Social-media tools used to target corporate secrets
data, according to a report released today by IBM’s X - Force cybersecurity team. “Cybercriminals have become more focused ..... of attacks, rather than quantity,” says Tom Cross, X - Force threat intelligence manager. Elite cybercriminals are
Anticipation runs high for Rockstar Games' 'L.A. Noire'
space-shooter on steroids from the makers of Gears of War and Unreal, written by comic book author Rick Remender (The Uncanny X - Force ). •Killzone 3 ($60, out Feb. 22 for PS3; killzone.com). The war against the alien Helghast continues — this
Hackers embed malicious links in websites about stars like Biel
can think of to get you to click on bad links. IBM's X - Force security research team has tracked a 508% leap in new ..... turning up in your search results can snare you, says X - Force director Kris Lamb. "There is no such thing as safe browsing
'Phishing' drops; are scammers switching tactics?
in years past.) "That is a huge, precipitous decline in the amount of phishing," said Kris Lamb, director of the X - Force research team in IBM's Internet Security Systems division, which did the report. But "I wouldn't tell anybody that
Conficker Predictions - Doomsday Scenarios for April 1
released just today by IBM Internet Security System's X - Force (note to self: rename bowling team "The X - Force ") suggests Conficker's presence in the U.S
Bad economy helping Web scammers recruit 'mules'
networks increased 30% over the past four months, to more than 2.5 billion attempted incursions worldwide. "Those are very scary numbers," said Gunter Ollmann, chief security researcher for IBM's X - Force security services team.
Symantec Backtracks on Adobe Flash Warning
being exploited through several Chinese hacker websites," ISS wrote in its advisory on the flaw. "All of the samples X - Force has seen target the vulnerability disclosed in this Advisory." In a note on its Web site, Symantec said that it was
Google searchers could end up with a new type of bug
a phase where one or two smart guys are attacking a few dozen major websites," says David Dewey, manager of IBM's X - Force security division. "In the next few weeks I would expect to see copycats attacking hundreds of high-profile websites
Malware is Getting Smarter, IBM Warns
the year. So far this year, its X - Force research and development team has ..... sophisticated malware agent. "The X - Force security statistics report for 2006 ..... said Kris Lamb, director of X - Force . "This directly correlates to the
Attackers Get Chatty on VOIP
should make a big difference as more dangerous VOIP threats are created, he said. Tom Cross, a researcher with the X - Force team at IBM's ISS division, agreed that Skype is in some sense becoming a victim of its own success with the recent
Microsoft Patches Windows, IE
yet been made public and it is of serious concern only to Windows 2000 users, said Neel Mehta, team leader of ISS's X - Force research team. But because attackers can easily take advantage of this bug to seize control of a Windows 2000 system
Patch Tuesday: Both Microsoft and Mozilla Issue Fixes
an attacker to take control of a user's system via a maliciously encoded Web page, said Neel Mehta, team leader of X - Force research with security vendor Internet Security Systems. The IE bug is significant because security experts have already