Blog Posts Tagged with "Cyber Crime"

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Cyber Criminals Prey on Worried Parents

August 02, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Cyberthieves are trolling the internet for information and with a convincing phone call trying to trick parents out of thousands of dollars. It sounds like this scam would be easy to spot but it’s so scary, so emotional, and happens so often even Western Union employees are trained to ask questions...

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FBI: More Arrests in International Cyber Crime Takedown

July 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The FBI announced three more arrests arising from Operation Card Shop, an international operation aimed at sophisticated, highly organized cyber criminals involved in buying and selling stolen identities, exploited credit cards, counterfeit documents, and sophisticated hacking tools..."

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Wanna Buy Some Dumps?

July 07, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

“Dumps” are batches of stolen credit card numbers. This example of a criminal’s sales pitch for stolen dumps came to me through a comment on a blog post I wrote about credit card security. Go figure. If you scan the following message line by line, you’ll see there’s a great deal of thought put into the pitch...

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ENISA: High Roller Online Bank Robberies Reveal Security Gaps

July 05, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The old adage that “criminals go where the money is” means that bank robbers go online, Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht states. It should come as no surprise that large organized crime groups are targeting online banking sites. Still, the attacks drew much attention for three reasons...

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Cloud Coverage: Malware as a Service

July 04, 2012 Added by:Gregory Hale

The cloud-based control panel uses the secure HTTPS protocol and has a valid certificate. The customer has access to tutorials and a malware engine that generates customized Trojans in real-time. The team behind the service makes sure the created Trojans have a low rate of detection by major antivirus products...

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Exploring Hacktivism and the Deep Web

July 03, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

When we think of hacktivism, immediately we connect it to anonymity. In fact, those who wish to express their dissent through hacktivism most often prefer the use of anonymity. It's clear that the ultimate context in which these people can freely exchange ideas and information is through the Deep Web...

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Citadel Malware May Be Coming Off the Open Market

July 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"With law enforcement hot on their heels, developers of the Citadel Trojan... dropped the bomb. The team’s spokesman declared that very soon their “software” will no longer be publicly available through the underground venues where the team has traditionally marketed and sold Citadel..."

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Georgia Man Convicted for Role in Phishing Operation

July 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Osarhieme Uyi Obaygbona, 32, of Atlanta, Georgia, was convicted last week of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit identity theft, and conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to protected computers. Phishing attacks use fraudulent web pages that mimic the legitimate web pages...

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Cyber Crime: Government vs. Bitcoin Anonymity

June 28, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

For anonymous transactions to be possible through Bitcoin, a mixing system must be used. There are two types: Those secure against attack from people viewing the public transaction like Bitcoin Laundry, and those secure against attack from the mixing system itself, like Open Transactions...

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System D: Bitcoin’s Underground Economy

June 27, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

What is System D? It is a term that refers to a manner of responding to challenges that requires one to have the ability to think fast, to adapt, and to improvise when getting a job done. This can be applied to hackers and of course the Tor-Onion network. They are all System D and growing because of it...

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Twenty-Four Arrests in Eight Countries in Cyber Crime Takedown

June 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“As the cyber threat grows more international, the response must be increasingly global and forceful. The coordinated law enforcement actions taken by an unprecedented number of countries around the world demonstrate that hackers and fraudsters cannot count on being able to prowl the Internet..."

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CapFire4: Criminal Malware-as-a-Service Platform

June 26, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Cybercrime is operating as an enterprise, with tools offered for the coordination of cyber attacks such as spamming of malware, malware hosting, and for building command and control infrastructure for botnets. The latest service is called CapFire4, and it’s a good example of malware-as-a-service...

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Russian Authorities Take Out World’s Largest Banking Botnet

June 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The criminal activities were committed by a 22-year-old young man who is widely known in the hacker community under the nicknames of 'Germes' and 'Arashi'. The young man was not only developing bot-networks and massively distributing malicious programs but also personally took part in stealing funds"...

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Alert: Fake FBI Emails Seek Personal Information

June 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The fraudulent e-mails give the appearance of legitimacy due to the use of pictures of the FBI Director, seal, letterhead, and/or banners. The schemes cover a range from threat and extortion e-mails, website monitoring containing malicious computer program attachments (malware), and online auction scams...

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Hacking Strikes Fear in the Heart of Texas Bureau of Prisons

June 24, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Whether you call them hackers, makers, tinkerers, or information security researchers, people on the hacking spectrum have been a boon to society for decades. They power innovation in all sectors and operate as a valuable check on the security and stability of the technology that forms the basis for our society...

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Ever More Sophisticated Malware Targets Online Banking

June 21, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Automatic Transfer Systems (ATSs) have been introduced in some variants of the infamous SpyEye and ZeuS Trojans, the nightmares of the banking world. The ATSs are parts of WebInject files known to be a collection of scripts implemented to steal online banking, email, and financial account credentials...

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