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AT&T alerts users of hacking attempt

The largest U.S. phone company is not immune to hacking attempts. AT&T alerted customers that there was an internet security breach in which hackers tried to collect account information.

CEOs need to plan for cyber attacks

With the amount of records and private information held online by companies coupled with the vitriol many have toward big business right now, Centurion Intelligence Partners said CEOs need to have internet and physical security heightened.

Without internet security, small businesses are big targets

With the number of breaches of Candian businesses jumping up 50 percent, according to a study by Telus Corporation and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, smaller companies need to keep internet security in mind, as without it they become big targets.

Many ways to reduce chance of getting malware

With the fight against viruses and malware ever present on the internet, one website gave advice on how to avoid malware and keep computers running clean and quickly. Dynamic Business said the best way to avoid malware is learning about how it is caused and how to avoid it.

Norway energy and defense industries hit by hackers

The oil and defense industries in Norway were hit by hackers looking to take data, according to reports. Internet security may have to be improved after what is being called one of the most extensive data espionage cases in Norway's history.

Duqu could pose threat to key energy installations

With the creation of the Duqu computer virus, which Middle Eastern news source The National said is created for espionage, many are fearful of attacks on important energy and utility installations in the area. Internet security should be ramped up in areas that are concerned about the Duqu virus.

Iran: Duqu virus has been aimed at its nuclear sites

After it was reported that Duqu, a virus that is closely based on the Stuxnet virus, had been created, many feared for their internet security. Fears may have been justified, as Iran announced this week that the country is in the midst of fighting againt the Duqu virus' attack on a nuclear project.

Cybercrime arrest could be a crime deterrent

Upon the arrest of a ring of internet cybercriminals who reportedly scammed more than $14 million from victims, one attorney said it could help stop internet security threats and cybercrime.

Computer virus hits New Zealand ambulances

Ambulance centers in New Zealand may be need better antivirus software after being hit with viruses last week, according to news reports. The virus infection affected paging and radio systems for ambulance companies.

Japanese man arrested for PC virus attack

In what is being called a "revenge" virus attack by the Daily Yomiuri Online, a man was arrested on suspicious of sending a computer virus to a server that hosted a website he was restricted from using. For attacks such as this, it is important for PC users and companies alike to have a good antivirus program.

UK Prime Minister said internet security attacks are of national interest

At the London Cyber Conference, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said that there are "highly-sophisticated" techniques employed trying to crack internet security of large government bodies and businesses, according to Fox News. He said these attacks are of national interest and "unacceptable."

Seven people charged in internet ad scam

Computers across the world have been affected by the hijacking of advertisements on websites, which snuck harmful malware on people's computers without them knowing it. Users should have updated antivirus software on their computer to help avoid harmful viruses.

US to increase internet security budget for research

According to a report by Reuters, the Pentagon's advanced research arm will boost its internet security research in an effort to "build offensive cyber arms for possible keyboard-launched attacks against enemy targets."

Mobile security software may be needed with new smartphone malware

According to a new internet safety campaign called Get Safe Online, mobile security software may be need by many as mobile malware has increased 800 percent in the past four months