Red october, an unprecedented invasive malware

The existence of a malicious program called “Red October”, a vigorous virus with an unprecedented spread was revealed by Kaspersky Lab on January 14th: this virus has infiltrated computer networks from diplomatic, governmental and scientific organizations in Central Asia, Europe and North America where it managed to collect various data and sensitive information. Thus, more

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Behind the scenes of Cybercrime business

A recent study shows that cybercrime business today has become quite an organised field, with executives, managers and workers who depend on a variety of service providers to keep the illegal operations running. The 2013 Cybercrime Report from Fortinet explains on such arena of criminal organisations either competing with each other to find and hire

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Europe launches its European cybercrime center

Cybercriminals targeting Europe are now being spotted by a new European Centre called EC3 , which aims at fighting against cybercrime and was officially opened on January 11th , 2013. The threat of cybercrime goes beyond the borders of individual countries and the European Community has decided to react by creating the European Cybercrime Centre

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Cybercrime keeps on rising in UAE

The UAE, ranked as one of the most highly spammed countries worldwide for the last 2 years will continue to be a target for cybercrime attacks for businesses and individuals in 2013, according to Symantec security company. The UAE experienced a spam rate of 73 % in 2011, and over the past six months, it

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A small city in Romania is the world capital for Internet scam

Several months ago, Ramnicu Valcea, a small town of 100,000 people in Romania became the world capital for cybercrime. Hackers specialized in scamming naive Internet customers do make a stand to the police, all over the world. Located in the center of Romania, at the foot of the Carpathians, Ramnicu Valcea took the nickname of

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