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EMC Unit to Resell Wombat Cyber Training Product; Todd Leftkowitz Comments

EMC Unit to Resell Wombat Cyber Training Product; Todd Leftkowitz Comments

EMC‘s security division has agreed to resell a Wombat Security Technologies cloud-based platform intended to help organizations carry out cybersecurity awareness training for employees. RSA will distribute the Wombat offering… Read more »

Public Sector Top Recipient of Targeted Attacks Says Symantec

Public Sector Top Recipient of Targeted Attacks Says Symantec

The public sector has become the most frequently targeted industry of 2011, according to Symantec‘s November 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report. The industry blocks approximately 20.5 targeted attacks a day. Similar to… Read more »

Symantec Releases Results of October Intelligence Report

Symantec Releases Results of October Intelligence Report

Symantec recently released the results of its October intelligence report. The report found that spammers have established a genuine URL shortening service that is publicly available and will generate real shortened… Read more »

Heidi Klum Tops McAfee's Most Dangerous List in Cyberspace

Heidi Klum Tops McAfee's Most Dangerous List in Cyberspace

A search for Heidi Klum could land users with a malware-ridden computer according to McAfee research. For the fifth consecutive year, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people revealing the… Read more »

Symantec Announces August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report

Symantec Announces August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report

Symantec yesterday announced the results of the August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report revealing that spammers are seeking to benefit from fluctuations in a turbulent financial market.  The report combines results from… Read more »

FBI: Cyber Crime to Become Top Priority

FBI: Cyber Crime to Become Top Priority

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently predicted cyber crime will become the agency’s top priority within the next few years. According to a report by Ohio’s WBNS-10TV, FBI Supervisory Special… 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 »

Germans Increasingly Fear Cyber Threat

Germans Increasingly Fear Cyber Threat

Germans are increasingly afraid of falling prey to cyber criminals, with 85 percent fearing hackers will steal their credit card data or get online access to their bank accounts, Reuters… 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 »

FBI Launches Probe into Gmail Hack; China Denies Involvement

FBI Launches Probe into Gmail Hack; China Denies Involvement

The FBI has launched an investigation into the claim that Chinese hackers breached hundreds of Gmail accounts via a phishing campaign, including those of senior government officials, according to media… Read more »

Fake Tweets Announce bin Laden Live and Kickin'

Fake Tweets Announce bin Laden Live and Kickin'

If you happen to spend some time on Twitter — outside of work hours, of course — you might have seen tweets announcing  news from CNN “conforming” that former terrorist… Read more »

Travel, Education Industries Most 'Phish Prone'

Travel, Education Industries Most 'Phish Prone'

The top five industries most susceptible to cyber crime include travel, education, financial services, government services and IT services, according to a recent phishing experiment conducted among small and medium… Read more »

Bin Laden Death Leads to Scam Surge

Bin Laden Death Leads to Scam Surge

In the wake of President Barack Obama’s late-night announcement yesterday that the world’s most-wanted fugitive, Osama bin Laden, had been captured and killed, scammers were quick to jump at the… Read more »

Malaysia Steps Up Cybersecurity Battle

Malaysia Steps Up Cybersecurity Battle

The Malaysian specialist center for cybersecurity has lined up five projects under the 10th Malaysia Plan to fight the increasing cyber crime threat in the nation, according to Bernama. Among… Read more »

Video-game Phishing Scam Hits 'Modern Warfare 2' Players

Video-game Phishing Scam Hits 'Modern Warfare 2' Players

US-CERT is warning consumers of reports that some users on the Xbox 360 video-game system are receiving potential phishing attempts through an in-game messaging service. In-game message phishing is not… Read more »

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