The Ashley Madison attack could be one of the most notable instances of cybercrime in 2015. Here’s a timeline of the key events.
There is the very real possibility that members of the infidelity website Ashley Madison may be subject to extortion threats.
A major security vulnerability study into modern cars has finally been released, two years after it was originally intended to be published.
IRS admits that the data breach it experienced in May is far bigger than previously thought.
An international team of hackers and traders who benefited from illegal pre-publication access to company finance updates have been charged with fraud.
Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre has arrested 49 suspects in a joint international operation targeting the takedown of a major cybercrime ring.
The average ‘low-end’ cost of a major cybersecurity breach has more than doubled from £600,000 (~$917,000) to £1.46 million (~$2.2 million) in the last year.
Security research is published in many forms. For example, there are live and recorded webinars that cover a range of cybersecurity topics.
A Russian hacking group planned on launching cyberattacks against several banks around the world, according to SC Magazine.
Hackers advertise their nefarious services to potential customers for as little as $90 for Gmail and $350 to access a target’s Facebook account, reports The Daily Mail.
A cybersecurity firm is accused of deceiving potential clients in order to extort business, according to whistle blower testimony to the FTC.
Some of the tricks employed by the characters in the Mortal Kombat series aren’t a million miles away from those deployed by cybercriminals…
The Dutch government is to launch the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, with the intention of capacity building in the fields of cybersecurity, cybercrime, data regulation and e-development.
The Computer Misuse Act has resulted in an average of just one criminal conviction per month for the past 23 years, according to UK Home Office ministers.
President Barack Obama has issued an executive order allowing economic sanctions against hackers outside the United States.
A hacker going by the name of ‘Bitcoin Baron’ has issued a threat to the city of Detroit after a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge dismissed a police manslaughter charge.
A 51 year old man is facing a lengthy prison sentence in the United Kingdom after admitting to a series of distributed denial of service attacks against social housing, social services and crime prevention websites.