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Europol Reminder on Ticket Fraud

Offers that sound too good to be true probably are. It’s an old saw, but one that’s worth revisiting. The too-good-to-be-true offers are most likely fraudulent, according to an alert ...
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'BlueKeep' Microsoft Windows Flaw Warning from NSA, Video for How To Patch

Microsoft recently released a fix for for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, in Remote Desktop Services - that affects older versions of Microsoft ...
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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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Executives are Out and Employees are In as Cybercriminals Change Their Primary Targets for Cyberattack

Phishing and Social Engineering scammers are shifting tactics, focusing efforts on low-level employees using a variety of methods as a means to cast a wider net within a targeted ...
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A Mystery Agent Is Doxing Iran's Hackers And Dumping Their Code

Alyssa Foote at WIRED wrote: "NEARLY THREE YEARS after the mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers began disemboweling the NSA's hackers and leaking their hacking tools onto the open ...
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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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Organizations Face a 63% Likelihood of Being the Victim of Successful Cyberattack in Next 12 Months

The latest data from 1,200 IT organizations shows organizations seeing attacks as inevitable and, for some industries, successful compromise as even more a given.
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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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Cyber Attacks on Financial Institutions are the Modern-Day Bank Robbery

The financial sector has long been a target of cyber thieves. But despite their robust security postures, they continue to be the focus of some of the most innovative attack campaigns.
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CISOs: Users and Collaborative Security Efforts are the Key to Protecting the Organization from Attack

Cisco’s CISO Benchmark Report 2019 focuses on the need for security collaboration between internal teams and the inclusion of users as part of an effective cybersecurity program.
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Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading

In the summer of 2017, a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia experienced a worrisome security incident that cybersecurity experts consider to be the first-ever cyber attack carried out ...
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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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Healthcare Continues to Prepare in the Face of Growing Cyber Attacks

According to the latest data in the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, the healthcare industry is keenly aware they are a target, and are taking steps to reduce the risk of successful ...
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It’s Cheaper Than You Think to Launch a Cyber Attack

According to the latest data from Deloitte, the cost of committing a cybercrime is so surprisingly low that anyone and everyone can afford to be a bad guy.
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U.S. Cities Remain at Risk of Cyber Attacks

Recent attacks on city governments have not only provided their attackers with revenue from scams, data breaches, and data held ransom, but have also drawn the attention of other ...
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