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The FBI recently published its 2017 Cybercrime Report highlighting trends and statistics

The FBI recently published its 2017 Internet Crime Report highlighting trends and statistics compiled by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (“IC3”) during 2017. The report compiles ...
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New Sleeper Strain of SamSam Ransomware Bypasses AV And Stays Hidden On Your Network

The ransomware strain that crippled several cities and school districts in the U.S. earlier this year is back with more tricks up its sleeve to avoid detection. If you haven’t heard of ...
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Penalty! Another FIFA World Cup Phishing Scam Found

As we round out the second week of the FIFA World Cup, new phishing scams continue to permeate, seeking to take advantage of fan’s interest and excitement.
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It Saves Your Battery, But Its Social Engineering Steals Your Data

Google Play is a walled garden, but the serpents do find their way in. RiskIQ has found one snake with a tempting offer on its forked tongue: an app that "saves the battery" in your ...
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[ALERT] There Is A New Hybrid Cyber Attack On Banks And Credit Unions In The Wild

A customer just called me. He found a new strain of attack that's the next scary thing your organization may become the target of.
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Banking Still a Major Target of Cybercrime

1950’s bank robber Willie Sutton was once—erroneously—quoted as saying “I rob banks because that’s where the money is.” Sutton never said it, a reporter made up the quote. However, cyber ...
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Why Preventing Social Engineering Isn’t Enough

The heightened state of cyber attacks in recent years has put a lot of focus on preventing those attacks from being successful. But, organizations can’t simply rely on defensive ...
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Even Law Firms Suffer from Social Engineering

They may not fall for an advance fee scam from an emailer claiming to be the widow of a Nigerian prince, but law firms have their issues with social engineering, too.
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What Is Angler Phishing And How Do I Avoid Becoming A Victim?

Experian in an ongoing campaign to clean up their massive hack  came out with a useful post:   What is Angler Phishing?   Angler phishing is the practice of masquerading as a customer ...
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$94K Business Email Compromise Goes Unnoticed, then Unreported

One might think that a large wire transfer from a state office would be quickly noticed. But not necessarily. A cybercriminal using BEC (business email compromise, also known as CEO ...
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