Central Standard
3:16 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Computer Guys: Cyber Security

In Russia, a worm called Koobface wiggled away with millions of dollars using social networks like Facebook.

The creators of the world are tattooed software geeks called the Koobface gang. Their program would tempt users with a sexy or funny video. When the user clicked, a pop-up window would inform you that you need to update your computer's flash software. By the time the download is done, your PC would then become one of the estimated 800,000 strong koobface army. 

NOTE: Due to a computer glitch (unrelated to today's show topic!) the archive of this show is not available.

On this Monday's Central Standarda look at cyber thieves. How are big companies hacked? How are cyber criminals found and prosecuted? And what can we do to better protect our personal data?

Join retired FBI Special Agent Jeff Lanza, and Computer Guys Thos. O'Brien and George Costello for this Central Standard, exploring this and other technology headlines.

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