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Collaring the (Alleged) Leader of a BEC Gang

A joint operation by INTERPOL and the cybercrime unit of the Nigeria Police Force have concluded a yearlong investigation into the SilverTerrier business email compromise gang by ...
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Verizon: Ransomware Involved in 25% of Data Breaches as Credentials and Phishing are Seen as “Key Paths” for Attack Success

With the much-anticipated annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report finally released, we get a view of ransomware from the data breach perspective that points to a common weakness ...
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That’s Not Actually Elon Musk

Scammers are using deepfake videos of Elon Musk in an attempt to trick people into handing over cryptocurrency, BleepingComputer reports. The scammers set up a phony cryptocurrency ...
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New Scam Uses Fraud Support Social Engineering to Take Victims for Thousands of Dollars

A new scam borrows a page from the tech support scams that target older victims telling them potential fraud has been found, offering to “help” solve the issue and ultimately asking for ...
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Phishing Scammers Benefit from Shady SEO Practices to Rank Better Than Legitimate Domains

So-called “Black Hat SEO” services have popped up on Dark Web forums bringing advantageous search results to anyone willing to pay a small monthly fee.
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New IRS Phishing Scam Uses Fake Notices to Steal Microsoft 365 Credentials

Scammers use an “overdue tax bill” along with a sophisticated and obfuscated javascript-based “invoice” attachment to identify targeted victims, validate credentials, and transmit them ...
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FBI Director Warns of “Unprecedented” Cyberespionage Attacks Originating in China

FBI Director Christopher Wray highlighted China’s role in cyberespionage in a recent 60-Minutes news segment, saying the level of attacks the U.S. is seeing is “unprecedented in history.”
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New Phishing Attack Uses Malicious Chatbot For Real Time Social Engineering

Researchers at Trustwave have observed a phishing campaign that uses a chatbot to add legitimacy to the scam. The chatbot is on a harmless website, and is designed to convince the user to ...
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Don't Just Have a Compliance Season, Have a Culture of Compliance

“We want compliance training to be impactful like your security awareness training.”
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Phishing Attacks Increase by 54% as Initial Attack Vector for Access and Extortion Attacks

New analysis of threat activity for the first quarter of this year shows anyone with access to corporate email is a now on the front lines of modern cyberattacks of all kinds.
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It's More Than Phishing; How to Supercharge Your Security Awareness Training

Tell people not to click a link, pat each other on the back, and ride off into the sunset. If only security awareness training was that simple in Europe.
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Phishing Campaign Impersonates Shipping Giant Maersk

Researchers at Vade Secure warn of a large phishing campaign that's impersonating shipping giant Maersk to target thousands of users in New Zealand.
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WSJ: "Cyber Insurance Went Up A Whopping 92% In 2021"

Whoa Nellie, that's getting to be real money here. This is the kind of thing that starts cutting into your whole IT budget.
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Spear Phishing a Diplomat

Researchers at Fortinet observed a spear phishing attack that targeted a Jordanian diplomat late last month. The researchers attribute this attack to the Iranian state-sponsored threat ...
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Why People Fall for Scams

Scammers use a variety of tried-and-true tactics to trick people, according to André Lameiras at ESET. For example, they can easily find open-source information about people on the ...
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Think BEC Won’t Cost You Much? How Does $130 Million Sound?

A new lawsuit brings to light the all-too common occurrence of an attack, with this occurring during a business acquisition and costing the buyer more than they bargained for.
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Homeland Security: U.S. Ransomware Attacks Have Doubled in the Last Year

A March 2022 report from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs zeros in on the growing problem of ransomware and lessons learned so far.
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Trezor Crypto Wallet Attacks Results in Class Action Lawsuit Against MailChimp Owner Intuit

Months after the MailChimp data breach targeting 102 companies in the crypto sector, a new lawsuit has been filed seeking millions of dollars in damages.
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