Items tagged with cybercriminals

Given that data leaks are occurring even more frequently these days, it is a matter of when, not if, your information makes it to the open web. Cybercriminals are constantly on the prowl looking for a new way to make a quick buck, and clearly the system is working for them. New data reports that over 5 billion records were lost to leaks through March, with 3.27 billion of them from one massive set of data alone. According to data collected by Hackmageddon and compiled by AtlasVPN, the five billion records lost came from an outstanding 42 different breaches across January, February, and March. Of those months, January was the busiest with a total of 23 breaches, whereas March was the meekest with... Read more...
The takeaway from a new survey is short and alarming: Hackers are winning the war. In a survey co-sponsored by PwC, the U.S. Secret Service, the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, and CSO security news magazine, it was found that cybercriminals are more relentless than ever. Some 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services, and government agencies were pinged on a variety of topics as part of a 12th annual survey of cybercrime trends. Out of those surveyed, around 75 percent said they had detected a security breach in the past year alone. The average number of security breaches was 135 per organization. "Despite substantial investments... Read more...