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Chinese hacker brings grief to Calgary’s Catholic school system

Hackers will find any mail server that is not protected and/or configured correctly and use it to send out as much spam as possible. This gets the unsuspecting organization blacklisted ...
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New Cyberweapon 'Flame': CIA and Mossad Coproduction

'Flame', the most sophisticated piece of malware to date, was discovered by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Kaspersky Lab. This code is more complex and has more ...
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Banks warned of sophisticated new online scam

Antone Gonsalves at NetworkWorld got this story first. Here is how the scam works, so do not fall for it. You can recognize it by the grammar and spelling mistakes. "The cyber-criminals ...
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Hackers Target the Weakest Link: The End User

I was interviewed by Jeremy Quittner yesterday. Here is how he started his article in American Banker today: "It took Stu Sjouwerman, the founder and chief executive of security firm ...
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Guessable Passwords: The Unpatchable Exploit

Monday morning, I found a tweet by @INFOSECSchool with the above title. I admit, it's a catchy phrase and sure enough, IF you allow easy passwords, it's an invitation to get hacked. This ...
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Cybercrime on the U.S. Senate

On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed a branch of its website was breached by a hacker group.   U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid and House Speaker Boehner appear disheartened in photo. ...
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Cyberheist: International Monetary Fund

Unknown attackers have cyber heisted the International Monetary Fund, but there's been no indication as to what—if anything—the cyber criminals managed to get their hands on. According to ...
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U.S. Company Suffers a $588,000 Cyberheist – Judge Says “Too Bad”

[caption id="attachment_994" align="alignleft" width="262" caption="Cyber Judge"][/caption] Cyber security experts are expressing serious concern over a decision on a cyberheist lawsuit ...
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The Stakes Rise in the War on Cybercrime

[caption id="attachment_986" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="North America Cyber Crime"][/caption] The U.S. government just very recently broadened its definition of what ...
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Opening the Network to Cybercrime: The 10 Biggest Security Breaches of 2011 to Date

[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Network Cybercrime"][/caption] Despite the valiant efforts of network security companies and the vigilance of IT ...
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U.S. Government Escalating Efforts to Fight Cybercrime

[caption id="attachment_903" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="U.S. Government"][/caption] If you were under the impression that “all is well” with your network security and that ...
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Cybercrime: Cyber Security Public Awareness Act of 2011 Introduced in US Senate

It was great to read that the "Cyber Security Public Awareness Act of 2011" was recently introduced in the US Senate.  The purpose of the bill is to raise the public's security awareness, ...
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The Cyberheist Book Has Arrived!

[caption id="attachment_754" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Cyberheist"] [/caption] Cyberheist – the book – has arrived! The Kindle edition is currently selling on Amazon for ...
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Check Out These Top 10 Small Business Anti-Cybercrime Tools

Internet.com is a respected information technology publication that's been active on the Web since the late 1990s. Their spin-off Website SmallBusinessComputing.com is a great source for ...
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Cybercrime: Ventura County, CA Credit Card Tax Payment System Hacked

[caption id="attachment_527" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Headline from county system hack report"] [/caption] Ventura County, California, is a small  small county ...
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Cybercrime: IC3 2010 Annual Report on Internet Crime Hits the Web

[caption id="attachment_343" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The latest IC3 Internet Crime Report makes for interesting reading"] [/caption] Last week, the Internet Crime ...
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SmartPhones Increasingly Targeted for Cybercrime, Spam and Attack

In its most recent Threats Report for Q4 2010 (.PDF), network security company McAfee points out what they call "a steady growth of threats to mobile platforms," with smartphones ...
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Cyberheist: Another Bank Suit Seeks to Recover from Security Issues

[caption id="attachment_334" align="aligncenter" width="444" caption="Story Header from YourMoneyIsNotSafeInTheBank.org"] [/caption] As reported on YourMoneyIsNotSafeInTheBank.org, ...
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Cybercrime: Google Plans to Give Two-Factor Authentication a Huge Boost

The biggest fundamental problem with online financial activity is that for most of us, an account name and a password is all that's needed to gain access to accounts and account controls. ...
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Cybercrime: The Bigger They Are, The More They Get Attacked

The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday (2/5/2011) that it learned that the computer network for the Nasdaq OMX Group has been repeatedly (and at least somewhat successfully) ...
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