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Archive for April 4th, 2012


ThreatMetrix Identifies the Most Prominent Malware Trends and Predictions for 2012

“ThreatMetrix, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, announced today that it has identified the most threatening malware trends and organizational transformations that could wreak havoc on businesses in 2012. These include more innovative Trojan attacks, the growth of Man-In-The-Browser (MitB) page injections, the rising popularity of mobile transactions and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD).”In the last year, we have seen a significant increase in sophisticated MitB Trojan activities targeting financial institutions, payment processors, governments and online businesses,” said Andreas Baumhof, chief technology officer, ThreatMetrix

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Seven Cybercrime-Fighting Steps For Small Businesses

“How To Defend Against CybercrimeCybercrime represents a $2 trillion annual business, representing 15 percent of the global production of goods and services, according to the United Nations.

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P2P File Sharing Security Concerns for Small Businesses

“Peer to peer file sharing is a great technology used to share data over peer networks. Its also great software to get hacked

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EU: Possession of Hacking Tools to Become a Criminal Offense

“Cyber attacks on IT systems would become a criminal offense punishable by at least two years in prison throughout the EU under a draft law backed by the Civil Liberties Committee. Possessing or distributing hacking software and tools would also be an offense, and companies would be liable for cyber attacks committed for their benefit

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Four Unanswered Questions about the Cyber Security Bills

“The U.S.

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Financial Institutions – Your Time is Coming

“I have been getting a lot of inquiries lately about whether or not financial institutions are required to comply with the PCI standards. It fascinates me how certain groups seem to think that the rules apply to everyone else but their own. Page five of the PCI DSS states:PCI DSS applies to all entities involved in payment card processing including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers, as well as all other entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data….”

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Spoofed Email with Keylogger Malware Costs Company $100,000

“The IC3 has received several complaints from businesses regarding an e-mail, purportedly from the BBB, which states the BBB has received a complaint from a customer regarding their business. The recipient is asked to review the complaint attached to the e-mail and respond to the BBB. The file attached to the e-mail contains a virus….”

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How to Make a Data Breach Disappear

“For companies that are in the business of collecting, storing or monetizing user data or processing large numbers of transactions, it's a matter of when, not if, they will suffer a major compromise or data loss. Most recently the giant wheel of pain stopped on Global Payments, but a weird thing happened on the way to Internet infamy: the story kind of died

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Active Zeus C&Cs Remain Following Microsoft Takedown

“It appears that Microsofts recent Zeus takedown attempt left some bots behind. Days after the company announced it had sinkholed the troublesome botnet, researchers say that there are still some C&C domains active. FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab's Atif Mushtaq is reporting that, despite a largely successful takedown, part of the botnet has recovered from the takeover attempt….”

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MPAA warns Megaupload could set up shop again

“Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three of the company's executives are still waiting to see whether the request for the extradition to the US will be granted by the New Zealand court handling their case. In the meantime, the MPAA has filed a petition asking the judge presiding over the case in the US to prohibit Carpathia, the Virginia-based hosting service that hosts Megaupload's servers, to sell them back to the controversial company.”A sale or transfer of the servers to Megaupload (or any of the defendants) would raise a significant risk that Megaupload will simply ship the servers, hard drives or other equipment — and all of the infringing content they contain — to a foreign jurisdiction and relaunch the infringing Megaupload service, which would result in untold further infringements of the MPAA members copyrighted works

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