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After a security breach at the document-leaking organization WikiLeaks, 2.5 million “unredacted” secret documents are out on the Web. WikiLeaks places the blame squarely on the Guardian, one of several news organizations with which WikiLeaks has shared the top-secret information it’s obtained from leaks at various governments and corporations.
“Are we really protecting users and companies?” That’s the question McAfee recently asked the security industry in its second-quarter threat report—and it’s a fair and relevant question given the flood of malware, hacking incidents, and spam that has hit everyone from major corporations to small developer shops to individuals.
Do you find it hard to keep track of which companies (and government agencies) have been hacked in the past six months? We do too. CNET has come to the rescue by creating a handy-dandy chart that details every major hacking incident since March, along with who’s known (or suspected) of having perpetrated the hack, why they did it, and what vulnerability they exploited.
If you come across something called “Google++” run the other way. In a sign that the new social network really has arrived, Google+ has its first malware: A trojan masquerading as an Android Google+ app under the name Google++. Fortunately, it’s not found in the Android Market, but must be downloaded from another site.