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Weapons in Cyber Attack on South Korea Killed Targeted PCs

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The cyber attack that rocked South Korea TV stations and banks yesterday apparently wiped out the hard drives of the affected computers, according to an analysis of the incident by McAfee. The involved malware infections destroyed the master boot record of the hard drives of the machines attacked. The MBR...
Weapons in Cyber Attack on South Korea Killed Targeted PCs

Backing up your entire drive: Cloning vs. imaging

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Felix Luke needs to back up his entire hard drive. He asked me to explain the differences between cloning and imaging. Both cloning and imaging create an exact record of your drive or partition. I'm not just talking about the files, but the master boot record, allocation table, and...
Backing up your entire drive: Cloning vs. imaging

Ransomware stops Windows from booting by replacing its master boot record

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A new ransomware variant prevents infected computers from loading Windows by replacing their master boot record (MBR) and displays a message asking users for money, according to security researchers from Trend Micro....
Ransomware stops Windows from booting by replacing its master boot record

Ransomware Prevents Windows From Starting by Replacing the Master Boot Record

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A new ransomware variant prevents infected computers from loading Windows by replacing their master boot record (MBR) and displays a message asking users for......
Ransomware Prevents Windows From Starting by Replacing the Master Boot Record

McAfee sees surge in spam, Koobface samples, MBR attacks

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The first three months of 2013 have seen a surge in spam volume, as well as large numbers of samples of the Koobface social networking worm and master boot record (MBR) infecting malware, according to antivirus vendor McAfee. After remaining relatively stable throughout 2012, spam levels rose during the...
McAfee sees surge in spam, Koobface samples, MBR attacks

Can I downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7?

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Ben's wife has a new Dell laptop running Microsoft Windows 8, and he's trying to downgrade it to Windows 7I don't expect you've tried replacing Windows 8 with Windows 7 Pro. Well, it's not that simple! I'm attempting to change the operating system on my wife's new Dell laptop from...
Can I downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7?

McAfee Finds Security Threats Increased In Mobile Devices By 440%

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The number of new ransomware samples (the types of attacks that hold a victim's computer hostage) have slightly declined but are still at a high level. The number of threats on the internet are growing at an alarming rate, a report from McAfee Labs released today found. According to...
McAfee Finds Security Threats Increased In Mobile Devices By 440%

New version of Gozi financial malware bundles MBR rootkit

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Researchers from security firm Trusteer have found a new variant of the Gozi banking Trojan program that infects a computer's Master Boot Record (MBR) in order to achieve persistence.The Master Boot Record (MBR) is a boot sector that resides at the beginning of a storage drive and contains information...
New version of Gozi financial malware bundles MBR rootkit

North Korean military blamed for "wiper" cyber attacks against South Korea

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The South Korean government is pointing a finger toward Pyongyang in its assessment of last month's cyber-attacks on banks and media companies that affected thousands of computers and took electronic banking sites and ATM networks offline. A report by South Korea's Ministry of Science, Information and Computer Technology, and...
North Korean military blamed for "wiper" cyber attacks against South Korea

McAfee sees surge in spam, Koobface samples, MBR attacks

www.computerworld.com
The first three months of 2013 have seen a surge in spam volume, as well as large numbers of samples of the Koobface social networking worm and master boot record (MBR) infecting malware, according to antivirus vendor McAfee....
McAfee sees surge in spam, Koobface samples, MBR attacks

New version of Gozi financial malware bundles MBR rootkit

www.computerworld.com
Researchers from security firm Trusteer have found a new variant of the Gozi banking Trojan program that infects a computer's Master Boot Record (MBR) in order to achieve persistence....
New version of Gozi financial malware bundles MBR rootkit

South Korean cyberattacks linked to known gang

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One well-known gang of hackers contributed to cyberattacks on South Korea on Tuesday, which coincided with the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War, according to analysis from Symantec.The attacks on Tuesday disabled websites, including that of South Korean President Park Guen-hye. North Korea is frequently suspected...
South Korean cyberattacks linked to known gang
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