Weekend news review: June 9-13

Possibly 350k ransomware infections, $70k earned, in Dropbox phishing scheme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

This week's prominent news includes the arrest of an infamous hacker, small businesses being hit by new point-of-sale malware, and a big restaurant chain launching an investigation into a possible data breach involving customer credit cards. For more deeper look at these news bits, click here to visit our news section.

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