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[UC1IIS101] Computer Crime Statistics

As I am writing this I am conducting research for a tutorial in my first study-related subject (which is Introduction to Information Security). We’ve been given the task of finding surveys and statistics for Norwegian computer crime. 521 more words


Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Discovered Targeting Seagate NAS Hard Drives

Malware authors have made around $86,400, so far

Sep 9, 2016 05:40 GMT  ·  By Catalin Cimpanu

A malware variant named Mal/Miner-C (also known as PhotoMiner) is infecting Internet-exposed Seagate Central Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and using them to infect connected computers to mine for the Monero cryptocurrency. 611 more words

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'They're not safe': Smaller firms, financial institutions becoming more vulnerable to cyber attacks

A director of an international bank took concerns about cyber crime into his own hands recently, hiring a specialized team to covertly breach his own company’s network. 1,981 more words

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Health Clinic Sued Three Days After Announcing Massive Security Breach

Some people don’t like to wait when filing lawsuits;
Aug 8, 2016 01:30 GMT  ·  By Catalin Cimpanu

Three days after announcing a data breach that might have potentially affected a whopping 3.7 million patients, a US-based healthcare provider was sued for negligence by one of its employees in a class-action lawsuit. 318 more words

Security News World Wide

Interpol penetrates zombie servers to catch Nigerian mastermind behind worldwide email fraud

LAGOS — A Nigerian accused of scamming US$60 million from companies around the world through fraudulent emails has been arrested after months of investigation, Interpol and Nigeria’s anti-fraud agency said Monday. 271 more words


Chthonic Banking Trojan Distributed via Legitimate PayPal Emails

Victims would have a hard time spotting malicious emails

Jul 26, 2016 23:50 GMT  ·  By Catalin Cimpanu  ·  Share:

Legitimate emails sent from PayPal’s official email address included links that redirected users to a website that distributed Chthonic, a newer variant of the infamous Zeus banking trojan. 277 more words

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Backdoor Account Found in Dell Network Security Products

Dell SonicWall equipment came/comes with a hidden account

Jul 20, 2016 21:04 GMT  ·  By Catalin Cimpanu

Security researchers have discovered six serious security issues that plague several Dell SonicWall products, one of which is a hidden account with easy-to-guess credentials. 324 more words

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