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2014-09-20 23:02:29

With retail giant Home Depot finally putting numbers to the largest compromise of customer credit card information in history this week, and yet maintaining steady sales numbers this quarter and a positive growth forecast for next year, cyber security complacency can become a real danger. GDF’s founder discusses what the ugly side of a data breach can look like to businesses that are not giants in their respective industries and the importance of constant vigilance. New York, NY (PRWEB)...

2014-09-16 23:07:04

New Social Engineering Scenarios from Kevin Mitnick Allows IT Managers to Curb Automated Vishing Attacks Tampa Bay, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 KnowBe4 has announced the release of its automated Voicemail Phishing Security Test module, the first of its kind, giving IT Managers the ability to test users on social engineering via the phone. As criminals have expanded their repertoire, moving into new territory with automated voicemail phishing (vishing) attacks, KnowBe4 has countered...

2014-09-13 23:02:10

Make no mistake about it, retailers are at war on the cyber battlefield, and far too many are losing their battles every day, according to cyber security experts who live on the cyber front like Joe Caruso. With Home Depot recently confirming another retailer mega-breach, GDF’s founder sheds some light on how one of the most simple and common threats, phishing, can often be the culprit leading to the kinds of mega-breaches which can put the finances of tens of millions of customers at...

2014-09-09 23:03:20

The recent breach of privacy on iCloud was due to thefts of text passwords. If iCloud offered Picture Passwords, this would not have happened. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Gary Bickford, VP at online privacy and security firm Bright Plaza, responded to news of the iCloud hack, "Using Kaje Picture Passwords®, you can be assured that the phisher who asks for your text password is, in fact, a phisher. He can't give you your picture to ask for a login, let alone...

2014-09-06 23:02:02

When news surfaced last month that over 1.2 billion user credentials were stolen by an organized cybercrime group thought to be operating out of Russia, the dominoes were just starting get to lined up. The founder of Global Digital Forensics, Joe Caruso, talks about the recently reported attack on hosting provider Namecheap and why it should be considered a warning shot across the bow for any business depending on a secure network to function properly. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 06,...

2014-09-02 12:34:20

LONDON, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although it's the height of summer and most businesses are in a natural lull, Kaspersky Lab's experts reported a substantial increase in the amount of financial phishing in spam. There was a 7.9 percentage points increase in the amount of scam emails exploiting the names of reputable banks, payment services, online stores and similar organisations; as a result, such messages represented nearly 42 per cent of all phishing messages....

2014-08-28 16:24:49

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jan Volzke, founder and CEO of NUMBERCOP (http://www.numbercop.com/), has been selected as a winner of the FTC's Robocall Hackathon at this year's DEF CON hackers' convention. Known as "Zapping Rachel," the FTC contest challenged mobile security experts to find a cure for the epidemic of fraudulent and illegal robocalls. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/141108Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/141107...

2014-08-23 23:02:12

The diplomatic tension with China over cyber attacks may have just gotten another infusion of fire to deal with after it was reported earlier this week that one of the biggest hospital groups in the US was the victim of a data breach which yielded 4.5 million records containing Personally Identifiable Information. The founder of Global Digital Forensics discusses why healthcare organizations are prime targets for hackers, and why regularly testing for vulnerabilities and advanced malware...

2014-08-18 12:22:24

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As scammers continue to target the customers of utility service providers across the country, Duke Energy is reminding its customers not to fall victim to fraudulent activity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "Unfortunately, we continue to receive reports across our service areas of individuals impersonating Duke Energy employees to steal money from our customers," said Gayle Lanier, Duke Energy's senior vice president of...

2014-08-11 12:31:42

LONDON, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Epic" operation serves as the first phase in a multi-stage infection of the Turla campaign Turla, also known as Snake or Uroburos is one of the most sophisticated ongoing cyber-espionage campaigns. When the first research on Turla/Snake/Uroburos was published, it didn't answer one major question: how do victims become infected? The latest Kaspersky Lab research on this operation reveals that Epic is the initial stage...


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