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2010-08-10 08:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 41st Parameter Inc., the leading provider of person-not-present cross-channel fraud prevention solutions, today announced it has signed Sao Paulo-based Horus Fraud Prevention as the exclusive reseller of 41st Parameter's FraudNet suite of solutions for Brazil with the right to also market and deploy 41st products throughout South America. Horus is the only firm in Brazil specializing in fraud prevention services and products that span the fraud...

2010-07-27 23:01:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, based on a first-of-its kind collaboration with the U.S. Secret Service, has found that breaches of electronic records last year involved more insider threats, greater use of social engineering and the continued strong involvement of organized criminal groups. The study, released Wednesday (July 28), also noted that the overall number of breaches investigated last year declined from the total...

2010-07-20 06:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret cybercriminals exploit the world's most popular communications tool--email--to launch viruses, embed Trojans, deliver malware, and conduct phishing schemes, all aimed at stealing information or bandwidth for fun and profit. What's not common knowledge is that trusted Information Technology staffs enjoy an occasional peek at corporate communications that are confidential or otherwise sensitive. In a survey of IT professionals...

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...


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