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2014-05-31 23:05:44

As the Iranian cyber espionage attack called Newscaster is exposed, the power of social engineering again steps into the spotlight. Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics, discusses the lessons US businesses should take from this type of attack, and the necessity to raise social engineering awareness at every level within an organization to improve cyber security posture. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 With over a billion active users monthly from all around the...

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2014-05-29 09:25:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Iranian hackers may have been utilizing social media as part of an on-going three year campaign that was aimed at befriending US lawmakers, defense contractors and even a four-star general. The plan was apparently to get close to these individuals and then extract data from them. According to a new report from cyber security firm iSight Partners, the ruse involved more than a dozen fake personas – supposedly working at fake US news...

2014-05-29 08:37:12

LONDON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Malicious attachments in April came disguised [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792336/Spam_in_April_2014 ] as e-greetings and notifications about faxes. In the case of the former, alleged Easter greetings turned out to be the Fareit.aonw Trojan with fairly limited functionality: it didn't try to steal any passwords, but did download and launch a far more dangerous Zbot Trojan-Spy designed to attack servers and steal personal data....

2014-05-29 08:36:10

EBay's password data breach offers IT professionals an ideal opportunity for reducing their risk by educating clients about the costly dangers of spear phishing. CHICAGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TechInsurance, the nation's leading online source of business insurance for small IT firms, announced today that eBay's recent data breach could lead to a spate of "spear phishing" attacks. Unlike traditional phishing scams, spear phishing messages incorporate information hackers gather about the...

2014-05-29 08:33:51

1 in 7 Notified of Personal Data Breach Last Year; Victims of E-mail Phishing Scams Up 22 percent from 2012 YONKERS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a rash of high-profile data breaches and cyber threats, an alarming 62 percent of U.S. online consumers have done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet, according to a recent national Consumer Reports survey. Perhaps not surprisingly, the number of victims is on the rise. One in seven online consumers...

2014-05-28 08:36:23

MCLEAN, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CYREN (NASDAQ: CYRN), a leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, today launched its CYREN URL Phishing Feed, a powerful new service that allows its web and email security partners to block phishing sites before they reach unsuspecting end users. A new option for CYREN's OEM and private label partners, the CYREN URL Phishing Feed identifies thousands of new phishing URLs each day using a robust combination of Recurrent Pattern...

2014-05-27 08:32:45

MCLEAN, Va., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CYREN (NASDAQ: CYRN), a leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, published its April 2014 Internet Threats Trend Report. Among its findings, The CYREN GlobalView(TM) Security Lab revealed a 73 percent increase in the number of phishing attacks aimed at PayPal users. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140526/91114 The upward trend illustrates the move by cybercriminals from less profitable spam to attacks that generate more revenue....

2014-05-24 23:01:49

Once again, a corporate behemoth found itself making headlines for all the wrong reasons this week when it came to light that eBay had been successfully hacked about a month ago and up to 145 million users had their personal information exposed in one of the largest data breaches in history. Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics, sheds some light on how these mega breaches keep happening and discusses the costly fallout that can accompany data breaches of any...

2014-05-20 23:08:05

Ransomware Expands Crypto-Extortion, and Fourth Separate Ransomware Strain Discovered Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 CryptoLocker is ratcheting up attack levels, according to new reports issued by KnowBe4, a Tampa Bay, FL- based IT security company. The latest infections are caused by spear-phishing attacks sent to companies that have job postings at Craigs List. The bad guys look for job postings, and email resumes carrying the Cryptolocker malware as a payload. The moment anyone...

2014-05-08 04:23:06

LONDON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first quarter of 2014 spammers started imitating messages [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792334/Spam_in_Q1_2014 ] from mobile applications. They especially like the popular mobile messengers - WhatsApp, Viber and Google Hangouts. Notifications supposedly sent from these applications were used to spread both malware and harmless adverts. The rising popularity of mobile devices means that phishing attacks targeting Apple IDs...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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