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  • Report: Web Hosts Common Target of Phishers - top government contractors - best government contracting event

    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 Internet Policy Committee of the Anti-Phishing Working Group. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said their websites had phishing or spoof sites planted on their web servers […] More

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    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 reports. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States was notified Wednesday about the compromise and is looking into the allegations, which Clinton called […] More

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    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 leader Osama bin Laden is alive. Whatever you do, do not click on those URLs, warns Internet security firm Websense, as it is just another […] More

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    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 enterprises featured in the latest Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 listings. Cybersecurity awareness training firm KnowBe4 sent out a simulated phishing email to about 29,000 […] More

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    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 opportunity to exploit the news by creating email scams and phishing attacks related to the terrorist leader’s demise. The newly designed ploys include email scams […] More

  • Malaysia Steps Up Cybersecurity Battle - top government contractors - best government contracting event

    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 the new projects CyberSecurity Malaysia has already realized includes Cyber999, a public service that provides emergency response to cybersecurity-related emergencies as well as assistance in […] More

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    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 a Microsoft issue and has nothing to do with Xbox LIVE, the agency said in a release. Games are products of third-party developers that can […] More

  • Cyveillance, Wombat Security Technologies Team to Educate on Phishing - top government contractors - best government contracting event

    Cyveillance, Wombat Security Technologies Team to Educate on Phishing

    Cyveillance is teaming up with Wombat Security Technologies to educate organizations on phishing scams and provide training on ways of protection against them. An email campaign will test employees through phishing scams they could fall for. Wombat will use PhishGuru, an online tool to asses and train employees through simulated phishing emails. If employees fall […] More

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    Report: Email-borne Malware Surges 400% after Rustock Takedown

    Malware delivered via email grew by 400 percent in the last week of March 2011, with the spike detected two weeks after the takedown of the Rustock botnet, according to a quarterly report by Commtouch. The Internet Threats Trend Report, which covers spam, phishing, malware and web threats, said while overall spam activity dropped around […] More

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    35K Chinese Websites Hacked in 2010

    Tens of thousands of websites in China were attacked by hackers in 2010, including 4,635 government websites, according to a report released by the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China. The report, quoted by People’s Daily Online, said government websites are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and websites of financial institutions have […] More

  • ID Theft Tops List of Consumers Complaints - top government contractors - best government contracting event

    ID Theft Tops List of Consumers Complaints

    A list of top consumer complaints in 2010 has revealed that identity theft continues to be the No. 1 complaints category for the 11th consecutive year. According to the Federal Trade Commission, of 1,339,265 complaints received last year, 250,854 ““ or 19 percent ““ were related to identity theft. Debt collection complaints came in second […] More

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    Russian Payment Processor Hit with DNS Hijacking

    Cyber criminals are now using domain name system hijackings to steal critical personal information, such as credit card numbers, according to a new report by an Internet service provider. Internet Identity’s eCrime Trends Report revealed evidence that cyber crooks hijacked, Russia's largest payment processor Dec. 25 and 26 via DNS hijacking. By redirecting the […] More

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