Tag: cybercrime

Vishing At The Ritz: There’s A New Type Of Cybercrime In Town

Vishing At The Ritz: There’s A New Type Of Cybercrime In Town

Cybercrime – There’s another clever fraud tactic to add to your library of security threats. Imagine a call or voice message that appears to come from a trusted source but is really a disguised attempt to compromise your identity, credentials or financial information. More of a social engineering scheme than a vulnerability, “vishing” is a highly effective and targeted form of phishing that uses voice as a means to lure victims into disclosing private information.

Digital Transformation And Cybersecurity During Covid-19

Digital Transformation And Cybersecurity During Covid-19

Digital Transformation – This is beyond working from home.

The proliferation in working from home has brought new security challenges to the forefront that include attacks on not just businesses, but also government records, celebrities and coronavirus vaccine development data. In the healthcare industry alone, cyberattacks have increased by 150% within the last few months.

How machine learning finds anomalies to catch financial cybercriminals

How machine learning finds anomalies to catch financial cybercriminals

In the last few months, millions of dollars have been stolen from unemployment systems during this time of immense pressure due to coronavirus-related claims. A skilled ring of international fraudsters has been submitting false unemployment claims for individuals that still have steady work. The attackers use previously acquired Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as social…
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As Businesses Reopen, A New Storm Of Cybercrime Activity Looms

As Businesses Reopen, A New Storm Of Cybercrime Activity Looms

There is nothing ordinary about the amount of disruption that will impact our lives moving forward as countries and states reopen following the coronavirus pandemic. In the context of the cloud, disruptions caused by COVID-19 have opened the door to another type of virus: cybersecurity threats. Today we are witnessing a rapid rise of opportunistic…
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Why DevOps Is An Attractive Target For Cybercrime Syndicates

Why DevOps Is An Attractive Target For Cybercrime Syndicates

DevOps – Late in the month of September 2019, Avast detected an intrusion into its network through a temporary VPN profile. It is believed that this was an attempt to use malware to infect the CCleaner software owned by Avast. CCleaner is a utility that many companies use to remove malware from systems. Cybercrime syndicates…
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