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More Than 20% of Financial Malware Attacks Target Bitcoin

According to recent reports, criminals target Bitcoins in more than one-fifth of financial malware attacks. Specifically, Bitcoin miners accounted for 14 percent of all financial attacks, while Bitcoin wallet-stealers accounted for 8 percent in the second quarter of 2014. Hackers also used keyloggers, or keystroke logging malware, to steal users’ authentication credentials for online payment […]

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It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month

This month marks the 11th anniversary of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, National Cyber Security Month was created to raise awareness among the public about cyber security. As the same for last year, this year’s […]

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Update on the Investigation Into the Christmas Target Hacking

The 2013 hack that affected up to 110 million Target customers stunned shoppers who thought their information was safe with major retailers. In the following months, a great deal of information came out about the attack. Each new revelation has only served to underscore how vulnerable personal data is in a world of computer savvy […]

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7 Internet Security Myths (and their Realities) Debunked

Most Internet users are aware of the vague presence of online threats, but too many harbor outdated images of cybercriminals. Your tactics may have protected you from online threats of the early 2000s, but criminals evolve at a stunning speed. To stay safe, you need to update your defenses as often as the criminals update their […]

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How to Avoid the Holiday Shopping Trap – Tips for Safe Online Shopping [Infographic]

The holiday shopping season is here. This year, Adobe predicts that Cyber Monday online spending is expected to break $2.27 billion, which will be an increase of 55% compared to 2012. But shoppers should be careful. Cyber criminals are most active in unleashing malware, viruses, and various scams during the holiday shopping season. Fortunately, the […]

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