Tag Archive | "cyber-crime"


30 April 2012 | 1,383 views

Russian Cyber-Crime Market Doubled In 2011

It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted any news about Russia, so here’s an article which in some ways is quite scary. The global cybercrime market is being dominated by Russian-speaking nations and their activity doubled in 2011. It’s certainly a disproportionate amount of crime when you look at their population size. Cybercrime is [...]

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25 January 2011 | 14,822 views

Digital Underground Offering Cheap Botnets For Hire

Perhaps even the cyber-criminals are effected by the recent recession – botnets for hire are hitting rock-bottom rates starting at just $2. We reported back in April 2010 about the Texas Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bot Network For Hire. They are becoming more multi-talented as well rather than just offering bot networks for DDoS [...]

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22 June 2010 | 7,100 views

Australians Propose ‘No Anti-virus – No Internet Connection’ Policy

So after a year of research and debate, what did the Aussies come up with? A policy to disconnect people from the Internet if they get infected by a virus.. Rather naive isn’t it? Plus if your ISP cuts you off, how exactly are you supposed to resolve the problem without a connection to do [...]

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12 March 2008 | 4,624 views

Cyber Storm II – US, UK & 3 Others Involved in Mock Cyberwar

This is pretty interesting – US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are taking part in a fictitious cyberwar as an exercise to prepare and plan for sustained cyber attacks including some of which have actually caused power outages. I personally think it’s a great idea, I must have missed Cyber Storm I as this [...]

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22 October 2007 | 6,038 views

Police to Monitor Indian Cyber-Cafes

It seems India are getting serious about terrorist activities being co-ordinated via the Internet, they are starting to run extremely deep surveillance on many cyber-cafes in Mumbai. The solution appears to be some kind of ‘legal’ trojan system that will collect logs and send them to the police The Mumbai police will soon have khabris [...]

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18 October 2007 | 6,369 views

Cyber Crime Toolkits Go On Sale

This is not exactly new news either, these kind of toolkits have been on sale for a long time, virus generators, trojan toolkits, now they are getting more polished, more stream-lined, more expensive and more easily available. News of them is hitting the mainstream media.. Malicious hackers are producing easy to use tools that automate [...]

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08 January 2007 | 8,343 views

Organised Cyber Criminals Recruiting Fresh Grads

Criminals are not stupid, cyber criminals are the same breed, perhaps even smarter than the traditionalists as they are utilising new ways of doing the same old tricks online. Now the online criminals are recruiting fresh grads to help them push the boundaries further. Organised crime is “grooming” a new generation of would-be cybercriminals using [...]

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