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Anonymous Hackers Plead Guilty PayPal Attacks
2013-12-09 15:54:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Members of the international hacking collective known as Anonymous have pleaded guilty to the December 2010 cyber attack on PayPal. The pleas were entered in a California federal court on Thursday and were announced on Friday by the United States Attorney’s Office in San Francisco. This comes almost a year to the date from when Anonymous member Christopher Weatherford also pleaded guilty to attacking the MasterCard, Visa and PayPal...

2013-12-05 23:25:24

Named One of ’12 Hot Security Start-ups to Watch’, Malcovery Security Experts Will Discuss Trends Past, Present and Future Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Malcovery Security, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize email-based threats such as phishing, spam and malware, will be offering a webinar titled, “State of Cybersecurity: A Look Back at 2013 and What to Expect in 2014,” on December 12, 2013 at 1:00p.m....

2013-11-26 08:30:57

According to new findings, KnowBe4, a security awareness training firm, and research firm ITIC, found that 80 percent of companies say that "end user carelessness" is the biggest security threat to their systems and networks. CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- An overwhelming 80% of companies say that "end user carelessness" constitutes the biggest security threat to their organizations, surpassing the ever-present peril posed by malware or organized hacker attacks....

2013-11-20 23:24:11

The new and completely redesigned website offers visitors richer insight into the company's patented technology to stop email-based threats such as phishing and malware. Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, today announced the launch of its newly revamped website. This newly...

CyberDeviance In Teenagers Peaks By The Age Of 18: Survey
2013-11-19 07:43:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Cyberdeviance and cybercrime activity among teenagers appears to begin around the age of 15 and peak at about the age of 18, a pattern seen with other types of misdemeanors and criminal offenses, according to a snapshot survey by researchers at the University of Cincinnati. However, these tech-savvy teens are often more curious than criminal, the researchers said. The survey involved 274 university students with both...

2013-11-18 08:34:27

As the cost per cybercrime victim continues to rise, Internet security awareness firm KnowBe4 says that businesses without security training are vulnerable to data breaches and, as a result, future class-action lawsuits. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cybercrime has been branded the number one threat to United States security--although the number of cybercrime victims declined in 2013, the cost per victim has increased 50 percent, bringing the global total to a...

Anonymous Has Been Hacking US Government Agencies: FBI Memo
2013-11-17 05:13:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Members of the hacking collective known as Anonymous have been secretly accessing US government agency computers for almost a year, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) memo obtained by Reuters last week. As Jim Finkle and Joseph Menn of the international news agency first reported on Saturday, the cyberattacks involved computers in multiple agencies and resulted in the theft of “sensitive information.” The...

2013-11-16 23:02:23

When a zero-day exploit is successfully leveraged by hackers, the consequences can have far reaching effects, especially when they targeted flaw is in a popular program like Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, like the ones just recently patched. Unlike traditional antimalware solutions, the new Data Breach Response Toolkit (DBRT) by Global Digital Forensics gives IT security personnel the ability to identify and remediate threats like these without relying on an already known and...

2013-11-15 23:20:36

NetworkWorld, Computerworld and CSO Magazine articles cite Malcovery as part of a ‘slate of security start-ups worth watching in the near future’ Pittsburgh, PA. and Birmingham, AL. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, today announced that it has been named to the list of “12 hot security start-ups to watch”...

2013-11-14 08:39:22

Center of excellence to help defend online safety worldwide. REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the opening of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime. The Cybercrime Center combines Microsoft's legal and technical expertise as well as cutting-edge tools and technology with cross-industry expertise, marking a new era in effectively fighting crime on the Internet. (Logo:...