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What cybercrime is all about

With so many fraud cases in the spotlight recently it’s hard to figure out how to protect yourself. International internet fraud, virus attack or identity theft on Facebook … cybercrime has many faces and still continues to grow. Here is a focus on what internet fraud is and how to protect yourself against it. Internet

Gamers are a key target for cybercriminals

Gamers start becoming indeed key targets for cybercriminals: they steal their data from their game accounts and those of their virtual objects whose value may reach thousands of dollars for some of them. One of the biggest hacks of all time, of Sony’s PlayStation Network in 2011, reportedly resulted in 77 million account holder details being

Russian underground market for phishing campaigns

Phishing paswword: how to protect yourself from this! Sadly but not surprisingly enough, Russia enjoys one of the most active underground markets for cybercrime: there, cyber hackers can fix their all sophisticated scams and necessary tools to arrange cyber attacks. Recent investigations have unveiled how this is a well-organized market, especially for phishing activities. Researchers found

Cybercrime: ransomware is #1 threat in Europe

Ransomware refers to this type of attack where a hacker locks a computer or file and unlocks it only against a ransom. This is the type of attack which is unfortunately most common, according to Europol, and it will get worse. In its annual report on cybercrime, Europol analyzes new threats that might affect online

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month once again, do you know where your security weaknesses are? Read on to find out how you can stop the leaks and block the freaks. Internet Security, A Game You Can Not Afford To Lose October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) which means it is once again

New techniques of online financial scams

Cybercriminals’ techniques and creativity have no bounder, when it comes to find victims on the Internet. Here are some of the more recent financial scam techniques and how to ensure Internet security: Phishing: the objective is to collect sensitive private data from Internet users, through sending emails purporting to a large number of people from

Public Anonymity In Danger Due to Facial Recognition

FindFace, a newly released smartphone app, has taken Russia by storm and is potentially putting public anonymity in danger due to facial recognition. The app, developed by Artem Kukharenko and Alexander Kabakov, allows users to photograph people and work out their identities, with reliability sitting around 70%. It works by comparing photographs with the social media