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Hackers Are Playing The Game For Big Money Jackpots

Hackers Are Playing The Game For Big Money Jackpots

Tomer Teller CNBC   Back in 2010, the FBI joined law enforcement agencies across the globe in shutting down a criminal operation that stole some $70 million from U.S. banks. The gang’s weapon of choice was not a machine gun or a set of safe-cracking tools. Instead, the gang relied …

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Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

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 …

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Cyber Spies Are Exploiting Your Mac and Windows Computers

Cyber Spies Are Exploiting Your Mac and Windows Computers

Antone Gonsalves CSO   Cyber spies have planted Java- and Flash-exploiting malware on Web sites focused on human rights, defense and foreign policy. Over the last two weeks, the Shadowserver Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks Internet threats, has discovered several such compromised Web sites that download the malware through …

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10 Hacking Incidents That Made History

10 Hacking Incidents That Made History

Joan Goodchild PC Advisor – UK   Hacking has been around for decades. Today’s crimes are often financially-motivated fraud. Here are ten hacking incidents that made history In our first Rogues Gallery, we looked at ten infamous social engineers — con men who exploited human weaknesses rather than technical vulnerabilities. But there have …

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Japanese Bank Plans to Use Palm Reading ATMs

Japanese Bank Plans to Use Palm Reading ATMs

Jay Alabaster NetworkWorld   A Japanese bank will introduce ATMs that use palm scanners in place of cash cards, it said Wednesday. Ogaki Kyoristu Bank said the new machines will allow customers to withdraw or deposit cash and check their balances by placing their hand on a scanner and entering …

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Grocery Self-Service Checkout Lanes Hacked

Grocery Self-Service Checkout Lanes Hacked

Craig Blahia Technorati   Ever use the self-service lanes at the grocery store? 20 of the self-service credit card check-out kiosks in California based Save-Mart stores were reportedly tampered with, collecting credit card information from unsuspecting customers. According to the press release on the Save-Mart web site, the hacked credit card …

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92,204,248 Government Websites Hacked in Three Years

92,204,248 Government Websites Hacked in Three Years

  GovernanceNow   As many as 133 government websites fell prey to hackers in the first three months of 2012, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot has said. “As per incidents reported to and tracked by the Indian Computer Emergency Response team (CERT), a total number of …

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Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets and DDoS Attacks

  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 …

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Cyber Safety Measures for Online Shopping

Cyber Safety Measures for Online Shopping

With the popularity of online shopping today, the importance of cyber security becomes essential to everyone. Shopping, even in the real world, involves money and where there is money, there go the criminals. And since much shopping is now happening in cyber space, these criminals lost no time in following …

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