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Payment Fraud Moves to the Real World with Fake QR Codes on Parking Meters

Scammers are using the professional-looking stickers to point those parking to an alternate pay site to collect credit card details in the perfect situation where victims would be none ...
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U.S. Government Warns of More Cyberattacks Targeting Critical Infrastructure

A new joint cybersecurity advisory from CISA, the FBI, and the NSA cautions organizations against Russian-based attacks and provides mitigations to be implemented.
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Amazon Token Crypto “Presale” Scam Takes Advantage of News Hype and Steals Your Real Cryptocurrency

The growing interest in new cryptocurrencies and the potential to get in early on Amazon’s supposedly forthcoming crypto has scammers taking victims for thousands of dollars.
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Organizations Worldwide Experience Over 722 Million Attacks in the Last 30 Days!

Analysis of data collected by Internet and security services vendor Akamai shows an unimaginable number of cyberattacks, demonstrating how frequently these attacks are happening.
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Over 1000 Arrests and $27 Million Intercepted in Massive INTERPOL Sting Operation

Bringing together specialized police units from 20 countries, Operation HAECHI-II targeted those involved in online fraud, romance scams, investment fraud and money laundering.
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Netflix is the Latest Impersonated Brand in Ongoing Subscriber Targeting Scams

With the increased interest in and availability of movie and TV streaming services, plenty of new scams are popping up attempting to steal personal details and credit card information.
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Real Cyberattack as Phishbait for a Scammer

Scammers are exploiting a real “cyber incident” at a Riverhead New York high school to send out robocalls that claim to be coming from the local police department, RiverheadLOCAL reports.
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New TSA PreCheck Scam Seeks to Collect Your Personal and Credit Card Details

Doing one of the best jobs impersonating a website ever seen, this new scam attempts to take those renewing or initially signing up through a believable process that most would fall for.
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Morgan Stanley Warns Against “Brushing Scam”

Morgan Stanley has outlined several common scams everyone should be on the lookout for during the holiday season. The first involves phony delivery notifications. These scams are common ...
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[On-Demand Webinar] When Cybercriminals Hide in Plain Sight: Hacking Platforms You Know and Trust

Today’s hackers are concealing their attacks in places you wouldn’t expect… utilizing tools your users know and trust to deliver their malicious payloads. From hijacked single sign-on ...
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Avoid Donating to Charity Scammers During Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday is a great way for organizations and people to give back. However, this gives cybercriminals opportunities to take advantage of you with charity scams.
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Social Engineering, Persistence, and a Few Phone Calls is All it Takes to Steal $1 Million

The story of a Swiss investor who was convinced they were purchasing pre-IPO shares of AirBnB is the cautionary tale of how little it really takes to turn someone into a victim.
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New Browser Cookie “Smash and Grab” Attack Targets YouTube Creators

New attack details from Google’s Threat Analysis Group show how cybercriminals are innovating ways to use an initial attack to aid in additional crypto scams.
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[On-Demand Webinar] Hacking Your Organization: 7 Steps Cybercriminals Use to Take Total Control of Your Network

The scary fact is that the majority of data breaches are caused by human error. With so many technical controls in place hackers are still getting through to your end users. How are they ...
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Warning: Cybercriminals Target Organizations Going Through M&A Activity

The changing of hands of significant amounts of money is enough reason to get the attention of cybercriminals. So, how can organizations prepare for what should be an expected series of ...
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U.K. Authorized Push Payment Scams Jump 71% in First Half of 2021, Taking in £355 Million

Surpassing credit card fraud in the U.K., scamming victims into sending money to a fraudulent bank account has taken the lead spot in fraud scams that could cost U.K. residents more than ...
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Europol: Italian Mafia Tied to Cybercriminals Responsible for €10 Million in Cyberattacks

The recent dismantling of a cybercriminal gang has uncovered ties to the Italian Mafia, demonstrating that even traditional organized crime is moving to cyber.
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Brute Force Attacks are on the Rise as June sees a 671% increase

With nearly one-third of all organizations targeted in a single week and just above one-quarter on the average, attempts to access externally facing resources is growing in popularity and ...
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Cybercriminals Are Growing More Organized

The cybercriminal underground is becoming increasingly organized, according to researchers at HP. The criminal underground functions like a regular economy, with people selling goods and ...
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U.S. State Department Issues a Reward for Information on Foreign Cybercriminals Targeting Critical Infrastructure

In the wake of cyberattacks targeting U.S. infrastructure organizations, the U.S. government is stepping up measures to identify foreign threat actors and bring them to justice.
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