Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime news, information, and how-to advice

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Evil conspiracy? Nope, everyday cyber insecurity

You don't need crackpot conspiracy theories to foretell a wide-scale security cataclysm. Mundane vulnerabilities increase the probability every day

Hacking Team's arsenal included at least three unpatched exploits for Flash Player

The vulnerabilities leveraged by two of the exploits have yet to be patched

Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

Eric Holder says the 'possibility exists' for a deal, but the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

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In the security world, the good guys aren't always good

It's hard enough to fix Internet security without bad behavior from many of the entities that are supposed to be protecting our interests

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Is the information security industry having a midlife crisis?

The information security industry is hot right now, but it's hot because it's failing

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Compromised encryption is a threat to national security

The administration is floating a trial balloon suggesting that national security requires giving up the protection provided by strong encryption. This approach gets the issue wrong. When the situation calls for encryption, using...

Cyber criminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

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Report: Clickfraud malware a gateway to other threats

Malware that secretly clicks on ads to defraud advertisers might seem generally harmless, but is often just the first invader of a potentially long chain of more serious infections

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Phishers targeting middle management

Phishing scammers have busy middle managers in their crosshairs. Here’s how to avoid being a victim

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Breach costs: 'Chump change' to bottom lines of big players

The direct costs of a data breach barely affect the bottom line of the nation’s biggest enterprises, but for smaller players the damage can be catastrophic

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Businesses ill-prepared to defend against dramatic rise in zero-day attacks

The Check Point 2015 Security Report highlights a number of key security trends, including the impact of the rise of zero-day attacks

Silk Road mastermind Ulbricht sentenced

Federal prosecutors claimed Silk Road faciliated the sales of more than $213 million in online sales of drugs and unlawful goods

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IRS cut its cyber security staff by 11% over four years

But an increase in the IRS' cyber security budget may be signaling a shift to outsourced IT security services

The cost of a data breach jumped 23 percent in two years

The average cost of a data breach has increased to $3.79 million -- not including the lost business that can result

Large-scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Security researchers have found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

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Top security tools in the fight against cyber crime

There’s no silver bullet, so load up with as many of these security tools as you can

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Malicious adware more than doubled last year

The amount of adware discovered online doubled as cyber criminals adjusted their strategy in the wake of better security elsewhere

Police break up cybergang that stole over $15 million from banks

Romanian authorities detained 25 suspected members of an international gang of cyberthieves who hacked into banks and cloned payment cards

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