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Hackers Respond To Help Wanted Ads With Malware 113

Posted by samzenpus
from the hire-this dept.
itwbennett writes "The FBI issued a warning Wednesday about a new twist on a long-running computer fraud technique, known as Automated Clearing House fraud. With ACH fraud, criminals install malware on a small business' computer and use it to log into the company's online bank account. In this latest twist on the scam, the criminals are apparently looking for companies that are hiring online and then sending malicious software programs that are doctored to look like job applications. One unnamed company recently lost $150,000 in this way, according to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center. 'The malware was embedded in an e-mail response to a job posting the business placed on an employment website,' the FBI said in a press release. The malware, a variant of the Bredolab Trojan, 'allowed the attacker to obtain the online banking credentials of the person who was authorized to conduct financial transactions within the company.'"

+ - Dutch scientists laugh NASA's discovery

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Dutch scientists doubt the discovery by NASA of a new life form. According to the scientists NASA cultivated the bacteria in an environment with 40.000 micromolar arsenic to see how it would react. But that environment also contained 3 micromolar fosfor. It is known that some bacteria only need 0.3 micromolar fosfor to multiply. NASA has not responded yet to the claim.

The provided links are in dutch.

http://www.trouw.nl/nieuws/Wetenschap/article3327930.ece/Nasa-bacterie_wekt_onder__wetenschappers_hoongelach__.htmlhttp://www.trouw.nl/nieuws/Wetenschap/article3327930.ece/Nasa-bacterie_wekt_onder__wetenschappers_hoongelach__.html

http://www.destentor.nl/algemeen/gezondenwel/7750740/Ontdekking-arseenbacterie-gebaseerd-op-meetfout.ece

http://www.nu.nl/wetenschap/2396117/vondst-arseenbacterie-in-twijfel-getrokken.html

N.B. English is not my native language and i am not a scientist, so the text might contain small errors."

+ - Wikileaks Founder Arrested in London-> 1

Submitted by CuteSteveJobs
CuteSteveJobs (1343851) writes "The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been arrested by London police on behalf of Swedish authorities on allegation of rape. Assange has admitted that he exhausted by the ongoing battle against authorities. The Swiss Government has confiscated $37K in his Swiss Bank account. PayPal and Mastercard have frozen Wikileak's accounts, hampering Wikileaks from raising any more funds.

Meanwhile Australian PM Julia Gillard and Attorney General Robert McLelland who had publicly accused Assange of illegal acts were unable to say what laws he had broken. The Opposition legal affairs spokesman George Brandis said "As far as I can see he hasn't broken any Australian law, nor does it appear he has broken any American laws." US Attorney General, Eric Holder said he had authorised significant actions aimed at prosecuting WikiLeaks founder but refused to elaborate. Sarah Palin called Assange "an anti-American operative with blood on his hands" and Mike Huckabee said "anything less than execution is too kind a penalty". Assange will be represented in London by human rights lawyer, Geoffrey Robertson QC."

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Ubuntu

+ - Ubuntu Is NOT Moving To A Rolling Release->

Submitted by dkd903
dkd903 (1156359) writes "Well now we have official words from Canonical. Rick Spencer, the Engineering Director of Ubuntu at Canonical has said the Ubuntu is not moving to a rolling release. While a rolling release does have many things I like, since there has been no official word Mark Shuttleworth or anyone from Canonical I was somewhat hesitant to believe in it."
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Oracle

+ - SAP Ordered to pay $1.3bn to Oracle 1

Submitted by jools33
jools33 (252092) writes "In what can only be seen as a victory for Oracle, SAP AG have been ordered to pay $1.3bn to Oracle by a jury in Oakland, California, in what Bloomberg states will be the largest ever payout is US Copyright history:
the FT article
SAP were charged and admitted guilt of the theft of Oracle software through its intermediary company Tommorow Now.
Oracle had asked for a payout of $1.7bn, which SAP had countered to $140m. SAP are considering post trial motions / appeal. Could this leave SAP in a weakened position / ripe for takeover? What will the eventual consequences be for SAP?"

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