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September, 2009

  • 8 September

    Keep Your Website Safe from Hackers

    Question: How do I keep my hosting account from being hacked? Answer: 1. More than anything else, it is important to keep your passwords secret and unique. No one else should have your password, not even your web host. If someone emails you pretending to be your web host or …

August, 2009

  • 28 August

    Web Attacks May Be Linked

    Mary Landesman, senior security researcher at ScanSafe believes that three major waves of SQL injection attacks may be linked, originating from the same attacker. Approximately 80,000 Chinese, 67,000 U.S., and 40,000 Indian websites are still infected by a botnet due to SQL injection attacks. At one point, millions of Chinese …

  • 6 August

    Latvian Hosting Company Shut Down After Botnet

    The infamous botnet named Zeus has been called the world’s biggest cybercrime botnet. It infected 3.6 million PCs that were used the computers to launch phishing attacks, stealing credit card and banking information all over the world. The botnet was linked to Rock Phish, a Russian gang. After an investigation, …

June, 2009

  • 4 June

    FTC Shuts Down California Web Host

    Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission shut down a California web hosting firm for involvement in spam operations. This is the first time the FTC has ever taken action against a hosting provider. The company, Triple Fiber Network, hosted some 15,000 websites at a data center in San Jose, …