02 Dec 2019

5G hackers: These six groups will try to break into the networks of tomorrow

European security agency Enisa has identified the groups it believes are the biggest threat to 5G networks. Enisa warns that threats to telecoms infrastructure will increase with the arrival of 5G and next-generation mobile connectivity. 5G will present a wide array of risks, from automated factories to connected cars, attracting

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27 Nov 2019

Black Friday Cyberattacks Just Soared 275%: Here’s What You Do Now

A new Check Point report warns that retail phishing URLs have surged by 275% this month. Last year the researchers also noted a rise in phishing attacks in the period leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but this seasonal spike is far bigger this year. Cybercriminals use a

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27 Nov 2019

How scammers use Black Friday to target consumers

A new study by ZeroFOX analyzes holiday cyber scams. While focusing on 26 retail brands, the company detected 61,305 potential scams in the period from November 1 through November 20. The vast majority of these campaigns impersonated brick and mortar stores, with less common targets being tech brands and online

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27 Nov 2019

‘Dexphot’: A Sophisticated, Everyday Threat

A new report by Microsoft detailing the evolution of the Dexphot cryptomining malware highlights how even more everyday cyber threats are getting increasingly sophisticated. Dexphot was first detected in October of last year and has compromised tens of thousands of machines since then. While Dexphot has received relatively little attention,

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27 Nov 2019

Almost 60% Of Malicious Ads Come from Three Ad Providers

In the third quarter of 2019, Confiant saw the percentage of ads that are malicious fall from .25% to .15%, a new report by the firm indicates. While the study covered 75 supply side platforms (SSP), it found that just three of those are used to push over 60% of

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27 Nov 2019

As the online shopping season begins, consumers worry about cybercrime

Almost two in three Americans are concerned that their personal data will be compromised in a data breach (65%) and that threat actors will hack into their bank account (62%), a new F-Secure survey shows. While 81% of respondents consider it likely that they will experience cybercrime or identity theft

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26 Nov 2019

Church’s Chicken Restaurants Hit by Payment Card Breach

Church Chicken has announced a data breach affecting at least 160 of its restaurants in the United States. The company describes the incident as “unauthorized activity […] involving the payment processing systems that services our company-operated restaurants.” The full impact of the breach, which occurred in late October, may be

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26 Nov 2019

Over 38 Million Healthcare Records Exposed in Breaches Over 2019

From January through October of this year, more than 38 million health records were exposed, lost or stolen, compared to just over 12 million throughout 2018, new research published in HIPAA Journal shows. The number of exposed records still falls short of the 2015 record of 114 million, which was largely

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26 Nov 2019

They See You When You’re Shopping: Holiday Cybercrime Starts Early

This year, cybercriminal activity related to the holiday season has started earlier than was the case in previous years, researchers with Avira Protection Lab warn. In 2018, phishing rose by 61% during the September-December holiday shopping season. This year, phishing activity has been rising since July and in September the

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26 Nov 2019

Merchants must find ways to balance security with a seamless customer experience

77% of US merchants have suffered some kind of fraud since they started doing business, and more than two in three (69%) are spending significant resources on addressing payment fraud, a recent American Express study indicates. The merchants in the survey estimate that about 27% of their yearly ecommerce sales

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