Malware/Cybercrime

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Man charged with selling fake discount coupons on Silk Road

The trade in counterfeit coupons still thrives on other underground marketplaces

Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

They first dug up Social Security data, dates of birth and street addresses through other sources


Mr. CISO: Tear Down These Legacy Cybersecurity Walls!

Organizational processes and intransigence are antithetical to strong cybersecurity

Skype to face Belgium criminal court after failure to hand over call data

The issue is whether Skype is subject to same rules as telecom companies

Attackers use email spam to infect point-of-sale terminals with new malware

They're likely counting on some employees misusing such terminals to browse the Web or check their personal email at work

Full Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

The full database may contain payment card data, highly sought after by fraudsters

Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

Adult Friend Finder was breached more than two months ago, according to a dark Web forum

Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

Chinese university skeptical that professors stole U.S. trade secrets

China's foreign ministry is investigating the U.S. allegations

Six China residents charged with stealing US mobile phone technology

The defendants allegedly funneled radio frequency filter technology from two U.S. companies to a Chinese university

Toward Omniscient Cybersecurity Systems

CISOs need an all-knowing central system to truly address their cybersecurity monitoring, diagnostics, and operations needs

URL-spoofing bug in Safari could enable phishing attacks

A researcher developed code that can trick Safari into showing a different URL in its address bar than the one currently loaded

In desperation, many ransomware victims plead with attackers

TeslaCrypt creators negotiated with victims, earned over $76,000 in two months

Sally Beauty confirms second payment card breach

There's enough evidence to confirm an intrusion, but the scope of the breach is not yet clear

US man pleads no contest to operating revenge porn site

WinByState.com posted nude photos of women and charged them a fee to have the photos removed

Superfish injects ads in one in 25 Google page views

Google found 50,870 Chrome extensions and 34,407 programs that injected ads into its websites

Valuable Federal Cybersecurity Training for Critical Infrastructure Organizations

Little known ICS-CERT program provides free cybersecurity training for infosec professionals and gets rave reviews

Cybercriminals borrow from APT playbook in attack against PoS vendors

Attackers impersonated point-of-sale system owners in need of technical assistance in a spear-phishing attack targeting PoS vendors

Sally Beauty investigates possible second card breach

It's not known if the latest incident is related to last year's breach, the company said

Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

The company has revamped its routine for supplying security patches and has unveiled data and system protections

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