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2009-11-18 06:09:02

An Internet governance forum gathered at the Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt to discuss cybercrime regulation, reported AFP. According to Gisele Da Silva Craveiro of the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil, current cyber legislation is so expansive that it could easily be subject to misuse by authorities. "Definitions for cybercrimes can be so broad as to fit everything... leaving the laws open to inappropriate use by authorities such as monitoring citizens," Craveiro told AFP at the Fourth Meeting of...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans today are getting the message that Internet safety and security is critical to their daily lives but many still need to employ safer cyber hygiene, according to the 2009 National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)-Symantec Online Safety Study, released by the NCSA and Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), makers of Norton security software. The study results show that 85 percent of Americans feel they are most responsible for keeping their...

2009-10-23 13:58:00

ECI of Utica College Conference Most Successful to Date POTOMAC, Md., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With all the buzz about protecting one's identity, Ponzi schemes and new jobs in cybersecurity, the 20th Economic Crime Institute (ECI) of Utica College conference -- highlighting the latest trends in the detection and prevention of identity theft, cybersecurity and economic crime -- was the most successful event in the organization's history. "Extraordinary Circumstances:...

2009-10-16 11:38:00

UTICA, N.Y., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of the Department of Homeland Security announcing the creation of up to 1,000 new cybersecurity jobs, the upcoming 20th Economic Crime Institute of Utica College conference, highlighting the latest trends in the detection and prevention of identity theft, cybersecurity and economic crime, looks to be the most successful event in the organization's history. "Extraordinary Circumstances: Combating Fraud and Corruption in Hard...

2009-09-30 06:29:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, today unveiled new research from its Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC), which uncovered new techniques used by cybercriminals to rob online bank accounts. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080618/309345 ) Finjan sees the techniques described in this report as the start of a new trend that is...

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2009-09-15 11:35:00

Cyber criminals are shifting their attention away from larger, more secure businesses to smaller more vulnerable businesses, according to federal authorities who testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee on Monday. Michael Merritt, assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service's office of investigations, told the panel that the organized groups of cybercriminals have transitioned away from larger businesses that have upped their security efforts. "While...

2009-09-11 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international computer hacker pleaded guilty today to multiple charges relating to hacking activity and credit card fraud, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Michael Loucks, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Benton J. Campbell and Director of the U.S. Secret Service Mark Sullivan. More than 40 million credit and debit card...

2009-08-31 08:15:00

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nexicon (Pink Sheets: NXCO), developer of next generation digital media protection and intelligence solutions, announced today that its powerful MARC(TM) Law Enforcement Platform will be featured at the 3rd International Cyber Investigation Convention, JFIN 2009. JFIN is organized by the International Experts Association for Numeric Investigations (AFSIN) and is taking place in Neuchatel, Switzerland September 1-3,...

2009-08-10 07:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 41st Parameter(R) Inc., the leading provider of fraud detection and prevention technology, today announced a three-year extension of services from 2Checkout.com (2CO), provider of turnkey e-commerce solutions and payment processing for approximately 40,000 businesses around the world. 2Checkout will continue using FraudNet, the leading dedicated fraud prevention solution for the e-commerce industry, through 2012 to help its investigative team...

2009-07-23 11:15:00

RESTON, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Turiss, LLC, an industry leader in proactive cyber-fraud intelligence and anti-financial fraud software, announces that Phil Mellinger has joined the company in the role of Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Mellinger is credited with drafting the original payment card security guidelines (PCI DSS) and is a widely recognized leader in information security for the financial sector. Mr. Mellinger served previously as the Chief Information Security Officer for...