A newly published security report has identified 22 previously undocumented Peer to Peer (P2P) attacks in October which were targeted at networks including Kazaa and eDonkey. The study from Instant Messaging (IM) security firm Akonix Systems indicates a 19 percent increase in malicious P2P exploits compared with the volume recorded in September 2005.
A third of large enterprises admit they have been victims of intrusions to their office networks and office servers in the last two years, research has claimed. According to a poll of 360 enterprise IT security professionals published today, more than 40 percent of companies with 20,000 or more employees indicate that they have fallen victim to hackers during the same time period.
Ryerson University, a Toronto, Ontario-based university, has completed a wide ranging IT security infrastructure upgrade centering on deployment of over 40 enterprise security appliances to protect its IT network, which supports over 50,000 student, employee and alumni users.
Microsoft, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Action, a public watchdog and education group, have launched a campaign aimed at helping consumers prevent their computers from getting turned into zombies.
Millions of U.K. internet users are putting themselves at risk of attack from internet criminals because they don’t understand threats to their computer or the ways to protect against them, a newly created government-backed campaign has warned.
The global plague of highly targeted “spear phishing” is reaching epidemic proportions with new research claiming that some firms are even resorting to launching fake attacks against their own employees to test network security levels.
Security experts today warned of a trio of “highly critical” vulnerabilities that has been discovered in Skype’s VoIP client software, which can be exploited by malicious hackers to cause DoS attacks, or to take remote control of compromised systems.