The distinction between real-world crime and cyber crime is becoming increasingly blurred. In the past, thieves, robbers and fraudsters would rely on knives and guns to get the job done; today they are more likely to use phishing scams, denial-of-service attacks and trojans.
Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack. The companies said that in late August or early September, malicious software was installed on networks that process credit and debit card transactions at some of their stores.
A Pakistani man has been indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia for allegedly conspiring to advertise and sell StealthGenie, a spyware application (app) that could monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on mobile phones without detection. This marks the first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app.
Days after GM announced the appointment of a chief security officer, automotive cybersecurity has gotten another boost with a $4 million Series A funding shot for car-focused Argus Cyber Security.
Apple has finally released a security update for OS X that will close up the critical remote code execution Shellshock bug found in the GNU Bash UNIX shell.
Security experts are urging firms to patch the Shellshock bug as soon as possible, after spotting a “significant amount” of malicious traffic exploiting the Bash vulnerability made public recently.
Disgruntled workers are increasingly exacting their revenge on their employers by using their access to company computers to engage in cyber sabotage, the FBI is warning. Others are using their access to extort money from their employers by threatening sabotage.
The 2014 iOCTA (Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment), published by Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), describes an increased commercialization of cyber crime. A service-based criminal industry is developing, in which specialists in the virtual underground economy develop products and services for use by other criminals.
The US financial services industry is finally getting tough on cyber crime, with the announcement of a new body to be tasked with developing threat intelligence products.
FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google recently for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on the devices — even when they have valid search warrants.
With a bug as dangerous as the “shellshock” security vulnerability discovered recently, it takes less than 24 hours to go from proof-of-concept to pandemic.
A security vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the command-line shell used in many Linux and Unix operating systems, could leave systems running those operating systems open to exploitation by specially crafted attacks.
In 1960, an IBM engineer named Forrest Parry was developing a new type of ID card for the CIA when he had an epiphany: Why not make each card a tiny data storage device in and of itself? He cut a short length of half-inch wide magnetic tape from a reel and wrapped it around a blank plastic card, secured it with Scotch tape, and then, at his wife’s suggestion, pressed it on with a warm iron. The magnetic stripe card was born.
A new toolkit known as Spike is living up to its name by fomenting a series of powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Its specialty is helping malicious actors to build bigger DDoS botnets by targeting a wider range of Internet-capable devices. And that in turn drives…wait for it…a ‘spike’ in traffic.
Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Security experts say cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare industry, which has many companies still reliant on aging computer systems that do not use the latest security features.