APWG: Nearly Half of All Phishing Attacks Leveraged Hacked Hosting Providers

Hacked hosting providers are becoming a fertile launch pad for new phishing attacks, accounting for nearly half of all phishing incidents during the second half of 2012, according to new research from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). The fact that these phishing attacks are increasing is not surprising, since based on earlier reports...

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FSOC: Financial Regulators Warn of Ongoing Cyber Attacks

The federal government issued a strong warning to the financial services sector: Beware of cyber threats, according to the recently released 2012 Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) report. The FSOC report, which fulfills a Congressional mandate to describe "significant financial market and regulatory developments, analyze...

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What’s Needed to Leave Your Leather Wallet at Home and Pay with Your Mobile Wallet Instead—We’re Almost There

At a recent stop at Starbucks, I pulled out my iPhone and held it up for the counter clerk to scan. With a quick beep, I paid for my frothy cold drink and put my phone back in my purse. A few customers in line behind me were intrigued by this and asked me how I used my phone to pay. I showed them the Starbucks mobile app and told them it only...

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Trojans Account for Nearly 80 Percent of All Computer Infections Worldwide: Report

Trojans are still the cyber criminals delivery mechanism of choice accounting for nearly three out of every four new malware samples in circulation, according to a new report. Panda Security’s anti-malware laboratory, PandaLabs, analyzed IT security events and incidents from January through March 2013. Despite their inability to...

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Companies Know the BYOD Risk, Yet Most Still Allow It: Symantec

Despite the security risks involved in bringing personal technology into the workplace (BYOD), many employers believe that the benefits of allowing workers to use their own devices far outweigh the potential pitfalls, according to a recent Symantec survey. The survey, which polled 236 attendees of the recent Symantec Vision conference on how...

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