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December 18, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan
Services such as BillMeLater, a PayPal company that allows customers to make purchases on credit after a simple sign-up process and credit check, have created an identity theft trend and left victims fighting to clear their names...
December 17, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
During the last week introduced you the excellent work done by the Group-IB, a security firm resident of the Moscow-based Skolkovo Foundation that has received a grant in the amount of 30m rubles (approximately $966,000) for the development of a global counter-cybercrime system named the CyberCop...
December 11, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan
Though it could create procedural challenges for the IRS and the U.S. Postal Service, Congress could solve the problem by simply refusing to issue refunds before April 15. That way they could see who has duplicate returns filed, and investigate before signing over checks to the bad guys...
November 08, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Concerned over rising threats online, Cyber security agents in Africa are taking a proactive step by collaborating with global network-security experts to curb cybercriminal activities on the continent, where they will share information and technical know-how...
October 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Trend Micro has released the 3Q 2012 SECURITY ROUNDUP that presents a worrying trend for malware growth which increased 483%. This includes cyber espionage malware and also destructive malicious agents targeting mainly the mobile world and in particular Google Android platform...
October 20, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
This is significant because very few companies or organizations have the necessary network infrastructure to deal with such attacks. There might be some companies with popular websites such as Google or Facebook that are able to handle such high-bandwidth floods, but most companies are not...
October 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Hacktivism is considered one of the main cyber threats and its operations have created serious problems to private businesses and governments, for this reason security expert all over the world are trying to deeply analyze the different movements of dissent and their mutual relationships...
October 15, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Panetta has warned of cyber attacks against critical infrastructure and that opponents are increasing their cyber capabilities and represent a serious menace. The words used last Thursday are very strong: The US is in a “pre-9/11 moment,” referring to a possible series of cyber attacks...
October 08, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
In the last decade the number of cyber incidents related to technologies that surround us is growth exponentially, the principal concerns are related to all those objects with an "intelligent component" that we daily use expose on internet for different purposes...
October 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Iran was recently blamed for attacks onoil companies and banks. This time the scenario appears reversed, as attacks targeted Iranian infrastructure and communications, causing serious damages to Internet connections...
October 02, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The news is circulating on the internet creating great concern once again that Chinese hackers have hit the infrastructure of a foreign state, and once again we are speaking of cyber espionage, but this time they were able to access the White House Military Office...
October 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
It's known that military sector represents a privileged incubator for new technologies than in many cases are subsequently used in civil. We have already read about the existence of software to spy on victims that are able to record communications and movements but the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana in collaboration with researchers at Indiana University created a new type of 'vi...
September 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Despite the use of cyber weapons and the damage caused by offensive operations being major concerns for intelligence agencies, clues are frequently discovered about attacks designed to steal sensitive information and intellectual property. Who is behind these cyber attacks?
August 16, 2012 Added by:Brian Dean
The bottom line: Hacking is lucrative and can be executed from nearly anywhere in the world. Security professionals should be providing risk assessment results annually to executive management. Of course, providing a list of vulnerabilities is probably career limiting. This is the balancing act we must perform...
August 10, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
I've found some interesting research conducted by Carnegie Mellon computer security professor Nicolas Christin on the earnings of one of the most famous black markets in the Deep Web, the Silk Road. It seems to be able to realize $22 Million in annual revenues related to the drug market...
July 30, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
In Middle East, the number of malware that have been developed for state sponsored projects surely represents an anomaly. All the examples provided are evidence of the intent of governments to hit their enemies in the cyberspace to steal sensitive information or to destroy their critical infrastructure...
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