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Cybercrooks use DDoS attacks to mask theft of banks' millions

Analyst says three unidentified US banks have been hit with "low powered" DDoS attacks to cover fraudulent wire transfers.

By August 21, 2013


Cybercrooks bring their schemes to Tumblr and Pinterest

Digital criminals are expanding their social-networking nefariousness beyond Facebook and Twitter to try to trick users into downloading malicious payloads.

By May 9, 2012


McAfee: Cybercrooks target corporate trade secrets

Cybercriminals are changing focus from grabbing private information to now stealing trade secrets and other intellectual properties from major corporations.

By March 28, 2011


Fortinet: Job outlook improving for cybercrooks

Next year will see more cybercrooks hiring people to help create and deploy botnets, which will likely trigger further cooperation in security community to shut down malware at its source.

By December 13, 2010


Cybercrooks create fake Amazon receipts

A new hacking program lets cybercriminals generate phony receipts for Amazon goods, which they're using to get refunds for items that they claim were lost in the mail.

By December 9, 2010


CNET News Daily Podcast: Cybercrooks use typos to spread malware

Cameroon's .cm extension found to be riskiest domain, Psystar stops selling its Mac clones, AT&T gives up on its Verizon ad lawsuit, and more of today's tech news.

By December 2, 2009


Hacker tried to sell access to BBC server -- report

The server has since been secured, but it was on the open market for cybercrooks last week, reports Reuters.

By December 30, 2013


How cybercrooks hack Web sites

Want to see what cybercriminals are up to and what the latest trends are in malicious software? CNET News.com's Joris Evers looks at what they're doing to run code off Web sites, how the threat appears to the user and what you can do about it.

November 1, 2007


More Windows cursor patch trouble

Patch released earlier this month now found to conflict with a total of eight Windows applications; cybercrooks are already trying to exploit problems.

By April 19, 2007


Phishing scam masquerades as Adobe upgrade

Security provider Cloudmark continues to see more spam e-mails with fake notices promising an upgrade for Adobe Reader but instead trying to get users to provide their credit card info.

By March 31, 2011