Blog Posts Tagged with "Cyber Crime"

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Microsoft Dismisses Zeus Botnet Takedown Criticism

April 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The chief criticism is that the Microsoft operation exposed sensitive information that a handful of researchers had shared in confidence, and that countless law enforcement investigations may have been delayed or derailed as a result..."

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A Detailed Analysis of the DDoS Phenomena

April 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The report showed 19.1TB of data and 14 billion packets of malicious traffic were aimed at financial services during Q4 2011, and that the traffic increased during Q1 2012, with 65TB of data and 1.1 trillion packets that were identified and mitigated. The figures are amazing...

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Botnets a Growing National Security Concern

April 13, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

There is no clear line between cybercrime and cyber warfare, and botnets are a serious threat with tremendous offensive potential. Through a botnet it is possible to attack the nerve centers of a country, and isolated attacks can target critical infrastructure...

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A Navy SEAL Provides Lessons on Security

April 12, 2012 Added by:Ali-Reza Anghaie

Powerful Peace absolutely applies in our field. Information Security professionals can draw out the roadmap to economic and potential physical catastrophe. In this field we won't have the benefit of hindsight, we need to get it right before it gets out of control...

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Zeus Trojan Takes Aim at Cloud Payroll Services

April 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Zeus captures a screenshot of a Ceridian payroll services web page when a corporate user whose machine is infected... visits this website. This allows Zeus to steal the user id, password, company number and the icon selected by the user for the image-based authentication system..."

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U.S. Officials Warn of Global Cyber Arms Race

April 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"What we're looking at is a global cyber arms race. It's not proceeding at a leisurely or even a linear fashion but in fact is accelerating. I wouldn't claim that it's following Moore's law, but the curve looks kind of similar," said U.S. Cyber Command's Rear Admiral Samuel Cox...

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European Union Set to Establish Cybercrime Center

April 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The European center will warn of major cybercrime threats and weaknesses in online defenses. It will identify organized cyber-criminal networks and will provide operational support in concrete investigations and provide forensic assistance...

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The FBI Discusses Internet Social Networking Risks

April 05, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Social networking sites have created a revolution in connectivity. However, con artists, criminals, and other actors are exploiting this capability for nefarious purposes. There are primarily two tactics used to exploit social networks. In practice, they are often combined...

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DHS: Don’t be Fooled by Too Good to be True Websites

April 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

According to a recent report, the fan craze created by the film The Hunger Games has created the perfect opportunity for devious cybercriminals to take advantage of Internet users. While clicking on a link may seem innocent enough, it can actually infect your device...

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Cyber Criminals Top Secret Service Most Wanted List

April 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The majority of fugitives on the Secret Service's top ten most wanted list can be described as "cyber criminals". While the objectives remain the same, the ubiquity of the digital systems that pervade every aspect of our culture presents a new set of challenges for law enforcement...

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OTA Updates April Fool’s List to Combat Spear Phishing

March 29, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“While businesses are making efforts, all too often they are overlooking the fundamentals which could curb upwards of 90% of online threats to their data. We have a shared responsibility to harden our systems and those of our customers..."

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Majority of SpyEye Trojan C and C Located in United States

March 28, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"SpyEye, along with ZeuS, are notorious banking Trojans that have helped thieves steal more than $100 million around the world. Without an end-user PC solution, banks face great difficulty protecting individual customers from the sophisticated threats posed..."

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Reflections on the Zero-Day Exploits Market

March 26, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Once the vulnerability and exploit are found, the researcher must be able to in a short time identify the possible customers, then contact them for negotiating the price and completing the sale. There are concrete risks...

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Social Networks and the Deactivated Friend Attack

March 23, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

During a conference at the IEEE's International Workshop on Security and Social Networking SESOC 2012 in Lugano, Switzerland, researchers presented on a new critical vulnerability on Facebook, a zero day privacy loophole that they have named the "Deactivated Friend Attack"...

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Four Convicted for Roles in Massive Identity Theft Ring

March 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

After a five week trial, four defendants have been convicted for their roles in one of the largest bank fraud and identity theft schemes in California history, with dozens of victims in four states and millions of dollars in losses...

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Cyber Attacks are Fastest Growing National Security Threat

March 22, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Cybercrime is a relatively new phenomenon but because of its recent scale and game-changing implications for both government and industry it is rapidly becoming the dominant risk theme of the 21st century. The opportunity for cyber attacks grows daily...

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