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One In Five Brits Victims of Cybercrime in 2015

A Deloitte survey claims that around one-fifth of UK computer users have been hit by cybercrime in 2015, according to Tech Week. The survey shows that 21% of people polled experienced instances of personal data theft,…

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DDOS Attacks Reach Record Numbers in Q2 2015

The State of the Internet report from Akamai has revealed an alarming statistic concerning the prevalence of DDOS attacks. Shockingly, there was a 7 percent increase compared to the last quarter and up 132 percent from the same…

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Lizard Squad Hacker Convicted of 50,000 Counts of Computer Crime

A Finnish hacker, and member of the notorious Lizard Squad, has been found guilty of 50,700 charges of hacking, according to the nation’s newspaper, Kaleva. The hacker, 17-year-old Julius “zeekill” Kivimaki, was given a 2-year suspended…

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Sony Reportedly ‘Spooked’ It Could Be Victimized by Cyberattack Again

Sony Pictures Entertainment is still trying to recover from a major data breach that saw several movies leaked online, personal employee data stolen, and confidential emails published for the world to see. It looks like the…

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UK National Crime Agency Arrests Five in Cybercrime Sweep, While Threats Continue

As part of an international operation targeting cybercriminals using remote access tools (RATs) to hijack computers, five people were arrested in the UK. There is an international effort to promote cybersecurity for both consumers and businesses,…

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JPMorgan Customers Target in Huge Phishing Campaign

JPMorgan, the No. 1 U.S. bank by assets, has confirmed that spammers have launched a phishing campaign targeting its customers. The spam-campaign is dubbed Smash and Grab and was launched on Tuesday by an unknown group.…

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UK National Crime Agency Disrupts ‘Shylock’ Malware

Distribution of the “Shylock” malware has been disrupted by the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), in an effort to prevent a growing number of users from being compromised. The Shylock malware reportedly infected more than 30,000…

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‘Copyright Infringement’ Notice With Trojan Software Hits 30,000 Users

Cybercriminals are targeting users with an email that looks like a copyright warning from popular music and movie studios, but instead has an attached Trojan designed to infect users. It might look like an email from…

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Israeli Defense Force Recently Hacked By The Syrian Electronic Army

The official Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Twitter account was recently hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), saying there was a possible nuclear leak. It’s a clever tactic to try to embarrass the IDF, but this…

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Cybersecurity Insider Threats Dangerous and Difficult to Defend Against

Cybersecurity experts are finding it difficult to keep hackers out of their networks, but the risk of insider threats continues to cause headaches.  It’s a troubling epidemic because most system and network security systems are designed…

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Yahoo Malware Attack Reportedly More Far-Reaching Than Previously Thought

Yahoo has reported a while back that on January the 3rd, their website has been infected with ad-related malware content. The FoxIT security company reported that the UK, France and Romania were the countries who suffered…

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6 Major Concerns about Privacy & Security Among US Citizens

Perhaps all the increasing discussions and ramifications about the NSA have prompted your concern, or maybe you’ve noticed that when you search for something, email a friend about a topic, or send an IM, you’re suddenly…