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Duo sentenced to 14 years for Apple Phishing scheme

Two people have been sentenced to a total of 14 years in prison for conducting a Phishing campaign that targeted banking details. The criminals accused, Constanta Agrigoroaie, 23, and Radu Savoae, 28, used the stolen funds as a means...

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A possible breach at Goodwill is bad, but nothing special

Last week, Goodwill Industries International was alerted by federal authorities to a possible payment card breach at several of their U.S. locations. Reaction to this news has been typical for the most part, as they're yet another...

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.

For less than the cost of a week’s groceries, you too can be a cybercriminal

New research from Trustwave compares the cost of popular malware kits against the cost for common items people buy every day.

SQL injection flaw in Wall Street Journal database led to breach

The publisher said the intrusion did not affect customers' data

Arrests made after international cyber-ring targets StubHub

StubHub accounts were compromised and used to buy tickets for popular events, which were then resold

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Hackers inside Chinese military steal U.S. corporate trade secrets

In the wake of the attacks, security leaders now work to determine future defenses

Big Data, Big Mess: Sound Risk Intelligence Through Complete Context

This paper examines the insecurity of the small businesses in the supply chain and offers tips to close those backdoors into the enterprise.

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Goodwill Industries investigates suspected payment card breach

Federal authorities and payment card industry fraud units notified Goodwill on Friday

Cybercrime wave whacks European banks

Banks across Europe are now coping with a wave of cybercrime in which crooks are transferring funds out of customer accounts through a scam involving bypassing some two-factor authentication systems to steal large sums, according to a

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Cybercrime: still only a tiny percentage of GDP, but it’s growing

Cybercrime claims only a tiny slice of America's economy - less than 1%. But experts warn that it is growing fast. Worse, is that too many companies aren't taking even basic steps to reverse, or even slow the trend.

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URL redirect flaw on NBC News website a spammer's dream

A URL redirection flaw on the NBC News website could be used by scammers to give links a false sense of added trust. This is in addition to ongoing abuse of MSNBC's publicly available Bitly API key, which is being used in an active...

Using Cyber Insurance and Cybercrime Data to Limit Your Business Risk

This paper examines the challenges of understanding cyber risks, the importance of having the right cyber risk intelligence, and how to use this information to determine which cyber insurance options make the most sense based on your

Stealthy ransomware 'Critroni' uses Tor, could replace Cryptolocker

The Cryptolocker takedown led to a better designed, more resilient ransomware threat

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Misconceptions about targeted attacks

Trend Micro's Spencer Hsieh published a blog recently that caught my attention. It's focused on misconceptions surrounding targeted attacks. It's an interesting read, which I thought was worth sharing on Salted Hash.

Aloha point-of-sale terminal, sold on eBay, yields security surprises

An HP researcher's findings highlight ongoing problems with POS software and hardware

PhishMe reveals source and metrics behind new phishing attack

Researchers at PhishMe break down the details behind a new variant of the Dyre malware phishing campaign.

5 Tips to Secure Small Business Backdoors in the Enterprise Supply Chain

This paper examines the insecurity of the small businesses in the supply chain and offers tips to close those backdoors into the enterprise.

Romanian gang used malware to defraud international money transfer firms

The cybercriminals targeted money transfer franchises in several European countries

Government-grade code found in criminal malware

Cybercriminals have inserted government-grade malware into run-of-the-mill ransomware and online banking Trojans to bolster their ability to avoid detection and block tampering.

London-based cyber criminal jailed over financial data fraud

Online pseudonym not enough of a disguise

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CryptoWall blamed for possible data breach at Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.

Warning of a potential data breach, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. (BFE) says that CryptoWall, a variant of CryptoLocker, infected an employee's computer on May 27.

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