Cybercrime News

Cybercrime is growing and more people are falling victim to it. The Wiser daily cybercrime news email is designed for anyone with an interest in the topic. This includes professionals in the industry, from technology providers to law enforcement officials to security consultants. It is estimated that criminals now make more money from cybercrime than they do from illegal drug trafficking. Large corporations, SMEs and individuals are all at risk. Cybercrime involves any crime that uses a computer or network. It takes many forms including identity theft, stealing company data, and other malicious practices. And it is global in nature, with many of the criminals based in different countries to their target victims. And because it is growing more resources are being allocated to combat it, while technology companies come up with new products and solutions that offer better protection. And there is growing awareness among technology users to better protect their systems, accounts and passwords. The Wiser daily cybercrime news email covers all of these topics and more. We curate the best articles from leading publications and writers in the field to ensure you get the latest information delivered to your inbox every day.

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Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers
Ars Technica • Dan Goodin
U.S. Condemns Russia for Cyberattack, Showing Split in Stance on Putin
The New York Times • Mark Landler, Scott Shane
Office Security Baseline Announced Plus Intune Conditional Access Change
Redmond Magazine • Kurt Mackie
White House Blames Russia For Massive 2017 Cyberattack
The Wall Street Journal • Nancy A. Youssef
White House Blames Russia for NotPetya, the 'Most Costly Cyberattack In History'
Wired • Andy Greenberg
In terse statement, White House blames Russia for NotPetya worm
Ars Technica • Sean Gallagher
It's Raining Cyber Attacks: Barracuda Launches Daily Threat Report
MediaPost • Ray Schultz
Cybersecurity is not something; it is everything
Brookings Institution • Tom Wheeler
Ad-industry vigilantes are turning a whistleblowing Instagram account into a nonprofit
Fast Company • Ruth Reader
Global Malware Report Confirms Prevalence, Role Of Advertising
MediaPost • Joe Mandese
 
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Antivirus Software, Cybercrime
Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers
Ars TechnicaDan Goodin
A stealthy backdoor undetected by antimalware providers is giving unknown attackers complete control over at least 100 Linux servers that appear to be used in business production environments, warn researchers. In a blog post published Wednesday, Montreal-based GoSecure claimed that a piece...
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Cybercrime, Elections & Polls
U.S. Condemns Russia for Cyberattack, Showing Split in Stance on Putin
The New York TimesMark Landler, Scott Shane
WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday joined Britain in formally blaming Russia for a huge cyberattack last June that was aimed at Ukraine but crippled computers worldwide, a highly public naming-and-shaming exercise that could further fray relations with Moscow. The White...
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Cybercrime, Microsoft Corp
Office Security Baseline Announced Plus Intune Conditional Access Change
Redmond MagazineKurt Mackie
Microsoft issued some security help and advisories for IT pros this month. The additions include final Office security baseline materials, advance notice of a coming Intune security change and tips on combating e-mail name spoofing. Organizations also experienced "update Tuesday" this week,...
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Cybercrime, Elections & Polls
White House Blames Russia For Massive 2017 Cyberattack
The Wall Street JournalNancy A. Youssef
The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for a massive cyberattack last year that crippled computer networks at multinational firms world-wide, vowing the hack would be met with “international consequences.” A White House statement on the cyberattack came a day after the...
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Cybercrime, Elections & Polls
White House Blames Russia for NotPetya, the 'Most Costly Cyberattack In History'
WiredAndy Greenberg
It's been nearly eight months since the malware known as NotPetya tore through the internet, rippling out from Ukraine to paralyze companies and government agencies around the world. On Thursday, the White House finally acknowledged that attack. And in a reversal of...
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Cybercrime, Politics & Policy
In terse statement, White House blames Russia for NotPetya worm
Ars TechnicaSean Gallagher
Following form with a finding by the government of the United Kingdom, the White House issued a statement formally blaming Russia's military for unleashing NotPetya, the destructive "wiper" worm that spread across much of the world last June. NotPetya, which at first...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
It's Raining Cyber Attacks: Barracuda Launches Daily Threat Report
MediaPostRay Schultz
Did you know that the biggest cyber threat may be PDF files delivered via email? Barracuda Security Networks Inc. reports that nearly 41 million such files were included in an attack since last September, making PDF files the highest volume of weaponized...
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Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare
Cybersecurity is not something; it is everything
Brookings InstitutionTom Wheeler
Editor's Note: Tom Wheeler served as the 31st Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 2013-2017. On February 14, he joined a panel discussion at Brookings titled "The federal Cybersecurity Framework 4 years later: What’s next for cybersecurity?" Watch full event video...
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Cybercrime
Ad-industry vigilantes are turning a whistleblowing Instagram account into a nonprofit
Fast CompanyRuth Reader
The ad industry, like most others, is having a #MeToo reckoning. Most of the activity is happening by way of discreet firings, but a vigilante group has emerged to let everyone know exactly who is being pushed out for bad behavior. Diet...
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Antivirus Software, Cybercrime
Global Malware Report Confirms Prevalence, Role Of Advertising
MediaPostJoe Mandese
A day after the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats released the U.S. intelligence agencies’ 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment, highlighting how digital media has become a vector for a variety of national security threats, a new report revealed the prevalence of malicious...
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