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2014-02-10 23:02:31

New Breed of Ransomware is Leaving Skilled IT Admins at the Mercy of End Users Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 CryptoLocker is alive and flourishing according to Security Awareness Training company KnowBe4. Complaints of CryptoLocker infections and resulting loss of data is on the rise. The malicious code, also referred to as “ransomware” due to the demand for fees to release captured files, is increasingly causing problems for IT security staff due to variants of the software...

Chewbacca Malware Steals Multitude Of Data From PoS Systems
2014-01-31 11:52:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, cybersecurity research company RSA FirstWatch disclosed evidence of online criminals targeting small retailers in eleven countries. The hackers reportedly stole information on 49,000 payment cards with a software program known as "ChewBacca" before the operation was eventually shut down. The targeted companies were located in the United States, Russia, Canada and Australia and the hackers were able to gather information on...

2014-01-23 23:22:03

Free report is comprehensive look at "lessons learned" from this attack. Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 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, released today a ‘Special Report: Lessons Learned From the Target Data Breach,’ a free threat intelligence briefing that analyzes recent reports from key...

2014-01-22 23:22:37

Security Company KnowBe4 Analysis Shows Awareness Training Greatly Mitigates Behavior Risks Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4, LLC, has released an analysis of 372 companies that clearly shows the impact and effectiveness of Security Awareness Training on employees. The study was done over a 12 month period and follows behavior patterns of 291,000 end points, showing a reduction in risky behavior by over 12X. Using an initial baseline of...

2014-01-16 04:21:31

LONDON, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Romance scams are a form of online fraud whereby a scammer will assume a fake identity on an online dating site for the purposes of fraudulently obtaining money from unsuspecting users of that dating site. Scamalytics - a security company specialising in the prevention of fraud on dating websites - have identified the most frequently used celebrity photos, stolen by fraudsters, and used across a wide range of unrelated dating...

2014-01-14 23:22:15

Re-Soft International joins Malcovery’s ‘RedHanded Alliance’, its growing reseller network to identify source and nature of email-based threats such as phishing and malware Pittsburgh, PA and New York, NY. (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Malcovery®Security, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize email-based threats such as phishing, spam and malware, today announced that Re-Soft International has become a part of...

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...

2014-01-10 23:20:58

Hopes organizations can learn to avoid criminal scam artists. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 CriminalReports.com is creating information packets that will help educate companies on what they can do to avoid becoming a victim of a former inmate trying to pull a scam, the company announced yesterday. “Many companies have no problems hiring former inmates,” a CriminalReports.com spokesman said. “They want to help rehabilitate them into society. That's a noble intention. But...

2014-01-10 23:20:47

Wants to Make Sure That Scam Artists Don't Rip Off Bereaved Family Members Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 FuneralRecord.com is set to launch a guide to avoiding scams by funeral homes, the company announced yesterday. “What we find very upsetting is that often, as soon as a family member passes away scam artists begin to circle like flies,” a FuneralRecord.com spokesman said. “This is when people are at their most vulnerable. They often don't know what they should be...

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...


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