Cybercrime News

Cybercrime is growing and more people are falling victim to it. The Wiser daily cybercrime news email is designed for anyone with an interest in the topic. This includes professionals in the industry, from technology providers to law enforcement officials to security consultants. It is estimated that criminals now make more money from cybercrime than they do from illegal drug trafficking. Large corporations, SMEs and individuals are all at risk. Cybercrime involves any crime that uses a computer or network. It takes many forms including identity theft, stealing company data, and other malicious practices. And it is global in nature, with many of the criminals based in different countries to their target victims. And because it is growing more resources are being allocated to combat it, while technology companies come up with new products and solutions that offer better protection. And there is growing awareness among technology users to better protect their systems, accounts and passwords. The Wiser daily cybercrime news email covers all of these topics and more. We curate the best articles from leading publications and writers in the field to ensure you get the latest information delivered to your inbox every day.

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What to do when youre hacked
finance.yahoo.com • Daniel Howley
Reuters: Intel says 32 lawsuits filed against company over security flaws
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White House: Russia Behind Cyber-Attack Which Shut Down Port Of LA
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Hackers Stole $6M from a Russian Bank, Through SWIFT Payment System, Russia Central Bank Says
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Cyber security in (big) numbers
BetaNews • Ian Barker
Cybersecurity always on the frontburner for banks
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Siemens and Partners Sign Joint Charter on Cybersecurity
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Hackers stole $6 million from Russian bank via SWIFT system, central bank says
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Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers
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Siemens teams up with Airbus and IBM in cyberattack defence plan
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What to do when youre hacked
finance.yahoo.comDaniel Howley
So you think you’ve been hacked. Maybe your computer is acting strange, tossing pop-ups and random errors up on screen without warning. Or perhaps your social media account has taken on a life of its own, sending out weird messages to your...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
Reuters: Intel says 32 lawsuits filed against company over security flaws
InfoTech LeadInfotech
Intel is facing 32 class action lawsuits in connection with the recently disclosed security flaws in its chips. The lawsuits claim that users were harmed by Intel’s “actions and/or omissions” related to the flaws, which could allow hackers to steal data from...
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White House: Russia Behind Cyber-Attack Which Shut Down Port Of LA
CBS St. LouisCbs Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/CNN) – The White House Thursday admitted Russia was behind a worldwide cyber-attack which shut down the Port of Los Angeles’ largest terminal for several days last June. Beginning on June 27, the ransomware cyber-attack titled NotPetya, halted operations at...
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Cybercrime, FinTech
Hackers Stole $6M from a Russian Bank, Through SWIFT Payment System, Russia Central Bank Says
Bank InnovationGrace Noto
An unknown hacker or hackers stole $6 million from a Russian bank in 2017 through the SWIFT international payments system, the Russian central bank said according a report by Reuters today. The Central Bank of Russia said that it had received information...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
Cyber security in (big) numbers
BetaNewsIan Barker
Network security company Bricata has produced an infographic that sets out some of the statistics to put things into context. These include the average cost of a breach, currently $7.35 million; the average CISO salary, $273,000, and venture capitalists investing $3.5 billion...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
Cybersecurity always on the frontburner for banks
Mobilepaymentstoday.com
Bank executives are often asked what keeps them up at night. And it's a sure bet that cybersecurity will always be near or at the top of that list. "We all have extraordinary concern about improving our cybersecurity," Patricia O'Donnell, senior vice...
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Siemens and Partners Sign Joint Charter on Cybersecurity
BusinessWire
MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the Munich Security Conference today, Siemens and eight partners from industry will sign the first joint charter for greater cybersecurity. Initiated by Siemens, the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further...
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Cybercrime, Russia
Hackers stole $6 million from Russian bank via SWIFT system, central bank says
Japan Times latest articles
MAGNITOGORSK, RUSSIA – Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million roubles ($6 million) from a Russian bank last year in an attack using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the Russian central bank said on Friday. The disclosure, buried at the bottom of a...
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Antivirus Software, Cybercrime
Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers
Ars TechnicaDan Goodin
A stealthy backdoor undetected by antimalware providers is giving unknown attackers complete control over at least 100 Linux servers that appear to be used in business production environments, warn researchers. In a blog post published Wednesday, Montreal-based GoSecure claimed that a piece...
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Siemens teams up with Airbus and IBM in cyberattack defence plan
Gulf News
Group urges stronger safeguards against assaults on digital systems that control homes, hospitals, factories and nearly all infrastructure Munich Siemens AG is joining with companies including Airbus SE and IBM to try to counter large-scale hacking attacks that threaten to cost $8...
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