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Federal Law Overhaul Needed to Fight Today’s Cybercrime

[caption id="attachment_1132" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Congressional Law Makers"][/caption] In mid-May, the Obama administration called on Congress to expand the definition ...
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Today’s Organizational Cyber Security Challenge

[caption id="attachment_1126" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="cyber security"][/caption] The most challenging cybercrime attacks exploit human vulnerabilities rather than ...
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Ohio’s Cybercrime Woes

A look at cyberheists and other cybercrimes in Ohio recently shows more than 25,000 private records from school districts, hospitals, retirement benefits firms and others have been ...
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Cybercrime Statistics are Bad, But No one Agrees How Bad…

[caption id="attachment_1115" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="cybercrime statistical chart"][/caption] The news media, the government, and countless Internet security organizations ...
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National and Local Government Debate Cybercrime Issues

From the White House to Congress, federal leaders are looking at a range of policy options to bolster the United States’ ability to thwart Internet threats ranging from cybercrime to ...
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FFIEC Updates Internet Banking Environment Guidelines

Federal banking regulators today released a long-awaited supplement to the 2005 guidelines that describe what banks should be doing to protect e-banking customers from cybercrime, hackers ...
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The World Wide Web is being re-branded as the World Wild Web

[caption id="attachment_1070" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="World Wild Web"][/caption] Increasingly, cyber-criminals are using mobile malware and fake apps as monetizing ...
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Users Are the Weak Link in IT Security!

[caption id="attachment_1060" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Weak Link in IT Security"][/caption] Firewalls and antivirus software can only go so far. Jeff James of Windows IT ...
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FBI Finally Shuts Down Major Cybercrime Outfit “Coreflood-Botnet”

[caption id="attachment_1054" align="alignleft" width="210" caption="FBI Cybercrime Agent"][/caption] The FBI has scrubbed some 19,000 PCs that were infected with the Coreflood bot ...
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Bank Gets Sued Over $2,000,000 Cyberheist

A judicial decision came down last week from a District Court in Michigan. Experi-Metal fell victim to a major cyberheist and then sued their bank (Comerica) over a nearly $2,000,000 ...
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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. It’s ...
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U.S. Government is asking the High-Tech Business Sector to Fight Cybercrime

The U.S. Department of Commerce is asking big technology players with significant online presence to develop and adopt a code of conduct to help stop cybercrime. The Department of ...
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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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Cybercrime Sophistication Borne Out by Recent Google Gmail Attack

[caption id="attachment_980" align="alignleft" width="308" caption="gmail-phishing"][/caption] In the cybercrime war being fought across international boundaries, the recent Gmail hack of ...
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Scotland Yard launches New Cyber Squad Unit

[caption id="attachment_972" align="alignleft" width="191" caption="Scotland Yard Cybercrime Unit"][/caption] Janet Williams of Scotland Yard‘s Cybercrime Unit, who takes the lead on ...
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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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Phishing Attacks Keep Proliferating: How to Recognize Them

[caption id="attachment_949" align="alignleft" width="237" caption="Phishing Attacks"][/caption] There is an article in eWEEK that highlights the gravity and growth of cybercrime. It ...
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Phishing Your Own Employees is a Must!

Following is an excerpt from SC Magazine: For IT Security Professionals. It highlights the importance of educating organizational employees against the tactics cybercriminals will use to ...
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FCC to Help Small Business by Raising Internet Security Awareness

[caption id="attachment_918" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="FCC Board"][/caption] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently launched an initiative to help small ...
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