Cyber Crime

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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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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

With ransomware on the rise, cryptographers take it personally

The security industry is not doing enough and it's going to get worse, cryptographers said

Privacy concerns remain as U.S. House approves cyber threat sharing bill

The legislation would continue to allow customer information to be passed to the NSA, privacy advocates said

Congress moves forward on cyber threat sharing bill despite privacy concerns

The House may vote this week on a bill that would allow shared cyber theat information to be passed to the NSA and law enforcement agencies

Free tool may decrypt files encrypted by CoinVault ransomware

Dutch police obtained CoinVault decryption keys and have shared them with the world

This tool can alert you about evil twin access points in the area

EvilAP_Defender can even attack rogue Wi-Fi access points for you, the developer says

Wider use of HTTPS could have prevented attack against GitHub

The EFF said the GitHub attack reinforces the case for more websites enabling HTTPS encyption

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Making certain the cyber-attack cure doesn't kill the patient

Cyber-attacks are accelerating and having a real economic impact. What can Washington do to help cure our cyber-attack epidemic? In the fast-moving world of information security, government technology mandates don’t work, but there...

Obama authorizes sanctions against hackers

The sanctions will help the U.S. go after overseas attackers when foreign governments can't step in

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