The Avalanche crime group, the world's most prolific phishing gang, has moved from using conventional phishing to solely propagating Zeus, the most famous and stealthy password-stealing malware, say security researchers in a new report.
In its second report card on the Obama Administration's privacy policies, the Electronic Privacy Information Center points out what it sees as many shortcomings, saving its harshest criticism for the area of civil liberties.
As the federal government attempts to crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud, officials have discovered that most medical schools don't offer training on how to comply with federal fraud and abuse laws.
Two weeks after authorities on two continents arrested cyber criminals linked to the Zeus malware, Microsoft has added the infamous Trojan's signature to one of its best removal tools in an effort to hunt down infected machines.
NSA involvement in warrantless surveillance during the Bush years may have given the Obama administration pause in formalizing the working relationship between DHS and DoD, but any apprehension has since vanished.
"Signatures are not going to be the way of the future because we don't have time to put a name or a pattern on enemy behaviors and pass it out and block it," says Phyllis Schneck, McAfee chief technology officer/public sector.