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May
22
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The Most Secure Networks Get Hacked Anyway, Study Says

Security analysts from both the firms FireEye and Mandiant have determined in a recent study that “97 percent” of networks, no matter how secure, “experienced some form of breach“, according to an article published on the Ars Technica website. The article indicates that the data mined from this study came from “more than 1,600 networks over a...
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May
21
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New Data About Cybercrime Tactics Released by Microsoft

Data released recently from the Microsoft Corporation confirms that the tactics used by cybercriminals are becoming increasingly “deceptive” and “malicious“, according to an article published by The Daily News website. The article indicates that this data confirms tactics resulting in attacks which are “becoming more difficult and expensive” and for “purposes such as stealing people’s personal and financial information.” The...
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May
19
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US Investigators Charge Foreign Officials with Cyber Crimes

Charges have been filed against Chinese government officials in response to alleged “hacking” against United States business interests, according to an official government document and an article published by the KVNU News website. The article indicates that this is the first time in history where “the U.S. government has formally accused another nation of using the Internet to break into U.S....
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May
16
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Arizona Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Cybercrimes

An Arizona man known by the online nicknames “Bad Man” and “Doctorsex” was sentenced to “20 years in federal prison for his role in the international cybercrime syndicate” known as “Carder.su”, according to a recent article published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The article indicates that a Phoenix man, David Camez, was “found guilty of racketeering charges” on Thursday where...
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May
16
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FBI Announces Stern Plan to Battle Cyber Crime

Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) estimate that “searches, indictments and multiple arrests” will occur “over the next several weeks” as a result of the organization’s aggressive battle against cyber criminals, according to an article recently published by Reuters. This type of response is expected as we see a significant increase in criminal activity in our...
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May
15
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Recent DDoS Attack Launched from Security Company Server

A Canadian security company server was recently hijacked to launch a large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack “against an online gaming web site“, according to a recent article published by IT World Canada. This “high volume attack” maintained a steady flow of “25 million packets per second (mpps) throughout its entire seven-hour duration“, according to the report. The report...
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May
14
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Ferrari Offered to Hacker with Best Online Scam

The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) recently reported that “a top cybercrime boss” will reward any hacker – with a Ferrari sports car – who can design “the best online scam“, according to an article published on the Naked Security website. The article indicates that this individual has offered “many gifts“, including the Ferrari, “to young talent via a video posted online.” A...
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May
09
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Legal Blocks Left Federal Systems Heartbleed Vulnerable

Heartbleed, a serious and historic programming flaw in OpenSSL, left federal officials stalled on legal details and many federal computing systems “vulnerable for several days longer than necessary“, according to a recent article published on the Federal News Radio website. This delay was not caused by federal technologists inability to fix the issue, according to the report, but...
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May
09
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FCC Internet Plan Rejected by Google, Amazon

Technology giants Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook are just some of the companies who have submitted letters to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) petitioning and “rejecting” a recent proposal from the organization’s chairman Tom Wheeler, according to an article recently published on the CNN Money website. The Wheeler proposal, which partially allows “Internet service providers to charge online content...
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May
08
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Russian Bloggers Target of New Internet Censorship Law

Russian president Vladimir Putin recently signed a controversial “internet censorship law” – now referred to as the “bloggers law” – which promises to give that government detailed “control over what is published online“, according to the New York Times report and an article published on the Web Host Industry Review website. The article indicates that this legislation,...
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