to hear from a representative from Symantec about the current threat landscape in cyberspace.

Cyber-sleuths track Flame malwareupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 10:05:00

CNN's Phil Black meets one of the experts who discovered Flame malware, considered the world's biggest cyber weapon.

The cyberwar may be headed to your computerupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 10:05:00

The recently discovered Flame virus bears all the hallmarks of a cyberattack concocted by a nation-state. It's big and complex and pointed directly at a geopolitical hot zone, Iran.

'Flame' spyware infiltrating Iranian computersupdated: Tue May 29 2012 12:50:00

A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.

New computer malware 'Flame' targeting Iranupdated: Mon May 28 2012 22:00:00

The discovery of a malicious computer program that appears to be collecting sensitive information from Iran and others indicates the global cyberwar has moved to a new level, warn security experts.

FBI: More than 300,000 could lose Web access by Julyupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 12:25:00

In the wake of a multi-million-dollar online scam, more than 300,000 computer users worldwide could find themselves without Web access this summer.

Apple: Update will fix Mac 'Flashback' virusupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 16:06:00

Apple says a new software update provides tools to get rid of the so-called "Flashback" virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of Mac computers.

Virus found in fake Android version of 'Angry Birds: Space'updated: Thu Apr 12 2012 15:57:00

Android users beware. Download the wrong version of your favorite pig-killing game and the birds won't be the only ones who are angry.

Spyware assails Russian opposition membersupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 12:34:00

A computer virus campaign is targeting opponents of Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin, according to anti-virus software maker Symantec.

Syria: Rain doesn't stop protestsupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 16:41:00

Large crowds turned out after Friday prayers in familiar hotspots where anti-Syrian government sentiment runs high.

Computer spyware is newest weapon in Syrian conflictupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 16:41:00

In Syria's cyberwar, the regime's supporters have deployed a new weapon against opposition activists -- computer viruses that spy on them, according to an IT specialist from a Syrian opposition group and a former international aid worker whose computer was infected.

IAEA: Iran capable of nuclear weaponupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 12:13:00

CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on the IAEA report that shows Iran is capable of building nuclear weapon.

Cyber warfare: A different way to attack Iran's reactorsupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 12:13:00

A report expected this week from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has Israel abuzz with talk of the potential for a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Iran's nuclear program challenged by setbacks, new reports sayupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 03:33:00

Iran's efforts to develop its nuclear program have been stymied by a raft of challenges from international sanctions and set back by the 2010 Stuxnet cyberattack, two new reports from a Washington nuclear think tank conclude.

CNNMoney: PC viruses are mostly your fault, Microsoft saysupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 15:45:00

If your computer is infected, it's probably because of something you did, according to a Microsoft study released this week.

Hacker group briefly hits USA Today's Twitter pageupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 17:08:00

Hacker group The Script Kiddies successfully hacked another news organization when it logged onto USA Today's Twitter page and posted false statements Sunday evening. USA Today promptly removed the messages and posted a statement about the hack.

The evolution of computer virusesupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 06:36:00

Cyber-security expert Mikko Hypponen talks about the evolution of computer viruses and why we need more protection.

Hackers take aim at prison locks and other real-world targetsupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 06:36:00

If you've seen the 1983 movie "WarGames," in which a young Matthew Broderick accidentally uses computers to bring the world to the edge of "global thermonuclear war," then you have a pretty good idea what hackers and security researchers are super-concerned about these days -- in real life.

Fight cybercrime, but keep the net freeupdated: Sun Aug 07 2011 15:07:00

Geography used to matter in crime.

As Android gets popular, so does Android malwareupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 14:28:00

As Android devices get more popular (today comScore reports Android phones comprise 40% of the U.S. smartphone market), they're becoming a more attractive target for cybercriminals. If you use an Android smartphone, you are now 2.5 times more likely to encounter malware (malicious software) than you were six months ago.

CNNMoney: Google notifies users of malware infectionsupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 11:43:00

Google said Wednesday that it has begun to display a malware warning in its search results to a group of users with infected computers.

Mobile phone security: What are the risks?updated: Fri Jun 17 2011 07:24:00

The more people rely on cell phones and tablets, the more attractive these devices become as targets to thieves and other nefarious types.

Apple acknowledges Mac Defender malware, promises fixupdated: Wed May 25 2011 14:55:00

Apple has decided to publicly acknowledge the Mac Defender malware that seems to be creeping onto Mac users' computers.

New malware revives Mac vs. Windows security debateupdated: Tue May 24 2011 06:37:00

A new piece of malware has caused an uptick in Apple customers reporting infected machines, renewing a timeless debate on the state of Macintosh security versus Windows.

Iran's nukes under cyber attackupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 07:37:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks into the second cyber attack against an Iranian nuclear facility and who may be responsible.

