Cyber Crime

Cyber threats could put lives at risk, Q2 2015 report explores

Cyber threats could put lives at risk, Q2 2015 report explores

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Trend Micro's second quarter threat report hit on several security issues, including threats that pose an actual physical threat to the public.

China arrests 15,000 during cybercrime sweep

China arrests 15,000 during cybercrime sweep

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The Chinese Ministry of Public Security arrested 15,000 people for cybercrimes as part of a long-term operation dubbed "Cleaning the Internet."

Aussies finger Russian in stock hack

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A Russian hacker illegally manipulated over a dozen penny stocks generating more than $77,000 AUD in false profits, according to the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC).

Tripwire uncovers smart home hub zero-day vulnerabilities

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Three top-selling smart home hubs on Amazon have zero-day vulnerabilities that could allow an outsider entry into the user's home, Tripwire reported.

Neiman Marcus class action data breach lawsuit revived

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A federal appeals court has breathed new life into a class action lawsuit against Neiman Marcus regarding the data breach the retailer experienced in 2013.

FBI investigating Rutgers University in DDoS attack

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Rutgers and the FBI are collaborating to investigate a series of DDoS attacks against the university.

Attacker, posing as Tesla employee, gained access to car co.'s Twitter

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Attackers compromised the Twitter feeds of Tesla and company co-founder Elon Musk where they posted false claims.

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.

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