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The Future of Mobile: Experts Weigh In

Every week at HackSurfer we speak to various experts in the areas of cybercrime and cybersecurity. One thing that comes up in every single conversation, no matter the industry, is mobile. How is it used? Is BYOD safe for business, or is it only a convenience? Where’s...

Breaking News! Your Antivirus is Useless

Cover your children's ears and lock away the faint of heart. A series of news articles have been squirming their way across the web quoting an assistant professor at the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering in Montreal. Antivirus is "totally...

Mobile Employees Are a Security Risk

Not too long ago, the office computer filled an entire room. Now, it fills the palms of one-third of workers—those mobile employees who use only the mobile device for their jobs. Security, however, lags behind in keeping up with this growing trend. This is the BYOD...

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ATM Attacks Revealed By Carbanak

ATM Attacks Revealed By Carbanak

When Kaspersky Lab's released its report in February detailing how the Carbanak gang, among other things, was able to manipulate ATMs so they'd dispense cash to money mules without any physical interaction, it made quite a few headlines. Since then, vendors like...

Cybercrime is For Sale and the Market is Booming

Cybercrime is For Sale and the Market is Booming

The cybercrime underground black market is doing big business these days with its Cybercrime-as-a-Service (CaaS) delivery model driving the global impact and scope of criminal activities in the digital world. The disturbing trend is rising as crime syndicates adopt...

Medical Devices, Death by Hacking and Barnaby Jack

Medical Devices, Death by Hacking and Barnaby Jack

It was February 2012. Barnaby Jack gave a presentation on hacking insulin pumps armed only with a laptop, a small antenna and a see-through mannequin. He waved the antennae like a magic wand, pushed a button, and, as though he was a real evil sorcerer, delivered death...

Carberp Family Malware Targeting the Banking Sector

Carberp Family Malware Targeting the Banking Sector

ZeuS (Malware) Trojan A challenge incident responders and fraud analysts for firms in the banking and financial services sector (BFSS) will soon be faced with is an increased incidence of customer take-over fraud from a very advanced malware family that was recently...