Security Shorts: Springtime Highlights

by News Editor on April 2nd, 2013 in Industry and Security News.

Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month.


Cyberfight puts a drag on the Internet
A fight between a spam-fighting group called Spamhaus and a Dutch Web host Cyberbunker has been called the biggest public DDoS battle in history... Read more

Five arrested in £1.7 million malware bank scam
A £1.7 million bank fraud scam involving a fake British insurance company has been uncovered by Slovenian police. After several raids, Slovenian police arrested five people suspected of using remote administration tools (RATs) and keyloggers to make illegal bank transfers from small companies... Read more


South Korea probes 'massive' cyberattack
An online attack by a group called "Whois Team" downed servers at TV broadcasters and banks. Police are investigating the incident amid speculation North Korea may be involved... Read more


What you Like on Facebook could reveal more than you think
Before you "like" a friend's or company's post on Facebook, think twice. A new study shows that your Facebook "likes" may be far more revealing than you ever thought... Read more


H&R Block Snafu Delays Refunds
A tax-preparation software glitch caused more than 600,000 returns to be filed incorrectly, delaying refunds by as much as six weeks, the IRS says... Read more


Targeted malware deemed to be a major threat for businesses in 2012
A survey of 1,000 IT and security professionals worldwide has found that 52 per cent believe targeted malware attacks are their top server security concern this year... Read more