Possibly 350k ransomware infections, $70k earned, in Dropbox phishing scheme
Attackers might have compromised 350,000 systems with CryptoWall ransomware and earned more than $70,000 in Bitcoins as part of an ongoing Dropbox phishing scheme.
Notorious hacker Guccifer sentenced in Romania
Marcel Lehel, also known as "Guccifer," could spend up to seven years in prison for his crimes.
Online gambling site hit by five-vector DDoS attack peaking at 100Gbps
Incapsula fought off a five-vector 100Gbps DDoS attack that lasted more than 24 hours against an online gambling website.
Cyber crime costs $445 billion globally, GDPs take hit
A report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies puts a dollar figure on cybercrime costs, which account for about one percent of global income.
Small businesses running cloud-based POS software hit with unique ‘POSCLOUD’ malware
IntelCrawler researchers identified a unique malware type, POSCLOUD, which targets cloud-based point-of-sale software.
Survey respondents praise, but neglect, continuous monitoring
Most of the Ponemon Institute study’s respondents scan irregularly or not at all and the majority believe retail breaches are likely the work of crime syndicates.
Ransomware ‘Svpeng’ strikes US, leaves Android devices unusable
Earlier versions of Svpeng impacted mobile users in Russia and stole card details from major banks’ customers.
Federal appeals court says police must get warrants for wireless location data
A three-judge panel in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals says a Florida man's Fourth Amendment expectation of privacy was violated.
P.F. Chang's shifts to manual payment card imprinting as it investigates breach
While P.F. Chang's investigates a breach, it has shifted to manual payment card imprinting, suggesting that point-of-sale devices may have been compromised.