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  • Phishers Keep Up Their Antics on Social-Networking Sites, Online Classifieds, Gaming Industries - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 10 percent in 2010. The […] More

  • Cyber Crime in North Africa a 'New and Very Recent Trend' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Crime in North Africa a 'New and Very Recent Trend'

    Cyber experts with United Nations have cautioned about a recent trend in online attacks originating from  African countries. “It is important to note that the  “˜minds' behind the crime organisations have recently moved to North Africa, which is a totally new and very recent trend,“ Francesca Bosco, of the United Nations Inter-regional Crime and Justice […] More

  • Tiffany Jones of Symantec: No Longer Enough to Just Secure Infrastructure, System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Tiffany Jones of Symantec: No Longer Enough to Just Secure Infrastructure, System

    Tiffany Jones joined Symantec Corporation eight and half years ago to stand up its office in Washington, D.C., and the government relations public policy and government relations team, which she ran for about seven years. More recently, she become director of Public Sector Strategy and Programs teams. In her role, she manages Symantec’s relationships with […] More

  • Cyber Experts: Espionage, APTs, Malware among Most Dangerous Cyber Threats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Experts: Espionage, APTs, Malware among Most Dangerous Cyber Threats

    Although cybersecurity experts have their separate ideas on what the most pressing Internet security concern is, they generally agree on one thing: The threat landscape is evolving into more attacks of increasing sophistication. Here, 10 industry insiders offer their insight into what they believe are the most dangerous cyber threats, ranging from social engineering to […] More

  • Report: Cyber-Crime Victims Often Blame Themselves - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Cyber-Crime Victims Often Blame Themselves

    A Symantec report has found that a majority of cyber-crime victims blame themselves for the web attack, experiencing a sense of powerlessness and lack of justice. More than 7,000 adults from 14 countries took part in research for the Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact, which revealed that nearly 65 percent of adults globally have […] More

  • New Phishing Scam Targets Taxpayers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New Phishing Scam Targets Taxpayers

    The Internal Revenue Service is warning about a fraudulent scheme targeting those who use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. The scam uses an email claiming the user’s tax payment was rejected and directs the user to a website for additional information. The website contains malware that may infect the user’s computer. IRS spokesman Dan […] More

  • Cyber Crime Prevention Organization Launches in Africa - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Crime Prevention Organization Launches in Africa

    A spike in cyber crime in Africa has led the United Nations to launch the African Center for Cyber Law and Cybercrime Prevention, according to Computerworld Zambia. The financial sector in Africa has experienced a recent increase cyber crime, threatening to stall the launch of online banking and electronic commerce services. An explosion of mobile […] More

  • Symantec Discovers Phishing Scam Disguised as Fast-Food Eatery Survey - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Discovers Phishing Scam Disguised as Fast-Food Eatery Survey

    A Symantec researcher has discovered a new type of phishing attack that attempts to lure unsuspecting victims into disclosing financial information by using a survey sponsored by a fast-food restaurant chain. The email encourages recipients to fill out a survey, which erroneously states a fast-food restaurant sponsored, and make a $90. After filling out the […] More

  • Cyber-Risk Report Reveals Vulnerability Disclosures Reached All-Time High in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber-Risk Report Reveals Vulnerability Disclosures Reached All-Time High in 2010

    IBM today released the results of its X-Force 2010 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report, which indicates that vulnerability disclosures have reached record levels for the first half of 2010. Overall, 4,396 new vulnerabilities were documented by the X-Force Research and Development team in the first half of 2010, a 36 percent increase over the same […] More

  • Scotland Yard Breaks Up Phishing Ring - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Scotland Yard Breaks Up Phishing Ring

    Six suspected members of a phishing ring have been arrested in the United Kingdom and Ireland over alleged involvement in a scam hitting tens of thousands of victims. One woman and five men between the ages of 25 and 40 were arrested in County Meath, Ireland and London after an investigation by the Metropolitan Police […] More

  • Hacker Enlists Other Unwitting Hackers in Scam - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hacker Enlists Other Unwitting Hackers in Scam

    Skilled malware writers have found a way for less experienced cyber criminals to do their work for them. A new freeware phishing kit being offered in hacker forums offers cyber criminals a way to set up fake websites and spam emails to capture users’ legitimate login credentials. However, the malware writers are able to siphon […] More

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