Posts Tagged 'theft prevention'

Social Networking making it easier for Hackers

Research from Kaspersky Lab shows malware on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace is 10 times more successful at infecting users than e-mail-based attacks. Enterprises and users need to adopt sound security practices to deal with the problem.
That hackers are using sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace to launch attacks is no revelation. New statistics, however, show just how effective malware on social networking sites can be.

In its “Malware ...

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The FAA was successfully attacked

Note from Dave:  Soon I hope to start writing some more original content, until then I will continue to post hacker related news on here.  The reason I am post these articles is simple, Cyber Security is not an option.  Many businesses get it, others not so much.  If the FAA and the Pentagon can be successfully hacked,  how safe do you think you really are?  Better to understand your weaknesses and try to mitigate those vulnerabilities than to put ...

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FBI Probes Hacker’s $10 Million Ransom Demand for Stolen Medical Records

The FBI is investigating a $10 million ransom demand by a hacker or hackers who say they have stolen nearly 8.3 million patient records from a Virginia government Web site that tracks prescription drug abuse, an FBI official confirmed Wednesday.

The state police ...

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Suprise! Crime is going up in a bad economy!

Report says online crime surging in recession

 

By Jason Szep

Reuters
Monday, March 30, 2009; 3:53 PM
 

BOSTON (Reuters) – Fraud on the Internet reported to U.S. authorities increased by 33 percent last year, rising for the first time in three years, and is surging this year as the recession ...
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The twits tweeting on Twitter..

So I know this post will be a very unpopular among many of my social marketing friends who feel that tweeter is the best thing since sliced bread.  I will admit while I find most technologies coming out today as fairly useful.  I could not find any useful purpose for twitter in my daily life.  Until Today….

Electronic Survellance

When you are trying to pull off an attack, any attack, the first thing you have to do is gain as much intelligence ...

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Article exposes flaws in PCI-DSS

Payment Card Industry Swallows Its Own Tail

By Anthony M. Freed, Information-Security-Resources.com Financial Editor

PCI DSS, the self-regulatory set of guidelines that the payment card industry and retail merchants use to encourage financial information security, may well have entered it’s death throes Tuesday, as evidenced by revealing testimony during the House of Representative’s Committee on Homeland Security hearings.

Why the dire prognosis?

Anyone who ...

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Senate Legislation Would Federalize Cybersecurity

Senate Legislation Would Federalize Cybersecurity
Rules for Private Networks Also Proposed

By Joby Warrick and Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, April 1, 2009; A04

 

Key lawmakers are pushing to dramatically escalate U.S. defenses against cyberattacks, crafting proposals that would empower the government to set and enforce security standards for private industry for the first time.

The proposals, in Senate legislation that could be introduced as early as today, would broaden the focus of the government’s cybersecurity efforts to ...

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Ghost in the Hack

Looks like the Chinese are still aggresively attacking anyone and everyone – Dave

 

Computer hackers based in China built up a network of compromised computers in the offices of the Dalai Lama and many other national government offices and organisations around the world, Canadian computer security researchers have revealed.

The network, nicknamed GhostNet, included over 1295 computers belonging to the Tibetan Government in Exile, embassies belonging to countries including India, South Korea and Germany, the Association of Southeast ...

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Red Flag Delayed

In case you haven’t heard the FTC has delayed the deadline for implementation of the Red Flag Rules.  The deadline has been extended 6 months to May 1st 2009.  

The Red Flag rules require financial institutions and credit based corporations to develop and implement an identity theft prevention program.  

You can read more about the delay on the FTC website here http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/10/redflags.shtm

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