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Virus targets the social network in new fraud twist

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Boston: In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number.
As social media has become increasingly influential in shaping reputations,

Facebook pays bug hunters $1 mn; India 2nd biggest recipient


New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook said it has paid over USD 1 million in the past two years to security researchers who report bugs on its website, with India second among recipients by c

Use of Flame virus to deter Iran 'reasonable': Israel

A top Israeli minister said on Tuesday the use of cyber weapons, such as the newly uncovered Flame virus, to counter Iran's nuclear plans would be 'reasonable', hinting at Israel's possible involvemen

Iran ‘finds fix’ for world’s most complicated espionage virus ‘Flame’

Iran has claimed that it has developed tools that can defend against the recently discovered computer espionage virus called Flame.

Flame was discovered after the UN's International Telecommunicatio

Big outbreak of child virus in Vietnam may worsen

Vietnam says a large ongoing outbreak of a common childhood virus could worsen this year.

The hand, foot and mouth virus has sickened more than 6,000 and killed nine children since January. They died

Deadly Lassa virus kills 13 in Nigeria

A deadly haemorrhagic virus Lassa has killed at least 13 people since its detection a week ago in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.

The virus was detected in Taraba state and the deaths reported at the Feder

Killer horse virus spreading in Australia


Australian officials were on Saturday working to isolate potential victims after uncovering two more cases of the deadly horse-borne Hendra virus, which has erupted in a second state.

Spread to human

WHO finds polio virus in Delhi sewage, govt on alert

New Delhi: In what could be a cause of concern for the national capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found the polio virus in the city's sewage. The Delhi government is on alert and has in

Trojan virus threatens Android devices


Washington: A virus infecting mobile phones using Google's Android operating system has emerged in China that can allow a hacker to gain access to personal data, US security experts said.

A report th

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