Iranian official: New computer worm discoveredupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 07:37:00

Iran has been targeted by a new computer worm named Stars, according to an Iranian official.

CNNMoney: LizaMoon attack infects millions of websitesupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 22:43:00

Have you heard the scary news about 'LizaMoon,' a malicious code attack that has already infected more than a million websites?

South Korean government sites targeted in cyber attackupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 02:07:00

A cyber attack Friday morning hit 40 South Korean websites, including those of several government agencies and major banks, the country's internet security agency said.

Stuxnet threatens computer systemsupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 07:09:00

In September, a researcher explained why Stuxnet is such a dangerous worm.

Computer virus Stuxnet a 'game changer,' DHS official tells Senateupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 07:09:00

A highly complex computer attack that may have been targeting Iran's nuclear power plants is posing a serious security threat to critical infrastructure worldwide, according to government and cyber-industry experts testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

On the frontline of cyber warfareupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 04:48:00

In the future, warfare may shift from a battlefield to a keyboard.

Iran arrests 'nuclear spies,' intelligence chief saysupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 07:56:00

Iran arrested a number of "nuclear spies," its intelligence minister said, in the wake of widespread reports of a sophisticated new computer virus that may have been aimed at Iran.

Cyberworm 'targets Iran'updated: Mon Sep 27 2010 18:57:00

Internet security agents say Iran is being targeted by a computer worm. Expert Gerry Egan explains the threat.

Stuxnet: Malware more complex, targeted and dangerous than everupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 18:57:00

Stuxnet is viewed as potentially the most dangerous piece of computer malware discovered. It's been developed on an unprecedented scale and has the ability to target and control specified industrial machinery.

Cyber self-defense can help U.S. securityupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 19:55:00

Recently, we completed an intensive, bipartisan six-month study on cybersecurity and presented it to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Why are computer users still choking on spam?updated: Mon May 03 2010 11:17:00

We all know about spam -- clogging up our inboxes with ads for Viagra and too-good-to-be-true offers from renegade African diplomats.

FAQ: Using your smartphone safelyupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 10:13:00

Smartphones aren't just smart, they're personal computers. Unlike a desktop or even a laptop PC, those devices and other mobile phones can easily slip out of a pocket or purse, be left in a taxi, or get snatched off a table.

Is chasing cybercrooks worth it?updated: Mon Mar 15 2010 10:09:00

This week's arrests of three men in connection with one of the world's largest computer-virus networks may seem like great news -- perhaps even a sign authorities are starting to win the war against cyberthieves.

2009 good year for cyber crimeupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 11:40:00

It was a good year for cyber crime - that's bad news for e-commerce.'s Kevin Voigt explains.

Cyber crime poses threat to e-commerceupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 11:40:00

The past 12 months have been a banner year for cyber crime. And that could be bad news for the future of e-commerce.

Facebook, Twitter crooks just a click awayupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 09:54:00

If you're on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site, you could be the next victim.

Facebook, Twitter users beware: Crooks are a mouse click awayupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 17:27:00

If you're on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site, you could be the next victim.

CNNMoney: Cybercrime: A secret underground economyupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 09:11:00

If the word 'cybercrime' conjures up images of computer geeks trying to crash computers from their mothers' basements, think again.

Cyber attacks touching celebrities, governmentsupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 03:53:00

The death of Michael Jackson and Internet attacks in the United States and South Korea share a cyber-crime connection.

South Korea under cyber attackupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 03:53:00

North Korea is thought to be behind recent cyber attacks in South Korea. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports.

Online words that hurtupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 05:17:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks to Kevin Voigt, business editor, about the power of words in cyberspace

Dangerous Internet search terms grow with cybercrimeupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 05:17:00

Cyber criminals are setting snares that move at the speed of news.

Twitter message could be cyber criminal at workupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 16:36:00

Cyber criminals are setting snares that move at the speed of news.

What are the most dangerous search terms on the Internet?updated: Sun Jun 14 2009 22:53:00

If you like to search for "music lyrics" or "free" things, you are engaging in risky cyber behavior. And "free music downloads" puts 20 percent of Web surfers in harm's way of malicious software, known as "malware."

Experts: Malicious program targets Macsupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 13:55:00

Mac computers are known for their near-immunity to malicious computer programs that plague PCs.

Conficker wakes up, updates via P2P, drops payloadupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 09:29:00

The Conficker worm is finally doing something--updating via peer-to-peer between infected computers and dropping a mystery payload on infected computers, Trend Micro said on Wednesday.

Conficker updateupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 20:45:00's John Sutter explains whether the Conficker virus threat is real.

