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US DHS asks public to share ideas on botnet mitigation

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Commerce have issued a public call for comments from “all Internet stakeholders” in order to …

Mysql.com hacked, serving malware

Mysql.com has been hacked and is currently serving malware, Armorize warns. The company has detected the compromise through its website malware monitoring platform HackAlert, …

Over 300 cyberspy attacks against Russian targets discovered

Trend Micro researchers have discovered that 1465 computers belonging to 47 distinct political and economical entities in 61 different (mostly former Soviet Union) countries …

Is China behind the Japanese defense contractor hack?

Anonymous sources “in the know” regarding the investigation of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries breach have hinted at the possibility that the attackers are …

48% of enterprises targeted by social engineering attacks

48% of enterprises have been victims of social engineering attacks, experiencing 25 or more such attacks in the past two years at a average cost of over £15,000 per …

DigiNotar files for bankruptcy

After having its SSL and EVSSL certificates deemed untrustworthy by the most popular browsers, VASCO announced that DigiNotar, filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition and was …

Bots troll hacker forums to discover data breaches

When talking about bots, the first thing that comes to mind is often a bad one – i.e. how cyber crooks misuse the technology to bilk Internet users out of information or …

Japanese defense contractor breached

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has revealed that its networks have been breached in what is considered the first cyber attack to hit Japan’s defense industry. According to …

Evolving cyber threats continue to drive security strategy

43 percent of global companies think they have an effective information security strategy in place and are proactively executing their plans, placing them in the category of …

Data mapping and masking requirements

A new study of 3,765 publicly disclosed breach incidents shows they resulted in financial losses of more than $156 billion. Published by the Digital Forensics Association, the …

Russian cyber criminal steals $3.2 millions in 6 months

A Russian resident in his early 20s is believed to be the leader of a tightly knit gang using banking Trojans and money mules to earn themselves millions of dollars. The …

Botnet masters are spreading their resources

With the takedown of the Pushdo/Cutwail, Bredolab and Rustock, the number of “zombified” US computers has decreased so much that the country is no longer …

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