Cybercrime

5 file transfer strategies to strengthen your organization's security and compliance

Security auditors make a living picking apart mid-to-large size organizations security practices. And there are a lot of reasons businesses need to pay more attention than ever.

Understanding SSL best practices

The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol is under attack. In the last year, new vulnerabilities have been uncovered that allows malicious attackers to undermine security that organizations put in place to protect themselves and their end users sensitive information.

Alleged Anonymous hacker deported back to the U.S.

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Alleged Anonymous member Matt DeHart was deported back to the U.S. and now faces child pornography charges.

Revenge porn site operators ordered to pay plaintiff $900,000

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Last year, the operators of ugotposted[.]com were ordered to pay $385,000 in a default judgment.

Madonna hacker indicted in Israeli court

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An Israeli man was charged on four counts in a magistrate's court for hacking Madonna, stealing her unreleased music and selling it.

Fears of cybersecurity attacks increase among U.S. workers, survey finds

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In a poll that surveyed 1,008 U.S. adults, GFI found that the fear of a cybersecurity attack has increased significantly over the past year.

U.S. offers its largest bounty for Zeus hacker Borgachev

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The State Department's Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program has ponied up $3 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev.

Lizard Squad targets Google Vietnam homepage; redirects users

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The hacker collective and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) provider disrupted service on Google's Vietnamese homepage through a DNS poisoning attack.

Illinois police department pays ransom after Cryptoware infection

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The Midlothian Police Department coughed up $500 ransom to an unknown hacker after one of its computers became infected by the ransomware.

Hackers still meddling in State Dept. network, three months in

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The State Department continues to find signs that hackers are in its network after a breach that may have involved the Russian government.

BlackShades co-creator, Alex Yucel, pleads guilty

BlackShades co-creator, Alex Yucel, pleads guilty

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The 24-year-old Swedish man behind the creation of the BlackShades RAT and organization has pleaded guilty to distributing malicious software.

Revenge porn site operator, Hunter Moore, pleads guilty

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The owner and operator of IsAnyoneUp[dot]com plead guilty on Wednesday to charges that include identity theft and unauthorized access of a computer.

Alleged Russian hacker Drinkman charged in U.S. court, pleads not guilty

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Following his extradition to the U.S., Vladimir Drinkman has plead not guilty to all 11 counts charged in his indictment.

Superseding indictment charges 18 in fraudulent tax return scheme

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The 18 individuals allegedly stole identities, submitted fraudulent federal tax returns, and stored the refunds in bank accounts that were opened using stolen identities.

Malware operations targeting orgs in Israel, Egypt traced to Gaza

Malware operations targeting orgs in Israel, Egypt traced to Gaza

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Both operations, though separate in their aims, were said to have ties to Gaza, Trend Micro found.

Researchers identify advanced espionage team, the 'Equation' group

Researchers identify advanced espionage team, the 'Equation' group

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Governments, militaries and financial institutions in more than 30 countries around the globe are among the targets of the "Equation" group, according to Kaspersky Lab.

Analysts find link between POS malware and Carbanak gang

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Trend Micro says attacks, where signed POS malware was used, are tied to the APT group Carbanak.

Former Megaupload employee pleads guilty to copyright infringement

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Andrus Nomm, 36, of Estonia, plead guilty in a U.S. court to his involvement with Megaupload.com and other piracy websites.

Carbanak APT campaign made off with $1B from banks globally

Carbanak APT campaign made off with $1B from banks globally

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A cybercrime collected distributed the Carbanak malware via email to banking employees to infiltrate systems and snare over $1 billion, according to Kaspersky Lab.

U.K. to make 'revenge porn' a crime

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Queen Elizabeth II approved the bill on Thursday.

Alleged BlackShades creator backs out of plea deal

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In letter filed on Feb. 6 by Alex Yucel's lawyer asks for a new trial day in May or June but did not mention the previously agreed upon plea deal.

OpenDNS tracks PayPal spoofs built off Wix.com

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Multiple new phishing campaigns are leveraging Wix.com's website creation services to spoof PayPal's legitimate site design and compromise victims' credentials.

Uncovering the threat: Uniting network and endpoint security for unmatched threat defense

When network and endpoint security solutions team up, the result is a strengthened security posture and a solution that is impossible for attackers to compromise.

White House to create new cyber agency

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A new agency will be dedicated to fighting cyber attacks by gathering intelligence from numerous sources during a crisis.

Pro-ISIS group compromises Newsweek Twitter account

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The CyberCaliphate has claimed responsibility over the attack, in which they posted threatening messages aimed at President Obama's family.

Chipotle Twitter account hacked, racist messages posted

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During the short-lived hijack, the attackers were able to post the obscene messages and change the Mexican food chain's profile image and bio.

Manhattan DA announces hundreds of charges against Apple gift card thieves

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The defendants allegedly stole the personal information to apply for credit cards, which were then used to purchase Apple gift cards to buy products.

Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht convicted on all charges

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A New York jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty of all charges pertaining to his involvement and creation of the illicit Silk Road marketplace.

Spam campaign spreads Dyre trojan via fax messages

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The ruse involves sending phony fax message links in spam messages to victims, which ultimately lead to downloading the malware which steals banking credentials.

Man found guilty of operating revenge porn site, faces up to 20 years in prison

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According to a Tuesday AP report, Kevin Bollaert was found guilty on Monday of 27 counts, including identity theft and extortion.

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