No problems so far as April Fools' computer worm awakensupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 20:45:00

An April Fool's Day computer worm was launched on Wednesday but so far has not caused problems for the millions of computers that are believed to be infected.

China analysts dismiss cyber-espionage claimsupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 21:10:00

Analysts in China are dismissing claims that nearly 1,300 computers in more than 100 countries have been attacked, and have become part of a cyber-espionage network apparently based in China.

Reports: Cyberspy network targets governmentsupdated: Sun Mar 29 2009 22:04:00

Nearly 1,300 computers in more than 100 countries have been attacked and have become part of a computer espionage network apparently based in China, security experts alleged in two reports Sunday.

No joke in April Fool's Day computer wormupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 08:15:00

A computer-science detective story is playing out on the Internet as security experts try to hunt down a worm called Conficker C and prevent it from damaging millions of computers on April Fool's Day. Hackers Recruit for Local Language Skillupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 10:00:00

Wanted: computer virus writers. Must be fluent in Mandarin. Or Russian. Or Portuguese

Companies brace for mobile maliciousnessupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 22:46:00

Most computer users live with the knowledge of online scammers and malicious code. But what about cell phone users? Handsets, after all, are getting more advanced all the time. As the tagline for Nokia's N95 smart phone suggests: "It's what computers have become." Behind the Alicia Keys MySpace Scam updated: Tue Nov 13 2007 12:00:00

Hackers infiltrated the diva's MySpace page last week, showing that online scammers like social networking too

Storing information safelyupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 09:24:00

Computer expert Ken Colburn talks to Veronica De La Cruz about why you shouldn't store important information on CDs.

CNNMoney: Cyber threats get personalupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 06:11:00

There's an old saying in the news business that says if your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.

The anniversary of a nuisanceupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 02:12:00

What began as a ninth-grade prank, a way to trick already-suspicious friends who had fallen for his earlier practical jokes, has earned Rich Skrenta notoriety as the first person ever to let loose a personal computer virus.

CNNMoney: Beware of cellphone snoopsupdated: Wed May 23 2007 12:11:00

The nightmare begins early in the morning with an innocuous-looking e-mail on your mobile phone instructing you to check a specific Web site for information about repairing your credit score.

CNNMoney: New computer virus threatens biz netsupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 07:07:00

A disgruntled hacker with a personal grudge against Symantec, which provides anti-virus software to leading Fortune 500 companies, could be behind a new, crippling computer virus that's already hit a division of at least one big U.S. corporation on Thursday.

Hackers look to crack Macupdated: Fri Oct 20 2006 10:14:00

Apple computers have long been prized for being virus-free. But as more people use Apple products, experts say the company is increasingly becoming a target for cyber pranksters and criminals writing viruses and other forms of malware.

Business 2.0: Computer viruses seek out your cell phoneupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 15:41:00

When it comes to cell phones, the smarter they are, the harder they fall - for viruses.

CNNMoney: Beware the Kama Sutraupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 17:14:00

What do Trojan Horses, the Kama Sutra and a worm have in common?

Kama Sutra worm hits homeupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 08:57:00

Many computer users around the globe apparently heeded the warnings about a worm with a sexy name and took precautions to protect their data from the destruction of "Kama Sutra."

New worm relies on old trickupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 10:54:00

"There are a lot of people who are going to be very unhappy on the third of February," said Professor Merrick Furst from the Georgia Tech College of Computing.

Windows users pushed Microsoft to release patch updated: Fri Jan 06 2006 11:01:00

Windows users worried about malicious attacks helped prod Microsoft to release a patch for a vulnerability five days earlier than expected.

Microsoft releases patch for WMF flaw updated: Thu Jan 05 2006 13:11:00

Microsoft has released a patch for a vulnerability in some Windows graphics files.

CNNMoney: Windows 2000 attackedupdated: Tue Aug 16 2005 17:55:00

A computer worm unleashed itself on systems running Microsoft's Windows 2000 Tuesday, causing computer systems to crash across the United States and reportedly as far away as Germany and Asia.

Teen admits creating Sasser wormupdated: Tue Jul 05 2005 10:11:00

A German teenager confessed to creating last year's Sasser worm -- which wreaked havoc on hundreds of thousands of computers -- as he went on trial on charges including computer sabotage, a court official said.

Soccer fans beware: Virus a click awayupdated: Tue May 03 2005 15:35:00

It's the oldest trick in the virus writer's handbook.

New virus masquerades as news headlinesupdated: Fri Jan 21 2005 02:43:00

Researchers have identified a new computer virus that masquerades as news headlines from CNN's Web site.

Fortune: THE BEST OF TECH, THE WORST OF TECHupdated: Mon Dec 27 2004 00:01:00

BETTER, FASTER, smaller, cheaper ... It's the standard progression in the world of personal tech- nology. Many of the new gizmos and gadgets of 2004 were clever and useful, but a few deserve specia...

