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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.

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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Cyberheist On Bank Causes Shutdown Of All Operations

Reuters reported that the Bank of Valetta, which accounts for almost half of Malta’s banking transactions, had to shut down all of its operations on Wednesday after hackers broke into its ...
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Massive Increases in Trojans and Backdoor Attacks More Than Double, Spelling Trouble for Organizations

Growth in attacks designed to obfuscate access and purpose should put organizations on alert as cybercriminals gain control over endpoints to do just about anything they want.
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A Majority of Cyberattacks Use Lateral Movement and “Living Off the Land”

The latest from Carbon Black’s 2019 Global Threat Report shows cybercriminals are intent to move from endpoint to endpoint and avoid detection using built-in tools.
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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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The U.S. Government Blaming Cyber Attacks on Russia May Cost One Business $100 Million

Governments attributing cyberattacks to specific countries usually ends in nothing more than a line in a news story. But sometimes these kinds of claims can have unforeseen consequences.
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Banking Cyber Heists Celebrate Their 25th Birthday!

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the very first cyber-heist, netting one of the first cybercriminals $10 million from Citibank. The tactics have changed, but the target hasn’t.
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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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Scumbag hackers lift $1m from children's charity

The Register reported on some scumbag criminals that stole a million bucks from a charity. The editors got very upset with these criminals and freely spoke their mind. The resulting copy ...
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NotPetya Causes Whopping 100 Million Insurance Coverage Lawsuit

Techlawx posted news about an astounding NotPetya-related lawsuit, (link at the end). We all remember June 27, 2017, when a major global cyber attack harmed thousands of companies. The ...
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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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