Cyber Times

TDL is Targeting Windows PC, Experts are saying that "it is almost indestructible"

More than four million PCs have been enrolled in a botnet security experts say is almost "indestructible". The botnet, known as TDL, targets Windows PCs and is difficult to detect and shut down. targeting Code that hijacks a PC hides in places security software rarely looks and the botnet is controlled using custom-made encryption.

Security researchers said recent botnet shutdowns had made TDL's controllers harden it against investigation.

Hackers posts fake celebrity stories on Sony site

From last three months Sony becomes favorite victim to hackers. This time A hacker post fake celebrity stories on Sony Music's Ireland site.

These Fake Stories was :
1.) Scientists have proved that the X Factor TV show is for the stupid.
2.) Two members of the Irish pop band "The Script" were found dead in their backstage dressing room.
3.) Rebecca Black (the teenage singer who became an internet meme after her phenomenally bad "Friday" video became a YouTube hit has married R Kelly in Disneyland

PayPal UK Twitter account hijacked by angry customer

Second high-profile hack of the week against Twitter accounts, Yesterday FOX News Twitter Account was Hacked by 5CR1PT K1DD3S & then sent false tweets saying that U.S. President Barack Obama had been shot dead. Today an angry customer of Paypal hijack the Twitter account of PayPal UK.

In PayPal's Hacking case, the attackers sent out messages promoting, a site devoted to what it says is "exposing the nightmare of doing business 'the PayPal way'".

NIA website taken down to tighten anti-hacking security

Days after the hacking of the website and internal mails of the National Security Guard (NSG), the government Tuesday ordered temporary shutting down of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) site to tighten its safety mechanisms.

The webpage,, of the NIA says the site "is under maintenance".

The NIA, a premier anti-terror probe agency, was created in the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai attack. It is empowered to take up terror-related crimes on its own across states in India without getting special permission from states.

Video Demonstration : Vsftpd backdoor discovered by Mathias Kresin

CAUTION : vsftpd download from the master site (vsftpd-2.3.4.tar.gz) appeared to contain a backdoor.

An incident, what fun! Earlier today, we were alerted that a vsftpd download from the master site (vsftpd-2.3.4.tar.gz) appeared to contain a backdoor:

The bad tarball is (sha256sum):

And, of course, the GPG signature notices:

$ gpg ./vsftpd-2.3.4.tar.gz.asc

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