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Microsoft Researchers: Cyber Crime Losses Exaggerated

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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, Lies and Cybercrime Surveys” report, Dinei Florencio and Cormac Herley say much of the information on cyber-crime losses comes from …

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Senators Propose 'Gold Standard' for Cybersecurity

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In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper propose a “gold standard” in cybersecurity to help protect networks and computers from hackers and potentially, a “digital Pearl Harbor.“ The proposal would grant the Department of Homeland Security statutory authority to work with the …

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Estonian Telecom Services Provider Fights Off Cyber Attack

An unidentified hacker launched a cyber attack against Estonian telecom service provider Elion’s email system, attempting to gain access to 70,000 client accounts, Estonian Public Broadcasting reports. An investigation determined the intruder failed to access passwords and content. The attack, which came from outside of Estonia, was the largest cyber …

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Government Lab Hit by Cyber Attack

The government’s research and development facility, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, was forced to shut down Internet access after suffering a cyber attack, according to Reuters. “PNNL is experiencing an Internet outage due to a cyber attack,” the laboratory said in a voice mail message at the lab’s office of public …

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Washington Post Jobs Site Hacked

Hackers last week broke into The Washington Post’s jobs site and gained access to nearly 1.3 million user IDs and email addresses, the news organization revealed yesterday. Although the hackers were able to access to certain user information on Washington Post Jobs, passwords and personal information such as resumes or …

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Borneo Sees Spike in Cyber Crime

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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 of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Fadillah Yusuf said as more people begin using the Internet, issues and threats — …

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Malaysia, UK Sign Agreement to Fight Cyber Crime

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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 Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to sign the MoU during …

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Hackers Hijack Fox Twitter; Tweet Obama Assassinated

While most of America was busy celebrating Independence Day, hackers hijacked Fox News’ Twitter account and posted messages that President Barack Obama had been killed in Iowa while campaigning, according to media reports. “@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama …

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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 in San Bruno, Calif., security researcher Pat Peterson said last year saw a turning point in the fight against mass …

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Germans Increasingly Fear Cyber Threat

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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 reports. A survey by German tech industry association Bitkom said the number of Internet users over the age of 14 …

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