Cybercrime News

Cybercrime is growing and more people are falling victim to it. The Wiser daily cybercrime news email is designed for anyone with an interest in the topic. This includes professionals in the industry, from technology providers to law enforcement officials to security consultants. It is estimated that criminals now make more money from cybercrime than they do from illegal drug trafficking. Large corporations, SMEs and individuals are all at risk. Cybercrime involves any crime that uses a computer or network. It takes many forms including identity theft, stealing company data, and other malicious practices. And it is global in nature, with many of the criminals based in different countries to their target victims. And because it is growing more resources are being allocated to combat it, while technology companies come up with new products and solutions that offer better protection. And there is growing awareness among technology users to better protect their systems, accounts and passwords. The Wiser daily cybercrime news email covers all of these topics and more. We curate the best articles from leading publications and writers in the field to ensure you get the latest information delivered to your inbox every day.

Recent Cybercrime News Coverage
 
Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, May 29, 2017
 
Recommended for you
Cyberbullying Challenges Mental Health in Our Schools - Leadership 360 - Education Week
Education Week • Ann Myers, Jill Berkowicz
How to protect yourself against ransomware
Daily Dot • Ben Dickson
How to make sure your sensitive business data is safe
SAP Blogs • Martha Jenkins
IDC Advocates for 'Patch Independence' Mindset To Address Security Risks
Redmond Magazine • Kurt Mackie
E-mails phished from Russian critic were “tainted” before being leaked
Ars Technica • Dan Goodin
Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry
The Economic Times of India
Ransomware: the robber on today’s internet highway
Financial Times • Hannah Kuchler
WannaCry worm is a wake-up call for investors
Financial Times • Madison Marriage
Trump executive order aims to protect US from ‘catastrophic’ cyber attack
Financial Times • Hannah Kuchler
Leaked CIA cyber tricks may make us WannaCry some more
Financial Times • Sam Jones
 
Recommended for You
Cybercrime, Education
Cyberbullying Challenges Mental Health in Our Schools - Leadership 360 - Education Week
Education WeekAnn Myers, Jill Berkowicz
J. M. Myers M.D.* returns as a guest blogger to write this two-part series about mental health in our schools. In Part One, Dr. Myers wrote about Good News About Mental Health in Our Schools. Here, in part two, he shares his...
Share
Antivirus Software, Cybercrime
How to protect yourself against ransomware
Daily DotBen Dickson
The recent spread of the WannaCry malware offered a grim reminder of the mounting threat of ransomware attacks. Over the past years, ransomware attacks have turned into a lucrative business, raking in millions of dollars for cybercriminals. The degree of efficiency, success...
Share
Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
How to make sure your sensitive business data is safe
SAP BlogsMartha Jenkins
As we move business more and more to an online presence, there are plenty of concerns about how sensitive data is stored and how it is protected. A leak could be very costly for you, as well as potentially endangering your clients....
Share
Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
IDC Advocates for 'Patch Independence' Mindset To Address Security Risks
Redmond MagazineKurt Mackie
IDC offered a somewhat contrarian view this week on how organizations should best protect against security incidents, such as the recent "WannaCry" outbreak. In a recently published article, the Framingham, Mass.-based analyst and consulting firm argued that attempts to stay up to...
Share
Cybercrime, Politics & Policy
E-mails phished from Russian critic were “tainted” before being leaked
Ars TechnicaDan Goodin
E-mails stolen in a phishing attack on a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin were manipulated before being published on the Internet. That's according to a report published Thursday, which also asserts that the e-mails were manipulated in order to discredit...
Share
Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry
The Economic Times of India
The US Department of Homeland Security announced the vulnerability, which could be exploited to take control of an affected computer, and urged users to apply a patch.
Share
Antivirus Software, Cybercrime
Ransomware: the robber on today’s internet highway
Financial TimesHannah Kuchler
The virulent spread of the WannaCry worm around the world was a dramatic reminder that ransomware is the digital era’s
Share
Cybercrime, Finance
WannaCry worm is a wake-up call for investors
Financial TimesMadison Marriage
The WannaCry cyber attack that infected many hundreds of thousands of computers across 150 countries in May is a wake-up
Share
Barack Obama, Cybercrime
Trump executive order aims to protect US from ‘catastrophic’ cyber attack
Financial TimesHannah Kuchler
US President Donald Trump this month signed an executive order that aims to increase protection for US essential services in
Share
Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare
Leaked CIA cyber tricks may make us WannaCry some more
Financial TimesSam Jones
In early May, within a narrow 24-hour window, the spread of WannaCry — a semi-autonomous piece of criminal software designed
Share