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One in ten SMEs have suffered a data hack

One in ten small businesses in the UK have experienced a data hack. Hiscox research also revealed that 90% don’t have a cyber crime insurance policy in place to protect …

World’s third largest botnet receives mortal blow

Grum, a botnet responsible for 17.4 percent of the world’s spam emails, finally seems to be dead. In the last few days, Dutch authorities have shut down two of the …

Guy steals $80,000 worth of Nike items via website loophole

A former college baseball player from Virginia managed to get his hands on Nike merchandise worth over $80,000 for free after having found and exploited a loophole in one of …

Nearly half a million Yahoo passwords leaked following hack

Some 450,000 email addresses and associated unencrypted passwords have been dumped online by the hacking collective “D33Ds Company” following the compromise of a …

Targeted attacks focus on small businesses

36 percent of all targeted attacks (58 per day) during the last six months were directed at businesses with 250 or fewer employees, according to Symantec. During the first …

US-based machines preferred by malicious pay-per-install networks

Pay-per-install affiliate networks looking for compromised computers to get their malicious wares installed on have a definitive predilection for machines located in developed …

New Android Trojan secretly buys apps

Even though malicious Android apps can occasionally be found on Google Play, Chinese third-party online Android markets are known for offering them by the hundreds, if not …

Massive crime ring automates bank fraud, steals tens of millions

Two-factor authentication schemes have definitely been proven to be ineffectual as news of a massive global financial services fraud campaign that targeted well-moneyed …

MI5 describes astonishing level of cyber attacks

MI5 has admitted that it is working to counter astonishing levels of cyber-attacks on UK industry. Head of MI5, Jonathan Evans, commented that vulnerabilities on the internet …

Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace

Learn to recognize hackers’ tracks and uncover network-based evidence in Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers through Cyberspace. Carve suspicious email attachments from …

Massive botnet shut down after botmaster’s arrest

Following an investigation that lasted 10 months, Russian police authorities have managed to arrest the 22-year-old operator of one of the largest botnets known to date. …

Rising malware threat for banking credentials

AhnLab cautioned against increasing variations of SpyEye trojan and ZeuS bot that attempt to steal personal banking information all over the world. Lately, the AhnLab Security …

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