cybercrime

  • Six Lessons From Cybersecurity Superhero Training Crunch Network

    Six Lessons From Cybersecurity Superhero Training

    One of my distinct grade-school memories is filing out of fourth grade class, nervous, but excited to miss a portion of math class. We were having our quarterly disaster-survival drill; instructing students on what to do in case disaster strikes. While working through yet another attempted malicious cybersecurity attack it dawned on me, why can’t we apply this diligence and training… Read More

  • The Biggest Cybersecurity Risk Is Not Identity Theft Crunch Network

    The Biggest Cybersecurity Risk Is Not Identity Theft

    What would happen if a hacker edited a major news website to falsely report an anthrax attack in Times Square? Even if the site removed the story within minutes, it already would have been reposted and retweeted thousands of times. The misinformation likely would lead to crowded sidewalks, traffic accidents, overflowing hospitals, a plummeting stock market and other chaos. Read More

  • De-escalation Is The Answer To Today’s Growing Cyber Tension Crunch Network

    De-escalation Is The Answer To Today’s Growing Cyber Tension

    Leading up to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States, media buzzed with talk of an unprecedented cybersecurity agreement on par with previous governance around the creation and handling of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. But what was built up to be the first arms control accord for cyberspace actually turned out to be quite anticlimactic. Read More

  • Will AI Be Smart Enough To Protect Us From Online Threats? Crunch Network

    Will AI Be Smart Enough To Protect Us From Online Threats?

    According to some estimates, the global cost of cybercrime in 2013 was $113 billion. The actual cost may vary, but whatever the true figure, it’s a spicy meatball. Human beings really aren’t the best at computer security. Here’s an idea: Let’s set our computers to defend our computers. Let’s build a computer strong enough, fast enough and smart enough to defend us… Read More

  • Senate Passes Cybersecurity Threat Sharing Bill That Tech Hates

    Senate Passes Cybersecurity Threat Sharing Bill That Tech Hates

    In a crushing blow to the tech industry and privacy advocates, the Senate today passed the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The bill, which passed the Senate on a 74-21 bipartisan vote, is intended to allow companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with the government. However, critics, particularly those in the tech industry, say the bill will… Read More

  • Valuing A Data Breach Victim Crunch Network

    Valuing A Data Breach Victim

    In the relentless world of public breach reporting, there’s a fixation on the number of accounts affected; the higher the number, the larger the impact. But from a victim’s perspective, does it make a difference if your information was included in a breach alongside 10,000 or 50,000,000 others? From a criminal ecosystem perspective, the number of victims per successful breach… Read More

  • This Could Be The Year Of The University Hack Crunch Network

    This Could Be The Year Of The University Hack

    You’re a college freshman relishing in your newfound freedom. You wake up in your cramped dorm room, roll over and grab your laptop to check Facebook — but when you type in your password, it’s rejected. Slightly annoyed, you pull on some clothes, grab your backpack and head to the local coffee shop, where your credit card is promptly declined. Frazzled and in desperate need… Read More

  • Endgame Raises Another $23M To Take Its Gov’t Security Solutions To A Wider Commercial Market

    Endgame Raises Another $23M To Take Its Gov’t Security Solutions To A Wider Commercial Market

    The rise in cybercrime, malware and other malicious hacking is seeing a subsequent rise in the fortunes of tech startups that are setting out to fight it. Today, cybercrime solution specialist Endgame announced that it has raised $23 million in a Series B round of equity finance. It will partly use the proceeds to take its product — originally developed for and deployed with… Read More

  • Europe’s New Cybercrime Center To Open Its Doors This Week: EC3 To Act As Hub For EU-Wide Collaboration To Combat E-Crime

    Europe’s New Cybercrime Center To Open Its Doors This Week: EC3 To Act As Hub For EU-Wide Collaboration To Combat E-Crime

    Europe’s fight against cybercrime has a new home: the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) will open its doors on January 11. The centre’s focus will be on illegal online activities carried out by organised crime groups — especially attacks targeting e-banking and other online financial activities, online child sexual exploitation and crimes that affect the critical infrastructure… Read More

  • Norton Study: The Worst Part About Cybercrime? Dealing With The Emotional Baggage

    How many of you have been the victim of cybercrime? And for the sake of argument, let’s just define “cybercrime” as having contracted malware (viruses, trojans, etc), having your identity stolen, or having been the victim of credit card fraud. I’d be shocked if you don’t fit into any of of those three, since 73 percent of all U.S. Web users have been the victim of… Read More

  • Intel admits it was target of "sophisticated" attack

    Google was attacked by hackers in China. Microsoft reports that they’re the target of hackers all day, every day. Now Intel is stepping forward, and admitting in their annual 10-K filing that they were the target of a sophisticated attack. Intel observes that it might be industrial espionage, or it might be “hackers seeking to harm the company.” It makes you wonder how… Read More