Jan 31 2013

Officer gets promoted after orchestrating USAF-wide cyber hoax

Five years ago on this date, Lt. Col. Mark Hedden hoodwinked the entire United States Air Force. And in so doing, he proved USAF will drop cyber bombs on anything labeled as fact in a PowerPoint slide…

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Aug 09 2012

DNSchanger: yet another media flop

One pundit exclaimed “for 99.99999% of us, [it] was just another day on the Internet…”

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Nov 30 2010

A third cyber-terror expert dies in a physical terror attack

The score now stands at three-zip. How many more cyber-terror experts will we ironically lose to the grim reaper?

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Nov 28 2010

Does “Gulf War printer virus” hoax have roots in a WWII sailor’s tale?

A story­board on the deck of a historic ship tells a tale that ends almost exactly like the pom­pous contri­vance for the Gulf War printer virus hoax…

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Nov 09 2010

Computer virus not behind a bizarre $6-20 million extortion scheme

Know this: there is no real “computer virus angle” to this story. It’s about an extra­ordi­narily gullible man who got bilked for millions over a very long time. Every­thing else is an anecdote — espe­cially the computer virus…

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Sep 27 2010

SANS “Threat Level” remains green over Stuxnet hysteria

Computer reporters — many who’ve never written about a major virus or worm — are chomping at the bit to write about the Stuxnet worm. But the SANS Internet Storm Center didn’t ratchet up their “Threat Level” for the media circus…

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Sep 24 2010

Stuxnet worm smells like overhype

Iran’s firebrand politician didn’t blame Israel for a cyber-attack in his recent U.N. speech…

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Sep 20 2010

Zone Alarm dabbling in “scareware” tactics

Should legit antivirus firms analyze & use the sales tactics of fake antivirus firms?

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Sep 13 2010

Poetic irony for agent.btz malware author

This guy’s lame piece of malware gave birth to U.S. Cyber Command. But no one knows his name! Imagine the all-consuming frustration this guy must live with…

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Aug 30 2010

Virus experts play “king of the hill” on Twitter

How many times does one virus expert need to re-tweet a link to a blog entry he posted a few hours ago? How will we get timely computer security news if all the experts start playing “king of the hill” on Twitter?

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