Cybercrime

If an attacker were on your network would you know?

Do you still believe you can prevent 100% of intrusion attempts? If not, how do you find attackers once they land in your network?

Cyber security is now a boardroom agenda

Cyber security is now a topic of discussion at the majority of board meetings, according to a recent NYSE/Veracode survey.

Hacker claims to have Hillary Clinton's emails for sale, reports indicate unlikely

Hacker claims to have Hillary Clinton's emails for sale, reports indicate unlikely

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A self-described computer specialist is claiming to have 32,000 of Hillary Clinton's private emails for sale at $500,000 or to the highest bidder.

Young hackers: Criminal or innovator?

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Youthful mischief online can wreak havoc for offenders. Can IT security community leaders provide alternatives?

Six teens accused of cyber-attacks using DDoS tool

Six teens accused of cyber-attacks using DDoS tool

Six arrested teenagers from around the UK have been released on bail after suspicions of using Lizard Squad's cyber-attack tool to target websites and services.

Detect ransomware before it's too late with AlienVault USM

By now you've probably heard about new ransomware threats like CryptoWall, which encrypts your data and demands payment to unlock it. These threats are delivered via malicious email attachments or websites, and once they execute and connect to an external command and control server, they start to encrypt files throughout your network.

FBI says business email compromise scams cost U.S. victims $750M

FBI says business email compromise scams cost U.S. victims $750M

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The FBI reported that BEC scams have cost U.S. victims nearly $750 million and have impacted more than 7,000 people.

National Crime Agency website knocked out by Lizard Squad

National Crime Agency website knocked out by Lizard Squad

After the arrest of six British teenagers, hacking group Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for a DDoS attack that knocked out the NCA website.

Fraudsters using credentials harvested from massive breaches, study finds

Fraudsters using credentials harvested from massive breaches, study finds

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Digital identities are being exploited on a routine basis by sophisticated cybercriminals, says a just released ThreatMetrix study.

New 'Pawn Storm' attack spoofs EFF website

New 'Pawn Storm' attack spoofs EFF website

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A newly registered domain disguises itself as an official Electronic Frontier Foundation website and is being used in various spear phishing attacks.

Finland detains Russian citizen accused of computer fraud in U.S.

Finland detains Russian citizen accused of computer fraud in U.S.

Finnish authorities nabbed Russian citizen Maxim Senakh, wanted in the U.S. on computer fraud charges for spreading malware.

Car industry bands together to thwart hacking threats

Car industry bands together to thwart hacking threats

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Automakers are banding together to help guard against and mitigate a new breed of cyberattack targeting on-board computer systems.

Pastor set free on bail following charge in global hacking ploy

Pastor set free on bail following charge in global hacking ploy

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A pastor and former Morgan Stanley VP charged by federal prosecutors as "the linchpin of a sprawling financial and hacking conspiracy" is free on $2 million bail.

FireEye intern pleads guilty in Darkode case

FireEye intern pleads guilty in Darkode case

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Malware author Morgan Culbertson pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a Pittsburgh federal court.

Thomson data breach exposes hundreds of customer details

Thomson data breach exposes hundreds of customer details

Data breach by holiday company, Thomson, reveals the personal details of nearly 500 customers.

Alabama group indicted for IRS scam involving ID theft

Alabama group indicted for IRS scam involving ID theft

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An Alabama man, along with several partners, have been indicted on ID theft and other tax-related charges for filing false income tax returns.

John McAfee points to lone woman as Ashley Madison attacker while company offers reward

John McAfee points to lone woman as Ashley Madison attacker while company offers reward

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Online rumblings began pointing to a lone female as the perpetrator of the Ashley Madison data breach while class-action lawsuits were filed and reward offered.

Indianapolis man pleads guilty in Darkode case

Indianapolis man pleads guilty in Darkode case

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Phillip Fleitz of Indianapolis is the third person in the U.S. to plead guilty in the Darkode cybercrime case.

Indiana man indicted for illicit 'Deep Web' drug sales

Indiana man indicted for illicit 'Deep Web' drug sales

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Lee Gray, aka Supremesmoke, was indicted in Indiana earlier this week on federal charges of drug trafficking and money laundering on the Deep Web.

Former State Department employee charged in sextortion

Former State Department employee charged in sextortion

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A former London-based State Department worker has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an online hacking and sextortion scheme.

Texas man arrested for alleged sextortion scheme

Texas man arrested for alleged sextortion scheme

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Michael Martinez, 26, allegedly solicited three females, including a minor, for sexually explicit photos and then extorted them.

Europol and FireEye join forces to fight cybercrime

Europol and FireEye join forces to fight cybercrime

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Europol's European Cybercrime Center and FireEye will be sharing knowledge and expertise to fight cybercrime.

Darkode hacker "Phastman" pleads guilty in federal court

Darkode hacker "Phastman" pleads guilty in federal court

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The FBI announced that Darkode hacker Eric Crocker, known as "Phastman," pleaded guilty on Monday for sending spam.

Expanding IRS breach drags passwords into broader discussion

Expanding IRS breach drags passwords into broader discussion

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While the IRS continues investigating its May data breach, the accessing of sensitive information brings up the idea of two-factor authentication and passwords.

Report: Dark web marketplaces complete up to $500K in transactions daily

Report: Dark web marketplaces complete up to $500K in transactions daily

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Carnegie Mellon University researchers analyzed 35 dark web marketplaces, including the Silk Road, to determine their daily sales.

E-ZPass users targeted in phishing scam

E-ZPass users targeted in phishing scam

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Drivers in the Washington, D.C. metro area are being targeted by a phishing scam that purports to come from E-ZPass.

Darkhotel APT group phases out hotel Wi-Fi infections, brings in Hacking Team zero-day

Darkhotel APT group phases out hotel Wi-Fi infections, brings in Hacking Team zero-day

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The Darkhotel APT group swapped out its previous Flash zero-days this past month for an exposed Hacking Team zero-day.

Technology firm loses nearly $47 million in digital transfer fraud

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Ubiquiti Networks, a wireless networking products provider, lost nearly $47 million in cyber fraud involving phony transfer requests.

RAT AlienSpy found on phone of dead Argentinian prosecutor

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Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire revealed that RAT AlienSpy was used to spy on the phone of Alberto Nisman.

Ransomware attack strikes Dayton, Ohio-area planning commission

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The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission just reported that last month it was the victim of a ransomware attack and was asked to pay 500 Bitcoins to release 15,000 impacted files.

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