Why hackers need little tech knowledge

Hackers who infect corporate systems with the intent of stealing money do not need a lot of technical expertise or startup money, according to a product manager from Cisco Systems Inc.  “You don't need to

Published on: May 17th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Zeus, Koobface, Conficker: How to put up a fight

Cisco Systems Inc. highlighted the top security threats of 2009 by presenting Cybercrime Showcase Awards as part of its Annual Security Report released Tuesday.Two positive and two not-so-positive categories were included. Awards went

Published on: December 11th, 2009 Jennifer Kavur

Cisco gives Zeus, Koobface and Conficker awards

Cisco Systems Inc. presented its first-ever Cybercrime Showcase awards as part of its 2009 Annual Security Report, released Tuesday.  Zeus: the most audacious criminal operationDesigned for information stealing and specializing in online banking

Published on: December 8th, 2009 Jennifer Kavur

Instant messaging accelerates data theft

One of the more sophisticated pieces of malware in circulation has been given an upgrade that lets cybercriminals act even faster after they've stolen data from a PC.According to security company RSA,  the

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Jeremy Kirk