Zango says it has cleaned up its act, but security researchers disagree
Shaun Nichols in California, vnunet.com 01 Dec 2006
Despite allegations that the company is not complying with the terms of a $3m settlement with the FTC, adware vendor Zango said that they will not be making any drastic changes to their software.
"Nothing there was really a surprise," chief executive Keith Smith told vnunet.com in an interview.
"We said when the announcement was made that we were already in compliance, and we stand by that statement. So there are some minor tweaks being made."
U.S. Warns Of Possible Al Qaeda Financial Cyberattack
The U.S. government warned American private financial services Thursday of an al Qaeda call for a cyberattack against online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning Friday, a source said.
Dec 1, 2006 09:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government warned American private financial services Thursday of an al Qaeda call for a cyberattack against online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning Friday, a source said.
The source, a person familiar with the warning, said the Islamic militant group aimed to penetrate and destroy the databases of the U.S. financial sites.
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed an alert had been distributed but said there was no reason to believe the threat was credible.
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued a "situational awareness report to industry stakeholders," said Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke.
The warning said the threat called for attacks to begin Friday and run through the month of December in retaliation for the United States keeping terrorism suspects at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba.