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Nov 10
2013

Socint: Disseminating Cybercrime Through Social Intelligence

Posted by Robert Siciliano in cybercrime

Robert Siciliano

People talk—A LOT. They can’t stop talking. Talking, getting something off your mind and out there feels good. Talking takes the pressure off one’s mind; our mouths are like relief valves for our heads. The problem has always been that people blurt out whatever is on their mind and say things that often get them in trouble. And yes, I’ve done it too.

Nov 04
2013

It’s Even Easier Now For Regular Folks To Conduct Cybercrime

Posted by Robert Siciliano in cybercrime

Robert Siciliano

Here’s a late night infomercial for you: How’s that burger flipping going? That cubicle working out? Anyway, I’m sure your boss is such a nice guy. Guess what! If you’re interested in a career in criminal hacking, you don’t even need a computer! This (scary) special, one-time offer comes to you right now from the Internet! Get your credit card ready!

May 07
2013

Do I Need to be Concerned About Cybercrime?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in cybercrime

Robert Siciliano

The short answer is yes! You should be concerned. And even if you’re not concerned for yourself, with the Internet all of us are interconnected so cybercrime does not just affect one person or one group, but all of us.

May 05
2013

What Should I Know about Mobile Cybercrime?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in cybercrime

Robert Siciliano

The Internet has dissolved the geographical boundaries and technological limitations that have constrained organized cybercrime in the past. We now live with cybercrime syndicates based in the US, Russia, Asia and all over the globe. When hackers in the US are sleeping, the ones in China are flexing their fingers on their keyboards, and the ones in Eastern Europe are waking up. Cybercrime never stops.

Jul 19
2012

European Cybercrime Not Slowing Down

Posted by Robert Siciliano in cybercrime

Robert Siciliano

Device reputation authority iovation published a report revealing that the number of fraudulent transactions originating from Europe has risen dramatically over the past two years. From April 2011 to April 2012, iovation prevented approximately 15 million fraudulent online transactions in Europe. That’s an increase of 60% over the previous year. The rate of European fraud attempts jumped from 1.3% of total transactions in the first quarter of 2011 to 2.1% in the first quarter of 2012, and has risen steadily throughout the past two years.


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