play on users' fear that their computer and information is at-risk by displaying misleading pop-ups that prompt the victim to "purchase" antivirus software to fix the problem.
Faced with an economic crisis and threats such as terrorism, fighting cybercrime can easily fall to the bottom of governments' priorities - while it becomes a rising priority for an increasing number of cybercrooks
. Plus, there's a desperate need to improve cross-border cooperation.
who are repeat offenders are the only ones to do any real time, says Jorilson Rodrigues, a Brazilian federal police computer crime specialist.
According to Tim Schoechle, president, CyberLYNX Gateway Corp., despite consumer concerns about protecting their privacy on the Internet, the "smart home" of the future, with online access to and from many sources, may provide cybercrooks
with "one-stop" shopping of personal information.
So how come cybercrooks
are having a field day, reaping where they have not sown?The answer lies in the mantra, the weakest link in the security chain is actually the human link, the customer.
Rebecca Herold, president of the Des Moines, Iowa-based SIMBUS and CEO of The Privacy Professor, said, "The propensity for cybercrooks
to target and load data-capturing/stealing POS systems has been increasing in the past few years, but yet the security controls have not improved!
Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down the cybercrooks
who stole $81 million from its central bank's U.S.
Experian's Michael Bruemmer notes that while cybercrooks
typically get the blame, up to 80% of breaches are caused by employee errors, such as losing a company laptop or failing to work on a secure network.
criticised Snapchat for being "too reluctant at patching the exploit until they knew it was too late".
According to a report by US computer security software-maker McAfee, the so-called "embedded systems", that control an array of car's functions including door locking, engine ignition, navigation, brakes and communications, are reliant on connectivity via cables, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G networks, meaning they could easily be hacked by cybercrooks
have thousands of computers at their disposal which do the dirty work for them." Of course, there are a couple of disclaimers to this data.
But they have become a haven for cybercrooks
, ticket touts and thieves trying to offload bent merchandise.