Introduction to a VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Before start using it, most internet users need at least a short introduction to a VPN. In these days of cybercrime, it is obvious: online users need a VPN (virtual private network), a kind of service that gives you online security, and most providers have a free...
The Future of Mobile: Experts Weigh In

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...
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,...
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...