Malicious actors often devise ingenuous ways to infiltrate networks. Michael Sikorski, CTO and vice president of engineering of Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks, shed light on an unconventional tactic deployed by Russian hackers: the Trojanization of legitimate advertisements.
A likely Russian toolkit dubbed Telekopye by security researchers lets thieves focus on honing their social engineering skills without having to worry about the technical side of online scamming. Users dub victims "Mammoths," leading security firm Eset to christen Telekopye customers "Neanderthals."
Government-backed North Korean hackers are posting convincing U.S. military job recruitment documents to lure Korean-speaking victims into downloading malware staged from legitimate but compromised South Korean websites, according to security researchers.
Spanish law enforcement officers scored several recent wins against cybercriminals this month. Police nabbed a Ukrainian hacker on the run for 10 years, arrested a fraudster known to have run a smishing campaign that amassed 1.2 million euros, and broke up a phishing nexus - all in two weeks.
The scary fact is that human error is a contributing factor in more than 90% of breaches, and even the world’s most successful organizations have significant weaknesses in their cybersecurity defenses. With so many technical controls in place hackers are still getting through to your end users, making them your last...
A hacking group with apparent ties to Russia or Belarus has been using "simple yet effective attack techniques and tools" to gain access to multiple governments' email systems as part of apparent cyberespionage operations in support of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, researchers warn.
Threat actors are exploiting the ongoing economic downturn by using job-themed phishing and malware campaigns to target job seekers and employers to steal sensitive information and hack company recruiters. Researchers advise companies to be wary of attachments and URLs.
With signs pointing to a global economic downturn, cybersecurity organizations are already thinking about managing budgets and doing more than less. Four CISOs share a wide range of belt-tightening tips, from putting the squeeze on your vendors and suppliers to training and hiring from within.
Crypto exchange firm Coinbase has confirmed that an SMS phishing campaign aimed at stealing employee credentials resulted in a minor data breach. The company estimates the latest campaign is part of the phishing campaign that successfully compromised Twilio and Cloudflare last year.
The latest IBM Cost of a Data Breach report highlighted that 19% of total data breaches are due to compromised and stolen credentials, resulting in $4.5 million in losses, and 40% of ransomware attacks start through email. So how do you protect this vital communications channel?
Security leaders have many options...
Check fraud, first-party fraud and AI-related fraud will increase on a massive scale in 2023, thanks in large part to growing insider threats and the global economic slowdown. Frank McKenna, chief fraud strategist at Point Predictive, explains how banks can prepare to tackle these types of scams.
Expect the recently leaked database containing over 200 million Twitter records to be an ongoing resource for hackers, fraudsters and other criminals operating online, experts warn. Though 98% of the email addresses have appeared in prior breaches, bad actors can merge databases and do more damage.
Expel has released its latest quarterly threat report, which looks at continued identity-based attacks and the impact of MFA fatigue. Jon Hencinski shares insights on attack trends, gaps in compensating controls and what to look for in pre-ransomware activity.
ChatGPT, an AI-based chatbot that specializes in dialogue, is raising concern among security professionals about how criminals could use cheap, accessible natural language AI to write convincing phishing emails and pull off nefarious deepfake scams. Peter Cassidy discusses the implications.
Everyone knows why criminals rob banks. But since most robbers are operating remotely, which tactics are cybercriminals actually employing and how often are they successful? Too often, it seems, thanks to phishing attacks, money laundering, ATM skimmers, malware and more.