Tagged: cybercrime

Cybersecurity National Action Plan

Cybersecurity is quickly becoming the most pertinent issue in the field of Homeland Security. The digital age continues to expand into every aspect of our daily lives.  Businesses, social connections, and the economy flourish due to the increasing inter-connectivity; however, this connectivity presents a multitude of threats that continue to...

The Global Cost of Cybercrime: On the Rise

Together, McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published the report, “Net Loss: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime.” This is a global estimate of cybercrime that follows from previous research conducted by CSIS on the cybercrime in the United States. This study focuses on the costs...

US Cybercrime: On the Rise

Together with the United States Secret Service, CSO magazine, and the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University the PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) published the “2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey“, an annual survey of cybercrime trends. This study reveals that cybercrime is on the rise and most...

International Cyber Officials Take Down BlackShades Malware Creators, Sellers, and Users

Cybercrime and cyberattacks are becoming increasingly prevalent in computer networks worldwide. Everything from national power grids to individual users’ private data is being targeted for malicious use, and on top of that, these networks and data are becoming harder and harder to protect. To combat the growing cybercrime phenomenon, the...

Senate Report: Target’s Negligence Allowed Massive Theft of Shopper Data

On December 19, 2013, news broke that 110 million Target customers had their personal data stolen from the Target network. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has released a report detailing exactly how this breach occurred, and has made recommendations to prevent such massive theft in the...

Catching Credit Thieves: A Global Approach

The U.S. Department of Justice published a new report, “Examining the Structure, Organization, and Processes of the International Market for Stolen Data”, by Thomas Holt and Olga Smirnova.  This report found that Russia provides a “home base” for hackers and that many hackers and data thieves are operating primarily in...