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Where Are the Cybercops?

Oct 05, 2009, 16:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Adhikari)

"The month of June saw a host of Web-based attacks compromising legitimate Web sites.

"One, dubbed "Nine Ball," compromised more than 40,000 Web sites. Another attack injected a malicious script that antivirus vendor Sophos More about Sophos named "Troj/Iframe-CB" into large numbers of legitimate sites.

"Victims who access or browse such tainted Web sites are infected with malware.

"Facebook More about Facebook, the world's leading social networking site, has been hit repeatedly by cybercriminals.

"In May, a hacker cracked into Twitter's More about Twitter internal administration system to gain access to the accounts of millions of users, including President Obama, singer Britney Spears and actor Ashton Kutcher.

"What can be done about these attacks, and who's policing the Web anyhow?"

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