cybercriminals

One in 10 PCs susceptible to malware attack

One in 10 PCs susceptible to malware attack

AVG Research is claiming that one in 10 of all PCs is infected by malware controlled by cybercriminals using the ‘Eleonore’ exploit toolkit.
Jul 23 2010 9:25AM
Cybercriminals exploiting Winter Olympics, luger's death

Cybercriminals exploiting Winter Olympics, luger's death

Attackers utilise Twitter and black hat SEO tactics.
Feb 17 2010 10:28AM
Stronger botnets and increased spam detections in 2009

Stronger botnets and increased spam detections in 2009

Cybercriminals learn lessons from McColo shutdown.
Dec 9 2009 12:06PM
Cybercriminals modernise, but stick to vintage exploits

Cybercriminals modernise, but stick to vintage exploits

Cybercriminals are combining older exploits with modern business management techniques to make money, according to a new Cisco security report released this week.
Jul 17 2009 10:21AM
Twitter hit by major attack as cybercriminals monopolise trending topics

Twitter hit by major attack as cybercriminals monopolise trending topics

Spammers are using the trending topics section on Twitter to spread malware.
Jun 5 2009 11:24AM
Swine Flu spam continues to spread with cybercriminals using celebrity names

Swine Flu spam continues to spread with cybercriminals using celebrity names

Spammers have moved to using celebrity names alongside swine flu terms to spread malicious links.
May 12 2009 10:46AM
Image spam levels reach 19-month high

Image spam levels reach 19-month high

Levels of image spam have reached a 19-month high that is getting harder to detect.
May 6 2009 10:30AM
Cybercriminals keeping up with banking safeguards

Cybercriminals keeping up with banking safeguards

Threats are becoming more sophisticated, and cybercriminals are getting smarter at evading new authentication controls, according to an RSA Conference panel of security practitioners representing three major financial institutions.
Apr 23 2009 10:38AM
Why cybercriminals love a good Valentine’s Day

Why cybercriminals love a good Valentine’s Day

For cybercriminals, Valentine's Day is just another opportunity to draw in unsuspecting internet users, as Phil Vasic, A/NZ country manager for Websense, explains.
Feb 10 2009 2:55PM
Cybercriminals gearing up for Cyber Monday

Cybercriminals gearing up for Cyber Monday

Security experts are warning of socially engineered threats targeting users this holiday season.
Nov 27 2008 10:24AM
Cybersting: FBI ran DarkMarket forum to catch cybercriminals

Cybersting: FBI ran DarkMarket forum to catch cybercriminals

The FBI used the DarkMarket.ws cybercriminal forum to create profiles of identity thieves looking to share tips and purchase stolen data.
Oct 15 2008 10:10AM
Business booms for organised cybercriminals

Business booms for organised cybercriminals

Cybercrime organisations are today being run by bosses parading as business entrepreneurs, complete with criminal staff.
Jul 17 2008 10:16AM
Cybercriminals feed off China earthquake disaster

Cybercriminals feed off China earthquake disaster

A new spam email purporting to be a news report about China’s recent earthquake can install a malicious Trojan if its attachment is opened, warned Sophos.
May 22 2008 4:41PM
Kaspersky: Anti-virus community now has upper hand on cybercriminals

Kaspersky: Anti-virus community now has upper hand on cybercriminals

The bad guys are in a creative crisis, and unable to conjure up new attacks to target networks, according to Kaspersky Lab's most recent quarterly Malware Evolution report.
Aug 10 2007 9:46AM
Spammers exploit iPhone hype

Spammers exploit iPhone hype

Apple wasn't the only one to cash in on the hype surrounding Friday's iPhone release.
Jul 3 2007 9:25AM
Kaspersky: Keyloggers becoming the ultimate security threat

Kaspersky: Keyloggers becoming the ultimate security threat

The number of keyloggers has soared in recent years and poses the greatest threat to business networks than any other tool used by cybercriminals, according to the latest report by Kaspersky Lab.


Mar 30 2007 9:56AM
Microsoft gets tough on cybercriminals

Microsoft gets tough on cybercriminals

Microsoft yesterday unveiled a global law enforcement campaign aiming to bring down cybercriminal masterminds behind large-scale phishing attacks.
Mar 21 2006 12:01PM
IBM: Cybercriminals to get stealthier

IBM: Cybercriminals to get stealthier

Cybercrime will focus on attacking specific organizations or companies for extortion in the next year, moving away from mass global attacks, a recent report has said.
Jan 23 2006 9:05PM
Cut cybercriminals off at the pass

Cut cybercriminals off at the pass

May 13 2005 11:51AM
International cooperation to catch cybercriminals is up

International cooperation to catch cybercriminals is up

International cooperation in cracking down on cybercrime has increased, said a computer crime specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Jan 20 2005 12:43AM

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