Three men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of hacking the wireless network of 13 business to steal money and personal information, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Security software could be useful to businesses afraid of similar occurrences.
The Bank of Melbourne in Australia had its Twitter account hacked earlier this month, and according to news sources the hacking was used to send phishing direct messages to followers. Both antiphishing software and antivirus programs could have been helpful for parties in this case.
The FBI is investigating an NBC News Twitter account hacking by perpetrators who posted false information about the hijacking of a passenger airplane that supposedly crashed into Ground Zero in New York, according to MSNBC. Internet security software could help people keep their social media accounts and other internet information safe.
A new form of spy software can be installed on a smartphone to monitor the activities of the phone's user, according to Japan's Daily Yomiuri Online. Having mobile security software could help prevent the installation of such programs.
An online scam known as Ammyy is going around in Summerside, Canada, and the Journal Pioneer and officials said residents should be on the look out. Antiphishing software can be used to help recognize such scams.
For years, the on-board computer has been a powerful instrument in helping modern cars run. Now that many auto companies are considering tying their cars to the internet, it may be time to set up antivirus software in cars, as the threat of viruses could be very real.
A new virus has been found that burrows into a computer's motherboard and infects the PC as soon as it boots up, according to MSNBC's website. The virus highlights the reason why people need to have antivirus software on their computer, as once this virus is on, it is hard to remove.
Before starting to use a new computer, Andrea Eldridge and Heather Neal of the Nerd Chick Adventures blog on the Record Searchlight's website said users should install antivirus software and check for viruses.
After the News of the World phone hacking scandal, which likely made many people invest in security software for their phones, there has been a lot of information leaking from U.K. newspaper The Guardian, and according to Bloomberg, the Scotland Yard wants to know where the paper is getting its information from.
While Louisiana newspaper the Daily Advertiser said computers can be a great tool, users need to take precautions by using antivirus software and antiphishing software to avoid having sensitive information end up on the web.
After a computer hacking incident, dozens of California Assembly employees were notified that personal information may have been obtained by a hacker, according to the Sacramento Bee. Internet security software can be used in most situations to help quell hacks such as this.
There has been a large rise in the number of phishing emails the U.K.'s tax collection arm. Antiphishing software may soon be in order for those who were duped by the scam.
Celebrities may need to start looking into client security software for their phone, after the phones of Scarlett Johannson and Mila Kunis were hacked this week, according to Mike Hess, editor of Celebuzz.com on CNN's website.
Although college students are constantly on the internet, Prospectus News said that many still have not learned to close their Facebook page in a public place, let alone secure their own computer with an anitvirus program.