Law enforcement and malware research join forces to take down cybercriminals
Following the massive cyberattack on banks in Mexico, we consider what can cybersecurity can do to help the industry
While the exact amount of stolen money and source of the cybercriminals are not known, the authorities have confirmed that no clients were affected.
What was Scan4You, and why was it called a counter anti-virus (CAV) website?
The Dark Overlord, known for a number of breaches and cyber-extortion campaigns in the last two years, is believed to have made US$275,000 from various schemes
Recent survey shows that adults in the US view computer hacking as a major threat to their quality of life
Approximately US $150,000 worth of Ethereum-based cryptocurrency stolen.
As Internet crime knows no borders, mutual legal assistance involving various nations and, by extension, requests for extraditing suspected cyber-offenders are sometimes part and parcel of prosecution efforts.
The long arm of the law caught up with a number of cybercriminals in the first three months of this year.
In Part 1, our roundup of some of the most notable law enforcement actions against computer crime in the first quarter of 2018 will focus on arrests and charges involving suspected cyber-crooks.
Hackers have managed to deface an array of popular YouTube music videos, changing titles and thumbnail images.
The 2016 compromise of the league’s Twitter account is one of a number of high-profile social media hijackings.
Cybercriminals are believed to have stolen information for more than five million credit and debit cards that shoppers had used at dozens of Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor stores mainly in the United States between May 2017 and March 2018.
"Hacker-for-hire" service launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against websites and phone-bombed its victims.
ATM jackpot gang is thought to have infiltrated over 100 financial firms in 40 countries costing banks more than one billion dollars.
Since being founded in 2003, the Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team gained notoriety for selling surveillance tools to governments and their agencies across the world. The capabilities of its flagship product, the Remote Control System (RCS), include extracting files from a targeted device, intercepting emails and instant messaging, as well as remotely activating a device’s webcam and microphone.
The SEC has warned public companies that they not only need to do more to fulfil their obligations to transparency and openness with investors about cybersecurity breaches, but they also must disclose other infosecurity risks.
Bots that traverse the internet on behalf of their human operators can fulfill both legitimate and malicious automated tasks. Statistics indicate that bot-driven internet traffic, by helper and harmful bots combined, surpasses human traffic.
A further breakdown of the overall figures shows that, in all, the actual cost hinges on a number of variables. The factors that enter heavily into the equation include attack types and their frequency, along with the organization’s size and even the country in which an organization is based.
This hack is said to be reminiscent of a particularly brazen bank cyber-heist from February 2016, in which hackers successfully pilfered $81 million from the account of the central bank of Bangladesh at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.