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Banking-focused phishing scheme hits inboxes in wake of Equifax breach

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

It's no surprise that hackers are actively attempting to impersonate legitimate banking companies as they communicate with clients about suspicious account activity.

The leaked NSA hacking tools keep showing up in criminal schemes

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

In practice, EternalBlue will allow a hacker to quickly compromise multiple computers on a shared network as long as they are all similarly running dated Microsoft software.

711 million email addresses found in popular banking malware's spambot

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

A widespread and evolving banking malware threat was found to be using a massive spambot setup.

The curious case of the missing Mt. Gox bitcoin fortune

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

While the world paid attention to the James Comey hearing, an interesting fact was unearthed: the missing Mt. Gox bitcoins may have been located. Only those in the know won't say where they are.

It finally happened: Criminals exploit SS7 vulnerabilities, prompting concerns about 2FA

by Chris Bing • 7 months ago

Cybersecurity researchers warned us that it would happen. Earlier this year, hackers were able to remotely pilfer German bank accounts by taking advantage of vulnerabilities evident in an important yet outdated communications protocol known as Signaling System 7, or SS7.

Verizon's annual data breach report is depressing reading, again

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

The takeaway from the 10th annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is depressingly familiar: Of the 1,935 breaches analyzed 88 percent were accomplished using a familiar list of nine attack vectors, meaning they could probably have been prevented by a few simple cyber-hygiene measures.

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