Nortel's Assets May Contain Seeds of Chinese Hacking

By Robert Vamosi | 2/23/12 7:28 AM

For over a decade, Nortel Networks Ltd. was compromised by individuals using a Chinese IP address. With just seven passwords, copies of business plans, reports and emails wound their way overseas. Now the concern is that the malware used to access the company's secrets may have spread to other players in the telecommunications industry.

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Rutgers Study Roots Smartphones

By JDavis | 2/28/10 8:55 AM

Computer science researchers at Rutgers University are demonstrating that modern smartphones can be overtaken by a serious kind of malware previously only associated with regular computers. "Rootkits"--malware systems that target the operating system and remain undetected--could become a serious security threat to the rapidly expanding smartphone market.

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