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2010-07-06 12:27:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former senior database administrator for GEXA Energy in Houston was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for hacking into his former employer's computer network, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno for the Southern District of Texas. Steven Jinwoo Kim, 40, of Houston pleaded guilty on Nov. 16, 2009, to one count of intentionally accessing a protected computer...

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2010-06-18 07:05:05

Microsoft Corp is designing a new program that will allow researchers a way to find and report stolen credit card numbers and other data that they find over the Internet. Establishing a link is important because when a researcher finds stolen data, it can be quite hard to convince a bank or law enforcement agency that the information is legitimate. The lost time can be the difference between someone's identity being used for fraud, and stopping fraud before it can occur. Microsoft's program...

2010-05-29 09:46:05

Officials said Thursday that three men have been indicted in connection with a Ukraine-based fraud scheme which tricked Internet users into believing their computers were infected, scamming the victims out of roughly $100 million. The Justice Department said in a statement that Internet users in over 60 countries purchased more than one million bogus software products from the three defendants from America and Sweden. Bjorn Daniel Sundin, a 31-year-old Swedish citizen, and Shaileshkumar...

2010-05-12 07:26:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enough Is Enough (EIE) President Donna Rice Hughes educated federal, state and local law enforcement investigators, forensic experts and prosecutors to prevent the online exploitation of children at the 2010 Internet Crimes Against Children National Conference. "We developed the Internet Safety 101 program to educate, equip and empower parents, educators and law enforcement to protect children from pornography, predators, cyberbullies...

2010-04-28 06:00:00

LONDON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- While online business transactions and consumer use of the Internet are continuing to increase dramatically, cybersecurity breaches are starting to level off, and in the next 10 years security protection will become more effective and widespread as organizations band together to fight cybercrime. That assessment was made Wednesday (April 28) by Verizon's top Internet security expert, Peter Tippett. Speaking at the Infosecurity Europe trade show in...

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2010-04-20 11:57:25

A news survey suggests that hi-tech cyber criminals are causing more than 100 attacks per second on computers around the world. The survey, conducted by Symantec, says that while most of the attacks have caused no immediate harm, one attack every 4.5 seconds does affect a computer. The annual report states that the wave of attacks was driven by a rise in malware (malicious software) in circulation. Symantec said that malware samples have risen almost 71 percent from 2008 to 2009. They...

2010-04-15 08:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) announced the new RSA(SM) CyberCrime Intelligence Service designed to help organizations identify computers, information assets and identities compromised by Trojans and other online attacks. The managed service is powered by the RSA® Anti-Fraud Command Center and helps IT professionals further understand and isolate possible points of exposure within their enterprise environments so...

2010-03-26 11:32:00

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "The Cybersecurity Act, S773, approved this week during a Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing and now on its way to the U.S. Senate to becoming a long-overdue law will put the nation on a much stronger footing to protect the country's vulnerable computer network infrastructure against cyber crime, cyber attacks and cyber espionage," stated Kendall Larsen, Chairman, President and CEO of VirnetX Holding Corporation...

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2010-03-22 15:20:00

On Monday, Ebay Inc. said they have teamed up with the National Retail Federation, the trade group for the retail industry, to combat organized retail crime. Reuters reports that the two companies will receive support from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The partnership aims to help law enforcement in criminal probes and to prevent crimes in which goods are stolen from brick-and-mortar stores and then resold online. According to a report released in November from Retail Research...

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2010-03-13 06:45:00

Online scams and other types of cybercrime cost computer users more than $559 million in losses in 2009, said an FBI-led task force on Friday. A report filed by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) said losses in the United States linked to online fraud increased by 110 percent from 2008, when losses were up only 11 percent from the previous year. Donald Brackman, director of the National White Collar Crime Center, which runs the IC3 with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), said...