The shift to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in mobile phishing campaigns, with attackers targeting remote workers whose devices lack adequate security protections, according to the security firm Lookout. Many of these campaigns are designed to steal users' banking credentials.
A New York City man is facing federal charges after FBI agents arrested him at John F. Kennedy Airport with a PC allegedly containing thousands of stolen credit card numbers. Prosecutors also believe the suspect used bitcoin to launder illicit funds.
The FBI has arrested another alleged member of the FIN7 cybercrime gang, which has been stealing millions of payment cards and other financial data since at least September 2015. It's the fourth arrest of those tied to the group.
Anubis, one of the most potent Android botnets, apparently is getting a refresh a year after its source code was leaked, security researchers say. The changes could help fraudsters more closely monitor activity on hacked devices.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the many challenges involved in developing and implementing contact-tracing apps to help in the battle against COVID-19. Also featured: A discussion of emerging privacy issues and a report on why account takeover fraud losses are growing.
Five suspected members of the InfinityBlack hacking group have been arrested, and authorities in Europe say they've seized two databases with more than 170 million entries, including combinations of stolen usernames and passwords.
A sophisticated, highly targeted phishing campaign has hit high-level executives at more than 150 businesses, stealing confidential documents and contact lists, says security firm Group-IB. The campaign, which targets Office 365 users, appears to trace to attackers operating from Nigeria and South Africa.
Expectations of online businesses have never been higher. Customers expect frictionless and personalized experiences, while demanding evermore streamlined registration processes. And if they don't get them, they'll take their business elsewhere.
Resultantly, businesses are experiencing a profound tension. How do you...
Designing Security as a User Experience
The ongoing battle between attackers and defenders have left valid users caught in the middle. Protecting user accounts with aggressive security policies leads to false positives and needlessly locks valid users out of their account, while lenient security policies lead to...
Users - One of the Weakest Links in Your Cybersecurity Strategy
They say 'it's all about who you know' - for cybersecurity, that's partially true. If a cyberattacker knows your users, there's a good chance they can get into your network. Why? Because they can take what they know - usually an email address or...
The FBI has arrested a Russian national for allegedly helping an international cybercriminal gang launder its money by turning cash into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to court documents.