Cyber Crime

Key security insights for 2015

It's clear that cyber-crimes are alive and well on the global stage and will only continue to be pervasive as long as organizations prolong taking the necessary defense measures to stop threats from slipping through the cracks.

White Lodging announces 10 hotels affected in POS breach

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Ten of White Lodging's properties have been affected by a POS data breach that lasted from July 2014 to February of this year.

Romanian man extradited to U.S. to face hacking charges

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Romanian citizen Mircea-Ilie Ispasoiu made his first appearance in a New Jersey federal court after being extradited to the U.S. for allegedly orchestrating an international hacking scheme.

Russian hacker to be extradited to U.S. from Spain

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A Russian man who was arrested in Spain on suspicion of cyber fraud reportedly will be extradited to the U.S. within the next few days.

Rogers victimized by ransomware

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A misstep by an IT employee of Canadian communications conglomerate Rogers Communications allowed the contractual information of 50-70 of the company's business customers to be exposed via Twitter.

Threat of the month: Spear phishing

Threat of the month: Spear phishing

Social engineering will always be a looming threat for organizations, and spear phishing plays a significant part.

Canada losing cybersecurity war

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Canada's companies are ill-prepared to meet modern cybersecurity challenges, according to a survey by the Ponemon Institute.

German courts blocks extradition of top hacker

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Ercan Findikoglu's extradition to the U.S. was blocked by a German court because his possible sentence was deemed too extreme.

Arrest uncovers stolen Amex cardholder data

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In a notification letter to customers, Amex said law enforcement has arrested an individual possessing stolen personal and account information.

Predator Pain, Limitless keyloggers are simple, effective

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Trend Micro researchers observing two keyloggers have released their findings in a paper.

Your data's gone mobile: Keep it secure

There now are more mobile devices on the planet than humans, and cyber criminals are targeting them at an increasing rate.

Faulty UBC software exposed student financial information

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Students at the University of British Columbia have been warned that their personal information may have been exposed thanks to a software bug.

Passwords are passé

Passwords are passé

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New solutions are gaining traction to complement, or replace, the legacy use of username and password, reports Ashley Carman.

Cyber espionage insurance

Cyber espionage insurance

A cyber liability policy covers first-party liability (property and theft) and third-party liability (privacy and data security).

DefCon: Stolen data markets are as organized as legitimate online businesses

DefCon: Stolen data markets are as organized as legitimate online businesses

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In order to cause disruption within the stolen data markets of the dark web, its organizational structure must be analyzed, according to one expert at DefCon 22 in Las Vegas.

Hackers face life sentences under planned UK law

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In a speech to Parliament, Queen Elizabeth said the country would pursue legislation to strengthen penalties for cyber crime.

China to vet IT products and services for security flaws

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The Chinese government says it will scrutinize both foreign and domestic offerings and ban vendors that don't pass muster.

Starting the year off with a...bang?

Starting the year off with a...bang?

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As we start 2013 off, I'm pretty sure that information security leaders everywhere are glad to hear all those predictions about their budgets getting a boost this year (and that the Mayans were wrong).

Barnes & Noble pulls PIN pads after fraud ring hits stores

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Fraudsters tampered with the point-of-sales devices at a number of locations to steal customers' debit and credit card information.

Why smaller companies are cyber crime's sweet spot

Why smaller companies are cyber crime's sweet spot

Cyber criminals are always looking for ways to fill their pockets, but SMBs seem to be a prime target.

Purported LulzSec member charged in Sony Pictures hack

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Authorities believe Raynaldo Rivera joined previously accused Cody Kretsinger in compromising SonyPictures.com to steal personal information on about a million people.

Selling your pain for their gain

Selling your pain for their gain

HIPAA violations are becoming more common around the nation. To find the source of the problem you have to "follow the money."

Industrial crimeware sets a blistering pace

Industrial crimeware sets a blistering pace

Industrialization is a key factor driving the rate at which criminals are turning to malicious software to make serious money.

Staying out of the headlines

Staying out of the headlines

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Yahoo presumably took no measures to ensure sensitive stuff like customer account credentials were kept safe and sound.

Two men sentenced in Michaels breach after looting ATMs

Two men each have been sentenced to 36 months in prison for withdrawing tens of thousands of dollars from ATMs with credit card information that was stolen from craft-store retail chain Michaels Stores.

Phishing phrenzy

Phishing phrenzy

The Anti-Phishing Working Group tells us that phishing is alive and well, but another report suggests that spear-phishing is even healthier - for the criminals, at least.

Low-hanging fruit in walled gardens

Low-hanging fruit in walled gardens

An individual has no intrinsic, inalienable right to leave his own system unprotected if by doing so he puts others at risk.

America's privacy and security enforcer

America's privacy and security enforcer

The FTC has made major moves this year in its fight against cyber crime, and if enterprises and organizations aren't careful, they may be facing a team of the agency's investigators.

Man convicted for role in phishing racket

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A jury in New Jersey has found a Georgia man guilty for his role in a fraud ring that cost financial companies some $1.5 million.

FBI announces cyber personnel moves

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The FBI's cyber division has a new assistant director, Joseph Demarest, who formerly served as assistant director for international operations.

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