NEWS & ANALYSIS

Underground Cybereconomy Thrives

The total value of advertised goods in the underground cybereconomy is valued at $276 million, according to a new report from Symantec, which monitored the criminal activity between July 2007 and June 2008.

Spam Falls Worldwide After Web Hosting Company's Servers Disconnected

The world experienced a drastic reduction in the number of spam e-mails sent worldwide Tuesday evening when the servers of a small Web-hosting company in San Jose, California, were disconnected.

Malware Attacks Show the Connection Between Markets and Cybercrime

Malware attacks have shifted and spiked in frequency during the financial crisis.

Hackers Build Fake YouTube Pages to Deliver Malware

A new program allows hackers to build YouTube replica Web pages that deliver malware to unsuspecting victims.

Academic, Corporate, and Government Organizations Unite to Solve Identity Management Problems

A new nonprofit organization will devote itself to solving identity management problems like identity theft through empirical research.

Researcher Says Russian Government Involved in Georgia Cyber Attacks

A researcher asserts that the Russian government was involved in cyber attacks against Georgia.

Bank Account Details Most Popular Item for Sale by Cybercriminals

In the online black market, bank account details can sell for as little as $10.

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur to Fill Top Cybersecurity Post

The unconventional pick has neither the insider status nor the cybersecurity knowledge one would expect for the position, reports The Wall Street Journal and washingtonpost.com.

U.K.: Tories Release New Cybercrime Plan

Britain's opposition party looks to get tough on cybercrime.

Quebec Police Break Up Hacking Syndicate

The hacking ring caused $44.3 million in damage and compromised over 100,000 computers in 100 countries.
 




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