Cybercriminals moved quickly to capitalize on the COVID-19 outbreak using malicious emails

While the COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives and operations of many people and organizations, the pandemic failed to interrupt onslaught of malicious emails targeting people’s inboxes, according to an attack landscape update published by F-Secur… Continue reading Cybercriminals moved quickly to capitalize on the COVID-19 outbreak using malicious emails

eCrime campaigns outpace state-sponsored activity in first half of 2020

CrowdStrike has released an annual report that reviews intrusion trends during the first half of 2020 and provides insights into the current landscape of adversary tactics, which has been heavily impacted this year by the remote workforce environment o… Continue reading eCrime campaigns outpace state-sponsored activity in first half of 2020

Bringing network stability and security back to businesses big and small

If you remember the pre-pandemic fun of dining out in a Chinese restaurant, then you probably also know that, at the end of the meal, nobody wants to break open the fortune cookie to read, “May you live in interesting times.” While seemingly a blessing… Continue reading Bringing network stability and security back to businesses big and small

What happens to funds once they have been stolen in a cyberattack?

SWIFT and BAE Systems published a report that describes the complex web of money mules, front companies and cryptocurrencies that criminals use to siphon funds from the financial system after a cyber attack. The report highlights the ingenuity of money… Continue reading What happens to funds once they have been stolen in a cyberattack?

Phishing gangs mounting high-ticket BEC attacks, average loss now $80,000

Companies are losing money to criminals who are launching Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks as a more remunerative line of business than retail-accounts phishing, APWG reveals. High-ticket BEC attacks Agari reported average wire transfer loss fro… Continue reading Phishing gangs mounting high-ticket BEC attacks, average loss now $80,000

New AI algorithm to detect cryptocurrency miners as they steal power

Computer scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that may be able to identify malicious codes that hijack supercomputers to mine for cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and Monero. “Based on recent computer break-ins in Eur… Continue reading New AI algorithm to detect cryptocurrency miners as they steal power

New Global Threat Landscape Report Reveals ‘Unprecedented’ Cyberattacks

Fortinet’s recently released Global Threat Landscape Report shows how the perimeter is extending to the home in the first half of 2020 – and what that means for cybercrime. Continue reading New Global Threat Landscape Report Reveals ‘Unprecedented’ Cyberattacks

6,600 organizations bombarded with 100,000+ BEC attacks

Cybercriminals are increasingly registering accounts with legitimate services, such as Gmail and AOL, to use them in impersonation and BEC attacks, according to Barracuda Networks. BEC attacks impact thousands of organizations In their most recent thre… Continue reading 6,600 organizations bombarded with 100,000+ BEC attacks

NSA Warns Smartphones Leak Location Data

The agency known for its own questionable surveillance activity advised how mobile users can limit others’ ability to track where they are. Continue reading NSA Warns Smartphones Leak Location Data