Cybercrime

Reinventing security in a feudal world

Feudal Security, a concept popularized by cyber security guru Bruce Schneier, requires organizations to entrust the security of their data and infrastructure to cloud providers.

Darkode allegedly up and running again

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Two weeks after an international law enforcement effort shut it down and led to charges, indictments and arrests, reports say online crime forum Darkode is back.

NYMag.com hit with DDoS attack from man who hates NYC

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NYMag.com was hit with a DDoS attack that lasted about 12 hours and was executed by a man with a vendetta against all things having to do with New York City.

FBI director says terrorist interest in cyberattacks against the U.S. on the uptick

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FBI Director James Comey, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, said that terrorists are mulling strategies for launching cyberattacks against the U.S.

NYSE survey: Understanding cybersecurity in the boardroom

The connection between cybersecurity and a company's bottom line is crystal clear to board members — and they're worried. In fact, more than 80 percent of corporate directors now discuss cybersecurity at most or all boardroom meetings.

Alleged JPMorgan hack leaders arrested

Alleged JPMorgan hack leaders arrested

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Israeli and American federal authorities coordinated to arrest four men who allegedly had an integral part in the cyber attacks on JPMorgan Chase and other financial institutions.

Morrisons employee receives eight years for leaking data of 100K workers

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A Morrisons supermarket auditor was sentenced to eight years in prison after leaking the personal information of more than 100,000 staff.

Avoid hiring a cybercriminal: understand motivations and thoroughly vet employees

Avoid hiring a cybercriminal: understand motivations and thoroughly vet employees

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After a FireEye intern was found selling his own custom RAT on a dark web forum, industry experts reemphasize the importance of understanding cybercrime and how to hire the right people.

Ohio inmate caught with prison administrative login credentials

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An Ohio inmate was caught with administrative login credentials for the computer systems at Lebanon Correctional Intuition.

Lauri Love rearrested in U.K.

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Lauri Love, an Englishman accused of hacking into the U.S. Army, NASA and the Federal Reserve, was rearrested on Wednesday on an extradition warrant.

Black market 'Darkode' bust leads to arrests in 20 countries

Black market 'Darkode' bust leads to arrests in 20 countries

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According to the FBI, the crackdown led to U.S. indictments against 12 individuals, including Darkode's alleged administrator.

Vietnamese man sentenced to 13 years for scheme that affected 200M

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A Vietnamese man was sentenced to 13 years in a U.S. prison for stealing and selling the personal information for identify theft.

Walmart Canada's Online Photocentre down after potential breach

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Walmart Canada has taken down its online photo site and is investigating a compromise that may have impacted 60,000 people.

London teen hacker sentenced in Spamhaus DDoS attacks

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Instead of jail time, Seth Nolan McDonagh, a.k.a. Narko, was sentenced to 240 hours of community service for his part in one of the the biggest cyber attacks in history.

Operation Ghost Click leader pleads guilty

Operation Ghost Click leader pleads guilty

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In a New York federal court, Vladimir Tsastsin admitted his role in the years-long click-fraud operation.

Ransomware mimicks APT campaigns for first time

Ransomware mimicks APT campaigns for first time

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"Operation Kofer," as Cybereason refers to the group, targets European companies with a ransomware campaign that avoids detection through APT group techniques.

Spy gang that compromised U.S. tech giants still active years later

Spy gang that compromised U.S. tech giants still active years later

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The group, Morpho, continues its corporate espionage activities, and has been linked to the 2013 attacks on Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter.

Revenge porn hacker pleads guilty to felony charges

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Charles Evens, 26, who hacked into victims' Gmail accounts to obtain nude photos for a revenge porn website, pleaded guilty last week.

Feds recommend charges against Cardinals staff in Astros hack

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Federal investigators have recommended charges be brought against at least one Cardinals employee for the Astros cyber attack.

Former Georgia-Pacific sysadmin charged with damaging protected computers

Former Georgia-Pacific sysadmin charged with damaging protected computers

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The Louisiana man, Brian Johnson, was arrested Wednesday following his federal grand jury indictment last week.

More than 440K new Android malware strains found in Q1, study finds

More than 440K new Android malware strains found in Q1, study finds

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Mobile malware jumped 6.4 percent from Q4 2015 to Q1 2015 with half of the malware being financially motivated, a G DATA study showed.

JPMorgan reassigns CISO a year after major data breach

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JPMorgan Chase reassigned the executive in charge of network security a year after he was criticized for his handling of a major data breach.

NYC private investigator sentenced for hiring hackers

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Eric Saldarriaga was sentenced to three months in prison after he hired hackers to access victims' email accounts.

Akhter twins plead guilty to State Dept. hack, other crimes

Akhter twins plead guilty to State Dept. hack, other crimes

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The twins, Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter, face a maximum 50- and 30-year prison sentence, respectively.

Dridex banking malware spreading through new spam campaign

Dridex banking malware spreading through new spam campaign

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Heimdal Security outlined a recent Dridex-spreading spam campaign that tries to trick users into opening a malicious macros-enabled document.

DOJ investigates ATF official in possible data breach

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An ATF official is under investigation by the DOJ for allegedly improperly accessing and downloading ATF employee data.

Europol, Interpol, and Ameripol arrest 130 suspected of airline fraud

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Europol, Ameripol and Interpol collaborated to arrest 130 individuals across 49 countries between June 16 and 17 as part of a global initiative targeting criminals using stolen credit card information to purchase airline tickets,

Study: Click-fraud malware often leads to more dire infections

Study: Click-fraud malware often leads to more dire infections

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Although often considered relatively innocuous, click-fraud malware infections could be the start of serious enterprise security issues.

SEC commissioner urges info sharing, quick action at SINET summit

SEC commissioner urges info sharing, quick action at SINET summit

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At a SINET Innovation Summit in New York, SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar said the agency needs to do more and called for more formalized information sharing.

SEC asks firms for data breach details linked to insider trading

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is asking hacked firms to provide details on their breaches where stolen information from emails may have been used for insider trading.

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