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Cybercriminals Favoring Targeted Attacks over Mass Spam

« In a continuing trend, new research released by Cisco today further confirms that cybercriminals have made a fundamental shift in strategy, abandoning traditional mass spam attacks in favor of personalized attacks with a greater financial impact on targeted organizations. The research conducted by Cisco Security Intelligence Operations shows a trend toward increased targeted attacks that […]

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Cybercrime and the future of botnets

  First, the good news: The past year has witnessed the decimation of  spam volume, the arrests of several key hackers, and the high-profile  takedowns of some of the Web’s most notorious botnets. The bad news? The crooks behind  these huge crime machines are fighting back — devising new approaches designed to resist even the […]

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Australia toughens cybercrime laws

Australian carriers and ISPs will be forced to retain customer’s private data such as email and text messages by police and authorities, without a warrant, if it is required for investigations into cybercrime. The requirements are part of legislation introduced to strengthen cyber security laws and enhance Australia’s ability to combat international cybercrime. Attorney General […]

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I.M.F. reports cyber-attack

The International Monetary Fund, still struggling to find a new leader after the arrest of its managing director last month in New York, was hit recently by what computer experts describe as a large and sophisticated cyber-attack whose dimensions are still unknown. The fund, which manages financial crises around the world and is the repository […]

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Australia : Hackers now a top security menace

Australians will be warned today of a serious risk to national security as foreign hackers intensify their efforts to bring down computer networks operated by the Government, banks and phone companies. Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland will paint the sombre scenario when he presents a threat analysis developed by Australia’s most secret spy organisations.  »These attacks […]

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