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We report on the latest trends in cybercrime to help you stay informed and aware of what the current threat landscape looks like.

Why Do Organizations Still Under-report Cybercrime?

It’s estimated that organizations aren’t engaging with Law Enforcement when becoming a victim of a cybercrime in large numbers. We cover 5 reasons why organizations don’t.
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Global GozNym Takedown Shows The Anatomy Of A Modern Cybercrime Supply Chain

By Javvad Malik, our new Security Awareness Advocate for EMEA. A multi-national collaborative law enforcement effort has arrested individuals allegedly behind Nymaim and Gozi, also known ...
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Phishing Attack Spoofs Email Security Firm

Ray Shultz at MediaPost's EmailINSIDER wrote about a nasty new way that the bad guys are trying to establish trust: spoofing the return path and received email headers of Barracuda in an ...
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Tallahassee Loses Half a Million From Cyberattack

Hackers stole approximately $498,000 from the city of Tallahassee, Florida, by diverting city employees’ paychecks, according to USA Today. The attackers hacked a third-party vendor that ...
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Cybercrime market selling full digital fingerprints of over 60,000 users

  ZDNet reported something surprising. A new dark web market called Genesis is selling users' personal data, complete with digital fingerprints, such as account credentials, cookies, ...
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The Total Risk Value of Cybercrime Has Risen to $5.2 Trillion Over the Next Five Years

According to new data from Accenture, the average company sees 145 security breaches annually, with the cost of experiencing any kind of cyberattack rising.
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Researchers Unearth 74 Facebook Cybercrime Groups With 385,000 Members

A monthslong study by Cisco Talos has identified 74 Facebook cybercrime groups with a total of 385,000 members. While some groups resembled market places for illicit goods such as ...
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New York Launches a Cybercrime Brigade

The WSJ in their Opinion section reported about a NY citywide initiative that aims to coordinate all digital law-enforcement efforts. The op ed was written by Cy Vance, Manhattan district ...
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Which Employees are the Cyber Criminals After?

Lower-level employees are the workers most likely to face highly-targeted attacks, according to the online marketing firm Reboot. Citing information from Proofpoint’s most recent ...
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Negative Reviews as Strong-Arm Collection for Bogus Bills

Anyone who depends upon good public opinion can be vulnerable to orchestrated bad word-of-mouth, especially in the form of online reviews.
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Cybercrime could cost companies trillions over the next five years

A new report (PDF) by Accenture indicates that over the next 5 years, cyberattacks could result in global costs totaling $5.2 trillion.
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New Deloitte Threat Study Shows The Fantastic ROI of Cyber Crime Operations

Deloitte estimates that some common criminal businesses can be operated for as little as $34 month and could return $25,000, while others may routinely require nearly $3,800 a month and ...
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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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