Cybercrime

Information sharing at work

Information sharing at work

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There's been quite a bit of lip service paid to the ages-old concept of information sharing, says Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine..

IC3 report says social media-related complaints quadrupled over five years

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On Tuesday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published trends and findings from 2014.

Ohio student hacks school computer, shares data of 113 students

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An Ohio student is under investigation for hacking into a school district server and sharing the information of at least one other student.

Alleged NullCrew member French back in custody

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After being free on bond since summer 2014, alleged hacker Timothy French has been taken into custody to await his trial, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Federal prosecutors charge Chinese nationals with trade secret theft

Federal prosecutors charge Chinese nationals with trade secret theft

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The Justice Department claims that two of the six defendants are former employees of U.S. tech firms.

TeslaCrypt used to extort over $76K in recent months

TeslaCrypt used to extort over $76K in recent months

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Between February and April, cybercriminals used the ransomware to extort $76,522 from 163 victims, FireEye found.

Five men charged with stealing millions in fraudulent tax returns

Five men charged with stealing millions in fraudulent tax returns

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Four men were arrested for allegedly participating in a nationwide identity theft scheme that allowed them to obtain millions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds.

U.K. updates cybercrime law allowing for life in prison sentence

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Both the U.K. and Nigeria toughened their legal stances on cybercrime this month with Nigeria even allowing for the death sentence.

Juniper Research: Business breach costs to jump to $2.1 trillion by 2019

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Juniper Research revealed the findings in a report on "The Future of Cybercrime and Security."

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission employee arrested for alleged spear phishing campaign

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission employee arrested for alleged spear phishing campaign

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Charles Harvey Eccleston allegedly targeted U.S Department of Energy and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees with spear phishing emails designed to drop malware on their systems.

Russia and China form cyber alliance

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Russia and Chiana have agreed to join forces stop not hack each other as well as to fight cyber attacks as well.

Two men arrested for Photobucket breach

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Two men were arrested for conspiring to breach Photobucket security and sell private information.

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.

IRS adds new unit to fight cybercrime, fraud

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The IRS is assembling a team to combat the rising tide of identity theft and fraudulent tax return claims.

FBI promotes Demarest to new cyber exec position

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The FBI has created a new position to help coordinate its response efforts to cybercrimes and establish better data sharing relationships.

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.

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