Every educational institution should be aware that cyber criminals make money by stealing personal information and selling it on the black market to other criminals who turn the data into cash through a range of fraudulent schemes. Here are ten security measures schools should take to defend against this type of data crime.
A point-of-sale and security system vendor used by restaurants including Taco Bell and Dairy Queen has warned its customers that customer credit card details may have leaked in a breach earlier this year.
A Ukrainian criminal who claimed to be behind a plot to send packages of heroin purchased from an online ‘dark market’ to veteran security blogger Brian Krebs has been arrested in Italy on suspicion of selling stolen credit cards.
Extorted for Bitcoin? Some U.S. pizza restaurant owners have been receiving letters threatening them with bad reviews, fake pizza orders, food contamination and, in extreme cases, even bombs.
Personal information on 1.3 million people including bank details, medical records and home addresses may have leaked after a security incident where attackers gained entry to a server owned by Montana’s Public Health and Human Services department.
Dozens of car washes across Connecticut have leaked “countless” credit and debit card details to cybercriminals, according to a new investigation by security blogger Brian Krebs.
Google’s Nest thermostat can be hacked in under a minute, according to a blog post and video posted by GTV Hacker. The hack would allow attackers complete control over the device and access to the user’s home network.
Cybercriminals could buy their way into your computer for less than a dollar, a new study has found. The study, led by Nicolas Christin at Carnegie Mellon University, examined how much money they would have to offer home users to install software onto their computers or other devices.
Newly stolen credit and debit card details, from cards used in P F Chang’s China Bistro, a nationwide American chain of restaurants, went on sale on an underground website this week at a site best-known for selling off the details of victims of the Target data breach.
The Bank of England weathers an average of eight cyber attacks including malware-laced “spear phishing” campaigns per week, according to Chief Information Security Officer Don Randall.
A new intelligence-sharing network aims to protect financial institutions by sharing information between government, security firms and financial institutions to “predict” vulnerabilities.
It is perfectly possible to “hack” a car while it is driving on the road, seize control, and force the vehicle into a fatal crash, says a car security specialist – saying that the 100-or-so computers in “connected” cars are vulnerable to attack.
In Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, a man out for vengeance chooses an odd weapon – a smartphone. Loaded with deadly apps, he blows up power stations, wrecks cars and stops trains. But how close to reality is it?
Pirates who have downloaded one of the most popular torrent files of this week’s big game release Watch Dogs – ironically, themed around computer hacking – found malware pilfering their virtual gold (well, Bitcoins).
Activision Blizzard – makers of game hits such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft – have taken “aggressive” legal moves against gamers who use illegal software to cheat in games – in particular, the hit strategy title Starcraft 2.
Many cybercriminals are not exactly Bond villain material – in fact, some are criminals with a level of weapons-grade stupidity that Bond villains wouldn’t even employ as henchmen.
The popular online wallet site Dogevault is offline after attackers destroyed data on the site. The impact on user funds is unknown – although site users have reported withdrawals from their accounts, some as large as 950,000 Dogecoin.
‘Smart’ televisions with built-in microphones could be used as bugging devices by corrupting the devices with malware, according to software specialists NCC Group, as reported by The Register.