Malnets or malware delivering networks are responsible for two thirds of malware distribution and cyber-attacks worldwide, according to security company Blue Coat.
Cyber attackers targeting Iran’s infrastructure and communications companies have disrupted internet access, according to media reports.
TeamGhostShell, a hacktivist group affiliated to Anonymous, attacked the servers of the top 100 universities of the world and exposed massive amounts of student data, reports The Register.
Firesheep, the little addon for Firefox that allowed an attacker to steal cookies from people browsing the web from public hotspots, now has a scarier, meaner successor called Cookie Cadger. Development on the Firesheep project has stopped after the vast majority of social network services defaulted user traffic to SSL/TLS, but users who need a real-live demonstration on the dangers of unencrypted Wi-Fi can now tinker with a new open-source pen-testing tool: Cookie Cadger.
Japan-based Internet users face up to two years in prison and fines up to two million yen ($25,700) for illegal downloads after a copyright law change in the country, according to the BBC. The measures can be enforced even if a user has copied a single pirated file.