Cybercriminals

A cybercriminal’s guide to exploiting DNS
Cybercriminals are experts at DNS, and can exploit DNS because most people do not fully understand it yet, writes Ken Pohniman of Infoblox.
Cybercriminals targeting healthcare organisations: Fortinet
Fortinet has warned that patient data is far more valuable to hackers on the black market than credit card numbers because it tends to contain data that is detailed, rich, and full of information that cybercriminals can use for identity theft and fraud.
50% of companies put themselves at DDoS risks: Kaspersky Lab
Based on a research carried out by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, only half of companies regard countermeasures against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks as an important component of IT security.
12 scams to watch out for this holiday season: McAfee
McAfee, part of Intel Security, has announced its annual 12 Scams of the Holidays list to educate the public on the most popular ways cybercriminals scam consumers during the holiday season as they surf their digital devices.
ATM hack a global issue: Interpol and Kaspersky Lab
The recent spate of ATM 'hacks' is not just a Malaysian problem. Kaspersky Lab’s experts have performed a forensic investigation into cyber-criminal attacks targeting multiple ATMs around the world.
Increased security threat from ‘one-day wonder’ websites
Over 70% of Web-based hostnames appear for just 24 hours, according to Blue Coat Systems Inc, which specialises in what it calls ‘business assurance’ technology.
Cybercriminals more patient, eyeing bigger targets: Symantec
In 2013, there was a 62% increase in the number of data breaches globally from the previous year, resulting in more than 552 million identities being exposed, according to the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report.
Cybercriminals take advantage of MH17 tragedy: Trend Micro
Trend Micro Inc is warning Internet users to remain vigilant against cybercriminals who are taking advantage of the recent Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy.
Kaspersky looks into cybercriminals and cloud services
Although cloud-based file storage services have long been popular among Internet users, the indisputable convenience of such services is to some extent offset by a number of risks, Kaspersky Lab said in a statement.
Cybercriminals exploit Boston Marathon bombing to steal user info
Less than 24 hours after the explosions at the Boston Marathon, security company Trend Micro Incorporated detected more than 9,000 spammed messages relating to the tragic incident that took three lives and left scores injured.
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