Latest Computer crime Stories

2011-08-17 07:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- News Summary: RSA announces significant new features available in the RSA(SM) CyberCrime Intelligence Service RSA CyberCrime Intelligence is a managed service engineered to provide information about external threats and data compromise to help enterprises monitor and harden their infrastructure against malware infection and data loss New daily "blacklist" reports on live malware domains can help organizations proactively block malicious...

2011-08-09 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York City Alliance of InfraGard is proud to partner with Coalfire Systems, a leading IT audit and compliance firm, to host a one-day Cyber Defense Summit on September 14, 2011 in lower Manhattan. The event will focus on recent developments in cyber crime and fraud, legal and regulatory issues affecting cyber security, insider cyber threats to corporations, and cloud security. "In the past several months we have heard about data breaches...

2011-07-29 05:50:00

Officials at the US Department of Homeland Security are warning that cybercriminals could create clones of offshoots of the Stuxnet computer worm and attack American power plants, water treatment facilities, and other key parts of the infrastructure, various media outlets have reported. The self-replicating malware, which was originally detected last July, was used to disrupt nuclear-enrichment programs in Iran, according to Reuters reports on Thursday. Stuxnet reportedly targeted...

2011-07-25 13:15:00

The hacker group Anonymous has released gigabytes of secret documents stolen from an Italian cybercrime unit. The 8 gigabytes of data has allegedly been taken from the network of the Italian CNAIPIC, which oversees the country's critical IT infrastructure. Anonymous said on its Twitter account that it received the files from a "source." The attack on CNAIPIC is thought to be in retaliation for the arrest of Italian members of Anonymous. Links to the first few files stolen from CNAIPIC were...

2011-07-18 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens, today announced that Keith Gordon, senior vice president for online and mobile channels at Bank of America, has joined its board of directors. In his role at Bank of America, Gordon develops authentication and security strategies in addition to product development for its online...

2011-07-17 05:50:00

Law enforcement officials from the US and Romania have teamed up to arrest more than 100 people in what is being called a year-old effort to curb online fraud schemes. According to Reuters, Justice Department officials announced the arrests on Friday. The schemes, they say, involved Romanian citizens pretending to be American and posting advertisements on popular websites such as eBay and Craigslist. Reuters said that those ads would promise a big-ticket item such as a boat or a car,...

2011-07-06 05:25:00

The U.K. government last year identified cybercrime as being second only to terrorism. Such a threat has made it necessary for a new alliance to form between businesses, the U.K. government and international police forces like the Europol. The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) has been set up to fight against cybercriminals on a global scale. "Active international partnerships are central to tackling cybercrime," James Brokenshire, a U.K. Home Office (Interior Ministry)...

2011-06-23 10:35:00

The FBI and police agencies in seven other countries have seized computers and servers from which a "scareware" scheme was being operated. According to Reuters, the operation had bilked more than $72 million from victims by selling software that claimed to find security risks on PCs and then asked for cash to fix the non-existent problems. In the US, 22 computers and servers were seized along with 25 others in France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United...

2011-06-14 00:00:00

Intended for the computer-literate (non-programmer, non-IT staff) home and small business User, the new book provides a source of "how-to" basic techniques for making personal computers resistant to cyber attack. (PRWEB) June 12, 2011 Intended for the computer-literate (non-programmer, non-IT staff) home and small business User, the book provides a source of "how-to" basic techniques for making personal computers resistant to cyber attack. Sample topic discussed within "Is Your Computer...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'