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Category: Cyber-crime


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware attack hits Pitney Bowes, impacting company mail rooms around the world

October 16, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Global shipping and mailing service Pitney Bowes has fallen foul of a ransomware attack that has encrypted data on its computer systems and disrupted customer access to its online services. In a statement published on its website, Pitney Bowes advised […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware Is Still the Leading Online Threat in Europe, According to Europol

October 10, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The volume of ransomware attacks is declining, but law enforcement agencies are observing a more targeted approach from criminals seeking lucrative victims. The latest Europol report shows how companies became more exposed in 2018 and 2019. Europol (The European Union […]


Email security, Phishing

BEC explodes as attackers exploit email’s identity crisis

October 9, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

850,000 domains worldwide now have DMARC records, a 5x increase since 2016, according to Valimail. However, less than 17% of global DMARC records are at enforcement — meaning fake emails that appear to come from those domains are still arriving […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

eGobbler infects more than 1 billion ads in worldwide campaign

October 4, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The eGobbler malvertising threat actor has made a return, this time exploiting a WebKit vulnerability used primarily by iPhone’s Safari browser. Security researchers from Confiant estimate up to 1.16 billion impressions have been compromised since the start of the latest […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

New Reductor Malware Hijacks HTTPS Traffic

October 4, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have discovered a new malware strain, dubbed Reductor, that allows hackers to manipulate Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) traffic by tweaking a browser’s random numbers generator, used to ensure a private connection between the client and server. Once infected, […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Former American Express employee under investigation for customers’ data abuse

October 3, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Authorities launched a criminal investigation on an American Express employee that is suspected to accessed to cardholder information and potentially abused for fraud. Exposed information includes full name, physical and/or billing address, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and the credit […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

New Malware Campaign Targets US Petroleum Companies

October 2, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

An unknown threat actor is targeting companies in the US petroleum industry with a sophisticated data-stealing remote access Trojan (RAT) that previously had been used in attacks against retail and hospitality organizations. Netskope says it observed a recent spike in […]


Email security, Malware

Email is an open door for malicious actors looking to exploit businesses

October 1, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

There’s an alarming scale of risks businesses are up against in a time when email is proving an open door for cybercriminals and malicious actors looking to disrupt, exploit and destroy businesses, according to Wire. The report is developed in […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Phishers continue to abuse Adobe and Google Open Redirects

September 30, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Phishers are abusing Google and Adobe open redirects to bypass spam filters and redirect users to malicious sites. Crooks abuse Google and Adobe services to create URLs that point to malicious websites that anyway are able to bypass security filters […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

As consumers engage with insurance companies online, new types of digital fraud emerge

September 27, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As more U.S. consumers use digital platforms when engaging with insurance companies, new fraud challenges are likely to arise for insurance carriers, according to TransUnion and iovation. Among the 10 billion global online transactions iovation screened from Sept. 2018 to […]