cybercriminals

Chinese Scammers Use Social Engineering to Swindle $18.6M

Fraud transaction through clever social engineering enabled Chinese phishers in successfully swindling an estimated $18.6 million from Tecnimont SpA’s Indian branch. With a cleverly written email that heavily resembles Pierrorberto Folgiero’s (the company’s Group CEO) was sent to Tecnimont Pvt Ltd, the phishers were able to persuade decision makers in the company’s India office to

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2018 In-Review: The Cybersecurity Risks Involving Schools Are Real

Educational institutions are where we shape our knowledge in preparation for our adulthood. For every field of study, time needs to be spent in a curriculum designed in order to maximize learning opportunities, or that should be the case. In the field of IT, especially in cybersecurity, no school or a University can claim that

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Be Thankful You Weren’t At The ATM When This Happened

Cybercriminals are at it again, and this time they’re hanging out at the ATM. But they’re not stealing from anyone’s bank account directly, just removing all the money the machine is holding. Many ATMs can access up to $20,000 or more in cash, so it’s possible for cyber attackers to grab a lot of dough,

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Really, How Safe Is The Camera On Your Device?

These days, we take our mobile cameras pretty much for granted, regardless of whether we’re using our phone, tablet, laptop, or PC—either at home or work—to capture the the special (or even quite ordinary) moments of our lives. We are putting out tons of images each day and often consuming them as well through social

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Why All the “Not Secure” Websites These Days?

Have you noticed a sudden rash of websites flagged as “not secure?” Every browser does it a little differently, but all the latest versions of the big four (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari) warn users about unsecured websites. Since July, Chrome has started to mark every website as either “secure” or

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Is The Department Of Labor Exposing Your Employee Benefits To Attack?

In the U.S. and Canada, the first Monday of September is dedicated to Labor Day, a public holiday established to honor the social and economic achievements of hard working Americans throughout history. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the event recognizes how the average employee has directly contributed to the current strength and prosperity

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Warning To All Executives: This Security Breach Is On You!

Turn out, 2017 was a crazy year for data breaches. No one can forget the massive Equifax disaster, which exposed the sensitive information of millions of customers to cybercriminals around the world. And of course, there was the attack on the Republican National Committee which leaked personal data of over 200 million American voters. Oh,

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Here Is A Surprising Look At Smart City-Based Vulnerabilities

Not only has the 21st century introduced a whole new way thinking about the world, it has forced people living in big cities to change their collective mindset. The rise of “smart cities,” complete with their various types of electronic data collection sensors and information-gathering resources, has dramatically altered the attack vector on the people

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Why SamSam Ransomware Is The Goose Who Laid The Golden Egg

In the past year, ransomware has raked in millions for cybercriminals and their syndicates who both appear to have created the golden goose of malware.Sophos, with their blog post, has announced that WannaCry’s spiritual successor, SamSam ransomware has made $5.9 million in profit. The line chart above supplied by Sophos details the profit episodes of

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Here Are The Creepy Details Of The Dark Web In A Nutshell

Contrary to what most internet users believe, only about four percent of the web is actually visible to the average person. That means approximately 96% of the world’s biggest public network remains in the dark, access only through TOR. And as we know, this is where many of today’s exploits, attacks, and malicious plots are

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