Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime news, information, and how-to advice

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New HIPAA guidance addresses ransomware

New guidance stresses need for regular backups and confirms that a ransomware attack is a breach that must be disclosed

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4 basic security facts everyone should know

The bad news: It's you against an army of cybercriminals around the world. The good news: A little knowledge can provide an effective defense

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Study: More than 50% of small businesses were breached in the past year

In a new study, the Ponemon Institute found a dire state of security in small businesses

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Why CIOs should care about click fraud

Click fraud is more than just a marketing problem -- it presents a real security risk to your organization, experts say

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Mobile ransomware use skyrockets, blocking access to phones

Kaspersky Lab has detected almost four times as many attacks on its Android customers compared to last year

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Israeli cybersecurity prowess on display in DC and Tel Aviv

Israeli cybersecurity know-how has become a sought-after commodity around the world

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Hacker puts 9.3M U.S. patient records up for sale

The hacker who stole databases from three U.S. healthcare organizations claims to have already sold $100,000 worth of records

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Hackers sold access to 170,000 compromised servers, many in the US

New data paints a much darker picture of the underground market for hacked servers

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Interview with a Craigslist scammer

Ever wondered what motivates people who swindle others on Craigslist? Read on for a fascinating look into the mind of a small-time criminal

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Why your password policy still sucks

Password policies don't prevent problems, they cause them. Humans are predictable, and generic password policies help attackers crack (or guess) passwords faster.

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Companies pay out billions to fake-CEO email scams

In the U.S. alone, victims have lost $960 million to the schemes over the past three years, according to new data from the FBI

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Cost of a data breach: $4 million. Benefits of responding quickly: Priceless

That's $158 per compromised record, in case you're keeping track

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Massive DDoS attacks reach record levels as botnets make them cheaper to launch

Nineteen attacks that exceeded 100Gbps were recorded during the first three months of 2016

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Extortion schemes expand, threatening consumers and businesses with data leaks

Hackers use high-profile data breaches as opportunity to extort money from victims by threatening to release personal and sensitive data about them.

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Ransomware demands are working, fueling an increase in attacks

Infoblox DNS Threat Index finds criminals are creating more ransomware-domains than ever, and predicts a continuing increase in attacks as more criminals rush to cash in

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New DMA Locker ransomware is ramping up for widespread attacks

New version of ransomware fixes previous flaws and adopts exploit kit-based distribution model

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A hacker is selling 167 million LinkedIn user records

The data includes hashed passwords for 167 million accounts and likely dates back to 2012

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Defend yourself! Build a cyber security database

Attackers have all kinds of data about the threat landscape -- and about your organization, if it happens to be a target. Now's the time to arm yourself with data, too

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