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2013-04-09 12:33:00

KnowBe4, LLC has launched an Internet security training program in collaboration with former hacker Kevin Mitnick, to bring their business training to consumers--available to purchase through KnowBe4. CLEARWATER, Fla., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When someone receives an email from a relative saying they are in trouble and desperate for help, most likely the recipient would open the email. This is just one clever tactic that cybercriminals use to hack into a personal home...

2013-04-03 23:04:37

A campaign promoting safe internet use and warning about the dangers of cybercrime has been launched by the Department of Justice in Victoria, Australia. (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 A campaign promoting safe internet use and warning about the dangers of cybercrime has been launched by the Department of Justice in Victoria, Australia. The Protect Yourself Online has been launched to help Victorians protect themselves against online crimes such as hacking, fraud, cyberbullying and identity theft....

2013-03-28 12:33:32

New Data Shows Phishing, Spyware and Keyloggers are Extremely Disruptive to Businesses, and Large Companies are the Most Vulnerable to Data Loss and Malware BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Web security study finds that the vast majority of organizations that allow employees to freely access the Web are experiencing high rates of malware threats, including phishing attacks, spyware, keyloggers and hacked passwords. Conducted by Webroot, a leader in delivering...

Reuters Journalist Answers Charges Of Aiding Hackers
2013-03-21 12:44:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor at Reuters, is facing charges for conspiring with the hacktivist group Anonymous. The 26-year old has been suspended from Reuters with pay following his arrest last week, and is due in federal court in Sacramento, Calif. on April 12 to face an arraignment. If found guilty in this case, Keys faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000. In what could be a fitting move...

2013-03-21 12:32:05

Fake CNN breaking news alerts use news of the day to serve malware - Cyprus financial crisis also exploited by cybercriminals MCLEAN, Virginia, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Commtouch(R) (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services, warns that cybercriminals are using the public interest in the election of Pope Francis as the latest bait in malware, phishing and spam attacks. Commtouch labs have identified a drive-by malware...

2013-03-20 16:26:01

KnowBe4, Security Awareness Training firm, counterpoints Bruce Schneier's stance against Internet Security - says premise that people cannot be trained to have judgement is foolhardy and a liability to small and medium-sized enterprises CLEARWATER, Fla., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bruce Schneier, a renowned security expert, comments in a recent blog post that he doesn't feel that security training to handle the human element of people clicking on malicious links is valid....

US Calls Upon China To Stop Hacking While Accused Of Cyberattacks By North Korea
2013-03-17 08:34:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online As members of the Obama administration called upon China´s newly-elected president to do more to stop cyberthreats targeting the US, officials from North Korea accused Americans of participating in a series of attacks that targeted servers in the nation´s capital, according to various media reports. US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who is planning to visit new Chinese President Xi Jinping this week to discuss...

2013-03-06 04:23:16

The Two Security Experts to Provide Strategic and Advisory Consulting to C-Suite Executives and Government Leaders WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Ridge, the first U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, and Howard A. Schmidt, former Cybersecurity Advisor to President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, today announced that they are forming Ridge Schmidt Cyber LLC, a consultancy that provides strategic and advisory services that help leaders in business and...

2013-03-06 00:22:14

New Microsoft-commissioned study also highlights dangers for those that use counterfeit software. REDMOND, Wash., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although some computer users may actively seek pirated software in hopes of saving money, the chances of infection by unexpected malware are one in three for consumers and three in 10 for businesses, according to a new study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and conducted by IDC. As a result of these infections, the research shows...

2013-03-05 12:21:53

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterfall Security Solutions, the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways, and AID Corporation, a leading systems integrator with headquarters in Seoul, today announced the successful installation of Waterfall's Unidirectional Security Gateways at a Korean nuclear generator. "Waterfall is very pleased with the reception we have had from Korean critical infrastructures" said Lior Frenkel, CEO and Co-Founder of Waterfall...