List/Grid Tag Archives: Cyber crime

US, Romania Bust Online Fraud Ring

US, Romania Bust Online Fraud Ring

A collaboration between U.S. and Romanian law enforcement agencies has disrupted an ongoing Internet fraud scheme conducted by several networks of organized cyber criminals, including more than a hundred recent… Read more »

Blackmail Email Scam Targets Physicians

Blackmail Email Scam Targets Physicians

The FBI’s cyber crime center is warning about an email scam that targets doctors and attempts to extort them, claiming that if they do not pay up, their reputation and… Read more »

Jay Leno Tops List of Most Dangerous Hollywood Celebrities in Cyberspace

Jay Leno Tops List of Most Dangerous Hollywood Celebrities in Cyberspace

What do Jay Leno, Madonna and Cameron Diaz have in common, besides celebrity? According to new research, they are the most frequently spammed-about personalities. Analysis of 25 million spam messages… Read more »

Microsoft Researchers: Cyber Crime Losses Exaggerated

Microsoft Researchers: Cyber Crime Losses Exaggerated

Reports of losses from cyber crimes gathered from surveys are greatly exaggerated and often based on unverified, self-reported numbers and skewed results, according to two Microsoft researchers. In the “Sex,… Read more »

Borneo Sees Spike in Cyber Crime

Borneo Sees Spike in Cyber Crime

Borneo saw 7,404 reported incidents of cyber crime in the first half of 2011 –  a 147 percent increase compared to the same period last year, Bernama reports. Deputy Minister… Read more »

Malaysia, UK Sign Agreement to Fight Cyber Crime

Malaysia, UK Sign Agreement to Fight Cyber Crime

The executive branch of Malaysia’s government has decided to sign a memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom to work together to battle cross-border crime, including web-based ones, Home Minister… Read more »

Cisco: Cyber Crime Not as Profitable Anymore

Cisco: Cyber Crime Not as Profitable Anymore

Cyber crime is not the cash cow it once was, according to Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) whose recent research examined the cyber underground. Speaking yesterday at a press event at… Read more »

Avoiding Hook, Line and Sinker: Q&A with Anup Ghosh on Spear Phishing

Avoiding Hook, Line and Sinker: Q&A with Anup Ghosh on Spear Phishing

Cyber attacks hitting high-profile targets have recently dominated the headlines, and there is no indication the trend will slow down anytime soon. Here, Invincea Founder and CEO Anup Ghosh talks… Read more »

DOJ, FBI Dismantle Global Scareware Ring

DOJ, FBI Dismantle Global Scareware Ring

The Justice Department and the FBI, along with international law enforcement partners, have announced the indictment of two individuals from Latvia and the seizure of more than 40 computers, servers… Read more »

Japan Institutes Harsher Penalties for Hackers

Japan Institutes Harsher Penalties for Hackers

Japan has reportedly passed new legislation that will impose tougher prison terms for those who create or spread malware, according to Japan Times. Under the new cyber crime bill, those… Read more »

Report: Web Hosts Common Target of Phishers

Report: Web Hosts Common Target of Phishers

Nearly 40 percent of web hosts were repeat victims of phishing attacks that resulted in the placing of malware on their server platforms, according to a new report by the… Read more »

Mobile Malware Report Predicts 'Significant' Uptick in Cellphone Attacks

Mobile Malware Report Predicts 'Significant' Uptick in Cellphone Attacks

On the heels of a recent study warning about mobile malware emerging as the new frontier of cyber crime comes another report that discusses the evolution of both smart devices… Read more »

Robert S. Mueller: FBI Will Place More Emphasis on Fighting Cyber Threats

Robert S. Mueller: FBI Will Place More Emphasis on Fighting Cyber Threats

The FBI plans to intensify its attention on battling cyber crime as the agency wrestles with cyber attacks at companies such as Google and Sony, according to Bloomberg. “We will… Read more »

UK Man Nabbed for Attempted Facebook Hack

UK Man Nabbed for Attempted Facebook Hack

A 26-year-old U.K. man was arrested last week after being accused of trying to hack into Facebook, IDG News reports. Few details are known about the alleged incident, but Facebook… Read more »

Report: Inconsistency in Creating Cybersecurity Strategies Common among EU Nations

Report: Inconsistency in Creating Cybersecurity Strategies Common among EU Nations

A new report on network and information security finds that European nations are highly varied in how prepared they are for dealing with cyber crime, network attacks and network resilience,… Read more »

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