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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February 12, 2010  4:11 AM

Does This Qualify for a Darwin Award?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Darwin Awards in Security, Email security, Fraud, Security

Suzie Secretary received an email with the subject "Fire Your Boss." She opened it. In it, she found a link which she clicked. She was taken to a website with a home page that contained this text (reproduced exactly as found):

Although this is a brand new site and a new carrier for me...

January 14, 2010  9:17 PM

Beware Haiti Spam & Phishing Emails

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Fraud, Haiti Earthquake, Phishing, spam

With the recent earthquake disaster in Haiti, everyone should beware of any emails or solicitations on social networking sites asking for donations to help the citizens of Haiti. The cyber-slime out there typically begin exploiting the gullible shortly after such an event. This comes via

December 20, 2009  6:52 PM

New Series: Web 2.0 Security

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Hacking, Security, security awareness, Security practice, Social Networking Hacks, Web 2.0 Security

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October 29, 2009  1:16 AM

18 Nigerian Spammers Headed for the Slammer

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, E-mail scam, Nigerian 419 Fraud

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October 13, 2009  1:20 PM

Protecting Your Business from Online Banking Fraud

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Fraud, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Online banking fraud, Secure Computing, Security, security awareness

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September 19, 2009  3:05 PM

Malvertising an Ever-expanding Threat

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Cybercrime, Firefox, Fraud, Malware, Microsoft Windows, Scam, Scareware, Secure Computing, Security

As if we don’t already have enough to deal with, it seems that malvertising--a technique where malicious code is placed in an online ad to either mislead the user or infect their computer—is on the rise. Microsoft recently filed five lawsuits against unnamed individuals accusing them of posting...

July 30, 2009  8:54 PM


Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cyber-vandal, Cybercrime, Malware, Rogueware, Security

Rogueware? The names just keep coming. It’s another name for Scareware, that stuff designed to cause shock, anxiety, or the perception of a

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