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INTERPOL Operation Sweeps Up Thousands of Cybercrime Servers Used for Ransomware, DDoS, Spam
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Massive public-private 'cyber surge' in Asia identifies hundreds of compromised websites in operation that spans multiple cybercriminal groups, activities.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Nigerian Convicted in Passport Wire Fraud and Internet Scam
Dark Reading Staff,
A Nigerian man set up a number of U.S. bank accounts with bogus passports over a one year period, in which he managed to steal at least $500,000 through wire fraud and Internet scams.
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Computer Engineer Charged with Theft of Proprietary Computer Code
Dark Reading Staff,
Zhengquan Zhang arrested for stealing over 3 million files containing company trade secrets from his employer, a global finance firm.
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UK Loan Firm Wonga Suffers Financial Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff,
Customers in the UK and Poland may have had their bank account details compromised.
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Matching Wits with a North Korea-Linked Hacking Group
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Skilled 'Bluenoroff' arm of infamous Lazarus hacking team behind Bangladesh Bank heist and Sony attacks actively resists investigators on its trail, Kaspersky Lab says.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Cybercriminals Seized Control of Brazilian Bank for 5 Hours
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Sophisticated heist compromised major bank's entire DNS infrastructure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Romanian Man Pleads Guilty to ATM Skimming Scheme
Dark Reading Staff,
Radu Bogdan Marin allegedly used stolen account details and fake ATM cards to withdraw tens of thousands of dollars.
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Hacking the Business Email Compromise
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
BEC attacks are on the rise, but plain-old spoofing of business executives' email accounts remains more prevalent.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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New MagikPOS Malware Targets Point-of-Sale Systems In US & Canada
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Malware uses a remote access Trojan to sniff out potential victims first, Trend Micro says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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North Korea's 'Lazarus' Likely Behind New Wave of Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff,
Symantec says it has digital evidence that hack group Lazarus is behind the recent sophisticated cyberattacks on 31 countries.
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DoJ Indicts Russian FSB Officers and Cybercriminals in Yahoo Breach
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Russian intelligence officials hired renowned cybercriminals to do their bidding in massive hacks that compromised Yahoo, Gmail, and other email accounts of millions of people in the US, Russia, elsewhere.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Nigerian Cybercrime Matures, Morphs
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
INTERPOL, security researchers see West Africa cybercrime scene expanding and getting more sophisticated.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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New York’s Cyber Regulations: How to Take Action & Who’s Next
Prakash Linga, CTO & Co-founder of Vera
Even if your company isn’t directly subject to these new rules, you can assume that the approach will be adopted by regulatory agencies at home and abroad eventually.
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New Cybersecurity Regulations Begin Today For NY Banks
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
New York's new security regulations for financial industry viewed as potential model for other states.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer,
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Two Charged In Gas Station Card-Skimming Scheme
Dark Reading Staff,
Two individuals face federal charges for skimming debit card information from gas station pumps across multiple states.
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Law Enforcement At RSAC: Collaboration Is Key To Online Crime Fighting
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
Agencies and investigators are reaching out across jurisdictions and international borders to vanquish spammers, botnet operators, and worse.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor,
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Voice Biometrics Prone To Error, Study Shows
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
New research shows the need for a holistic solution to authentication, not just voice biometrics alone.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer,
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Iran Intensifies Its Cyberattack Activity
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Middle East targets – namely Saudi Arabia – are feeling the brunt of the attacks, but experts anticipate Iran will double down on hacking US targets.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Alleged Russian Hacker With Ties To ‘Notorious Cybercriminals’ Arrested In LA
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Alexander Tverdokhlebov is being held on charges of conspiring with another hacker to steal money from online bank accounts.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Organizations In 40 Countries Under ‘Invisible’ Cyberattacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Unknown threat actors are stealing sensitive financial data using memory resident malware crafted from legitimate tools, Kaspersky Lab warns.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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