(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp’s online banking site suffered intermittent problems on Tuesday amid threats on the Internet that a group was planning to launch cyber attacks on the bank and other U.S. targets to protest a film that has stirred unrest in the Middle East.
Someone claiming to represent “cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam” said it would attack the Bank of America and the New York Stock Exchange as a “first step” in a campaign against properties of “American-Zionist Capitalists.”
FRANKFURT/BOSTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The German government
urged the public on Tuesday to temporarily stop using Microsoft
Corp’s Internet Explorer following discovery of
yet-to-be repaired bug in the web browser that the software
maker said makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers.
The security flaw, which affects hundreds of millions of
Internet Explorer browser users around the globe, publicly
surfaced over the weekend.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp warned a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers and urged customers to download a piece of security software to mitigate the risk of infection.
The security flaw affects hundreds of millions of Internet Explorer browser users. Microsoft said attackers can exploit the bug to infect the PC of somebody who visits a malicious website and then take control of the victim’s computer.
BOSTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp urged
Windows users on Monday to install a free piece of security
software to protect PCs from a newly discovered bug in the
Internet Explorer browser.
The security flaw, which researchers say could allow hackers
to take remote control of an infected PC, affects Internet
Explorer browsers used by hundreds of millions of consumers and
workers. Microsoft said it will advise customers on its website
to install the security software as an interim measure, buying
it time to fix the bug and release a new, more secure version of
BOSTON (Reuters) – Computer security experts are urging PC users to temporarily stop browsing the Web with Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer, saying a newly identified bug in the software makes computers susceptible to attack by hackers.
“Bad guys can use this vulnerability to do bad things to your computer. They can access all the files you have access to on your computer,” said Tod Beardsley, an engineering manager with the security firm Rapid7.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously unknown computer viruses for use in espionage operations or cyber warfare.
The findings are likely to bolster a growing view that the U.S. government is using cyber technology more widely than previously believed to further its interests in the Middle East. The United States has already been linked to the Stuxnet Trojan that attacked Iran’s nuclear program in 2010 and the sophisticated Flame cyber surveillance tool that was uncovered in May.
BOSTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The hacker group that attacked
Google Inc in 2009 has launched hundreds of other cyber
assaults since then, focusing on U.S. defense companies and
human rights groups, according to new research from security
software maker Symantec Corp.
Google said in January 2010 that it and more than 20 other
companies were the victims of a sophisticated cyber attack -
later dubbed Operation Aurora – from China-based hackers that
resulted in the theft of intellectual property.