Tag: Malware

New FFIEC Guidelines: What’s Missing?

Last week I blogged about how the new Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) guidelines were highly welcome and outlined what issues they would help address. Today I am continuing with the series on these guidelines by outlining what else they could (and perhaps should) have included.

SpyEye targets security blindspots

According to this article from USA Today last week, cyber-attacks are set to increase over the remainder of this year due to the widespread availability of a new SpyEye hacker toolkit. The software allows hackers or cybercriminals to control a network of up to thousands of botnets, which can then be used for spamming, DDOS […]

It’s good to talk: communication is key to tackling cybercrime

Recently, @briankrebs highlighted a Trojan attack which showed quite how sophisticated some cyber attacks are now becoming. The case in question is being investigated by German police, and involves a new piece of malware which convinces online banking customers to willingly transfer their own money into the accounts of criminals. This particular case shows that, sometimes, even a layered […]

Are smartphone viruses a real threat?

Today we’re using our smartphones the same way we use our computers – to surf the Web, make financial transactions, conduct business, and download software.  Increasingly, we’re also using the same device for personal and business use. So why aren’t we protecting our phones the same way we do our computers?  With rising threats of […]

Look how mobile is driving commerce – globally

There have been quite a few stories recently highlighting the importance that mobile plays in commerce nowadays. Whether research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research showing that sales through the mobile channel on the UK’s high streets now account for every £1 in £10 spent, the news that Oktoberfest drinkers in Munich will […]