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2013-09-30 12:30:49

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phishing scams are some of the most effective online swindles, hooking both savvy and naive computer users. New insights from researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) point to two factors that may boost the likelihood that a computer user will fall prey: being female and having a neurotic personality. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) A multidisciplinary team comprised of...

2013-09-30 08:35:36

Stu Sjouwerman, founder of Internet security awareness training firm KnowBe4, classifies the five types of security awareness training amid phishing attempts that play upon Americans' interest in the recent hostility with Syria. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cybercriminals are known to exploit and prey upon the heartstrings of Americans during times of unease or tragedy--the recent Boston Marathon bombing led to an outpouring of scam emails and fake charity...

2013-09-29 23:04:22

idcloak is announcing the publication of a new article addressing Cyber crime, identity theft, and computer security. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 idcloak has published a new article addressing computer security threats and the ways which netizens can keep themselves safe while browsing the web. The article, titled 'Computer Security Protection - Avoiding Electronic Identity Theft', aims to expose some of the methods used to carry out identity theft and internet...

2013-09-18 08:36:53

CEO Rohyt Belani to Discuss Phishing Attacks & How to Protect SCADA Systems, Successes & Failures of Security Awareness Training Programs, Implementing Behavior Modification Programs CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (ISC)² Security Congress -- PhishMe, the leading provider of security behavior management services that improve employees' resilience towards spear phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks, today announced that its CEO and co-founder, Rohyt Belani, will present at...

2013-09-16 23:25:48

Powered by Mailshell filters beat the competition in AV Comparatives recent Anti Phishing shootout tests. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 APWG Conference -- A ‘Powered by Mailshell’ Anti-Phishing solution recently claimed first place in AV Comparatives’ test of phishing filters, earning an “Advanced+” rating and correctly blocking more than 99 percent of phishing attacks. The test winner and several other anti-malware vendors license phishing protection from...

2013-09-14 23:03:25

idcloak releases an article underlining the importance of safeguarding basic personal data as protection against Cybercrime, especially where older generations of society are concerned. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 idcloak publishes a new four-part article on the most common types of cybercrime, where it begins and how to stay protected. The article’s author, idcloak's Robin Welles, explains the importance of educating the public on web-based threats, especially those...

2013-09-12 23:28:55

Preparing for an Expanded Internet Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Rep. Tom Marino, R-PA., Vice Chairman of the House subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, will address the kickoff event Wednesday, September 18, 2013, of a month-long education campaign about new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Sponsored by the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) and the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB), the education campaign is intended to raise...

Vodafone Germany Hacked
2013-09-12 11:42:15

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Vodafone Germany revealed on Thursday that it was the target of an attack in which hackers gained access to the personal information of approximately 2 million customers. According to Vodafone, records on the company's internal network database were accessed by someone with insider knowledge. The carrier issued a statement in German notifying its customers about the breach. The attack was discovered by Vodafone and stopped immediately,...

2013-09-11 08:25:36

Company launches new phone spam protection service for Apple's iOS7 devices available on the Apple App Store SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NUMBERCOP (http://www.numbercop.com), a mobile security company dedicated to combating phone spam, today announced research findings that reveal the amount of Spam Calls arriving on mobile phones is increasing on a daily basis. The report identifies the types of phone spam and companies with the highest phone spam activity...

2013-09-09 23:23:30

As phishing scams and spam messages continue to capitalize on the “spoofing” technique to fake their sender information, Scambook has noticed the increased need to warn consumers about how to avoid such schemes. Spoofed emails can lead to computer viruses or even more serious threats such as identity theft. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 As phishing scams and spam messages continue to capitalize on the “spoofing” technique to fake their sender information, Scambook has...