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The year has been jam-packed with cybercrime. At this point almost everyone has heard of bigger corporations such as Jimmy John’s and Home Depot having their POS terminals compromised.What about small and medium businesses? Attacks rose against small and medium businesses in ...

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Provo City School District in Utah discovered a data breach due to a phishing attack. The attack allowed someone to gain unauthorized access to an employee's email account which contained files with personal identification information of about half of the employees. The breac...

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Financials

Most Notable InfoA reporter at the Chicago Tribune, Phil Rosenthal, says “just assume your credit and debit card data was hacked.” A new article published to the Tribune website boasts that not-so-surprising statement to consumers everywhere. The sad part is...it’s probably t...

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You were taught to share your toys as a young child, but this doesn’t apply to letting others use your Wi-Fi. The difference between sharing the plastic shovel and sharing the wireless connection is that with the latter, who’s to say that the “thief” won’t eventually crash in on y...

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Healthcare

When discussing the issue of cybercrime in the healthcare sector, one topic comes up time and time again: money. Barry Johnson, president of Dara Security: "A lot of it does boil down to budgetary issues."Jason Polancich, founder of SurfWatch Labs: "Funds are at a p...

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The recent cyber-attacks in the consumer goods and entertainment sectors show that hackers are stepping up their game and that consumers need to be wary. An article released by VentureBeat News goes into detail about this “new breed of hackers.”Eric Chui, Presid...

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Supervalu Inc. and the Albertsons supermarket chain are in the news again for another data breach. In an advisory posted on its website September 29, Supervalu acknowledged that
malicious software was installed on a section of its computer network that processes transa...

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That little thing that you stick in your computer to store or transfer data can also mean very bad news.The USB device or “flash drive” can be reconfigured to work like a little thief, for instance, being made to mimic a keyboard and take instructions from the master thief to rip ...

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Government

A fake spyware has been floating around claiming to help and organize Occupy Central activists in Hong Kong.  The app claims to have been developed by Code4HK but the developers have no knowledge of ever creating this app."Once downloaded and installe...

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Entertainment

Covering cybercrime is an endlessly fascinating social experiment, and there's never a down week.Just a moment ago, I sat staring at my blank screen thinking, "Man, last week was a pretty quiet week cybercrime wise. What am I going to write about?" Then I thought of a co...

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Home Depot is still the king when it comes to last week’s cybercrime chatter. A newer development coming by way of a Jimmy John’s breach has exploded on the scene, and comes in number two for last week’s most discussed cybercrime targets.Apple, the GNU Project, and the breach at V...

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Industrials

Most Notable InfoThe major attack of the day was perpetrated against Japan Airlines when 750,000 customers' data was leaked due to a breach against the airline’s miles program. SC Magazine reports, “Following an investigation – which found that 23 computers contained malware ...

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