This Week – Cybersecurity In The News

Cybersecurity News Updates. So if you were wondering if cybersecurity incidents are decreasing in the world?

Not a chance !!!

  • One of the more common ways cybercriminals cash out access to bank accounts involves draining the victim's funds via Zelle, a "peer-to-peer" (P2P) payment service used by many financial institutions that allows customers to quickly send cash to friends and family. Naturally, a great deal of phishing schemes that precede these bank account takeovers begin […]
  • The CEO of a South Carolina technology firm has pleaded guilty to 20 counts of wire fraud in connection with an elaborate network of phony companies set up to obtain more than 735,000 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from the nonprofit organization that leases the digital real estate to entities in North America.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed today that its fbi.gov domain name and Internet address were used to blast out thousands of fake emails about a cybercrime investigation. According to an interview with the person who claimed responsibility for the hoax, the spam messages were sent by abusing insecure code in an FBI online […]
  • Most of us have probably heard the term "smishing" — which is a portmanteau for traditional phishing scams sent through SMS text messages. Smishing messages usually include a link to a site that spoofs a popular bank and tries to siphon personal information. But increasingly, phishers are turning to a hybrid form of smishing — […]
  • Microsoft Corp. today released updates to quash at least 55 security bugs in its Windows operating systems and other software. Two of the patches address vulnerabilities that are already being used in active attacks online, and four of the flaws were disclosed publicly before today — potentially giving adversaries a head start in figuring out […]
  • The U.S. Department of Justice said today it arrested a Ukrainian man who deployed ransomware on behalf of the REvil ransomware gang, a Russian cybercriminal collective that has extorted hundreds of millions from victim organizations. The DOJ also said it had seized $6.1 million in cryptocurrency sent to another REvil affiliate, and that the State […]
  • ESET discovers watering hole attacks in the Middle East – Getting your life back on track after identity theft – How foreign influence operations have evolved The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • Not long ago, disinformation campaigns were rather unsophisticated. These days, however, threat actors put serious time and effort into crafting their attacks. The post CYBERWARCON – Foreign influence operations grow up appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • US Government declassifies cybersecurity subjects they want you to learn about, and is hoping to pay you to learn them The post US Government declassifies data to foster would‑be defenders appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • A victim of identity theft tells us how criminals used his identity to commit fraud and what it took to put his life back in order The post ‘My bank account was in a shambles’: The ordeal of an identity theft victim appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • ESET researchers have discovered strategic web compromise (aka watering hole) attacks against high‑profile websites in the Middle East The post Strategic web compromises in the Middle East with a pinch of Candiru appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • Hackers break into the Bureau’s email systems to send out at least 100,000 emails warning recipients of imminent cyberattacks The post FBI systems compromised to send out fake attack alerts appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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