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Android Phone Malware On The Rise

Android Phone LogoA Net-Security.org article states that Android malware continues to rise. F-Secure Labs reports that a new method of distribution of malware to Google Android smartphones has surfaced in the first quarter of 2013—email spam. There appears to be movement from app-based malware to email spam as the method of infecting Android phones. Continue reading

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Scribd Breached Exposing Almost 1 Million Passwords



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According to a recent CSO.com.au article: Hackers broke into the network of popular document sharing service Scribd earlier this week and may have compromised “less than 1 percent” of its users’ passwords, according to the company. That amounted to almost 1 million passwords compromised.




The interesting thing about this Internet application Continue reading

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Mobile Device Safety: A Glimmer Of Hope?

SmartphoneAn AVG Technologies study of 5,000 mobile device users indicated some improvement in the secure use of their smartphones and tablets. The study conducted in the UK, US, France, Germany and Brazil indicated that “fewer than 40 percent use their device for either online shopping (35 percent) or online banking (38 percent).” The bad news is that 40 percent of mobile users are still using their devices in this high-risk manner. The good news in this data is that 60 percent don’t use their devices for high-risk online shopping and banking transactions. A glimmer of hope.

Mobile users are the latest target for cybercrime phishing schemes that result in the mobile devices being infected Continue reading


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Business-Like Cybercrime Ring Nabbed By FBI

Atsign dollarsignsAccording to a Networkworld Layer 8 article, the U.S. FBI arrested 13 in an elaborate credit card fraud scheme. “ The FBI today said it broke up what it called one of the largest credit card, cyber-fraud schemes in its history – a $200M scam that created more than 7,000 false identities and tens of thousands of fake credit cards.

The FBI said it arrested 13 people involved in the scam Continue reading

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FBI Has Lead In Addressing Cybercrime For US

FBI LogoThe US Federal Bureau of Investigation “is the lead agency charged with addressing cybercrime in the U.S. and has a large division dedicated to the problem, but it mostly has been concerned with stopping ongoing attacks rather than tracking down the criminals themselves. That appears to be changing.” Continue reading


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US, EU To Share Cybercrime Data

Atsign dollarsignsA recent Security Week.com article announced that the European Union and the United States will share cybercrime data.

“The European Union and the US agreed Friday to share more data on cross-border cybercriminals at the opening of a new hi-tech unit aimed at helping police catch up with increasingly imaginative criminals. Continue reading


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Why Is The Arrested Zeus Author Smiling?

Capture of Zeus AuthorAccording to an article in the Hacker News.com, the author and mastermind of the Zeus Botnet has been arrested in Thailand. Despite his arrest, the criminal smiled throughout the Thai Police press conference.

The Zeus Botnet is one of the most lucrative botnets ever. It infects victim’s computers and steals banking account numbers, passwords, and other such information and then using the Internet, it wires the money in your account to a bank account in Eastern Europe controlled by the botnet owner. Continue reading

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