Tag Archives: crimeware

Verizon’s Carlos Arcila: Cyber Strategy Needed for Energy Grids

Carlos Arcila, external communications manager for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has recommended several ways to safeguarding the country’s energy infrastructure from cyber attacks. He noted on the Verizon blog Tuesday that organizations that operate and monitor U.S. energy and utility systems need cybersecurity framework especially now that the grid has become modernized …

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Europe Crowned New King of Spam

Europe is now the top spam-producing country in the world, bypassing North and South Americas, and Asia-Pacific, according to the Trend Micro semi-annual 2010 threat report. Spam continued to grow between January and June 2010, stalling briefly during April. Despite common perception, porn consists of only 4 percent of all …

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Phishers Keep Up Their Antics on Social-Networking Sites, Online Classifieds, Gaming Industries

A report reveals phishing gangs continue increasing their efforts against brands in the social networking, online classifieds and online gaming industries. Researchers of the APWG Phishing Activity Trends Report found that attacks on brands in the online retail, auction and financial services sectors decreased while payment services increased more than …

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Crimeware Hosting ISP Taken Out

Ukrainian PegasusHosting, a crimeware friendly ISP, has been partially taken-down by one of its upstream providers. The ISP, known for hosting phishing mule scams and other crimeware, has had a significant portion of its IP addresses null routed, according to dynamoo.com, a security blog. “Hosted web sites include fake pharmacies, …

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