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YouTube
YouTube has become a significant channel for cybercrime

Social engineering threats – those which rely on human manipulation – account for most cyberthreats faced by individuals in 2024, according to Avast. According to the latest …

social engineering
Black Basta target orgs with new social engineering campaign

Black Basta, one of the most prolific ransomware-as-a-service operators, is trying out a combination of email DDoS and vishing to get employees to download remote access …

GenAI
GenAI can enhance security awareness training

One of the biggest concerns over generative AI is its ability to manipulate us, which makes it ideal for orchestrating social engineering attacks. From mining someone’s …

Duo Security
Cisco Duo provider breached, SMS MFA logs compromised

Hackers have managed to compromise a telephony provider for Duo, the Cisco-owned company providing secure access solutions, and steal MFA (multi-factor authentication) SMS …

open source
New open-source project takeover attacks spotted, stymied

The OpenJS Foundation has headed off a “credible takeover attempt” similar to the one that resulted in a backdoor getting included in the open-source XZ Utils …

email
US organizations targeted with emails delivering NetSupport RAT

Employees at US-based organizations are being targeted with emails delivering NetSupport RAT malware via “nuanced” exploitation and by using an advanced detection …

extortion
95% believe LLMs making phishing detection more challenging

More than 95% of responding IT and security professionals believe social engineering attacks have become more sophisticated in the last year, according to LastPass. Recent AI …

AI
Cybercriminals harness AI for new era of malware development

The alliance between ransomware groups and initial access brokers (IABs) is still the powerful engine for cybercriminal industry, as evidenced by the 74% year-on-year increase …

airbnb
Airbnb scammers pose as hosts, redirect users to fake Tripadvisor site

Scammers on Airbnb are faking technical issues and citing higher fees to get users to a spoofed Tripadvisor website and steal their money. The Airbnb scam Malwarebytes …

digital identity
Why identity fraud costs organizations millions

92% of respondents to a recent report shared that their organization had been a victim of identity fraud, costing an average of $4.3 million over the last 12 months. Even so, …

email
Clean links and sophisticated scams mark new era in email attacks

Analysis of 7 billion emails shows clean links are duping users, malicious EML attachments increased 10-fold in Q4, and social engineering attacks are at all-time highs, …

GenAI
AI expected to increase volume, impact of cyberattacks

All types of cyber threat actor are already using artificial intelligence (AI) to varying degrees, UK National Cyber Security Centre’s analysts say, and predict that AI …

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