- The Government of Japan is offering $ 36,000 for information about the creator of the virus
The Government of Japan has announced a reward of $ 36,000 dollars for any information that would allow to catch the virus creator, to send an electronic message boards and boxes of various organizations and individual Internet users ads and e-mails with the threats of terrorism. It should be noted that earlier the Japanese government offered a similar reward for information about people wanted on suspicion of murder and arson.
Law enforcement authorities in Japan have discovered a malicious program in October of this year, after the arrest of the owners of several computers that allegedly were sent threatening texts. However, law enforcement authorities in Japan have not been able to find any traces of malware creators.
It is currently known that the police were looking for a man well versed in the programming language C #. We also know that for the anonymous publication of texts from online threats, the suspect uses a method called ‘Syberian Post Office’.
- Dorkbot worm attacks Latin America
Worm Dorkbot, previously used by hackers in the company’s spam and phishing attacks, which killed more than a million users Skype, is currently the most common cyber threats to Internet users in Latin America.
It is known that getting on a victim’s computer, the worm steals sensitive information, such as user names and passwords of users of infected computers, and also makes the infected computers part of the botnet.
The malware can penetrate the victim’s computer through Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Twitter and Facebook. Most frequently, cybercriminals lure unsuspecting Internet users reports of various discounts and new products, such as mobile phones.
Experts of the company ESET claim that version of the worm Dorkbot, found in Latin America, is able to steal user names and passwords of Internet banking, and gullible Internet users.
- Hackers attacked the German energy company
Two weeks ago, the company 50Hertz, providing services for the transmission of electricity in Germany, were DDoS-attacks. According to company president Boris Schucht, as a result of DDOS-attacks have been temporarily disabled telecommunication systems kompanii. According to EurActiv, DDoS-attacks continued for about five days, but did not affect the working capacity of the company.
According to Schacht, DDoS-attacks were powerful enough, but did not cause serious damage to the company. According to available data, the source of the attack were in the territory of Russia and Ukraine, it is, however, not mean that the perpetrators acted with those countries. Also reported that the DDoS-attacks suffered site 50Hertz eeg-kwk.net, and also site tso-security-cooperation.net European TSO Security Cooperation.
50Hertz company provides electricity from renewable sources, more than 18 million customers in Germany.