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April 17, 2013  3:04 PM

Despicable cyber-slugs exploiting Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Security, spam

Despicable, but it's always inevitable in the wake of any human tragedy. Cyberslugs (I won't elevate them to cybercriminal status, though they are certainly criminals) are using the Boston Marathon bombing to spread malware. Spam emails claim to contain a link to video of the bombing. The links...

March 11, 2012  2:41 PM

SANS’ Conversations about Cybersecurity



Posted by: Ken Harthun
APT Attack, Chinese Hackers, Cyber-criminal, Cybersecurity, Security, Targeted attack

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November 28, 2011  10:42 PM

Think you can spot a Phish?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, OpenDNS, Phishing

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January 24, 2011  8:59 PM

Investigative Report on the State of the Black Market



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Panda Security, spambot

PandaLabs recently issued the results of an investigative report on the current state of the global cybercrime black market: http://press.pandasecurity.com/usa/press-room/panda-white-paper/. The report provides a...


November 25, 2010  3:28 AM

Hey, Crackers, Spammers, and Other Assorted Idiots, Let’s See Something Original!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
crackers, Cyber-criminal, Fraud, porn spam, spam

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November 20, 2010  10:07 AM

Malware is Now a Trillion-Dollar Industry



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, Botnet, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Malware, Phishing

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August 14, 2010  7:14 PM

What the Heck Are Botnets?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, honeypot, spam, spambot

Yes, I know that this is an old topic and almost everyone knows about them by now. Or do they? In my tech support activities, I run into all different levels of PC savvy (and lack thereof). The other day, I was explaining in detail a phishing attack that a client had fallen for. I pointed out all...


March 26, 2010  3:20 AM

20-year Sentence in TJX Credit Card Case



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, cyber security, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Hacking, Identity Theft, Security

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March 11, 2010  2:36 AM

$120M Stolen by Hackers in Three Months



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Krebs on Security, Security

David Nelson, an examination specialist with the FDIC, says that online banking fraud involving the electronic transfer of funds rose to over $120 million in the third quarter of 2009. He presented his estimates Friday at the


March 3, 2010  5:59 PM

Botnet of 13 Million Infected PCs Dismantled



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Panda Security

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