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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 …

LinkedIn hit with class action suit following password leak

It seems that LinkedIn can’t catch a break these days. Following the discovery that its mobile app for iOS devices is sending potentially confidential information to the …

Hackers leak customer data after firm refuses to pay ransom

Hacking collective “Rex Mundi” has leaked a batch of personal and financial information belonging to individuals who have applied for loans with online loan …

Mitt Romney’s private email account hacked?

The private Hotmail and Dropbox accounts of Mitt Romney, Massachusetts governor and Republican Party presumptive nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 …

Could security breaches cost lives?

Over a quarter of companies believe that if their sites go down or they suffer a major security breach it could potentially cost customers’ their lives, according to …

Cybercrime goes mobile

Corporate espionage has never been so easy. See how a simple app can transform your smartphone into an espionage tool in the hands of criminals, able to record your …

Scammers working harder to fool consumers

The number of unique phishing reports submitted to the APWG rose substantially from early fall through the end of the year, while cybercrime gangs were apparently forced to …

Financial fraud drives most targeted attacks

Check Point announced the results of a new survey revealing 65% of organizations who experienced targeted attacks reported that the hacker’s motivation was driven by …

Trojan stealing money in German online banking scam

Trusteer came across a complex new criminal scheme involving the Tatanga Trojan that conducts an elaborate Man in the Browser (MitB) attack to bypass SMS based transaction …

Hacker jailed for targeting Call of Duty gamers

It’s a bad week for British hackers as another youth has been handed a prison sentence. 20-year-old Lewys Martin from Kent is a repeat offender that, among other things, …

Briton jailed for hacking a Facebook account

Gareth Crosskey, a 21-year-old from West Sussex who was arrested for hacking into a private Facebook account, has been handed down a prison sentence of 12 months by the …

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