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What entrepreneurs can learn from Nigerian email scammers

Think it's easy to hide your true identity online? Isis Forensics could make you think again.

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As the amount of information we share online grows, so does our ability understand the true meaning behind what people write on the Internet. Isis Forensics is a new company with potential to capitalize on this in a big way. This UK-based startup has developed the ability to create accurate...
Think it's easy to hide your true identity online? Isis Forensics could make you think again.

Cannibal Cop's Computer Led To Conviction

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NYPD officer Gilberto Valle found guilty of in high-profile case. While the internet may allow people to adopt various personas and live out fantasies online, it's not a place for planning out criminal activity involving cannibalism, a jury ruled today. A New York jury has found NYPD officer Gilberto...
Cannibal Cop's Computer Led To Conviction

Death Inc - an intriguing Kickstarter game from ex-LittleBigPlanet developers

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Play as the Grim Reaper spreading the plague across 17th century England in this real-time strategy sim recalling the glory days of Britsoft legend, Bullfrog SoftwareIt's the seventeenth century. The bubonic plague has spread across Europe and the last survivors huddle together in fear for their lives and for the...
Death Inc - an intriguing Kickstarter game from ex-LittleBigPlanet developers

Lessons from the hack attack on The New York Times

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The New York Times' description of a cyberespionage campaign waged against the news media company by Chinese hackers demonstrates the importance of assuming criminals will eventually break into a computer system, and the best defense is to detect the intrusion as soon as possible. Last week, The Times disclosed...
Lessons from the hack attack on The New York Times

Google Gives $3M Global Impact Award Grant To Three Organizations To Support "Global Human Trafficking Hotline"

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Google’s non-profit arm announced its Global Impact Awards program last December and has has announced three organizations that would be receiving $3M in grants. All of these organizations are focused on setting up human trafficking helplines to help identify potential victims and provide them with support, no matter where they...
Google Gives $3M Global Impact Award Grant To Three Organizations To Support "Global Human Trafficking Hotline"
New zero-day exploit circumvents Adobe Reader's Protected Mode

McAfee Labs predicts the decline of Anonymous

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Computer security firm McAfee Labs released its annual Threat Predictions report today, taking a look at what we'll see (and hope not to see) on 2013's deck of malware and viruses. Interestingly, McAfee's analysis predicts a decline in Anonymous' attacks, a rise in the frequency and sophistication of mobile...
McAfee Labs predicts the decline of Anonymous

Researchers uncover new global cyberespionage operation dubbed SafeNet

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Security researchers from Trend Micro have uncovered an active cyberespionage operation that so far has compromised computers belonging to government ministries, technology companies, media outlets, academic research institutions and nongovernmental organizations from over 100 countries.The operation, which Trend Micro has dubbed SafeNet, targets potential victims using spear phishing emails...
Researchers uncover new global cyberespionage operation dubbed SafeNet

FBI nabs 24 in credit card sting

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Six arrested in UK as part of operation spanning four continents that targeted online financial fraud of stolen credit card informationSix people have been arrested in Britain as part of an FBI-led sting targeting 24 online financial fraudsters involved in the illegal trade of stolen bank and credit card information,...
FBI nabs 24 in credit card sting
Reddit Transforms Into Incredibly Informative Real-Time News Source For Aurora Shooting

Anonymous collective will decline in 2013, McAfee report predicts

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McAfee lab researchers say too many 'un-coordinated and unclear operations' are destroying hacking group's reputationA few short weeks ago, the sometimes lauded, sometimes hated hacking collective Anonymous launched an attack against the nearly universally disliked extremist Westboro Baptist Church.After the church announced they would be protesting at the funerals of...
Anonymous collective will decline in 2013, McAfee report predicts

Symantec: 51 percent of all malware ever was detected in 2009

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It is an absolute miracle that I have never had a virus, trojan, or other form of computer bug on this PC. I mean, if we’re to believe Symantec, then fully 51 percent of the viruses, trojans, and every other form of computer malware ever was spotted in 2009....
Symantec: 51 percent of all malware ever was detected in 2009

New Skype malware spreading at 2,000 clicks per hour makes money by using victims' machines to mine Bitcoins

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A new piece of malware propagating across Skype has been discovered that tries to convince the recipient to click on a link. What makes this particular threat different is that it drops a Bitcoin miner application to make the malware author money. While malware has spread on Skype and mined...
New Skype malware spreading at 2,000 clicks per hour makes money by using victims' machines to mine Bitcoins

Phones scammer or trustworthy solicitor? Software calls it

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Japanese researchers aim to protect potential victims of phone scams by identifying "overtrust" in their voices when they interact with the bad guys. [Read more]...
Phones scammer or trustworthy solicitor? Software calls it

GPS watch to help fight against rape

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The Indian government is working on a GPS-enabled watch that it hopes will help protect potential victims of rape....
GPS watch to help fight against rape

McAfee predicts Anonymous hacktivist movement will slow down in 2013, but its reasoning is flawed

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McAfee on Thursday announced its annual Threat Predictions report, highlighting the top security worries it predicts for 2013. Most of the forecasts are completely expected (mobile malware will become a bigger focus, crimeware and hacking as a service will expand, and large-scale attacks will increase) but one of them stood...
McAfee predicts Anonymous hacktivist movement will slow down in 2013, but its reasoning is flawed

Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns

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Smartphones and social networking sites are making it much easier for stalkers to target victims, say charitiesNew forms of digital technology and social networking sites such as Facebook are increasingly putting people at risk of stalking, according to a report published on Wednesday.The study, from Women's Aid and the Network...
Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns
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