Cybercrime: main targets in 2013

Cybercrime, “When the hunter learns to shoot without missing, the bird learns to fly without perching.”

This is an age-old adage that rightly depicts this ever evolving breed of criminals. These cybercriminals are each year devising fresh and sophisticated ways of developing threats that target distinct organizations, individuals and computer system. This year, 2013, is no different only that they have advanced in complexity and maliciousness at a very alarming rate.

This article shall delve into the top most predictions to cyber attacks.


Europe's new cybercrime center to open its doors this week: EC3 to act as hub for EU-Wide collaboration to combat E-crime

All hackers and online misfits beware, there is a new police force in the world of cybercriminality with the intention of making the internet a safer and more secure network for European users.  

How to avoid the nasty fake antivirus scam

Most of this malware attacks Windows-based computers. If a virus alert appears on your screen, and it’s not from a program you have installed in your computer, stop and think before you do anything. Most importantly don’t touch it. Don’t run a “free” scan and don’t try to close the window. Shut your browser using Task Manager (control + alt + delete) or turn off the machine.

Site registra recorde de incidentes de perda e roubo de dados

Noventa incidentes de roubo ou perda de dados foram registrados no mês de junho pelo DataLossDB, uma página especializada em catalogar esse tipo de ocorrência. Dois dos 10 maiores incidentes de roubo de dados ocorreram esse ano – os dois envolvendo registros de usuários de serviços da Sony. Mas aconteceram outros casos de roubos de dados - alguns deles resultantes do crescimento recente do “ativismo hacker” – e é preciso iniciativas para reduzir esse tipo de problema.


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