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New account fraud has more than doubled since 2014

New account fraud increased 27.8% worldwide YTD in 2019, compared to full-year 2018 results, and more than 100% compared to 2014 levels, Jumio reveals. Surprisingly, attempted new account fraud was 19% less during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend (compared to the average 2019 fraud levels), when fraud attempts normally escalate. Often, the first step in identity theft starts by creating a new account online. Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else’s identity (e.g., … More


The 7 most dangerous digital technology trends

As our world embraces a digital transformation, innovative technologies bring greater opportunities, cost efficiencies, abilities to scale globally, and entirely new service capabilities to enrich the lives of people globally. But there is a catch. For every opportunity, there is a risk. The more dependent and entrenched we become with technology the more it can be leveraged against our interests. With greater scale and autonomy, we introduce new risks to family health, personal privacy, economic … More

Egnyte’s new capabilities accelerate data discovery and boost security

Egnyte, the only secure content platform built for business, announced new content intelligence and security capabilities that will improve discovery, structure, task automation, and protection of enterprise content. This is the latest development to the Egnyte platform as the company continues to augment its industry-leading content intelligence engine. With metadata intelligence enhancements, users can implement custom metadata and classification in a flexible, no-code approach. Users can recognize savings in time and resources by being liberated … More


Cybercrime is maturing, shifting its focus to larger and more profitable targets

Cybercrime is continuing to mature and becoming more and more bold, shifting its focus to larger and more profitable targets as well as new technologies. Data is the key element in cybercrime, both from a crime and an investigate perspective. These key threats demonstrate the complexity of countering cybercrime and highlight that criminals only innovate their criminal behavior when existing modi operandi have become unsuccessful or more profitable opportunities emerge. In essence, new threats do … More


Unmask cybercriminals through identity attribution

Organized crime has grown more complex since the turn of the century. Coinciding with the rise of the digital world, cybercriminals have leveraged the proliferation of technology to broaden their reach with a more sophisticated network-structured model, effectively globalizing their operations in cyberspace and ultimately devastating companies and consumers alike. The faster you act, the quicker you will be able to disrupt the adversary and prevent future attacks, directly yielding greater financial savings and identity … More


vBulletin zero-day exploited in the wild in wake of exploit release

An anonymous bug hunter has released a working and elegantly simple exploit for a pre-authentication remote code execution flaw (CVE-2019-16759) affecting vBulletin and it didn’t take long for attackers to start using it. About vBulletin vBulletin is the most popular internet forum software in use today. W3Techs says that around 0.1% of all internet sites run a vBulletin forum, though only 6.4% of these use vulnerable 5.x versions. MH Sub I, the company that develops … More


Which cyber threats should financial institutions be on the lookout for?

Banks and financial services organizations were the targets of 25.7 percent of all malware attacks last year, more than any other industry, IntSigths revealed in their latest report. These include: Trojans (banking, info-stealing, downloaders) ATM malware (since the start of 2018, more than 20 ATM malware families have hit banks around the globe) Ransomware (Mexican financial institutions were particularly targeted) Mobile banking malware – both fake banking apps and banking Trojans. (According to the company, … More

CoreSite helps extend customers’ networks to Google Cloud Platform’s global network

CoreSite Realty Corporation, a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., announced support for Google Cloud’s Dedicated Interconnect product in both their Los Angeles and Denver markets. This service from Google Cloud allows enterprise and network service providers that are collocated with CoreSite to directly connect to Google Cloud Platform through high-speed fiber interconnects. Dedicated Interconnect is a product in the Google Cloud Interconnect family. Google announced Dedicated … More

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Week in review: Critical Chrome zero-day, TLS certs for sale on dark web, RSA Conference 2019

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: RSA Conference 2018 coverage Check out what you missed at the infosec event of the year. How malware traverses your network without you knowing about it A research report has been released which, based on observed attack data over the second half of 2018 (2H 2018), reveals the command-and-control and lateral activities of three highest-volume malware, Emotet, LokiBot, and TrickBot. A third … More


Sale of SSL/TLS certificates on the dark web is rampant

There is no dearth of compromised, fake and forged SSL/TLS certificates for sale on dark web markets, researchers have found. TLS certificates are sold individually and packaged with a wide range of crimeware. Together these services deliver machine-identities-as-a-service to cybercriminals who wish to spoof websites, eavesdrop on encrypted traffic, perform man-in-the-middle attacks and steal sensitive data. The results of the research The researchers dove into online markets and hacker forums that were active on the … More


Bank of Valletta suspended all operations in wake of cyber attack

Maltese Bank of Valletta (BOV) has been breached by hackers and has temporarily suspended all of its operations to minimize risk and review its systems. The bank shuttered its braches across the island, disabled ATMs, internet and mobile banking and prevented its customers from using BOV cards for effecting payments in stores, hotels, restaurants, etc. What is known about the attack? According to Times of Malta, the attack was detected shortly after the start of … More

xen1thLabs achieves ISO 17025 accreditation

xen1thLabs has achieved its accreditation as a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for testing laboratories. This accreditation brings quality assurance to xen1thLab’s cyber security testing services in the field of mobile communications and infrastructure, offered to national and international commercial entities, governments and infrastructure operators. The accreditation aligns with the newly published international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017, which provides a stronger process orientation along with the implementation of risk-based … More