Cybercrime

Mid-market mayhem

You see it every day in the media, blog posts and industry marketing; "It isn't a question of if, but when." This defeatist attitude is settling over the industry like Death's own shawl.

Twin brothers indicted on computer hacking charges

Twin brothers indicted on computer hacking charges

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The brothers allegedly hacked into the website of a cosmetics company and stole customer credit card data and personal information.

India and Japan form cyber alliance

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Indian officials met with a Japanese contingent last week to discuss how the two nations could work together to fight cyber crime and invest in India's IT sector.

EllisLab server hacked, passwords possibly compromised

EllisLab server hacked, passwords possibly compromised

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EllisLab doesn't yet know who's responsible for hacking into its servers March 24 and potentially compromising customer information.

Canadian woman accused of harassing adults, minors using RAT

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A Canadian woman was arrested for allegedly infecting computers using a RAT, and harassing and spying on victims.

Staying safe in cyber land

Staying safe in cyber land

It is important for everybody to stay vigilant when online, says Lena Smart, CIO, New York Power Authority.

Hackers steal nearly $5M from Ryanair's accounts

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Hackers pilfered almost $5 million from the budget airline in an unauthorized electronic funds transfer through a bank in China.

K2 Intelligence snags FBI assistant SAIC of NY cyber branch

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Austin P. Berglas, assistant SAIC of the FBI's New York cyber branch will become senior managing director and head of K2 Intelligence's U.S. Cyber Investigations and Incident response practice.

Former GCHQ director tapped for Standard Chartered's risk committee

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Former GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban will be joining London-based Standard Chartered bank to prevent cybercrime.

RSA 2015: Keynote addresses online safety risks to increasingly connected youths

RSA 2015: Keynote addresses online safety risks to increasingly connected youths

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Technology can't replace the value of online safety education, the key to keeping kids out of predators' paths, panelists shared.

RSA 2015: Cyber-security professionals identify cyber-criminals as biggest threat

RSA 2015: Cyber-security professionals identify cyber-criminals as biggest threat

The majority of threat actors attacking organisations are cyber-criminals, according to a landmark survey for ISACA and RSA Conference.

CozyDuke APT group believed to have targeted White House and State Department

CozyDuke APT group believed to have targeted White House and State Department

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Nearly six months after the State Department announced an attack on its unclassified email system, the likely attackers have been identified and their tactics detailed.

Former IT manager faces seven charges in federal indictment

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An Illinois IT manager was federally indicted for launching a cyber attack against his former employer.

Member of group that hacked Farmers Insurance, DirecTV, sentenced to 3 years

Member of group that hacked Farmers Insurance, DirecTV, sentenced to 3 years

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The New York resident, Mario Chuisano, was also ordered to pay nearly $2.7 million in restitution.

Target expected to pay $20 million to MasterCard for breach

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The retail giant is expected to reach a $20 million settlement with MasterCard as compensation for cost incurred in the the 2013 breach.

Second member of 'cash out' crew sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison

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The second member of a cyber crime syndicate cash out crew that attempted to steal $15 million from bank customers was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

Belgian media company experiences DDoS attack

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On the heels of similar incidents, Rossel, a Belgium media group, experienced an hours-long DDoS attack Sunday afternoon.

Global groups dismantle 'Simda' botnet

Global groups dismantle 'Simda' botnet

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Less than a week after the 'Beebone' botnet was taken down, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, along with other global companies and agencies, has dismantled the 'Simda' botnet.

FighterPOS malware strikes over 100 terminals in Brazil, captures info for 22K cards

FighterPOS malware strikes over 100 terminals in Brazil, captures info for 22K cards

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Trend Micro warns that the threat could spread, as the sole perpetrator of the attacks is selling the malware.

Alleged creator of 'Svpeng' Android malware arrested in Russia

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The alleged creator of Svpeng malware for Android devices was arrested in Russia, Forbes reported on Monday.

Carder.su member sentenced to 12 years

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Jermaine Smith of the cybercrime syndicate Carder.su, was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison and ordered to pay $50.8 million in restitution.

International effort takes down 'Beebone' botnet

International effort takes down 'Beebone' botnet

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A botnet of more than 12,000 computers was taken down on Wednesday through a collaborative effort by various international law enforcement agencies and tech companies.

Blend of old and new techniques help attackers dodge detection, report says

Blend of old and new techniques help attackers dodge detection, report says

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The 2015 Websense Threat Report found that threat actors are employing previously used C&C URLs to launch new threats.

Revenge porn site operator Bollaert sentenced to 18 years

Revenge porn site operator Bollaert sentenced to 18 years

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Kevin Bollaert, 28, operated the now-infamous revenge porn sites U Got Posted and Change My Reputation.

Fake Pirate Bay site pushes Nuclear Exploit Kit, distributes trojans

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A copy-cat Pirate Bay site is targeting attacks against WordPress users and injecting them with malware.

Man pleads guilty to intellectual property theft conspiracy impacting Microsoft, other firms

Man pleads guilty to intellectual property theft conspiracy impacting Microsoft, other firms

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Austin Alcala, 19, is the fourth member of an international hacking ring to plead guilty in the case.

Four indicted in Federal Reserve Notes counterfeiting operation

Four indicted in Federal Reserve Notes counterfeiting operation

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One individual being charged allegedly set up a website on the dark web that was dedicated to manufacturing and selling the counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes.

'Volatile Cedar' APT group spies on enterprises, focusing on Lebanese companies

'Volatile Cedar' APT group spies on enterprises, focusing on Lebanese companies

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Check Point Software Technologies issued a report on the group, which has been targeting enterprises since 2012, with its customized "Explosive" malware.

Malware affects 4,700 current and former Bradley employees

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Officials at Bradley University said an internal investigation revealed the school's computer security system had been breached and infected with data-stealing malware.

Zone of protection: Hacker havens

Zone of protection: Hacker havens

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To what extent is state-sponsored cybercrime extending the protection for hackers who operate outside U.S. borders? Karen Epper Hoffman investigates.

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