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Criminals hold key to AV future

Criminals hold key to AV future

Criminals and software giant Microsoft hold the key to the future of the anti-virus industry, according to an anti-virus expert.
Jun 15 2006 4:49PM
Cyber criminals count on Sudoku to infect victim PCs

Cyber criminals count on Sudoku to infect victim PCs

Security experts yesterday warned that a growing number of maliciously coded web pages are downloading spyware programs onto computers without the consent of the sites' visitors.
Apr 5 2006 9:52AM
Cyber criminals turn to extortion with Zippo-A trojan

Cyber criminals turn to extortion with Zippo-A trojan

Security experts have identified a tojan that encrypts victims' computer files, and then attempts to extort a ransom of $300 to restore the hijacked data.
Mar 17 2006 10:10AM
Cyber criminals attempt to dodge phishing site shutdowns

Cyber criminals attempt to dodge phishing site shutdowns

Online fraudsters have developed a new phishing technique in response to increasingly aggressive moves to identify and shut-down traditional phishing sites. Dubbed "smart redirection attacks," the new threat is designed to ensure that potential phishing victims always link to a live website.
Mar 8 2006 9:39AM
Professional criminals taking over malware creation

Professional criminals taking over malware creation

Malware attacks directed against individuals or enterprises are increasingly motivated by financial gain, which has led to a higher number of increasingly dangerous attacks, industry experts warned today.
Mar 7 2006 9:56AM
Organized cyber criminals dominate malware creation

Organized cyber criminals dominate malware creation

Over the last year, malware creation and distribution has been increasingly taken over by gangs of organized cyber criminals, undertaking highly targeted attacks for financial gain, new research has revealed.
Feb 21 2006 10:53AM
Organized cyber criminals target Valentine’s Day surfers

Organized cyber criminals target Valentine’s Day surfers

In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, security experts have warned that a recent jump in the number of online dating sites across the world can be at least partly attributed to the increase in malevolent websites used by cyber criminal as an opportune moment for phishing, spam and hacker attacks on unsuspecting victims.
Feb 13 2006 10:15AM
Industry groups create united front against cyber criminals

Industry groups create united front against cyber criminals

The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) have come together for the first time to jointly outline preliminary best practices aimed at eradicating online fraud.
Dec 15 2005 11:21AM
Spammers and criminals working hard to trick Christmas shoppers

Spammers and criminals working hard to trick Christmas shoppers

Security fears have made 69 percent of shoppers more cautious about purchasing goods online, a newly published survey has claimed.
Dec 14 2005 9:47AM
Cyber criminals fuel 2005 malware explosion

Cyber criminals fuel 2005 malware explosion

This year has seen the number of new malware threats rise by a staggering 48 percent, according to new research.
Dec 7 2005 9:13AM
Attacks rocket as organized cyber criminals target IM

Attacks rocket as organized cyber criminals target IM

IT security watchers today reported that the number of recorded attacks using instant messaging (IM) to propagate is rocketing as organized cyber criminals begin to target IM networks.
Dec 5 2005 2:39PM
Criminals will take $2.8B out of ecommerce in 2005

Criminals will take $2.8B out of ecommerce in 2005

Dollar losses from ecommerce fraud are rising, with newly published research predicting that cyber fraudsters will steal more than $2.8 billion during 2005, an 8-percent increase over the year before.
Nov 15 2005 11:12AM
Organized cyber criminals can 'bring down firms at will'

Organized cyber criminals can 'bring down firms at will'

Executives and corporate boards need to be vigilant about the threats posed by a global organized crime industry that has the capacity to "bring down firms at will," according to IT security industry insiders.
Nov 15 2005 10:46AM
Firms would rather 'pay criminals' than fight DDoS attacks

Firms would rather 'pay criminals' than fight DDoS attacks

Many firms are paying online gangs protection money rather than putting in place systems to fight off DoS attacks, according to an IBM security researcher.
Oct 6 2005 12:34PM
Criminals cash in on London bomb terror

Criminals cash in on London bomb terror

Sick virus writers are exploiting the bombing in London last week in order to propagate malicious code.
Jul 12 2005 3:51PM
Criminals encrypt files in extortion attempt

Criminals encrypt files in extortion attempt

Security companies have tracked a new type of internet attack that encrypts files on a user's machine and then demands payment for a decoder tool.
May 24 2005 9:22PM
Online criminals rewrite the script on phishing

Online criminals rewrite the script on phishing

Phishing criminals are increasingly turning to cross-site scripting in order to cheat internet users out of money, according to Netcraft.
Mar 15 2005 2:40PM
Quova teams with Forensics Explorers to track internet criminals

Quova teams with Forensics Explorers to track internet criminals

Quova, a provider of web geolocation services, on Monday announced a partnership with network forensics tool supplier Forensics Explorers to offer a service aimed at helping law enforcement track down online criminals.
Jun 21 2004 8:02PM

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