Cybercrime

Most cyber-criminals earn $US1K to US$3K a month, report

Most cyber-criminals earn $US1K to US$3K a month, report

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It's not that organised cybergangs are raking it in. It's more that a larger number of small operators are benefiting from automated services that can earn them an average of $2,000 (£1593) a month, according to a new report .

Infosec 2016: While cybercriminals cooperate, cops and businesses stumble

Infosec 2016: While cybercriminals cooperate, cops and businesses stumble

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While cyber-criminals work together, businesses and law enforcement have a harder time doing so.

Russia's Central Bank to accelerate fight with cyber-criminals

Russia's Central Bank to accelerate fight with cyber-criminals

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The Bank of Russia is to double the number of staff in its FinCERT unit, a special division set up to fight cyber-crime in the credit and financial sectors.

Gyft resets some customer passwords following breach

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Passwords have been reset for a number of Gyft users as a precaution after account data was reported for sale.

Five last minute retail risk mitigations for Black Friday weekend

Five last minute retail risk mitigations for Black Friday weekend

Most corporate attacks apparently happen on a Friday, but just imagine how much of a threat is posed to retailers this coming weekend which is topped and tailed by Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Users getting hit by Crypt0L0cker update to TorrentLocker ransomware

Users getting hit by Crypt0L0cker update to TorrentLocker ransomware

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In this latest ransomware expect advances in how they are delivered and how they take instructions from the command-and-control server

Defence from denial of service

Defence from denial of service

Kate O'Flaherty reports how distributed denial of service attacks are growing in size and scale, making it important to know what to do before, during and after an attack

RSA 2015: Keynote addresses online safety risks to increasingly connected youths

RSA 2015: Keynote addresses online safety risks to increasingly connected youths

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Technology can't replace the value of online safety education, the key to keeping kids out of predators' paths, panelists shared.

Revenge porn site operator sentenced to 18 years

Revenge porn site operator sentenced to 18 years

Kevin Bollaert, 28, operated the now-infamous revenge porn sites U Got Posted and Change My Reputation

Israeli political party's website defaced, possibly as part of #OpIsrael

Days after hacktivist collective Anonymous warned Israeli companies and websites that it would begin its annual cyber-attack campaign against the country on Tuesday, one Israeli political party's website was defaced.

'NewPosThings' malware evolves, malicious traffic traced to airports

'NewPosThings' malware evolves, malicious traffic traced to airports

Trend Micro believes that point-of-sale malware attackers will increasingly target travellers.

Chinese cyber-espionage suspected, 77 arrested in Kenya

Chinese cyber-espionage suspected, 77 arrested in Kenya

A fatal fire at a home in Nairobi, Kenya, has resulted in the exposure of what police believe to be a large scale Chinese hacking operation.

2 MINUTES ON: 'Cybercrime-as-a-service'

2 MINUTES ON: 'Cybercrime-as-a-service'

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Doug Drinkwater takes a two minute look at cybercrime-as-a-service, the new business model for hackers

'Every day is a challenge' - Inside Europol's fight against cybercrime

'Every day is a challenge' - Inside Europol's fight against cybercrime

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Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) is growing faster than expected. Doug Drinkwater visited its offices in The Hague, Netherlands, to find out how it is uniting law enforcement in the fight against cyber-criminals

Cybercrime: the new normal

Cybercrime: the new normal

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In an interview with SC's Tony Morbin, the NCCU's Jamie Saunders explained how 'policing by consent' contends with the tidal wave of new criminal opportunities unleashed by digital technology and the connected world

Apple now the most frequently phished brand in the world

Apple now the most frequently phished brand in the world

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Phishing for Apples becomes a popular cyber-criminal sport

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