1. frogboy

    Security Alert Expected cyber threats over the next six months

    With recent large-scale cyber attacks signaling a growing front in destructive threats and business impact, a new midyear report from iDefense, part of Accenture Security, reveals how threat actors are continuing to evolve their ability to avoid detection. The 2017 Cyber Threatscape Report...
  2. frogboy

    Security Alert Netflix target of cybercriminals

    Netflix has enjoyed huge success over the last couple of years. As stated in the company’s overview, they have over 93 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day. Not bad for a company that started out during the declining years of...
  3. frogboy

    What motivates youngsters to get into cybercrime?

    A UK National Crime Agency report, which is based on debriefs with offenders and those on the fringes of criminality, explores why young people assessed as unlikely to commit more traditional crimes get involved in cyber crime. Motives and opportunities It emphasises that financial gain is not...
  4. frogboy

    Cyber-criminals Offer Christmas Ransomware Discount

    Cyber-criminals appear to be getting into the Christmas spirit, with one group offering ransomware victims who intend to pay a festive discount of more than half the original cost. Security vendor Forcepoint spotted the seasonal campaign from the black hats behind the CryptXXX ransomware...
  5. frogboy

    How cybercriminals attack homes, and how to stop them

    At a recent Home Hacker Lab event, an ethical hacker revealed how cybercriminals attack, and what consumers can do to protect themselves. The October 13 workshop in New York City, presented by HSB and Prescient Solutions, mounted a remote cyber-attack on an Internet-connected model home...
  6. Andra Zaharia

    The Ukrainian Hacker Who Became the FBI’s Best Weapon—And Worst Nightmare

    The Ukrainian Hacker Who Became the FBI’s Best Weapon—And Worst Nightmare This isn't exactly news, but rather a story that sounds more like a movie script and real life. I think it's important that we read and share these stories to help people realize that cyber security is a very big deal...
  7. frogboy

    Deep and Dark Web: Complexity and escalating cybercriminal activity

    Flashpoint released an annual research report that looks to uncover the growing complexity of illicit communities and the industrialization of cybercrime over the past year. In the report, researchers highlight prolific trends that pose the greatest risk to organizations and their critical...
  8. frogboy

    Malware Trends in October - Report by Dr. Web

    October proved to be a quiet month in terms of information security events. However, over the course of the second autumn month, a number of popular Internet resources still fell victim to attacks of cybercriminals—the hacked websites were used to distribute a dangerous program disguised as an...