Cyber-Crime

Over 400,000 phishing sites have been detected each month in 2016

Over 400,000 phishing sites have been detected each month in 2016

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The majority of phishing sites today (84 percent) exist for less than 24 hours, with an average life of under 15 hours.

India Supreme Court calls on tech giants to curb sexual assault, cyber-crime

India Supreme Court calls on tech giants to curb sexual assault, cyber-crime

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India's Supreme Court Monday issued a notice to Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook on a plea seeking to curb the sharing of videos displaying sexual assault and cyber-crime.

Avalanche takedown involved searches in 40 countries

Avalanche takedown involved searches in 40 countries

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In making its announcement on Monday of the shutdown of Avalanche, the US Department of Justice said it turned the tables on the criminals, "by targeting not just individual actors, but the entire Avalanche infrastructure."

Ransomware suspect Pornopoker nabbed in Russia

Ransomware suspect Pornopoker nabbed in Russia

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A man known only as Pornopoker was arrested in Russia under suspicion of distributing ransomware.

Russian intelligence claims to bust up pending banking cyber-attack

Russian intelligence claims to bust up pending banking cyber-attack

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The Russian intelligence service said it has disrupted a planned cyber-attack on that nation's banks that was slated to launch on 5 December.

'Avalanche' cyber-crime platform dismantled, EU security forces praised

'Avalanche' cyber-crime platform dismantled, EU security forces praised

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A four-year long investigation by various multinational law enforcement agencies including Europol, the FBI and the US Justice Department, has brought down the international criminal infrastructure platform known as 'Avalanche'.

iCloud calendar spammers seize the day, sending junk invites

iCloud calendar spammers seize the day, sending junk invites

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Apple users over the last few weeks have reportedly been besieged with spam hitting their iCloud calendars in the form of unwanted invites, after cyber-criminals figured out that they could send their junk offers directly to recipients' iCloud accounts.

Account takeover fraud is not a lottery: lax security allows fraudsters in

Account takeover fraud is not a lottery: lax security allows fraudsters in

Roberto Valerio addresses the latest breach from the National Lottery and analyses how and why this type of fraud is on the rise

Comply to supply - Firms to prove their cyber-credentials or risk losing business

Comply to supply - Firms to prove their cyber-credentials or risk losing business

If cyber-crime wasn't considered a business risk before, it is certainly being pushed to the front and centre stage by large firms now, says Chris Dye who urges adoption of file-regeneration technology.

380K xHamster porn accounts details leaked

380K xHamster porn accounts details leaked

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Cyber-criminals are trading hundreds of thousands of xHamster porn account details on the digital underground.

ESET releases Crysis ransomware decryptor tool

ESET releases Crysis ransomware decryptor tool

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ESET security researchers have created and released a free decryption tool to help combat Crysis ransomware.

Japanse SDF officials mum over reported cyber-attack

Japanse SDF officials mum over reported cyber-attack

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Japanese Defence Ministry and Self-Defense Force (SDF) was targeted in September by a sophisticated cyber-attack, according to sources cited by The Japan Times.

Food-for-who? Deliveroo feeds fraudsters

Food-for-who? Deliveroo feeds fraudsters

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The BBC's Watchdog programme has revealed its investigation into food delivery app Deliveroo which has been sending food to criminals who are using stolen login credentials to get into accounts.

Qualcomm launches bug bounty programme to find chip flaws

Qualcomm launches bug bounty programme to find chip flaws

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White hat hackers invited to squash bugs in processors from chip vendor Qualcomm in a bid to fix the "Achilles Heel" of the IT industry.

Fighting cyber-crime: an investment for the future

Fighting cyber-crime: an investment for the future

Graham Carberry provides insight into why Britain is one of the biggest targets of cyber-attack worldwide and the technological developments that come from innovative security businesses

Boasts preceeded hack of Tesco Bank, report

Boasts preceeded hack of Tesco Bank, report

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After a Tesco Bank breach exposed data of 9,000 accounts and the theft of £2.5 million, a cyber-security firm uncovered boasts on underground forums from two months ago that the company was an easy target.

More than 75% of Europeans click on links or open malicious attachments

More than 75% of Europeans click on links or open malicious attachments

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More than 54 million Europeans have been victimised by online crime in the past year as hackers take advantage of consumer complacency.

Group on trial for cyber-theft of $15M in FIFA Coins

Group on trial for cyber-theft of $15M in FIFA Coins

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A hacking group went to trial Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in an alleged hacking scheme against the EA Sports video game FIFA.

New ransomware variant extorts your reputation rather than money

New ransomware variant extorts your reputation rather than money

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Researchers at security firm ProofPoint have discovered a new variant of malware which triggers it's ransom screen once it finds indecent materials.

Adult friend finder hacked, 412 million users compromised

Adult friend finder hacked, 412 million users compromised

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Personal details of more than 412 million subscribers to Adult Friend Finder and other hookup sites was breached.

Study finds malware lurking in Amazon, Google and Groupon cloud services

Study finds malware lurking in Amazon, Google and Groupon cloud services

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A recent study detected more than 600 cloud repositories hosting malware and other malicious activities on major cloud platforms.

Shop safely online with these 5 tips

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Nearly half (48 percent) of consumers who shopped online in the past year have experienced payment fraud.

Chrome exploit allows Svpeng Trojan to bypass security measure; patch reportedly coming

Chrome exploit allows Svpeng Trojan to bypass security measure; patch reportedly coming

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Experts at Kaspersky Lab now understand how the mobile banking trojan Svpeng has been able to automatically download itself via malvertising ads while bypassing Google Chrome browser permissions.

33.8% of financial services firms unaware of cyber-attacks they face

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In the last year, 66.2 percent of financial services institutions have faced at least one cyber-attack.

Cyber-security needs real innovation

Cyber-security needs real innovation

Sam Hutton says that as the rapidly growing menace of cyber-crime climbs the corporate agenda, it is increasingly recognised that the answers to such a severe threat lay in innovation.

EU privacy regulators query Yahoo CEO on breach

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was sent a letter from a watchdog group overseeing privacy regulators in the European Union seeking answers on the affect of a massive breach the company experienced.

Fraud report names most sophisticated cyber-attacks globally in 2016

Fraud report names most sophisticated cyber-attacks globally in 2016

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Fraud is in a constant state of evolution to stay a step ahead of the defences deployed to stop it.

The right connections - how graph analytics beats fraudsters and cyber-crime

The right connections - how graph analytics beats fraudsters and cyber-crime

Phil Filleul discusses how banks can beat off cyber-criminals using a range of methods and explores how graph analytics can improve their defence and protection

Mirai DDoS attacks not caused by state actors: FlashPoint

Mirai DDoS attacks not caused by state actors: FlashPoint

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The Mirai DDoS attack that took down a slew of prominent websites last Friday was most likely initiated by users from hackforums[.]net and not a nation-state or cyber-criminal organisation, according to FlashPoint.

Facing the UK cyber-security threat

Facing the UK cyber-security threat

Jeremy King discusses what businesses can do today to prioritise data security

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