Posts Tagged ‘cybercrime’

Cybercriminals Just Came A Callin’ At My House

Friday, July 8th, 2011

I just got off a 30-minute call that came unsolicited from a young-sounding man with a very thick Indian accent who, when I asked him his name, said it was Jason Anderson (doesn’t sound like an authentic name of someone from India).  He told me he was calling me because there had been a lot of complaints in my area about malicious code damaging operating system software and he wanted to be sure my operating system was not impacted. (more…)

Insider Threats Even More Significant During Down Economy

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

I’ve written a lot about the insider threat, and the many different motivations for insiders to do malicious things (in addition to the other two types of insider threats of mistakes and lack of awareness).
Here are a couple of recently published research reports that shows how this horrible economy is impacting information security and making organizations even more vulnerable to privacy breaches…


Are Cybercriminals Willing To Risk Death?

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Whoa…here’s what should be a good cybercrime deterrent…


Cybercriminals Threaten To Post Millions Of PII Records For Express Scripts Customers

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Just last month I blogged about the new Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008. It covers extortion. I’m interested to see if it gets used for the latest extortion attempt…


Hackers Are “Rattlesnakes Without the Rattles”

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Research into the psychology of hackers has been going on ever since Cap’n Crunch cereal whistles were used to make free phone calls to anywhere in the world.
I saw the ABC News article…


Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

I just read about a new law signed at the end of September, 2008, by U.S. President Bush, H.R. 5983; the “Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008” which is under Title II.


Miscellaneous Cybercrime & Privacy Tidbits

Friday, September 12th, 2008

For the last day of Global Security Week (GSW) I’m providing a few items that relate to cybercrime that I find interesting…


Today We Remember

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Today is day 4 of Global Security Week (GSW). It is in memory of this sad and tragic day in 2001 that the spirit and concept of GSW was created.
This is why GSW is held during the week leading up to 9/11 each year; to reflect, remember, learn, and work to raise awareness of all security issues and help to prevent bad things, of all types, from occurring, and to ensure such a tragedy does not happen again.
Sadly too many other terrorists attacks HAVE occurred, and continue to occur, since throughout the world…


Sloppy Disposal Aids Cybercriminals

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

For day 3 of Global Security Week I want to talk a little bit about the importance of securely disposing of your papers and storage media that contains personal information…


Not Enough Police To Deal With Cybercrime

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Here’s an interesting article about cybercrime to kick off Day 1 of Global Security Week…