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NEWS - July 26, 2009

by Donna Buenaventura / July 26, 2009 12:14 PM PDT
China hackers hit Melbourne film fest

Chinese hackers sabotaged the website of Australia's biggest film festival over plans to screen a documentary about a Uighur activist China accuses of stirring unrest, a report said Sunday.
Hackers attacked the Melbourne International Film Festival website on Saturday, replacing information with the Chinese flag and leaving slogans criticising exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer, The Age newspaper reported.

Chinese directors have already withdrawn their films over the August 8 screening of the Kadeer documentary and festival director Richard Moore has accused Chinese officials of trying to bully him into pulling the documentary.


Related news: Police not chasing film festival hackers
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Fake Online Postcards Linked To Most Prevalent US PC Virus
by Donna Buenaventura / July 26, 2009 12:15 PM PDT
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Fake Online Postcards Linked To Most Prevalent US Computer Virus

Fake Internet postcards circulating through e-mail inboxes worldwide are carrying links to the virus known as Zeus Bot, said Gary Warner, director of computer forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Zeus Bot has been named America's most pervasive computer Botnet virus by Network World magazine, reportedly infecting 3.6 million U.S. computers.

"These fake postcards ask users to click and download to view the contents, and as soon as that click is made the Zeus Bot malware has infected their computers," Warner said. "Once on a user's computer, Zeus Bot will give cyber criminals access to passwords and account numbers for bank, e-mail and other sensitive online accounts."

More in http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1726743/fake_online_postcards_linked_to_most_prevalent_us_computer_virus/index.html?source=r_technology
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by Donna Buenaventura / July 26, 2009 12:19 PM PDT
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