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Category: Attacks & Breaches


Attacks & Breaches, Security

18 (new) ways attackers can compromise email

August 10, 2020

Via: CSO Online

All organizations wrestle with chronic phishing attacks that are the primary vectors through which malicious actors breach systems and spread malware. Most phishing attackers deliver their payloads on networks by crafting spoofed emails that look like they come from legitimate, […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

8 steps to protecting login credentials

August 5, 2020

Via: CSO Online

How many passwords does the average network administrator have? The average end user? Plenty. What can you do to protect those passwords? How do you educate users on protecting their credentials? A recent article in Mashable revealed that an attacker […]


Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Cyber insurance: The moral quandary of paying criminals who stole your data

August 4, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Earlier this year, a club with around 70,000 members found itself in a pickle: Pay a ransom or risk the personal information of those members being exposed. In this scenario, the club paid the ransomware. It was decided that the […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Google Chrome will finally tell you how ads are tracking you

August 3, 2020

Via: BGR

Google, the company that’s making money from ads tailored to your preferences, will finally be more transparent about how ads work. Google, the company that has been involved in various privacy scandals that revealed the novel ways it was tracking […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Twitter says ‘phone spear phishing attack’ used to gain network access in crypto scam breach

July 31, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter has revealed a little more detail about the security breach it suffered earlier this month when a number of high profile accounts were hacked to spread a cryptocurrency scam — writing in a blog post that a “phone spear […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Credit card fraud: What you need to know now

July 30, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Payment cards make purchasing convenient not only for consumers and businesses, but for fraudsters, too. Global fraud losses from payment cards in 2018 reached $27.85 billion, according to the latest numbers from The Nilson Report, a card and mobile payments […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

North Korea’s Lazarus brings state-sponsored hacking approach to ransomware

July 29, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Lazarus—the North Korean state hacking group behind the WannaCry worm, the theft of $81 million from a Bangladesh bank, and the attacks on Sony Pictures—is looking to expand into the ransomware craze, according to researchers from Kaspersky Lab. Like many […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

New Netflix phishing scam has a clever way of appearing legitimate

July 29, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Spotted by researchers from cloud office security company Armorblox, the phishing email claims to come from Netflix Support and warns that there’s been a verification failure of the monthly billing process. Recipients are asked to update their information via a […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A history of ransomware: The motives and methods behind these evolving attacks

July 27, 2020

Via: CSO Online

One day in December 1989, Eddy Willems got a floppy disk that changed his life. His boss gave it to him after finding the label intriguing: “AIDS Version 2.0,” a disease that was new and strange at that time. The […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Microsoft Office the most targeted platform to carry out attacks

July 24, 2020

Via: CSO Online

In 2019, Microsoft Office became cybercriminals’ preferred platform when carrying out attacks, and the number of incidents keeps increasing, according to Kaspersky Lab researchers. Boris Larin, Vlad Stolyarov and Alexander Liskin showed at the company’s Security Analyst Summit that the […]