Cyber Crime

Online dating scams declines before Valentine's Day

Online dating scams declines before Valentine's Day

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Online dating fraud declines during the Valentine's Day season, according to new research on romance scams.

ISIS Cyber Caliphate migrating to new communications platform

ISIS Cyber Caliphate migrating to new communications platform

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Cyber Caliphate announced in a post on its Telegram account on Friday that he jihadi hacking group would migrate communications to Threema.

Cybercrime for sale

Cybercrime for sale

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William Noonan, U.S. Secret Service, says organizations must work together to prevent new threats.

New Magic ransomware abuses open-source 'educational' code

New Magic ransomware abuses open-source 'educational' code

Malware based on open-source code, created for educational purposes only, has been spotted in the wild by Bleeping Computer's Lawrence Abrams.

Survey says: Data breaches in other industries will damage financial institutions

Survey says: Data breaches in other industries will damage financial institutions

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Respondents to a new survey from FICO unanimously agreed: Data breaches this year in other industries will damage financial institutions.

FBI indiscriminately used spyware in TorMail investigation, report says

FBI indiscriminately used spyware in TorMail investigation, report says

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The FBI is facing allegations from the press that it hacked into the TorMail accounts of innocent people during a 2013 investigation.

'High risk' for users of FRITZ!Box routers

'High risk' for users of FRITZ!Box routers

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A number of remote code execution bugs in several models of FRITZ!Box broadband routers could allow intruders to place phone calls through the device.

Cybergang targets Japanese banks with Rovnix Trojan

Cybergang targets Japanese banks with Rovnix Trojan

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Researchers at IBM X-Force have spotted an aggressive infection campaign targeting major Japanese banks.

Scam IRS emails deliver malware payload

Scam IRS emails deliver malware payload

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In a phishing campaign, scammers are using fake emails from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to launch attacks that download Kovter and CoreBot malware.

ISIS Cyber Caliphate shifts tactics after Obama speech

ISIS Cyber Caliphate shifts tactics after Obama speech

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After Obama's threat "to make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice," ISIS' hacking group issued new cyber suggestions.

5 top security issues enterprises should prepare for in 2016

Join for a special online discussion with Chief Technology Officer, Amrit Williams and CMO Mitch Bishop as they discuss what are expected to be some of the most pressing security issues in 2016, and advice on how to plan ahead.

IBM Security launches open platform for third-party developers

IBM Security launches open platform for third-party developers

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IBM will allow outside developers to create custom applications on QRadar, the company's security analytics platform.

New Hampshire company hacks smaller competitor for customer list

New Hampshire company hacks smaller competitor for customer list

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A linen services company in New Hampshire pleaded guilty to hacking into the computer server of a similarly named, but smaller competitor.

China announces it arrested hackers connected to OPM breach

China announces it arrested hackers connected to OPM breach

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China has arrested the individuals it says are responsible for the mega-breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in June, according to The Washington Post, citing anonymous U.S. officials.

Anonymous hacks, 'Rickrolls' ISIS

Anonymous hacks, 'Rickrolls' ISIS

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When hacking group Anonymous responded to the deadly terror attacks in Paris by threatening ISIS "We will hunt you down," observers may have been left wondering what torturous punishment the group planned.

Cyber activity targeting France increased before Paris attacks

Cyber activity targeting France increased before Paris attacks

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France reportedly saw a sharp increase in attempted cyber attacks in the weeks leading up to the terror attacks in Paris last week.

Palo Alto: 'Dark Seoul' strikes again

Palo Alto: 'Dark Seoul' strikes again

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The mysterious group behind the 2013 cyber attacks that crippled South Korean news stations, financial institutions, and government websites is likely the same attacker behind malware that appeared in Europe recently, according to Palo Alto Networks.

Cybersecurity after the Paris attacks: Info-sharing in the spotlight

Cybersecurity after the Paris attacks: Info-sharing in the spotlight

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The U.S. expanded intelligence sharing with France following the attacks in Paris last week, as intelligence agencies use the attacks to push for expanded surveillance measures.

Plymouth boy charged over international cyber-attacks

Plymouth boy charged over international cyber-attacks

A 15-year-old boy from the UK has been charged in connection with cyber-attacks on websites around the world and in connection with bomb hoaxes targeting North American airlines.

Agencies explore communication used in Paris attacks

Agencies explore communication used in Paris attacks

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Following the terror attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and about 350 others injured, intelligence agencies are exploring the communication methods that may have been used in planning the coordinated attacks.

FBI seeking one of the JPMorgan hackers

FBI seeking one of the JPMorgan hackers

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The FBI and U.S. Secret Service are looking for Joshua Samuel Aaron, one of the four people indicted by U.S. authorities this week for the JPMorgan Chase hack.

Critical flaw patched in Symantec console

Critical flaw patched in Symantec console

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A security update patches a critical flaw in the management console for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

User data compromised in breach of vBulletin

User data compromised in breach of vBulletin

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All passwords have been reset for users of vBulletin software, following a breach that compromised the personally identifiable information of nearly 480,000 subscribers

Scottish hair salon pays hackers after ransomware attack

Scottish hair salon pays hackers after ransomware attack

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Ellen Conlin Hair & Beauty, a Scottish chain of hair salons owned by the husband-wife team Ellen Conlin-Main and Ken Main, reportedly paid hackers € 1,000 in Bitcoin to recover the salon's data.

Keeping compromises from becoming breaches

The stakes have never been higher as businesses attempt to protect their assets from a barrage of threats that continue to grow in frequency and sophistication.

Former employee pleads guilty to deleting company files, disabling accounts

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A former IT employee with a Winchester-based company pleaded guilty to a federal computer crime on Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

House committee seeks to outlaw car hacking

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee will consider automotive safety reforms that, among other proposed changes, would make it illegal to hack vehicles. A draft of the legislation was released Wednesday.

Chinese govt. complied with U.S. request to arrest hackers

Chinese govt. complied with U.S. request to arrest hackers

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The Chinese government arrested a group of hackers within its borders at the request of the U.S. government, anonymous U.S. officials told the Washington Post.

New 'Moker' malware can alter security measures

New 'Moker' malware can alter security measures

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Researchers at enSilo spotted malware dubbed "Moker" that can alter security measures and take complete control of a victim's computer.

Into the spotlight: Cyberinsurance

Into the spotlight: Cyberinsurance

Insurance to cover loss after a data breach is becoming mainstream, but buyers must investigate the options, reports Jesse Staniforth.

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