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Ask Fitis, the Bear: Real Crooks Sign Their Malware

Krebs on Security

According to cyber intelligence firm Intel 471 , Megatraffer has been active on more than a half-dozen crime forums from September 2009 to the present day. In November 2009, Fitis wrote, “I am the perfect criminal. WHO IS MEGATRAFFER? And on most of these identities, Megatraffer has used the email address

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BrandPost: Aligning security and business strategies

CSO Magazine

During the 2008–2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and subsequent recession, researchers noted that cybercrime rates increased dramatically. However, there is some evidence that macroeconomic conditions can impact cybercrime. Their report focused exclusively on financial cybercrime, including identity theft.


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Hackers Expose Russian FSB Cyberattack Projects

Schneier on Security

More nation-state activity in cyberspace, this time from Russia : Per the different reports in Russian media, the files indicate that SyTech had worked since 2009 on a multitude of projects since 2009 for FSB unit 71330 and for fellow contractor Quantum.

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Hacking Google: Lessons From the Security Team, Part Two

Security Boulevard

When it was launched in 2009, the Operation Aurora cyberattack was one of the first major nation-state cyberattacks aimed at private industry. Its impact forced organizations to take a hard look at their cybersecurity systems.

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Continued Evolution and Success


When I joined in 2009, we were the certification company TRUSTe and “privacy management” meant having a well-written and accurate privacy policy on your website. For 13 years, I (Chris) have had the pleasure of leading TrustArc as CEO. Wow, how the world has changed.

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Russian Man Gets 60 Months Jail for Providing Bulletproof Hosting to Cyber Criminals

The Hacker News

organizations and financial institutions between 2009 to 2015, has received a 60-month prison sentence. A Russian national charged with providing bulletproof hosting services for cybercriminals, who used the platform to spread malware and attack U.S.

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Top Zeus Botnet Suspect “Tank” Arrested in Geneva

Krebs on Security

Gary Warner , director of research in computer forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, noted in his blog from 2014 that Tank told co-conspirators in a JabberZeus chat on July 22, 2009 that his daughter, Miloslava , had been born and gave her birth weight. tank: Levak was written there. lucky12345: It’s f *d.

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