“people have become more conscious of the danger of having their computer commandeered for nefarious purposes and have taken steps (such as the use of anti-virus software or being more careful about sites visited) to prevent its occurrence.”
Source: Cyber-security’s dirty little secret: It’s not as bad as you think • The Register
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“The Industrialization of Hacking has created a faster, more effective, and more efficient sector profiting from attacks to our IT infrastructure. By monetizing malware with cryptocurrency these professional, entrepreneurial, and resourceful hackers have created cybercriminal business models that share many similarities with legitimate businesses. They have a revenue stream, a budget, market researchers, a global pool of developers, QA analysts and testing, help desk support, and even guarantees.”
Source: Addressing the Challenges Cybercrime-as-a-Service Serves Up | SecurityWeek.Com
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“The alleged criminals and their accomplices are said to have used the notorious banking trojans to steal money from online bank accounts both within the European Union as well as from other financial institutions elsewhere in the world, laundering the proceeds through money-mule networks along the way. Last week’s operation brings the total number of arrests up to 60 since the investigation first began, with 34 of those being related to a money laundering operation that was recently busted by Dutch law enforcement authorities.”
Source: Zeus and SpyEye crime syndicate taken down by Europol | Naked Security
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As if we thought there was an end in sight, yet another hack. As long as expect to use a free service “The Internet” the benefits of exploiting the service for gain or giggles will continue unabated.
Army’s Public Website Hacked by Unknown Intruders – NBC News.
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Looks like more of the same – Cybercrime and dirty tricks on the Internet.
It seems as if all good things come with baggage. In this case, its the natural consequence of freedom and ir-responsibility. Did we really think that free and open means honest and forthright?
BBC News – Cyber-security experts judge ‘$1bn bank hack’ report.
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In this weeks episode of The Perils of Lax Data Security, we bring you some data that supports the fact that internal controls among enterprise companies is lacking.
Not a surprise, right. BYOD and the blurred lines between personal computing and business data processing continue to dilute all possible attempts to secure anything well.
Sony Is Not The Only Company With Subpar Data Security, New Survey Finds – Forbes.
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Its no suprise to anyone that predictions about future cybercrime are so ominous. We hear the news daily and many of us experience first hand the results of intrusions into our smartphones and computers.
And don’t expect things to improve soon. The best defense for most of us these days is care and vigilence.
Cyberattacks will get worse in 2015: McAfee researchers | The Japan Times.
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The beat goes on for consumer risk IN STORES. 2014 will probably become the intro year for credit cards with a “chip” and other new technologies that will protect us from cybercriminals.
Home Depot investigating ‘massive’ hack – Sep. 2, 2014
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