A recent RAND Corporation report on the black market for hacks, cracks, data theft, botnets, and zero days tells us your hacked Amex Black fetches a decent price, but only if you're not an American.
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OPINION: A new report by RAND commissioned by Juniper Networks has some eyebrow-raising conclusions about the black market for hacks, cracks, data theft, botnets, and zero days.
Sophisticated cyberattacks such as APT targeting mean that Intel cannot prevent data from leaking out, though it can work harder to secure its intellectual property from infiltrations
The European Council has approved rules which, if passed by the European Parliament, will make it a crime to create malware and botnets, and see maximum sentences for cybercriminals rise
The number of breaches resulting in the loss of personal data have dropped by nearly 50 percent compared to 2009, according to a report by Microsoft
Data breaches resulting in the loss of personal data have almost halved this year compared to 2009 figures, according to Microsoft.
The network of compromised computers has stolen over 60GB of data, including bank details and credit card numbers, according to security company AVG
A criminal gang has stolen over 60GB of data using a botnet that has infected around 55,000 computers around the world, according to a report.
Researchers from AVG take a peek inside a mini ZeuS botnet dubbed Mumba, part of Avalanche group's online operations, and found 60GB of stolen data.
The state of Internet security nowadays has reached its worst it has ever seen. With botnets attacking Mac's (which was almost unheard of before last week) and password thefts, eBay and Twitter scams to identity and data theft which breached the Pentagon.
Whereas the overall click fraud rate isn't increasing, it's not decreasing either, remaining flat for the first two quarters of 2008, according to data gathered from the Click Fraud Network, consisting of more than 4,000 online advertisers and agencies. Click Forensics report for the second quarter of 2008, indicates that botnets continue being used for click fraud, the preferred and more efficient approach compared to hiring human clickers on a revenue sharing basis.
Security specialist Symantec has warned businesses over an increasing trend for criminals to use "parasitic storage" on networks of compromised systems.While botnets -- illegal networks of PCs infected with remote software by hackers -- are used mainly for sending spam, criminals are increasingly storing sensitive or illegal data in distributed environments, the security company told our sister site ZDNet UK on Tuesday.
Businesses are being warned over the increasing trend for criminals to store sensitive or illegal data on networks of compromised systems
Botnets in the news again — another in-depth look at botnet, keyloggers and how the combination is being used by hackers to steal massive amounts of personal data.