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69% cyber attacks targeted at large companies in India: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:27

Despite stepped up information security measures, businesses in India continue to be an attractive target for cybercriminals with as many as 69 percent targeted attacks being focused on large enterprises, a report said here Thursday.

Cyber criminals using malware that act as sleeper cells: Cisco

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 12:31

Cisco is working on a solution called 'Before, During and After' to check such dormant cells.

Cyber criminals using Bitcoins to buy credit card info: McAfee

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 21:07

McAfee Labs in its report, Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013, has highlighted the role played by malware industry as a key enabler of high profile point-of-sale (POS) attacks and data breaches in the fall of 2013.

Cyber criminals entrenched in `Dark Web`: Researchers

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 11:03

Cyber criminals are settling into a comfortable place in the "Dark Web" where they test, refine and distribute malware for online thievery.

Twitter resets users` passwords `by mistake`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:10

Microblogging site Twitter reportedly sent emails to thousands of its users, prompting them to change their passwords, but later clarified that the emails were sent accidentally.

One in three victims of Target card breach could face fraud: Survey

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 16:14

About one in three victims of data breach, like Target Corp`s mega exploit last December, could face fraud, a new survey has revealed.

`Chewbacca` hack attack hits shops in 11 countries

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 15:06

Cyber criminals reportedly targeted retail shops in 11 countries using a malicious software called `Chewbacca`.

Cyber criminals hack smart fridge to send out spam

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 21:55

A fridge was among more than 100,000 devices hacked by cyber criminals to send out spam emails - in what may be the first proven cyberattack on household "smart" appliances, researchers say.

Cyber criminals use RBI governor's name to lure victims

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 21:02

Cybercriminals are sending out e-mails posing as Rajan and promising recipients a payment.

Ransomware virus is a bad problem getting worse: McAfee

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 13:25

Taking advantage of anonymous payment services, cyber criminals are increasingly using a malicious software 'ransomware' that holds a computer hostage until the victim pays to free it, online security firm McAfee says.

'Sophisticated attacks' yielding 50% more revenue for cyber criminals: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 19:17

The study, called the Norton Report, was commissioned by computer security corporation Symantec, which examines consumer online behaviour, security habits, and the dangers and financial cost of cyber crime.

UK to launch new anti-crime body to pursue organised gangs

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 18:28

Seeking to disrupt organised crime, Britain will launch a new 4,500-strong elite force with sweeping powers to hunt down cyber criminals, drug barons, paedophiles and people-smugglers.