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DDoS Attacks Swamping Media and Entertainment Firms, Verisign Reports

More than half of DDoS attacks target media vertical

US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

Former Subway franchise owner sold POS systems to the restaurant chain, then hacked them, the DOJ says

Intel to work with Europol on fighting cybercrime

Intel's McAfee branch will share technical information with the European Cybercrime Centre

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Attackers Trading Malware for Privilege

Hackers will use malware, among other techniques, to break into enterprise systems but once they're in, they're likely to switch away from malware to abusing privileged accounts.

FTC Gets Federal Court to Shut Down $120M Tech Support Scam

FTC says scammers use bogus software and the deceptive telemarketing operations to roll over victims.

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Next Year's DDOS Attacks to Come From Vietnam, India and Indonesia

Vietnam, India and Indonesia are viewed as potential botnet sources in 2015, according to a new report from Black Lotus Communications.

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Getting Your Board’s Buy-in on Cybersecurity

You don’t want your first discussion about cybersecurity with your company’s board to happen post-breach.


Scammers Move From Ebola Phishing to Fundraising

Scammers routinely try to take advantage of humanitarian disasters to get people to open phishing emails, or to donate money to fake organizations. This month, they combined the two approaches, sending out approximately 700,000 spam...

FBI: Crooks Have Stolen $20 Million With False Internet Ads

FBI/IC3 says cars, boats, heavy equipment often used to entice victims.

Suspected WireLurker malware creators arrested in China

A Chinese site, which had been spreading the malware, has also been shut down

Georgia man sentenced to nine years for stolen credit card data

The man was one of 55 people charged related to the online marketplace

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Cyber Threats Spook Tech Companies

CSO’s annual State of the CSO report shows about half of the survey respondents say their organizations have had to reevaluate their information security standards.

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Cost of Retail Crime Skyrockets Nearly 30 Percent

Higher proportions of employee theft and shoplifting as a share of all retail losses, combined with higher spending on loss prevention, resulted in a 27 percent increase of the cost of retail crime in the United States, according to...

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State CIOs List Security as Top Priority for 2015

In the coming year, top state tech officials aim to ramp up efforts to secure digital systems as they shift to the cloud, consolidate data centers and move on a host of other priorities.

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Chertoff: Cybersecurity Takes Teamwork

The former Homeland Security secretary, who gave the keynote address at the Advanced Cyber Security Center conference in Boston on Tuesday, said collaboration is key in a connected world where the threat landscape is practically...

FBI Grabs a Most Wanted Cyber Fugitive

The FBI this week said it had nabbed one of the agency’s Cyber’s Most Wanted outlaws -- John Gordon Baden – who is charged with stealing the identities of 40,000 people and then using the information to siphon millions of dollars from...


Cybersecurity 2014: Breaches and Costs Rise, Confidence and Budgets are Low

CSO's 12th annual Global State of Information Security Survey finds CSOs were met with a tough year of stagnant budgets, an increasingly vulnerable Internet, and more successful attacks.

Facebook Users Still Being Suckered by Common Scams, Says BitDefender

Guess who viewed your profile?

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6 Ways to Stop Criminal Attackers in Their Tracks

Criminals always seem to be two steps ahead. Here are some methods to close that gap.

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Incoming PCI Council Head Ready to Take on the Hackers

Stephen W. Orfei brings decades of experience in payment technology to his new role as general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. Here he talks with CSO about his goals, the modern threat landscape and what it will take to...

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