12 Jul 2019

One issue is probably to blame for your IT outages and data losses – and it’s not hackers

A new survey by Databarracks identifies hardware failure as the most common cause of data loss, ahead of human error and cyberattacks. However, cyberattacks are increasingly associated with data loss compared to previous reports, while the opposite trend is true for hardware failure and human error. In fact, the report

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10 Jul 2019

Anubis Android banking malware returns with extensive financial app hit list

Trend Micro researchers recently detected 17,490 new samples of Anubis, a powerful banking Trojan. The malware is being distributed via phishing campaigns and is capable of targeting 188 legitimate banking and financial mobile applications that are used in the US, India, France, Italy, Germany, Australia, and Poland. Anubis is often

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10 Jul 2019

Cyber Attacks Biggest Threat to Financial Sector

A new Wandera report looks at the mobile threats targeting financial services firms. It shows that phishing accounts for the majority (57%) of attacks, which is significantly higher than the average across other industries (42%). Man-in-the-middle attacks are also more common in the financial services sector (36%) than in other

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08 Jul 2019

Over $800,000 Stolen by Scammers in Atlanta Area City BEC Fraud

Last month, cybercriminals managed to steal over $800,000 from the City of Griffin, Georgia by targeting the city’s finance department with a textbook Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam. The threat actors sent a fraudulent email to a city employee in which they posed as a city vendor and requested the

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05 Jul 2019

The biggest concern for election security may be phishing

Outdated voting machines that are vulnerable to hacking are hardly the only cybersecurity concern for US election security officials. Earlier this week, the US Department of Homeland Security warned election officials across the country about the threat of phishing campaigns. Threat actors are targeting election officials with seemingly legitimate emails

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04 Jul 2019

This hacking gang just switched its malware attacks to a new target

The notorious cybercriminal group TA505 has fundamentally changed its tactics in recent campaigns, Proofpoint recently discovered. While TA505 is known for distributing Trojans, information stealers, ransomware and other malware in large-scale campaigns, it has now shifted toward more targeted phishing attacks. The hacking group also began using a new malware

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02 Jul 2019

Four in 10 North American Banks Don’t Use EV Certificates

A new Sectigo report rates the data protection practices of the largest banks in North America and Europe. While the research found that all major banks use SSL certificates in some form, 40% of the North American banks leave customers vulnerable to phishing scams because they do not extended validation

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01 Jul 2019

This Scary Game Stole Passwords From Thousands of Android Users

Security researchers with Wandera recently discovered that a seemingly legitimate Android mobile game available on Google Play actually targeted users with adware, and phishing attacks aimed at stealing Google account credentials. The game, called Scary Granny, was downloaded by 50,000 users before Google was informed about is malicious nature by

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01 Jul 2019

New Dridex Variant Slips By Anti-Virus Detection

Security researchers with eSentire have detected a new phishing campaign involving a sophisticated new version of Dridex, a banking Trojan that was first spotted in 2011. The new Dridex version is capable of bypassing anti-malware software, a very disturbing development. Dridex has remained popular over the years because it is

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26 Jun 2019

Malicious URL attacks using HTTPS surge across the enterprise

The latest Email Threat report by FireEye shows that threat actors are increasingly using HTTPS in order to make malicious URLs to seem legitimate. Between Q4 of 2018 and Q1 of this year, the number of malicious HTTPS links increased by 26%. Malicious email attachments are becoming less common. Phishing

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