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identity theft
Traditional identity fraud losses soar, totalling $52 billion in 2021

A study shows that traditional identity fraud losses, caused by criminals illegally using victims’ information to steal money, exploded in 2021 to $24 billion — an alarming …

tax season
Beware of old and new tax-themed scams and schemes

April 18 marks the end of the 2022 US tax season and those individuals who are yet to file their taxes should get a move on. But they should not throw caution to the wind, as …

cryptocurrency
Cybercriminals focusing on crypto donations to Ukraine to trick victims

As the war in Ukraine unfolded, one way of helping was to donate cryptocurrency which resulted in over $50 million in crypto donations. Cybercriminals were quick to move and …

ukraine attacks
War in Ukraine: What type of cyber attacks can we expect next?

The cyber activities related to the ongoing war in Ukraine have run the gamut from wiper malware hitting organizations and the border control in Ukraine, DDoS attacks aimed at …

skull
Fraud and scam activity hits all-time high

Bolster published a report which shows an unprecedented level of fraud activity, spurred by the continuing growth of digital commerce, leading to an explosion of companies’ …

RDP
End of 2021 witnessed an explosion of RDP brute-force attacks

RDP brute-force attacks continue to be one of the most used attack vectors for breaching enterprise networks, ESET’s latest Threat Report has revealed. RDP brute-force …

snake
Buy now, pay later fraud, romance and cryptocurrency schemes top the list of threats this year

Experian released its annual forecast, which reveals five fraud threats for the new year. With consumers continuing to take a digital-first approach to everything from …

coronavirus
COVID test related scam emails still highly popular among cybercriminals

The Omicron variant has contributed to a 521 per cent rise in COVID test related scam emails between October 2021 and January 2022, according to Barracuda Networks. …

gift
How to avoid “festive fraud” during the holiday season

The year-end holiday season is a time for celebration – a chance to decorate homes, splurge on gifts and gather with family and friends. It’s also a time when the scammers …

mobile devices
Employees think they’re safe from cyberthreats on company devices

A research launched by Menlo Security reveals increased cybersecurity risks posed to employees and organizations during the 2021 holiday shopping season. The research – which …

biohazard
Malware variants in 2021: Harder to detect and respond to

Picus Security announced the release of its report which is a comprehensive analysis of attacker behavior and highlights the top 10 most widely seen attack techniques over the …

Police
Massive online crime crackdown leads to 1,000 arrests

An operation coordinated by INTERPOL codenamed HAECHI-II saw police arrest more than 1,000 individuals and intercept a total of nearly $27 million of illicit funds, …

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