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The expansion of cyber crime

The expansion of cyber crime

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Buy with a strategic view, not to fight fire

Buy with a strategic view, not to fight fire

There was an interesting piece of research released this week by Digital Guardian, which made a number of key points, the first being about the lack of a strategic view within many security functions.   I see this on a daily basis; the issue is exasperated by a number of issues and some unique to (…read more)

One year on: how retail hacks showed APTs in practice

One year on: how retail hacks showed APTs in practice

It’s now almost a year since Target admitted the loss of customer data following an extremely sophisticated hack.   Involving one of Target’s suppliers, a number of point of sale devices and a large number of customer records, the breach was one of the largest in recent history. Target bounced back and dealt with the (…read more)

Holiday retail “freeze” takes hold

Holiday retail “freeze” takes hold

With the holiday retail “freeze” underway, any security upgrades or technology additions are put on hold until after the busy holiday shopping season and only critical security patches get installed.   The holiday season is retailers’ busiest time of year, with an estimated one-fifth of the year’s shopping taking place between November and December in (…read more)

FinFisher spotted by Detekt

FinFisher spotted by Detekt

The FinFisher surveillance software masqueraded as a benign bookmark manager, according to detection by the Detekt software.   According to the Register, developer Claudio Guarnieri...read more

November 27, 2014

Scam of the Week

Two scams relating to Amazon orders spotted

Two scams relating to Amazon orders spotted

Web and email security researchers at AppRiver have tracked two types of Amazon phishing emails targeting the UK, one hitting 600,000 and another 160,000.   Both carry Trojan malware that harvest banking login credentials, email credentials and social media credentials.   The first campaign is posing as messages from Amazon.co.uk with the subject line reading: (…read more)