The card-skimming malware used to steal the credit card data of up to 110 million Target customers was "off-the-shelf" malware created by a 17 year-old Russian programmer, US security analyst IntelCrawler has claimed.
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Three and a half years after Intel acquired McAfee, the chip giant looks set to ditch the famous brand that still bears the name of its colourful founder, John McAfee.
Iran has once again been accused of being behind a huge wave of DDoS cyberattacks directed against US banks and financial institutions for at least the last six months.
After days of teasing in advance of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Nokia has announced the 808 PureView, the first smartphone to feature a sensor capable of snapping images up to the extraordinary resolution of 41 megapixels.
Windows 8 will tame data loss and storage bloat on PCs by offering a simple form of the thin provisioning and virtualisation technology more commonly found in data centres, Microsoft has said.
USB sticks remain a big security weakness for many UK organisations with many employees using drives for data transport without permission and not bothering to report their loss, a Ponemon Institute study has found.
Linux Mint appears to be soaring in popularity at the expense of high-profile distros such as Ubuntu, figures from DistroWatch have suggested.
App developers are rapidly losing interest in RIM's BlackBerry platform and setting their sights on the new big three, Apple, Android and Windows 7, a survey has found.
Companies still rely heavily on firewalls to defend themselves against denial-of-service attacks despite the fact that this class of device is often not up to the task, a new survey by F5 Networks has found.
Canonical is working with hardware vendors to port Ubuntu to smartphones, tablet computers and Internet TVs, founder Mark Shuttleworth has told journalists.
Attackers did after all steal plans for fighter jets and nuclear power plant safety systems during August's hack of Japanese defence contractor Mitsubish Heavy, sources in the country have claimed.
YapBrowser, a replacement web browser once promoted by controversial spyware company Zango, has made a sudden return, GFI Software security researcher Chris Boyd <a href="YapBrowser, a replacement web browser once promoted by controversial spyware company Zango, has made a sudden return, GFI Software security researcher Chris Boyd has reported.">has reported</a>.
Canonical has released its long-promised Windows client which gives Ubuntu desktop users a way to share files hosted on the company's One cloud service across platforms.
Japan's biggest defense contractor Mitsubishi Heavy has admitted that it was targeted by a major cyberattack last month in which at least 83 of its computers were infected with malware.
Windows 8 will ship with a number of small but important security tweaks Microsoft hopes will make it a harder target for the viruses, worms and Trojans that were able to subvert older versions of the operating system.
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