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2014-04-03 08:37:33

Key findings shed light on cybercriminal services, emerging threat ecosystem and key stages for attack interception SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Websense, Inc., the global leader in protecting organizations from advanced cyber attacks and data theft, today released the Websense® Security Labs(TM) 2014 Threat Report, documenting the latest shift in complex attack trends, evolution in the threat ecosystem and shifting motivation of cyber-attacks. "Cybercriminals continue to evolve...

2014-01-14 08:35:46

In the wake of the massive data breach sustained by Target, the company is now the focus of several class action lawsuits. Solace Insurance says that cyber insurance mitigates financial losses caused by cybercrime incidents including class-action lawsuits, but a majority of small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to forego insurance. CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Target's nationwide data breach, during which at least 70 million customers had of credit and...

Hacker Infiltrates, Attempts To Sell Access To BBC FTP Server
2013-12-30 06:24:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A hacker reportedly managed to gain access to a computer server at the BBC sometime on or before Christmas Day, and then tried to sell access to the public broadcasting station’s network over the holidays. The cyber attack was initially discovered by Milwaukee-based Hold Security and first reported by Reuters on Sunday. It is not known whether the individual responsible for the attack, a “notorious” Russian hacker...

2013-12-19 08:31:20

The nation's leading online insurance agent for small IT businesses recommends issuing a cyber security reminder to customers to prevent costly cybercrime. CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With mobile purchases accounting for more than 17 percent of all purchases and 31.7 percent of all shopping traffic this holiday season, according to IBM reports, the opportunities for data breaches and other cyber crimes are more plentiful than ever. TechInsurance, the nation's leading online...

2013-12-18 08:32:40

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Commtouch Security Lab (CSL) published its Security Number of the Month for December: Ninety days ago a substantial spam campaign focusing on dubious offers and fake prizes began. However since December 10, the campaign has been thematically recycled and sent as a Christmas themed email, featuring subjects such as "Letter from Santa For Your Child." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131218/SF35299) (Logo:...

2013-12-02 23:01:00

Shopping online can lead to cyber fraud, so Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to help keep personal information safe. LINCOLN, RI (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Online shopping continues to grow in popularity, especially as consumers look to avoid long lines and chaos during the holidays. Shopping online can lead to cyber fraud, so Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to help keep personal information safe. Scammers use several techniques to commit cyber fraud, according to a release from...

2013-11-05 12:25:04

Bowlin Security Consulting LLC, a respected authority in the world of cyber security, has today announced the publication of the new book, "kNOw Sextortion". BATHGATE, N.D., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bowlin Security Consulting, LLC, has today announced the publication and availability of kNOw Sextortion, an important tool for safeguarding women, children and others at risk of sexual predation. Sexual extortion, or "sextortion", is becoming more and more common - cases...

2013-10-22 23:26:01

HackerForHireUSA.COM Releases Its First Ever Stats on Hacking For Hire Services Atlanta, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 International cyber security company Hi-Tech Crime Solutions the provider of HackerForHire.com releases its stats on the number of consumers, athletes, companies, and politicians that are seeking programming or “hacker” services. There have been many recent articles that have talked about big corporations and government websites being hacked. Several of these articles...

Predictive Policing: Authorities Prevent Crime Using Algorithms
2013-10-01 15:19:58

[ Watch the Video: Fighting Crime Hollywood Style ] Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but authorities are starting to adopt computer programs running algorithms to establish crime maps, and even determine where crimes could happen, before they happen. PredPol, a computer program developed to predict crime in real time, is currently deployed across parts of metropolitan London, and has reduced crime rates. The tool aims...

2013-09-10 16:20:29

DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A civil trade secret theft case initiated by Dallas attorney Matthew Yarbrough has resulted in a five-year federal prison term for a former North Texas CEO following his conviction for computer hacking. Michael Musacchio, 62, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison on Sept. 5 by U.S. District Court Judge Jorge A. Solis of Dallas. Mr. Musacchio was convicted of hacking the computer system maintained by his former employer, Exel...