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Why SMBs are attractive to hackers

A Symantec global survey of nearly 2,000 SMBs showed that 50% did not consider themselves an attack target. However, looking at today’s threat landscape, this is clearly …

Hacker breached, changed grades in university academic record system

Santa Clara University, a private university run by the Jesuits and located in the Silicon Valley, has issued a statement confirming that it has called the FBI to investigate …

Expect an escalation in targeted attacks

Organizations and Internet users can expect an escalation in targeted attacks, growing social media threats and an increase in mobile malware, according to the M86 Security. …

Steam server attackers grabbed passwords, credit card data

As Bethesda Software was preparing to release Skyrim, the latest installment of its mega popular Elder Scrolls series, news that the forum of Steam, the online …

100% of enterprises reported cyber attacks

Attacks are becoming more difficult to defend against and are expensive to mitigate, with traditional safeguards falling short, according to F5 Networks. With both …

Cybercrime and Espionage

The authors, seasoned experts in the information security field with obvious intelligence insights, provide the readers with an interesting overview of the current biggest …

eBay hacker receives 3-year suspended sentence

The Romanian hacker who repeatedly hacked eBay servers, accessed parts of its sites that were off-limits to users and even accessed a number of eBay accounts has been handed …

Cybercriminal gang ringleaders convicted for stealing over $4.5 million

Two Ukrainians who admitted to have been the ringleaders of a criminal ring bent on stealing money from online bank accounts have finally been sentenced to four years and …

Nearly 50 chemical, defense companies hit with cyber espionage attacks

Nearly 50 (and quite possibly more) companies in the chemical, defense, and other sectors have been hit with a spear phishing campaign carrying a backdoor Trojan with the …

A study of hacker forums

Recently Imperva released a report analyzing the content and activities of an online hacker forum with nearly 220,000 registered members. In this podcast, Rob Rachwald, the …

Microsoft drops suit against Kelihos botnet domain provider

The recent takedown of the relatively small Kelihos botnet and the subsequent civil suit raised by Microsoft was the first ever in which some of the defendants were …

Data breaches cause lasting reputation damage

Reports of data breaches affecting some of today’s largest companies continue to grab the headlines of prominent news outlets nationwide. The damage experienced by a …

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