E-mail 'worm' spreads holiday jeersupdated: Wed Dec 15 2004 10:24:00

Grinch-like virus writers are spreading their version of holiday cheer by embedding a variant of the so-called "Zafi" e-mail worm inside electronic greetings.

CNNMoney: Firms warn of new Mydoom wormupdated: Tue Nov 09 2004 06:45:00

Anti-virus software maker McAfee Inc. is warning about a new version of the Mydoom worm that infects computers of people who click on a link in e-mail they receive.

Fortune: WHY HACKERS ARE A GIANT THREAT TO MICROSOFT'S FUTUREupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 00:01:00

NOBODY IN CHARGE AT MICROSOFT IS LIKELY to forget the dog days of August 2003. That month viruses and worms aimed at flaws in Windows software brought the Internet to its knees. Hard drives flooded...

Protecting the office from cyber-attackupdated: Mon Sep 13 2004 10:34:00

Companies are spending an increasing amount of time and money protecting their systems from viruses and spam -- and the problem is worsening.

CNNMoney: Six steps to protect your computerupdated: Tue Aug 03 2004 15:31:00

Besides slowing down your computer and subjecting you to annoying pop-ups, worm and virus attacks can do serious harm.

CNNMoney: Essential security downloadsupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 10:43:00

Computer prices are so low, just about everyone can afford one. The expensive part is stocking the computer with software.

Trojan virus attacks popular Web sitesupdated: Fri Jun 25 2004 13:39:00

Internet researchers were scratching their heads over an attack that targeted some of the most popular sites on the Web with a trojan virus that exploits flaws in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser.

Sasser worm rips through Internetupdated: Wed May 05 2004 04:51:00

The fast-spreading computer worm Sasser has wreaked more havoc on computer users worldwide, affecting several businesses, banks and government offices, including Britain's Coastguard.

CNNMoney: Vandalism's evolution on the Netupdated: Tue May 04 2004 12:12:00

Don't you wish virus writers would discover girls and beer? Life would be better, for them and us. Unfortunately, they take out their adolescent urges in cyberspace, and the rest of us have to suffer.

Sasser worm spreading quicklyupdated: Mon May 03 2004 11:08:00

Computer security experts are dealing with at least four variants of a worm that is spreading quickly through Windows operating systems.

CNNMoney: Symantec: Still sizzlingupdated: Wed Feb 25 2004 11:26:00

Maybe e-mails should start to come with a Surgeon General's warning:

CNNMoney: Microsoft offers MyDoom rewardupdated: Wed Jan 28 2004 10:33:00

Microsoft became the latest company to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the creator of the MyDoom virus -- an e-mail worm that is expected to cost companies up to $250 million in lost productivity and technical support expenses.

CNNMoney: Of worms and penguins?updated: Tue Jan 27 2004 12:40:00

Another day, another e-mail worm. But unlike the creators of past worms, it looks like the writers of the latest one, known as MyDoom, are not going after Bill Gates and his fellow merry knights of Windows.

Experts: Vicious worm 'Linux war' weaponupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 10:49:00

A sneaky e-mail worm continued to clog Internet traffic Tuesday, spreading faster than previous Web bugs by appearing as an innocuous error message.

Tricky 'MyDoom' e-mail worm spreading quicklyupdated: Sun Jan 25 2004 19:39:00

Hackers unleashed an agile worm Monday -- using a sneaky, fairly new tactic to get unsuspecting computer users to diffuse their malicious code.

Fortune: The End Of Innocence In Cellphones It's the dawn of a whole new world for viruses and spam.updated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

Somewhere in the inner circle of hell where virus writers and spammers maintain their offices, a young entrepreneur is crafting a marketing campaign for pills that will shrink your penis and enlarg...

Fortune: When Bad Things Happen To Good Computers You've probably done nothing to deserve a worm, a blackout, or a lightning strike, but updated: Mon Sep 15 2003 00:01:00

Pessimism can seem a virtue after this year's technology calamities--from the Great Northeastern Blackout to the plague of nasty computer worms. If you convince yourself that terrible things are go...

Fortune: Inoculate Your PC For The Coming Plague Years back to basics: viruses updated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

We are entering the plague years for computer viruses. There are more viruses appearing than ever before, and unlike earlier versions, which were mainly annoying, these new ones are increasingly mo...

Fortune: WHY BULGARIA BUGS US SO MUCHupdated: Mon May 15 1995 00:01:00

Computer viruses, those digital scourges, are infecting America's PCs faster than chicken pox moves through a kindergarten. The number of known computer viruses trebled to about 6,000 over the past...

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