In recent cyber attacks on Japanese corporations, officials in the country believe online criminals were looking for country defense secrets, according to UPI. Internet security may need to be ramped up in Japan, as Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries were infected with viruses.
Although only one antivirus program is needed, Lincoln Spector of PCWorld said users need other programs that take care of other areas of internet security, such as a good firewall.
A new article from Marketwatch says that with cybercrime on the rise, the costs to business have increased as well. Businesses worried about data breaches should increase their internet security efforts as soon as possible.
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, said internet security is not at the level it should be at the RSA Security Conference in London.
A new virus could be dangerous for online banking customers, according to security experts. ThisIsMoney's website said a virus discovered in Spain looks just like an internet banking page in an effort to get account information. Internet users should antivirus software loaded up at all times.
In the past five years, federal network security breaches have seen a jump of 650 percent, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office released earlier this month. Improved internet security should be implemented to help quell the amount of security breaches.
Sony's internet security may come under question after a data breach involving about 93,000 user names and passwords took place this week. The breach affects users looking to log onto PlayStation Network, Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Entertainment Network accounts.
A patch for Microsoft Internet Explorer, deemed "critical" by eWeek, fixes at least eight known internet security flaws in the web browser. The patch handled the web browser's memory and the way memory was accessed and allocate.
Although the U.S. Air Force revealed this week that a virus that has infected cockpits of its drone fleets is not harmful, word came out in The Associated Press that the malware infecting the drones is used to steal log-in and passwords from those who play online games, such as Mafia Wars.
Smartphone users beware, as a Toyko-based software company has been accused of phishing for user information through a mobile device program without getting permission, according to IStock Analyst's website. Mobile security software may be useful for users in cases such as this.
When it comes to renewing the same antivirus program versus buying a new one, Ken Colburn of DataDoctors.com writes on KNXV's website that the only thing that matters is not getting caught in indecision. He said users need to be protected by a program, whether it is what they had before or completely new software.
Infamous hacking group Anonymous has allegedly threatened to attack the New York Stock Exchange's website in support of the Occupy Wall Street, according to news sources. With the news of the threat, NYSE employees may want to ramp up internet security in the coming days.
With the 2012 Olympics in London quickly approaching, officials for the games have been thoroughly testing internet security to make sure no worst-case scenarios end up playing out during the games.
A tool used by the German government to listen in on Skype calls may violate internet security rulings by the country's constitutional court, according to a European hacker club.