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ALSO CALLED: Security Breaches, Computer Fraud
DEFINITION: Cyberextortion is a crime involving an attack or threat of attack against an enterprise, coupled with a demand for money to avert or stop the attack.Cyberextortion can take many forms. Originally, denial of service (DoS) attacks were the most common method. In recent years, cybercriminals have developed ransomware that can be used to encrypt the victim's data. The attacker then demands money for  … 

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The Cybercrime Arms Race
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and find out how cybercrimes have become so pervasive and how these sophisticated attacks work. Discover today's cybercrime techniques and how to recognize them.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

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Ten Ways Hackers Breach Security
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WHITE PAPER: Hacking, cracking, and cyber crimes can wreak havoc on an organization. This white paper discusses ten common methods hackers use to breach your existing security, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Posted: 09 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

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