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The FBI recently warned companies about the uptick in the theft of financial data. They claim over 500 million financial records were stolen in the last 12 months, over 400 million of those in the last six months. These revelations came during a financial serv...

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IT

Google announced through their online security blog yesterday that they are adding “stronger protection for particularly security-sensitive individuals.” 
The added security comes in “a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a...

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IT

How often are you on your cellphone? Do you carry it everywhere with you? How much information does it contain about you or your company?
And what would you do if all that information was stolen?Blackphone, which describes itself as the “first smartphone to put privacy and contro...

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Other Organizations

For anyone who goes online, it’s impossible to hack-proof yourself, but not impossible to make a hacker’s job extremely difficult. Here are three things to almost hack-proof yourself.Two-factor authentication. Imagine a hacker, who has your password, trying to get into your accoun...

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Week seven has come and gone, leaving only six weeks left to go in the regular season of 2014's HackSurfer Fantasy Cybercrime League.
For those unfamiliar, a few months back the HackSurfer staff drafted rosters of our favorite cybercrime tags: an industry sector, a cyber...

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Telecom

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In a recent study conducted by Kaspersky Labs, mobile phone malware is primarily designed to steal banking credentials or money. The focus of the study was Android specific phones which, 
according to the Phys.org, accounts for 98% of phones...

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Consumer Goods

The year of 2014 has certainly seen a lot in the world of cybercrime, especially in the consumer goods sector. With news this morning about a possible breach of several Staples stores located in the northeastern United States, this might be a trend that sticks around for the ...

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Financials

Bitcoins has been out of the spotlight for the past month due to its declining value but hackers are still active in trying to find creative ways to steal the virtual currency.  Hackers are now accessing internet providers and "Stealing an entire chunk of raw internet tr...

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Healthcare

The Healthcare sector was moderately active for the month of September. A “D” grade was given, indicating the level of risk in September was slightly worse than the average cybercrime risk facing the sector over the past six months.
Community Health Systems was a major trending t...

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IT

ISO 27001 is the international standard that sets out the best-practice specifications of
an information security management system (ISMS). It describes a holistic
approach to information security management that can be implemented in any
organization – regardless of its siz...

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I woke up this morning to the news that Staples stores in the Northeastern United States are investigating a pattern of payment card fraud that suggests customer card data may have been stolen. That would make Staples $SPLS the 60th industry target tied to malware so far...

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Consumer Goods

Kmart $KMRT and Dairy Queen were at the top of discussion in a week that encompassed a lot of different topics. 
The OpenSSL Project, Drupal and Snapchat complete the top five trending cybercrime targets discussed last week.1. Kmart On October 10 Kmart (owned by Sears) ...

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