Criminals

FBI warns of major ransomware attacks as criminals go “big-game hunting”

Enlarge / Big-time criminals have come to play in the ransomware game, taking down “big game” for big bucks. The FBI has issued a public service announcement entitled “High Impact Ransomware Attacks Threaten US Businesses and Organizations.” While the announcement doesn’t provide any details of specific attacks, the Bureau warns in the announcement: Ransomware attacks …

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Cyber Criminals vs. Ethical Hackers: What’s the Difference (and Why Does it Matter)?

Companies are under threat from cyber criminals. As noted by the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 52 percent of more than 43,000 reported security incidents and data breaches involved hacking, and 66 percent were conducted by outsiders. And it doesn’t stop there: The accelerating pace of new technological frameworks such as the Internet of Things …

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Criminals Use New SEO Poisoning Techniques to Infect Banking Users 

From cryptojacking websites to using legitimate-looking URLs, the techniques being used by cybercriminals keep changing at such a rate that even tech savvy users sometimes fall for their tricks. A new attack technique has now been identified where attackers are using Google’s search engine optimization (SEO) to infect users with banking trojan. Same Zeus Panda …

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Beware: Criminals Are Sending Extremely Well-Written Fraudulent Emails Related To ICOs And Other Cryptocurrency Investment Opportunities

Last week, I published an article describing  how criminals used a phishing campaign to steal $150,000 by tricking people into sending the crooks money that the victims intended to invest in an ICO. A few days later, I tweeted out a story that appeared on the cryptocurrency news website, Coin Desk, about a similar scam that successfully …

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Cryptocurrency: Why Criminals Are Now Focusing Their Attacks On Bitcoin, ICOs, And Many Alt-Cryptos

Over the past month, criminals have successfully stolen significant amounts of cryptocurrency, making international news headlines on multiple occasions. Why have we seen a surge in the number of criminals focusing their attention on cryptos? I believe that there are at least 11 reasons: 1. Many technical novices are now buying cryptocurrency A short time …

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