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SEO Poisoning + Midterm Elections = Cybercriminals Paradise

Compromised websites focused on tomorrow’s midterm elections serve as the hunting ground for cybercriminals looking to take advantage of unsuspecting visitors.
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Well-Known Cybercrime Group Continues Attacks on Banks

The notorious criminal group Cobalt—aka Carnanak—impersonates vendors or partners to gain access to bank networks, with each successful attack taking in as much as €10 Million.
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Think Size Matters to Hackers? It Doesn’t

The largest of organizations aren’t the only ones being hit with cyberattacks. Everyone from the SMB on up is at risk and is actively a target.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Cybercrime Pulls In A Million Bucks A Minute

More than a million dollars is lost every minute to cybercrime. That staggering stat comes to us by way of RiskIQ who published new research showing that despite businesses spending ...
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Cybercrime Takes Advantage of Agile Development

The bad guys have long benefited from vulnerabilities in any part of an OS or application. Now they’re going a bit deeper and looking for ways to benefit from development cycles.
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Tech Support Scammers Increase Success with Call Optimization

Like legitimate call centers, tech support divisions, and organizations with inbound calling, scammers are using call optimization to improve callback success rates in tech support scams.
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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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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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Leader of Carbanak Cybercrime Group Who Stole Over 1Billion Arrested in Spain [InfoGraphic]

March 26, 2018 -- Some good news for a change! Police in Spain have arrested an individual identified as Denis K. who is believed to be the mastermind behind the Carbanak (also known as ...
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Chinese Cybercrime Develops Lucrative Hacking Services

The McAfee blog gave an interesting perspective on an area we do not look at too closely normally.  Underground cybercrime profits in China have likely already exceeded US$15.1 billion ...
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Lower Cybercrime Costs! Attack Humans...

This could be a headline on a dark web site for cyber criminals. And it would be correct. Our colleagues at Wombat did some digging and came up with relevant research you should know ...
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The Hackers Smell Blood Now, Not Silicon

Steve Morgan wrote an excellent post with the Top 5 cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2017 at the CSO site. These predictions and observations provide a 30,000-foot view of ...
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Two New Cybercrime-as-a-Service Platforms Discovered

There is a rising trend of cybercrime sites for wannabe "crims" that make malicious hacking a point-and-click exercise. A new report describes two more sites that were discovered by ...
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Vladimir Putin Approves Of Patriotic Russian Hackers

The WSJ just posted a very interesting article by Nathan Hodge confirming what we have been saying here for the last few years. Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested in St Petersburg ...
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Shadow Brokers Offer New SaaS 0-Day Threat Subscription Model

  The mysterious Shadow Brokers – the hackers who leaked the NSA SMB zero-day exploit that powered WanaCry into the world's worst ransomworm – are back, and could cause even more damage. ...
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NIST Releases Update to Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a draft update (PDF) to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity—also known as the ...
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Chinese Hackers Use Fake Cellphone Tower to Spread Android Banking Trojan

Check Point Software blogged about Chinese hackers who have taken smishing to the next level, using a rogue cell phone tower to distribute Android banking malware via spoofed SMS messages.
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Does DoubleAgent Turn Antivirus Into Malware? We Are Calling BS On That.

It was all over the press. Initially reported by Bleepingcomputer and picked up by sites like Endgadget, they all went gaga over a new technique that allows the bad guys to take over your ...
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Mandiant M-Trends 2017: "Cybercrime Skills Now On Par With Nation States"

There was some good news reported in Mandiant's M-Trends 2017 report, but this was heavily outweighed by a lot of very bad news. Mandiant, which is a Fireye company, found that in 2016 ...
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Former NSA Director Michael Hayden: "We have a Russia Problem"

I have been saying this here for the last few years, but if you get it confirmed by a former NSA director, that's nice to hear. The Wall Street Journal just reported that President Barack ...
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