NEWS & ANALYSIS

Sophisticated and Innovative, Cybercrime Flourishes in 2008

The frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks have escalated throughout 2008, reports the San Diego-based Cisco Systems.

Cybercrime Trends Will Worsen in 2009, According to Forecasts

The global recession will lead to a rise of cybercrime worldwide, as governments' attention to cybercrime is deflected toward more pressing economic problems, according to 2009 cybercrime forecasts from leading IT security firms.

Cyberattacks Surge 30 Percent Over Last 4 Months, IBM Says

There has been a sudden surge of security events online over the past four months, according to IBM's X-Force, an elite team of IT security experts.

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.
 




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