Cracker

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Cracker

A slang term in Hong Kong for $10,000. See also: Hong Kong dollar, Big cracker.
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Cybercrooks play on users' fear that their computer and information is at-risk by displaying misleading pop-ups that prompt the victim to "purchase" antivirus software to fix the problem.
Cybercrooks who are repeat offenders are the only ones to do any real time, says Jorilson Rodrigues, a Brazilian federal police computer crime specialist.
The cybercrooks have thousands of computers at their disposal which do the dirty work for them.
Cybercrooks are trying to hack into private details, held on computers, by sending information to people concerned about China's plight.
But they have become a haven for cybercrooks, ticket touts and thieves trying to offload bent merchandise.
All of us in the credit union community have probably been living under a false sense of security in the past because credit unions tended to be late adopters of new technology and because traditional cybercrooks focused on larger and more profitable targets.
Insisting that the group of anonymous "hacktivists" released a decrypted version the Stuxnet worm, which could act almost like a building block for cybercrooks, Michael Gregg, chief operating officer of cybersecurity firm Superior Solutions, said: "There is the real potential that others will build on what is being released.
He didn't offer an estimate of when the standard might be finalized, but he said that companies such as Heartland have "a keen interest in doing something sooner" because of the "clear and pressing danger" facing cardholder data because of the activities of cybercrooks.
McAfee Labs[TM] predicts an increase in mobile, social media and PC-based threats in 2011, with cybercrooks finding new ways to do harm via all types of connected devices.
Jude Law had the second highest percentage of related websites targeted by cybercrooks.
Cybercrooks know that people are more vulnerable to this scam during the holiday season when consumers are doing more online shopping and checking bank balances frequently.
Cybercrooks continue to rapidly evolve and churn out attacks.