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Malicious use of subdomain services surges

The malicious use of subdomain services by phishers nearly doubled in the second half of 2010, with phishing gangs using these services about as often as they register domain …

“You’ve got a postcard” spam emails lead to fake AV

Easter has come and passed, but the threat of bogus e-cards is alive as it ever was. This particular method of luring users to malicious pages or to download malicious …

Sony PlayStation Network compromised

A week after shutting down its PlayStation Network (PSN), Sony has finally come clean and admitted that its 70 million users’ personal information has been compromised …

Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

If you followed our site over the years, you had the opportunity to read a little about some of the protagonists of this book: Max Vision the creator of CardersMarket, Albert …

Iran claims to have been targeted by second worm

If a statement from Gholam-Reza Jalali – the head of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization – is to be believed, it seems that Iran’s computers have been …

Wardriving gang targeting small firms

A group of individuals who are believed to have been engaged in wardriving around Seattle and stealing personal and financial information from networks belonging to small area …

Carder pleads guilty to hacking and selling stolen card numbers

A carder and hacker that has been arrested in 2009 by the Secret Service for trying to sell 40 stolen card numbers to one of their undercover agents, has pleaded guilty to …

Gold-themed spam fishing for personal information

It is almost a rule of thumb that everything that might interest a large number of people makes for a good lure for spammers and scammers. From news regarding natural …

Software company Ashampoo breached, customer data stolen

The German computer software company Ashampoo has been targeted by attackers that managed to gain access to its customers database and possibly exfiltrated data such as names …

Interest in royal wedding abused by fake AV peddlers

As the day of the wedding of Prince William of England and his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton quickly approaches, scammers have began to exploit the interest of Internet …

Dramatic increase in cyberattacks on critical infrastructure

A survey of 200 IT security executives from critical electricity infrastructure enterprises in 14 countries found that 40 percent of executives believed that their …

European Space Agency website and FTP servers hacked

The European Space Agency’s website has been hacked on Sunday by a Romanian going by the handle TinKode, who documented the hack on his personal blog and made public the …

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