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FTC reveals alarming increase in scam activity, costing consumers billions

Newly released Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data shows that consumers reported losing nearly $8.8 billion to fraud in 2022, an increase of more than 30 percent over the …

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Users looking for ChatGPT apps get malware instead

The massive popularity of OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT has not gone unnoticed by cyber criminals: they are exploiting the public’s eagerness to experiment with it to …

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Authorities break up gang responsible for €38 million CEO fraud

A joint investigation supported by Europol has led to the dismantling of a Franco-Israeli criminal gang involved in large-scale CEO fraud (also known as BEC scams). The …

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Generative AI: A benefit and a hazard

If there’s one thing people will remember about AI advances in 2022, it’ll be the advent of sophisticated generative models: DALL.E 2, Stable Diffusion, …

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Reported phishing attacks have quintupled

The third quarter of 2022, APWG observed 1,270,883 total phishing attacks — is the worst quarter for phishing that APWG has ever observed. The total for August 2022 was …

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3 important changes in how data will be used and treated

Regula has presented their vision of the developments that will shape the industry’s landscape in 2023. Deepfakes, new cyber-hygiene norms, and demand for mature ID …

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What happens once scammers receive funds from their victims

In this Help Net Security video, Ronnie Tokazowski, Principal Threat Advisor at Cofense, offers insight into the world’s most lucrative cybercrime – business email …

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Cybercriminals are scamming each other, tipping off law enforcement

Cybercriminals are scamming each other out of millions of dollars and use arbitration to settle disputes about the scams, according to Sophos. For this report, Sophos experts …

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Economic uncertainty will greatly impact the spread of cybercrime

Norton released its top cyber trends to watch in 2023, emphasizing that the economy will have the greatest impact on the spread of cybercrime next year. Experts predict the …

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Predatory loan mobile apps grab data, harass users and their contacts

Lookout researchers have discovered nearly 300 Android and iOS apps that trick victims into unfair loan terms, exfiltrate excessive user data from mobile devices, and then use …

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Phishing threats are increasingly convincing and evasive

In this Help Net Security video, Tonia Dudley, VP, CISO at Cofense, provides a look at the various changes seen in the phishing threat landscape. Dudley talks about the impact …

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Scams targeting crypto enthusiasts are becoming increasingly common

Group-IB has noted a fivefold increase in the number of domains used for crypto giveaway scams that involve fake YouTube streams in the first half of 2022. This Help Net …

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