Thursday, 3 April 2008

Tibetan unrest extends to cyberspace

Source: F-Secure Weblog

In conjunction with the unrest in Tibet, a spam campaign has been underway in which pro-Tibet messages are accompanied by PDFs with malicious payloads that attempt to install keylogger software. F-Secure concludes, "somebody is trying to use pro-Tibet themed emails to infect computers of the members of pro-Tibet groups to spy on their actions."

Hannaford supermarket compromised; 4.2m credit cards exposed

Source: Sophos

The Hannaford Bros supermarket chain (USA) has announced that its computer systems were compromised between December 2007 and early March 2008, resulting in details of up to 4.2 million credit and debit cards being leaked to a malicious third party. "According to media reports, the Secret Service is investigating and approximately 1800 fraud cases have already been reported as a result of the incident."