Two cybersecurity veterans detail the specific steps the Trump administration must take now if it has any hope of safeguarding the U.S. midterm elections in November against Russian interference, whether via hack attacks or social media and propaganda campaigns.
Known losses due to business email compromise have exceeded $12.5 billion worldwide, the FBI's Internet Complaint Center reports, adding that fraudsters are increasingly targeting the U.S. real estate sector with such scams.
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A group of cybercriminals known for their persistence and precision in executing attacks against banks' ATMs and card processing infrastructures has regrouped despite the arrest of their alleged leader.
Security vendor ProtectWise says a series of operating mistakes has allowed it to gain insight into a group, believed to be affiliated with Chinese intelligence, that specializes in stealing code-signing certificates. The certificates allow for the signing of malware that's unlikely to raise security alarms.
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Attackers rarely bother with technical sophistication when easy social engineering schemes, such as "hacking" a victim's social network and using it against them, can give them what they want, says Markus Jakobsson, chief scientist at the cybersecurity firm Agari.
British teenager Kane Gamble has been sentenced to serve two years in a youth detention center after he admitted to targeting U.S. officials - including hacking former CIA Director John Brennan's personal AOL email account - as well as dumping personal details for 20,000 FBI employees.
Social engineering attacks, including ransomware, business email compromise and phishing, are a problem that can never be solved, but rather only managed via a continued focus on security awareness training, says Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4.
Police have charged 20 Romanian and Italian nationals with running spear-phishing attacks that stole more than $1 million from online bank customers. Phishing remains a favored criminal technique for harvesting account credentials and cryptocurrency, as well as corporate secrets.