A global law enforcement operation has resulted in the arrest of 281 suspects allegedly involved in business email compromise scams. The announcement comes on the same day as the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center says that losses from BEC scams have hit $26 billion and are continuing to rise.
Cybercrime is surging thanks, in part, to the availability of inexpensive hacking tools and services. A recent look by security firm Armour at black market offerings finds stolen payment card data, RDP credentials, ransomware and DDoS services are widely available for sale.
In the past year, cybercriminals behind two of the biggest ransomware attacks have abandoned other techniques in favor of exploiting remote desktop protocol. Matt Boddy of Sophos explains why RDP attacks are so popular - and what you can do to discourage them.
As a fraud management leader, are you aware that social engineering is a widespread and increasingly common tactic used to takeover customer accounts? Learn more about why social engineering is one of the most dangerous and difficult to stop online crimes.
Online Account Origination (OAO) fraud, also known as New Account Fraud, has grown 30% since 2017, with $1.3B losses in 2018. The increase in losses has a lot to do with fraud rings switching from automated attacks to human workers who submit applications manually, and utilize synthetic identities based on stolen...
State officials in Texas say that at least 23 local government entities have fallen victim to a coordinated ransomware attack unleashed on Friday morning. Security experts say attackers continue to pummel local governments, and illicit profits have been rising.
Protecting your enterprise from breaches and account takeovers has never been a bigger challenge. New tools make it possible for even unsophisticated actors to perform advanced, widespread attacks that put your organization at risk. According to the 2019 Verizon Breach Report, stolen credentials are the leading attack...
A 20-year-old Dutch man suspected of creating the Rubella Macro Builder toolkit and distributing it on underground forums has been arrested by the Dutch National Police, which received assistance from McAfee. Rubella and other toolkits enable attackers to distribute malware through weaponized Office documents.
The scary fact is that human error is a contributing factor in more than 90% of breaches. With so many technical controls in place hackers are still getting through to your end users, making them your last line of defense. How are they so easily manipulated into giving the bad guys what they want? Well, hackers are...
It is estimated that a business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 40 seconds, adding up to a projected $11.5 billion in damages for this year. As ransomware attacks become more targeted and damaging, your organization faces increased risk that can have your networks down for days or even weeks.
So, how can...
Britain's privacy watchdog has proposed a record-breaking $230 million fine against British Airways for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation due to "poor security arrangements" that attackers exploited to steal 500,000 individuals' payment card data and other personal details.
Déjà vu basic cybersecurity challenge all over again: With the U.S. government warning that geopolitical tensions could trigger wiper-attack reprisals, security experts review the basic anti-wiper - and anti-ransomware - defenses organizations should already have in place.