A recent rash of targeted phishing schemes -- which included hits to military accountholders and their families at USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union, as well as a separate attack on officials at the World Bank -- has again brought the crime to the fore.
This week's top news and views: Version 2.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard hits the streets and takes effect Jan. 1. And Identity theft is on the rise, and a new study from FinCEN finds that it's not cyberattacks that are compromising most consumers -- it's family and friends.
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.
This week's top news and views: Reg. E Amendment Introduced in Senate; Insider Trading: Kerviel Sentencing Reveals Gaps. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Managing Editor Tracy Kitten.