As rescue efforts continue in Haiti, the world waits with bated breath for more good news about survivors. Unfortunately, while most people are thinking of ways to help victims, cybercriminals are using the tragedy to further their own malicious causes. Blackhat search engine optimization (SEO) poisoning attacks related to this tragedy have already led [...]
Even before the first user could buy the latest and upcoming Apple technology, the iPad, cybercriminals are already making their profits from it by taking advantage of its popularity. Trend Micro Threat Engineers found today some malicious search results when searching for news or information related to the announcement of the Apple Tablet.
Hot on the heels of the Cross Site Scripting attack on the Spanish EU Presidency site, the official web site of President Ahmadinejad of Iran appears to have also been compromised. The site www.ahmadinejad.ir, otherwise known as “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – The Official Blog – Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran“ has been compromised and is currently [...]
As reported by Reuters and the BBC, the official website set up by the Spanish government to mark it’s six-month presidency of the EU was briefly compromised yesterday afternoon. Mischievous hackers reportedly took advantage of Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities on www.eu2010.es and replaced an image of Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero with the smiling [...]
UPDATE: I was asked to talk to Channel 4 news in the UK about this incident this evening and they have been good enough to share the full content of my interview and a subsequent interview on the same subject with Tim Stevens from King’s College London.
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