The ongoing lockdown may be complicating the path of Cupid's arrows. But as another Valentine's Day rolls around, authorities are warning that romance scammers - and other types of fraudsters - are alive and well and have been increasingly preying on unsuspecting victims around the world.
Flavio Aggio, CISO of the World Health Organization, has had a long career across many sectors. He understands supply chain risk, and he sees the SolarWinds hack as "resumption of a very old attack - in new packaging." He offers insights on mitigating this and other cybersecurity risks.
Glauco Sampaio comes from a technology background. But as CISO as well as privacy and fraud prevention officer at Cielo, a Brazilian payment card processor, he focuses on how to marry technology with business risk - and how to share his vision with business executives.
Did Russia pass a tough new cryptocurrency law to help authorities recruit or compel criminal hackers to assist the government? That's the thesis of a new report, which notes that the new regulation includes a host of provisions designed to unmask cryptocurrency users' transactions - or else.
Police have arrested 10 individuals suspected of being part of an international gang that targeted U.S. celebrities by using SIM-swapping attacks to steal cash and more than $100 million in cryptocurrency. Authorities say hackers continue to target cryptocurrency holders and exchanges.
Banking institutions, cryptocurrency exchanges and other companies have begun implementing video-based identity verification. But deepfake technology can be used to circumvent these security checks, says Ilya Volovik, a researcher at Gemini Advisory.
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What action can companies take to help prevent occupational fraud by insiders? Ganeshwaran Thuraisingham of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners shares some important steps taken by the association in the APAC region to build awareness of emerging fraud trends and how to mitigate risks.
Microsoft's security team says the company's Office 365 suite of products did not serve as an initial entry point for the hackers who waged the SolarWinds supply chain attack. And SolarWinds' CEO says that no Office 365 vulnerability has been identified that would have opened the door to the attack.
Darknet markets just had their best year ever, led by Hydra, which accounted for 75% of the $1.7 billion in 2020 revenue such markets generated, Chainalysis reports. One key to Hydra's success is the Russian-language marketplace's constant innovation.
Maze was one of the most notorious and successful ransomware operations of recent years until its apparent "retirement" and handover to Egregor in November 2020. Some rivals have suggested both groups have ties to the Russian government. But is that just sour grapes, or even simply an attempted scam?
The operators behind the Trickbot malware are deploying a new reconnaissance tool dubbed "Masrv" to exfiltrate additional data from targeted networks, according to a Kryptos Logic report. Other researchers have noticed increases in the botnet's activity over the last month.
Security researchers at Armorblox uncovered an unusual invoice-themed phishing campaign designed to extract victims' Microsoft Office 365 login credentials, alternate email addresses and phone numbers.