Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

If late-70s rock star Eddie Money is to be believed, he is currently in possession of two tickets to paradise. Presumably, paradise makes for a nice vacation. Lucky him. The same, however, cannot be said of Vadim Polykov, 30, an accused Russian hacker who—coincidently—was arrested while vacationing in Spain. His crime? Buying tickets. Lots of […]

The security world, as many specialty fields, is full of acronyms. Those of us in the business know a SIEM from an IPS from a NGFW, and we’re happy to explain the difference to customers, many of whom know exactly what we’re talking about. There’s one set of acronyms, though, that can be confusing: APTs […]

This week we’re heading to Colorado for the Aspen Institute’s annual Aspen Security Forum. I’ll be speaking on a Friday panel entitled “WMD: The Nightmare Scenario,” discussing the application of cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure such as water systems, power plants, the electric grid, and industrial systems such as chemical plants. Cyberspace is now widely acknowledged […]

Last month the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released “Net Losses – Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime,” a McAfee-sponsored report stating that the economic impact of cybercrime exceeds $400 billion worldwide, costing around 200,000 jobs in the U.S., 150,000 jobs in the European Union, and anywhere between 15 to 20 percent of […]

Targeted attacks can take on many different forms and are flexible enough to adopt a variety of tactics. Think of them as a specialized unit for cyber criminals. They are utilized for very specific missions and operate with the precision of a surgical strike, rather than the carpet-bombing techniques used in other attack strategies. Whether […]