Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime news, information, and how-to advice

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Bitcoin rise fuels social media scams

The price of a single bitcoin passed that of an ounce of gold for the first time this month

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IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

Organizations continue to get pounded even as attacks targeting individual taxpayers appear to have slowed

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Hackers threaten to wipe millions of Apple devices, demand ransom

A group of hackers is threatening to wipe millions of iOS devices in two weeks if Apple doesn't pay them $150,000

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Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration

Insiders praise administration's focus on infrastructure and deregulation, but worries linger over immigration policies

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US faces limits in busting Russian agents over Yahoo breach

Wednesday's indictment is more about naming and shaming Russia over suspected state-sponsored hacking, experts said

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Preparing for the professional cybercrime industry

Ransomware is a growing segment of the cybercrime industry and it's driving a lot of changes in the way hackers operate. Businesses need to know what's happening and shift their defensive strategies accordingly.

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Hacktivist or script kiddy? Know your 10 types of hacker

Understanding the different types of hackers and what motivates them can help you to identify the attackers you are most susceptible to and properly defend yourself and your organization

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Bots: Biggest player on the cybercrime block

Bot fraud cost an estimated $31 billion in the US last year, dwarfing the estimated $1 billion lost to ransomware and DDoS attacks

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Free decryption tools now available for Dharma ransomware

Researchers created decryption tools for the Dharma ransomware after someone recently leaked the decryption keys for the program online

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9 secrets to cyberattack survival

Following a breach, organizations should focus on mitigating damage and data loss and providing information to law enforcement

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Will a cyber crisis add to chaos of Trump’s first 100 days?

Such a prediction seems about as certain as predicting that Trump will take to Twitter sometime during the week

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Red alert! Beware of insiders bearing APTs

Big enterprises worry about APTs -- and employees who may be using them to engage in corporate espionage. These measures can help you catch the perps

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Ransomware 'customer support' chat reveals criminals' ruthlessness

F-Secure publishes 34 pages of chat transcripts between victims and gang's 'support rep'

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Would killing bitcoin end ransomware?

Bitcoin and ransomware seem to go hand-in-hand, but experts say that doing away with the cybercurrency would only force cybercriminals to find another anonymous avenue to extort money

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Tips for negotiating with cyber extortionists

Whether you are opposed to it or not, enterprises need to have a plan for negotiating with people who take their data hostage

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Security researchers trick 'CEO' email scammer into giving up identity

Dell SecureWorks is encouraging businesses to use these tips to fight back against phishing schemes

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Microsoft's president wants a Geneva Convention for cyberwar

Brad Smith calls for international agreements on digital rules of engagement

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Prepare for the smart bot invasion

We all know about the havoc wreaked by malicious bots, but soon, we'll have to deal with 'good' bots. How do you tell the two apart?

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