Malware/Cybercrime

Malware/Cybercrime news, information, and how-to advice

zeus statue
diskette hand

bitcoin on keyboard

DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

hacked hacker breach security

Report: Every company is compromised, but most infections not yet at critical stage

In a recent analysis of a quarter million endpoint devices in 40 enterprises, every single corporate network showed evidence of a targeted intrusion but most of the activity was not yet at the most-dangerous data exfiltration stage

office of personnel management

FBI alert discloses malware tied to the OPM and Anthem attacks

The breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is still the leading security incident in the news. Just last week the public learned that the breach might impact up to 32 million people and earlier this month, the FBI released...

FTC website

FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

The developers of a mobile app called Prized that secretly mined cryptocurrencies on people's mobile phones have settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission after being accused of deceptive trade practices.

hack security malware

Banking malware proves tough to repel

Dridex, Bebloh, TinyBanker and Dyre abound, according to SecurityScorecard

credit cards keyboard

Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code

The attack code, inserted into Magento, neatly lifts payment card details, according to Sucuri

gun laptop ransom

Report: Clickfraud malware a gateway to other threats

Malware that secretly clicks on ads in order to defraud advertisers might seem generally harmless to infected machines, but can serve as a gateway to more serious infections, according to a report released today

attachments paperclip

Macros big again with cybercriminals

Up to a year ago, most phishing emails were all about tricking users into clicking on malicious links that led to malware downloads. Starting last fall, however, the use of attachments increased eight-fold, and that increase has...

Trojan horse

Trojan that hides inside images infects healthcare organizations

Over 66 percent of the malware's victims were from the US

call center worker

Florida telemarketer, under FTC watch, suffers data breach

Advanced Tech Support said it believes it has fired the person responsible

blackshades

Swedish man sentenced for powerful Blackshades malware

Alex Yucel was accused of being the mastermind behind the data-stealing program

ransomware

Cyber-extortionists are liars

The good news about cyber criminals who go in for extortion is that they also tend to be liars. The bad news -- they're extremely difficult to catch.

hacker group

Cybercrime: Much more organized

Estimates vary on how deeply organized crime has penetrated the world of cybercrime, but most experts agree that it is on the rise. How best to counter it is still a matter of discussion. Some are behind President Obama's call for...

bank vault door

Banks get attacked four times more than other industries

According to a new report from Websense Security Labs, the average number of attacks against financial services institutions is four times higher than that of companies in other industries. In addition, a third of all initial-stage...

saudi embassy berlin

Leaked Saudi emails reveal new victim of Iranian hackers

Documents published by WikiLeaks, sourced from the Saudi government, have revealed the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) as a victim of the series of attacks in 2014 collectively called Operation Cleaver.

middle manager

Phishers target middle management

Phishing scammers have busy middle managers in the crosshairs. Here’s how to avoid being a victim.

lot polish airlines

Security Short Take: Was the Polish LOT airline really hacked?

LOT Polish Airlines cancelled 10 flights and delayed 12 others on Sunday, saying its ground computer systems had been attacked. But it's not clear how serious the "attack" really was.

army artillary

Weaponized Word docs, spyware and malvertising sprouting in May

Very aggressive weaponized Word documents have been getting past standard defenses in May, according to a new report from security firm Invincea.

Load More