Bitcoin-seeking phishing attacks have been trying to socially engineer would-be cryptocurrency exchange executives, warn researchers at Secureworks. The attacks use Word documents with malicious macros and control code previously seen in attacks launched by the Lazarus Group, which has been tied to North Korea.
Cybercriminals continue to rely on individuals who undertake the risky operation of moving illicit proceeds from one location to another. But these "money mules" face a multitude of risks, including imprisonment, police warn.
The hacker to whom Uber paid $100,000 to destroy data and keep quiet about its big, bad breach is a 20-year-old man living in Florida, Reuters reports. But numerous questions remain about the 2016 breach, including whether the payment was a bug bounty, extortion payoff or hush money.
Because cyberattacks continue to bypass next-generation security technologies, it's important not to underestimate the role humans play in attack detection and threat mitigation, says Rohyt Belani of PhishMe.
Canadian citizen Karim Baratov has pleaded guilty to targeting more than 11,000 webmail accountholders to steal their passwords, including targeting 80 Gmail accounts at the request of an alleged Russian intelligence agent tied to a 2014 hack attack against Yahoo that exposed 500 million accounts.
Give crooks credit for topicality: They remain loathe to miss a trick. Indeed, hardly any time elapsed after Uber came clean about the year-old breach it had concealed before crack teams of social engineers unleashed appropriately themed phishing messages designed to bamboozle the masses.
With a rise in incidents of omnichannel financial fraud globally, financial institutions need to enhance their ability to detect fraud - while also reducing technical complexity. Maxim Shifrin of IBM Trusteer discusses new solutions.
Rare, massive data breaches don't necessarily pose the greatest risk to organizations, according to a new study co-authored by Google researchers. Also beware of quiet pedestrian schemes - think phishing, keyloggers - and attack tactics unchanged since the mid-2000s.
When it comes to warding off phishing attacks, too many organizations are reliant on internal awareness campaigns. But a more proactive defense and controls are needed, says John "Lex" Robinson of PhishMe.
The United Kingdom might be greater than the sum of its parts. But when it came to the WannaCry outbreak, some parts of the United Kingdom did less great than others. Here's how the governments and health boards of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are responding.
Want to infect systems used by a large swath of cybersecurity professionals in one go? Then use a malicious decoy document to target potential attendees of a NATO and U.S. Army conference on "The Future of Cyber Conflict" being held in Washington.
An in-depth look at the DMARC anti-spoofing system - which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security this past week said it will require federal agencies to adopt - leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, continuous monitoring of the insider threat.
A former cybersecurity analytics specialist at health insurer Anthem, which experienced a massive data breach, offers insights on key steps organizations should take to avoid becoming the next breach victim in the headlines.