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58% of IT leaders worried their business could become a target of rising nation state attacks

HP Wolf Security released the findings of a global survey of 1,100 IT decision makers (ITDMs), examining their concerns around rising nation state attacks. 72% of respondents …

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The value of PII and how it still fuels malign activities in the digital ecosystem

The COVID-19 pandemic engendered new vulnerabilities in the digital ecosystem for threat actors to exploit, resulting in items like vaccines, fraudulent vaccine certificates, …

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Dark web ads offering corporate network access increase seven-fold

In its latest research, security specialist Positive Technologies documents how the market enabling initial access to corporate networks has evolved through 2020 and into …

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How to prevent corporate credentials ending up on the dark web

A little over $3,000 — that’s how much stolen corporate network credentials tend to go for on the dark web. Although the exact asking price for an individual’s …

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22% of exploits for sale in underground forums are more than three years old

Trend Micro released a research urging organizations to focus patching efforts on the vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk to their organization, even if they are years …

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Digital criminals turn toward vaccines to capitalize on COVID-19

Cybercriminals continue to capitalize on the hysteria and worry caused by COVID-19, both in the physical sphere and digital ecosystem, exploiting the significant global unmet …

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How to stay ahead of the rise of synthetic fraud

While banks have been successful in reducing card fraud in recent years, a new and rising threat has emerged: synthetic identity fraud. By combining real and falsified …

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Rampant password reuse puts companies and customers at risk

25.9 million business account credentials and over 543 million breach assets tied to employees in the Fortune 1000 are readily available on the criminal underground, SpyCloud …

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Credential spill incidents nearly doubled since 2016

The number of annual credential spill incidents nearly doubled from 2016 to 2020, according to F5 research. There was a 46% downturn in the number of spilled credentials …

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Dark web analysis shows high demand for hackers

Positive Technologies’ experts have analyzed the ten most active forums on the dark web, which offer services for hacking websites, buying and selling databases, and accessing …

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Worldwide new account fraud declined 23.2% in 2020

New account fraud based on ID verification declined 23.2% worldwide YOY in 2020, compared to 2019 results, according to Jumio. At the same time, selfie-based fraud rates were …

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Exploring the prolific threats influencing the cyber landscape

Some of the world’s most skilled nation-state cyber adversaries and notorious ransomware gangs are deploying an arsenal of new open-sourced tools, actively exploiting …

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