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Second hacker group targets SWIFT users, Symantec warns

By Jim Finkle Cyber-security firm Symantec Corp said on Tuesday that a second hacking group has sought to rob banks using fraudulent SWIFT messages, the same approach that yielded $81 million in the high-profile February attack on Bangladesh’s central bank. Symantec said that a group dubbed Odinaff has infected 10 to 20 organizations with malware Read More …

FBI Ransomware Guidelines for CEO’s

CSI Filewatcher stops CryptoLocker. With more large corporates falling prey to hackers, this is likely to affect consumer confidence, making consumers less likely to trust smaller companies with their details – if the big boys can’t protect themselves what hope for the small guys? Here’s what the FBI Recommends Ransomware Prevention and Response for CEOs

What is Crypto Locker?

CryptoLocker is a ransomware trojan which targeted computers running Microsoft Windows,[1] believed to have first been posted to the Internet on 5 September 2013.[2] CryptoLocker propagated via infected email attachments, and via an existing botnet; when activated, the malware encrypts certain types of files stored on local and mounted network drives using RSA public-key cryptography, Read More …