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Keyloggers used to loot US county

$415,000 sneaked from local government funds.
$415,000 sneaked from local government funds. A Kentucky county has suffered losses of $415,000 after keylogging malware infiltrated its computer systems, allowing cybercriminals… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2009/07/keyloggers-used-loot-us-county/

Best Western database hack exposes info on 8m customers

Hotel chain data heist latest in string of major security leaks.
Hotel chain data heist latest in string of major security leaks. The global hotel chain Best Western has had its network security breached, leading to full details of thousands of… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/08/best-western-database-hack-exposes-info-8m-customers/

Net threats cost US $8.5 billion in two years

Study measures scale of scamming and other web worries.
Study measures scale of scamming and other web worries. US consumer watchdog body Consumer Reports have released their annual 'State of the Net' study, finding a noticeable decline… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/08/net-threats-cost-us-8-5-billion-two-years/

Yet more data leaks in UK public services

Confidential health service info exposed after theft.
Confidential health service info exposed after theft. Despite a wealth of recent incidents of data loss from various areas of the UK's public services, including data sent… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/06/yet-more-data-leaks-uk-public-services/

Help for victims of e-crime

Cybercrime support website launched.
Cybercrime support website launched. A website dedicated to helping victims of online crime and other incidents has been launched in the UK. The site, www.e-victims.org, aims to… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/01/help-victims-e-crime/

US botnet master confesses to crimes

Security consultant to plead guilty, could face heavy sentence.
Security consultant to plead guilty, could face heavy sentence. A Los Angeles man has agreed to plead guilty to several counts of fraud and unauthorised interfering with computer… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/us-botnet-master-confesses-crimes/

Cybercrime rivals real-world crime rates

Researchers estimate 3 million online crimes committed in UK last year.
Researchers estimate 3 million online crimes committed in UK last year. A research group has issued a report estimating levels of cybercrime in the UK during 2006, finding that an… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/09/cybercrime-rivals-real-world-crime-rates/

APWG and FTC combine to fight ID fraud

Agencies join forces to release safety guidance documents.
Agencies join forces to release safety guidance documents. The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have pooled their resources and… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/09/apwg-and-ftc-combine-fight-id-fraud/

Monster haul of data reaped from job site

Trojan gathers 1.6 million sets of jobseeker records.
Trojan gathers 1.6 million sets of jobseeker records. Researchers at Symantec have reported discovering a server carrying 1.6 million entries from the popular jobseeking website… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/08/monster-haul-data-reaped-job-site/

Facebook users warned of phishing dangers

41% happy to hand out personal data to strangers.
41% happy to hand out personal data to strangers. Research carried out by Sophos has found that 41% of users of hugely popular social networking site Facebook risk revealing… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/08/facebook-users-warned-phishing-dangers/

House of Lords warns of e-crime fears

Report recommends harder, smarter fight against online dangers.
Report recommends harder, smarter fight against online dangers. A major report by the Science and Technology Committee of the UK's House of Lords has found the internet to be rife… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/08/house-lords-warns-e-crime-fears/

Malware and phishing cost US users $7 billion in two years

Survey finds 1 in 4 risk of being hit by viruses, spyware and scams.
Survey finds 1 in 4 risk of being hit by viruses, spyware and scams. US consumer watchdog Consumer Reports has unveiled its annual 'State of the Net' study, showing serious numbers… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/08/malware-and-phishing-cost-us-users-7-billion-two-years/

UK users ignoring security issues

Surveys find public in the dark and careless about sensitive data.
Surveys find public in the dark and careless about sensitive data. Several surveys out this week have shown the UK public is failing to take basic security precautions to protect… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/06/uk-users-ignoring-security-issues/