Police force using malware in investigation is not an unheard-of situation but, according to an affidavit filed in a whistle-blower case against the Fort Smith Police Department (Arkansas), the department tried to use backdoors and keyloggers to spy on a lawyer that represents three police officers that work or worked for the department.
US chip maker Intel has been prohibited by the US Department of Commerce to export chips needed to upgrade Chinese supercomputers.
A member of the identity theft and credit card fraud ring known as Carder.su was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison for selling stolen and counterfeit credit cards over the Internet.
As modern software systems continue inexorably to increase in complexity and capability, users have become accustomed to periodic cycles of updating and upgrading to avoid obsolescence—if at some cost in terms of frustration.
On April 8, a global operation targeted the Beebone (also known as AAEH) botnet, a polymorphic downloader bot which installs various forms of malware on victims’ computers.
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