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May 11, 2016
Cybercriminal gets 7 years in prison  
An Estonian man has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison in the U.S. for his role in a cybercriminal operation that infected over 4 million computers with DNS hijacking malware.
  • Vladimir Tsastsin, 35, from Estonia, is one of the key players in a US $14 million click fraud operation.
  • He is the sixth individual to be sentenced in the case and has received the longest prison sentence.
  • He and his group set up companies that masqueraded as publisher networks and entered into agreements with advertising brokers to display ads on their properties.
  • In order to earn more money, the group artificially increased the number of user clicks and views for the ads they displayed by installing a malware program.
There are only two kinds of Companies, which one are you?   

There are some stunning statistics that every small and medium-sized business should know that require their attention and action for their protection.

  • 92 percent of companies experiencing a breach did not know it (they were notified by a 3rd party).
  • 75 percent of breaches occur in businesses with less than 100 employees.
  • Only 25 percent of breaches are IT or hacker-related; this means 75 percent of breach events are related to current/former employees, customers, vendors, contractors and organized crime or social engineering.
  • 83 percent of SMB’s do not have a formal cybersecurity plan.
  • Most importantly, 64 percent of companies with 500 or fewer employees go out of business within a year of being hacked!

So, there are only two kinds of companies:Those that have been hacked and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked!  Which one are you?

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