25 Feb 2019

Less than one in 10 Americans take necessary steps to prevent identity theft

A recent study on cybercrime and identity theft in the United States found that even though 37% of US citizens have fallen victim to cybercrime/identity theft at some point, and a wide majority of people (76%) is convinced that becoming a cybercrime/identity theft victim is an inevitability, about half of

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25 Feb 2019

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Use Mobile Users Behavior to Predict Exposure to Malicious Websites

Researchers with Carnegie Mellon University have developed an accurate system for predicting user exposure to malicious websites based on three categories of user behavior: contextual information, i.e. information on an active browsing session; past browsing behavior; and survey information reported by the user. The system enabled the researchers to predict

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22 Feb 2019

92% of organizations rank users as their primary security concern

KnowBe4 has released a new report detailing how organizations are dealing with the rising threat of cybercrime. The research shows that 95% of organizations are worried about the consequences of a potential data breach, while the top security concern of 92% of organizations is negligent users falling victim to a

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22 Feb 2019

Criminal groups promising salaries averaging $360,000 per year to accomplices

Researchers with Digital Shadows estimate that cyber extortionists are ready to pay yearly salaries averaging $360,000 per year to aspiring crooks that can assist them in extorting high-value targets such as business executives, lawyers and medical experts. Accomplices with special IT related skills such as coding, network administration and penetration

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21 Feb 2019

Formjacking Surpasses Ransomware and Cryptojacking as Top Threat of 2018

The latest installment of Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report shows that formjacking was the number one cyber threat in 2018, replacing cryptojacking, i.e. the distribution of malware that uses the resourcing powers of infected systems in order to mine cryptocurrency. In a formjacking attack, a threat actor injects malicious JavaScript code into a

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21 Feb 2019

Mistaken For North Koreans, The ‘Ryuk’ Ransomware Hackers Are Making Millions

According to a new report by McAfee and Coveware, the threat actors behind Ryuk, a highly successful ransomware strain, are not North Korean hackers as was previously suspected. Instead, researchers now believe that hackers from at least two and perhaps even more cybercrime groups are orchestrating the Ryuk infections. The

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21 Feb 2019

ATM Hacking Has Gotten So Easy, the Malware’s a Game

A new report by Kaspersky Lab describes WinPot, a new malware strain designed for “ATM jackpotting” attacks, in which cyber criminals get ATMs to spit out cash. The striking thing about WinPot is that the interface is designed to look similar to a slot machine, as if to underline that plundering cash

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19 Feb 2019

Hackers Use Compromised Banks as Starting Points for Phishing Attacks

A new report by Group-IB indicates that cyber attacks on financial institutions can create a domino-effect when threat actors use their foothold on a breached network to infiltrate the systems of connected organizations in other parts of the world. Group-IB has seen various real world instances of these kinds of chain

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18 Feb 2019

Hacker puts up for sale third round of hacked databases on the Dark Web

For the third time in a little over a week, a threat actor using the moniker ‘Gnosticplayers’ has put a large collection of stolen data from multiple companies for sale on the Dark Web. While the first two collections affected 620 million and 127 million users respectively, the latest batch combines

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15 Feb 2019

Increasing Involvement of Nation-states in Ransomware Attacks

New research by Recorded Future projects an increase of nation-state involvement in ransomware attacks. Researchers expect that ransomware attacks will be increasingly carried out by countries that are subject to harsh sanctions, such as North Korea, to generate revenue. Another possibility is the deployment of ransomware strains by state-backed hackers

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