FBI Investigating Theft of $500,000 from NY School District

The FBI is investigating the theft of nearly a half million dollars from tiny Duanesburg Central School District in upstate New York, after cyber thieves tried to loot roughly $3.8 million from district online bank accounts last month. On Friday, Dec. 18, thieves tried to electronically transfer $1.86 million from the district’s account at NBT … Читать далее

Security Tweaks for Adobe Reader

Adobe is planning to ship an update a week from today that fixes a critical vulnerability in its free and widely used PDF Reader program. Unfortunately, according to experts, criminal hackers are starting to step up attempts to exploit the flaw and install malicious software via poisoned PDFs. The SANS Internet Storm Center warns that … Читать далее

Clever Gmail Spam Technique

The message staring out at me from my Gmail inbox said I’d received an update on my previous conversation with a sender named “vaishali”. The “(3)” next to the sender’s name suggested that I had responded to this person before, although I didn’t recognize the name. I clicked anyhow. Alas, the message was spam for … Читать далее

Buried Warning Signs

In a year marked by record bank failures and Wall Street swindlers walking away with tens of billions of investor dollars, it’s perhaps not surprising that the activities of organized cyber gangs looting at least $100 million dollars from small to mid-sized businesses went largely unheralded. The mainstream media could be forgiven for focusing on … Читать далее