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Cybercrime group steals millions from Russian banks and targets US

This is actually quite interesting, hackers that are successful inside Russia, as normally these guys are shut down by the FSB in a heartbeat. It must be that they are outside of the ...
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Scam of The Week: LinkedIn Greeting Cards Carrying Malware

System admins hold the keys to the kingdom. The NSA is actively hunting for system admin credentials. A popular way to get you to click on something that installs zero-day malware on your ...
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Malicious links: Spammers change malware delivery tactics

Symantec just put this out and I thought you might be interested. They are seeing a lot of hackers using Upatre and Ponik malware over the last couple of months, delivered by spam email ...
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Scam Of The Week: Spike In Hoax News Spreading Malware

The year 2014 has seen a boom on hoax news stories, as these are particularly successful social engineering tactics used by hackers to get people to click on links, and worse, share the ...
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Shipping Problem Phishing Attacks Here Is How They Look

Last CyberheistNews issue, we warned that Black Friday and Cyber Monday were behind us, and that criminal hackers have a "scam calendar" which focuses on major shopping events exactly ...
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Heads Up! Nasty New Hybrid Strain: The AIDS of Ransomware

Here is a powerful piece of ammo to get (more) IT Security budget.
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SCAM of the Week: Free Pizza Delivers Malware

There is a current, active cybercrime campaign going, using the tempting lure of free pizza, researchers at Cloudmark warned. They spotted new spam emails claiming to be a campaign from ...
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Koler Android Ransomware Now Spreads in U.S. as Text Worm

Android phones have by far the largest market share, and thus are mobile malware target #1. There is now a new variant of the Koler malware that spreads itself via text messages and holds ...
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Who Is The Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2014?

No, it's not who you think. In recent year it was always a female celebrity like Emma Watson, Heidi Klum or Cameron Diaz that lured web surfers to sites laced with malware. At the end of ...
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Home Depot, Target Breaches Exploited Old WinXP Flaw

The massive security breaches and theft of credit card information at The Home Depot and Target have something in common. They were both allowed by a vulnerability in XP embedded that was ...
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Home Depot Hit By Same Russian Hackers As Target

Right after the Target Hack, C-level execs at Home Depot Inc. put together a task force to prevent being the victim of a similar attack. The task force recommended to fully ...
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Five Reasons Why Clicking "Unsubscribe" May Be A Bad Idea

When you get on a mailing list you don't want to be on, it's easy to get off – just click on the "unsubscribe" link. But should you? Sophos Naked Security says maybe not. When you ...
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Cryptolocker Being Spread On YouTube Ads

VirusBulletin reported that cyber criminals now spread around Cryptolocker / CryptoWall via YouTube. The cyber criminals purchase advertising space and use exploit kits to infect ...
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Scam Of The Week: See Robin Williams Last Words On Video

Last night, news broke that Robin Williams was found dead in his home in Marin County, CA. It is suspected that it was either a suicide or an overdose. This is a celebrity death that the ...
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Malware creation breaks all records! 160,000 new samples every day

Helpnet Security reported: Malware creation has broken all records during this period, with a figure of more than 15 million new samples, and more than 160,000 new samples appearing every ...
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Elite Hackers Develop Cybercrime Attack Kits As Market Matures

Today, in the Wall Street Journal, an article told the story of a software product called blackshades that experts call a "rat" (Remote Access Trojan) which was commercially sold to cyber ...
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Microsoft to XP You Are Dead To Us

Microsoft to XP: "You Are Dead To Us". This week, Redmond reminded all of us still running XP that we would not receive security updates on Patch Tuesday or any future patches of any ...
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Whitelisting Community Preview: MalwareShield

You have heard me talk about whitelisting the last few years. Well I have some news! You may not know that most of us here at KnowBe4 are ex-antivirus people who came from the Sunbelt ...
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Police Grapple With Cybercrime And Have Trouble Keeping Up

Danny Yadron at the WSJ got the picture right. State, and local law enforcement are struggling to keep up as their online case load grows. They are even gettting a hand from the FBI here ...
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