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BEC scams
Half of cybercrime losses in 2019 were the result of BEC scams

Business email compromise (BEC) and email account compromise (EAC) scams are still the most lucrative schemes for cybercriminals: the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center …

user
Cybercriminals using fake job listings to steal money, info from applicants

Be extra careful when looking for a job online, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warns: cybercriminals are using fake job listings to trick applicants into sharing …

Apple privacy
Did Apple drop end-to-end encrypted iCloud backups because of the FBI?

Two years ago, Apple abandoned its plan to encrypt iPhone backups in the iCloud in such a way that makes it impossible for it (or law enforcement) to decrypt the contents, a …

identity
The FBI multi-factor authentication notification that should have never been

While reviewing the recent Private Industry Notification from the FBI about using social engineering and technical attacks to circumvent multi-factor authentication, I was …

email
Researchers develop machine learning-based detector that stops lateral phishing attacks

Lateral phishing attacks – scams targeting users from compromised email accounts within an organization – are becoming an increasing concern in the U.S. Whereas in …

gamer
Targeted online messaging dissuading young gamers from getting involved in cybercrime

Highly-targeted messaging campaigns from law enforcement can be surprisingly effective at dissuading young gamers from getting involved in cybercrime, a new study has …

BEC scams
Latest numbers show why BEC/EAC scams are here to stay

Extortion has become the second most often reported type of cybercrime, but BEC/EAC scams still reign supreme when it comes to monetary loss (or criminals’ earnings), …

DDoS
Average DDoS attack sizes decrease 85% due to FBI’s shutdown of DDoS-for-hire websites

The FBI’s shutdown of the 15 largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) for hire vendors (booters) reduced the overall number of attacks worldwide by nearly 11 percent …

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China allegedly infiltrated US companies through implanted hardware backdoors

Many US companies, including Amazon and Apple, have been the victims of a clever supply chain attack that resulted in compromised hardware (servers) being installed at some of …

IoT
The FBI warns about compromised IoT devices

The FBI is instructing users on how to recognize when their IoT devices have been compromised and advising them on how to keep them secure. “Compromised devices may be …

BEC scams
BEC scams and real estate deals: How to protect yourself?

Despite constant warnings by law enforcement and industry organizations, BEC scammers continue to fleece companies. They target small, medium, and large business and personal …

BEC scams
Losses due to BEC scams are escalating

Despite falling down on the list of most often reported Internet-facilitated crimes, Business Email Compromise/Email Account Compromise is still the type of crime that results …

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