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New BitCrypt ransomware variant distributed by bitcoin stealing malware

Victims are asked to make bitcoin payments to recover encrypted files after their bitcoin wallets might have already been emptied


Hacker Diabl0 arrested in Thailand at the request of Swiss authorities

He is wanted in connection with computer fraud and credit card information theft in Switzerland

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20 infamous hacker security vendor break-ins

Here are 20 of the most notorious known break-ins over the past decade.

CDW Integrates with Google Apps for Cloud Collaboration

Through a partnership with Google and Esna Technologies, CDW has rolled out native access to the CDW Cloud Collaboration suite within Google Apps.

Who put the cockroach in my supply chain?

Businesses have always had concerns about supply chain risks but, for most businesses, those risks involve shipping delays, parts shortages and labor issues. But that’s starting to change as evidenced by CSOonline’s recent coverage on

Bitcoin-stealing malware hidden in Mt. Gox data dump, researcher says

Recently leaked Mt. Gox data archive contains a malicious application that steals Bitcoin wallet files, a researcher from Kaspersky Lab said

Energy sector a prime target for cyber attacks

Experts say the nation's critical infrastructure remains woefully vulnerable

Source code for Android iBanking bot surfaces on underground forum

The leaked source code could lead to a larger number of attacks using the mobile malware, security researchers from RSA said

Why Projects Fail

CIOs are expected to deliver more projects that transform business, and do so on time, on budget and with limited resources.

Cybercriminals compromise home routers to attack online banking users

Attackers changed the DNS configuration of vulnerable home routers to mount man-in-the-middle attacks against users in Poland

Building control systems can be pathway to Target-like attack

Credentials stolen from automation and control providers were used in Target hack

Suspected data breach at Holiday Inn, Marriott hotels

A large hotel management company says attackers may have compromised its point-of-sale devices

Arts and crafts chain Michaels investigates possible data breach

The company has not confirmed a compromise but is notifying customers in advance

Why Projects Fail

CIOs are expected to deliver more projects that transform business, and do so on time, on budget and with limited resources.

Neiman Marcus says malware defeated its security

The retailer's CIO writes that the company exceeded security recommendations for handling card data

The 8 most significant ways physical security has evolved

From RFID badges to facial recognition, physical security has changed quite a bit over the years. We walk you through the most significant changes we've seen so far

Two coders closely tied to Target-related malware, security firm says

Underground forum postings indicate both may have used the same online nickname, according to IntelCrawler

Officials: Two people used fake credit cards that may be linked to Target data breach

Police didn't say if the pair were directly involved in the data breach or merely purchased stolen card information

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools

The client management tool market is maturing and evolving to adapt to consumerization, desktop virtualization, and an ongoing need to improve efficiency.

Tech support scammers are targeting mobile users, researchers say

The US Federal Trade Commission also reported scams offering refunds for bad tech support service

Target POS terminals were infected with malware

The company's CEO confirmed that attackers used malware to steal credit and debit card data from PoS systems

Low-tech crooks robbing gas stations with aluminum foil

I'm supposed to be on break, but this caught my attention. According to the FBI, members of African criminal enterprises in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia have come up with a creative way to use stolen credit

How to explain the Target breach to friends, family, and co-workers

As people tuned into the morning news, anchors around the country opened with a solemn look and the proclamation that they were about to reveal a story of significant national interest: the retailer Target experienced a data breach....

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