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Russian Hackers Demand Ransom For Medical Records

Russian Hackers Demand Ransom For Medical Records

| December 12, 2012 | Reply

Sara Hicks Yahoo News   Russian hackers are holding a Gold Coast medical centre to ransom after encrypting thousands of patient health records. The hackers are demanding a ransom of $4,000 to decrypt the sensitive information held on a server at the Miami Family Medical Centre. IT security expert Nigel Phair says this latest attack […]

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Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

| October 19, 2012 | 4 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   For five weeks now some of the largest banks in the United States, including HSBC, Capitol One and BB&T, have been under a sustained cyber attack from unidentified hackers. The attackers are using denial of service (DOS) attacks to cripple access to the banks’ websites.  In a phone interview […]

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Russian Hackers Plan U.S. Cyber Bank Heist

Russian Hackers Plan U.S. Cyber Bank Heist

| October 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

Matt Egan Fox News – Business   Security professionals have recently learned that a cartel of Russian hackers is planning to launch a separate attack aimed at stealing money from about 30 U.S. financial institutions, an apparent attempt to piggyback and capitalize on the ongoing cyber attacks on U.S. banks. The emergence of Russian hackers […]

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Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

| May 18, 2012 | 6 Replies

Antone Gonsalves CSO   The malware business growing around Google Android — now the leading smartphone operating system — is still in its infancy. Today, many of the apps built to steal money from Android users originate from Russia and China, so criminal gangs there have become cyber-trailblazers. Sophos and Symantec on Wednesday released their […]

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Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

| April 17, 2012 | 4 Replies

  The Hacker News   DDOS attacks against the financial sector almost tripled during the first quarter of this year, according to DDoS mitigation specialist Prolexic. The firm also reported a 3,000 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase in malicious packet traffic targeted at the financial services sector, compared with the final quarter of 2011. China leads the […]

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