Radio Station Website Compromise Leads to Visitor Infection Threat

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The US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System sent out a notification yesterday and revised it today, May 21st entitled “TA13-141A: Washington, DC Radio Station Web Site Compromises”. The document outlines that on May 16th US-CERT was informed that two websites www.federalnewsradio-dot-com and www.wtop-dot-com had been compromised and that redirects had been put in place that would send Internet Explorer users to …

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Conspiracy theory – Anti-Virus companies are the ones releasing viruses

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I bet at some point, you thought to yourself, “The same companies that provide anti-virus programs are also the people who write viruses.” The logic behind that is, if Symantec releases viruses, then people need anti-virus software, right? If I had a quarter for every time I had heard that, I would easily have enough for a steak dinner! I don’t …

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An attempt to unlock the computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system…

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Here’s a scary message to get on your computer: “An attempt to unlock the computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system. All the files, videos, photos, documents on your computer will be deleted.” If you are using a Microsoft Windows based computer, or even a Mac running Windows on it, and you become infected …

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Our Black Friday Trend Micro anti-virus giveaway winners are…

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Everyone signed up to this blog was automatically entered in our little giveaway. We have so few subscribers that your odds of being selected were extraordinarily high! In fact, I actually was selected once, so in the essence of fairness, I ran the random number generator until someone not associated with Homeland Secure IT was selected. Normally, our rules are …

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Trend Micro Internet Security anti-virus giveaway and Black Friday special

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Homeland Secure IT wants you to be protected… So much so that we are giving away *FIVE* free 1 year Trend Micro Internet Security packages to random people subscribed to this blog.  We’ll do it on Friday, November 23rd. This product retails at $49.95…. To be eligible, you must be able to pick up the product at our office here …

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Symantec AV Update Responsible for Crashing Microsoft Windows computers

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Symantec has issued an apology regarding the crashing of enterprise based Microsoft Windows XP computers last week. Although the update was corrected quickly, it was not before many computers were affected. Hopefully your network was not one of those negatively impacted. If you should find your business in the situation of computers blue screening, locking up or performing in a …

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Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section “fine” for viewing child porn? Nope, it’s a virus!

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Some people have been reporting that their computers have been locked and that they are presented with a screen that reads something like: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section United States Department of Justice Attention! This operating system is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of the United States of America! Following violations were detected: Your IP …

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Trend Micro Partner

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Trend Micro offers industry leading anti-virus / anti-malware / anti-spam for home, business and enterprise. Homeland Secure IT is proud to be a partner offering sales, support and installation in Greenville / Upstate SC. We can offer you a single license for your home, or hundreds of seats of Worry-Free Business Security or ScanMail for your business. Don’t risk your …

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228,000 South Carolina Medicaid records transferred to private email acct – Trend Micro WFBS might have stopped that

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There’s a story in the news right now about the South Carolina Medicaid program losing control over 228k records. From the versions of the story I have read, it appears that individual working there transferred these records to a private email account and then to another email account. The information includes names, Medicaid ID numbers (which are also Social Security …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Mac malware making headlines (this is not a repeat)

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Flashback was so last month. The new hotness is SabPub, which actually has been around for a while now, but only recently making its appearance in the headlines. Even though SabPub has been around for around two months, it was not discovered in the wild until a few days ago. Not …

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