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2014-01-22 08:32:20

CrowdStrike's 2013 Global Threats Report Identifies Motivation and Intent Behind Cyber Attacks Originating from China, Russia, Syria and Iran IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdStrike, a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks, today released "CrowdStrike Global Threats Report: 2013 Year in Review," the product of CrowdStrike's year-long study of more than 50 groups of cyber threat actors. The 30-plus...

2014-01-14 12:28:47

CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PhishMe(®) Inc. today announced the appointment of Kevin Mandia to its Board of Directors. As the leading provider of immersive security behavior management, PhishMe helps enterprises improve employee resilience to and reporting of targeted phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks - the most common attack vectors used to compromise corporate and government networks today. Mr. Mandia's career started in the United States Air Force. He...

2014-01-06 12:21:31

Offers One of the Industry's Most Comprehensive DFIR Training Experiences BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced it is bringing its most popular forensic courses together at one event with the introduction of the SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Training Event (DFIRCON -- pronounced d?-'f?r-'kän). This all-forensic event will take place in Monterey, CA, March 5 - 10. SANS will also debut two new forensic courses at the...

2014-01-04 23:02:02

Company will help make sure customers do not become scam victims. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 VehicleHistoryRecord.com is launching a new effort to help their customers avoid becoming scam victims, the company announced yesterday. “Whenever you go on the Internet, you are at risk of becoming a scam victim,” a VehicleHistoryRecord.com spokesman said. “The way the Internet is connected makes everyone vulnerable. But if you are prepared, you can make it much less likely...

2013-12-19 23:03:59

Advanced Persistent Threat results in the compromise of 40 Million Customer credit and debit cards according to USA Today. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 During the Black Friday shopping week, tens of millions of credit and debit card records were "phished" out of Target. The data breach was nationwide, and has extended for as far as December 15th according to Target Chief Executive Officer Greg Steinhafel in a statement today to USA Today. The type of data that was...

A Third Hack In Three Years For The Washington Post News Group
2013-12-19 09:53:48

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Washington Post announced that hackers had once again breached its network. This is at least the third intrusion into the newspaper’s network in the past three years, company officials said on Wednesday. In this latest cyber-attack the hackers were able to hack into the company’s servers and gain access to employee user names and passwords. “This is an ongoing investigation, but we believe it was a few days at most,” said...

2013-12-18 23:20:13

As Cybercrime Continues to Grow, ThreatMetrix Protects Businesses Across Industries from Evolving Threats San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime solutions, today announces several predictions for the top cybercrime threats businesses and consumers will face in 2014. The biggest threats in 2014 include the risk of cybercriminals compromising the Internet of Things and our nation’s critical infrastructure. In addition,...

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....


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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