cybercrime

Yahoo Faces Growing Scrutiny Over When it Learned of Data Breach

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON, Sept 23 – Yahoo on Friday faced pointed questions about exactly when it knew about a cyber attack that exposed the email credentials of 500 million users, a critical issue for the company as it seeks to prevent the breach from affecting a pending takeover by Verizon Inc. The internet company

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Access Denied

Bridging the gap between board governance and IT security teams BY Jim Jaeger Today’s cyber criminals are highly sophisticated and constantly morphing their methods and attacks, presenting new risks to the organization on a daily basis. Confronted with the real potential of financial loss, brand and reputation damage, loss of intellectual property, reduction in customer

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Network Security

BY Nicolai Solling The rise of networks’ security related incidents has in recent years brought the subject onto the forefront of IT discussions. Today, the ability to mitigate risks is even seen as a competitive edge, rated at the same level as cost. Simply put, the organizations which can operate their businesses flexibly in a

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Facebook Denies Reluctance to Give Data to German Investigators

By Caroline Copley BERLIN, Aug 8 – Facebook rejected on Monday claims made by Germany’s state authorities that it was reluctant to co-operate with them on criminal investigations, saying many of the requests it received for user data were incorrectly formulated. Several regional interior ministers have complained that the social media group is hesitant to

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After Mass Shooting, German Police Focus on “Dark Net” Crime

By Frank Siebelt WIESBADEN, Germany, July 27 – German police will do more to fight crime committed on the “dark net”, they said on Wednesday, days after a gunman killed nine people with a weapon bought on that hidden part of the internet . “We see that the dark net is a growing trading place

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The Terrorist Algorithm

Would it be possible to stop terrorists by hacking into their accounts? BY Nicholas Noe Could Omar Mateen’s killing spree in Orlando, Florida on June 12 have been prevented if Facebook had employed a computer algorithm to flag potential terrorists? The U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, for one, may be interested in exploring this tantalizing, though

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Cybercrime Market Sells Servers for As Little as $6 to Launch Attacks

By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT, June 15 – A major underground marketplace acting like an eBay for criminals is selling access to more than 70,000 compromised servers allowing buyers to carry out widespread cyber-attacks around the world, security experts said on Wednesday. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, a global computer security firm based in Moscow, said the

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Your Money Or Your Data

Ransomware viruses have been striking hospitals  and schools at an epidemic level BY Seung Lee The first wave of emotions, victims say, is a combination of panic and powerlessness. They click and reclick on files on their desktops—agendas for the Christian camp, payroll data for hundreds of teachers or medical information for veterans—to no avail.

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U.S. Succeeds in Cracking Apple’s iPhone, Drops Legal Action

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, March 28 – The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it had succeeded in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and dropped its legal case against Apple, ending a high-stakes legal battle but leaving the broader struggle over encryption unresolved. The abrupt end to a

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