Feds Charge Cybercriminals as 21st Century Racketeers

With his angular face and hooded eyes, Andrew Duncan is a federal prosecutor right out of Central Casting. But his message on the opening day of the trial of an alleged cybercriminal yesterday was anything but old fashioned.“Television and the movies have always portrayed organized criminal enterprises in a certain way,” he says — mafia hoodlums plotting in a smoky backroom, “Vinnie the Bull” guarding

Cybercriminals offer spam-ready SMTP servers for rent/direct managed purchase

We continue to observe an increase in underground market propositions for spam-ready bulletproof SMTP servers, with the cybercriminals behind them trying to differentiate their unique value proposition (UVP) in an attempt to attract more customers.Let’s profile the underground market propositions of what appears to be a novice cybercriminal ...

Hacktivists stealing more data than cyberthieves

Hacktivists such as Anonymous will be pleased to hear that they're the biggest security threat to govermnents and companies, accounting for well over half the 174 million user records stolen last year.

Cybercriminals target corporate data

Cybercriminals have shifted their focus from stealing personal information to targeting the corporate intellectual capital of prominent global organizations.

Feds bust ZBot mules in Wisconsin

US law enforcement officials have apprehended two suspected ZBot "mules" in Wisconsin.

Report: Kapersky pwned and owned by cybercriminals


Well, this is embarrassing! It seems as if Kapersky was recently pwned and owned by a mysterious team of cybercriminals who managed to briefly hijack the security company’s anti-virus website. 

Cybercriminals launch multi-stage attacks

Cybercriminals have reportedly increased their effectiveness by launching "multi-stage" attacks that combine messaging with other Web activities.