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Fraud via rogue apps exploded by 300 percent in just a few months

by Jeff Stone • 15 hours ago

Phishing rates stayed mostly constant from one quarter to the next, according to a new RSA report.

What goes around comes around: Researchers find backdoor in pirated Apple phishing kit

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

Researchers at cybersecurity company Akamai Technologies have found a backdoor in a bootlegged version of 16Shop.

Astronomical costs, geopolitical headaches: Telecom fraud is too big to ignore, report says

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The illicit activities cost companies and consumers about $33 billion per year, according to Europol and Trend Micro.

How hackers are extorting Instagram users and throwing away the key

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Trend Micro research on the phishing of Instagram users underscores how hackers are exploiting the value of social-media brands.

For many crooks, malware is out and PowerShell attacks are in, IBM says

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

Fifty-seven percent of the cyberattacks detected by IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence used common applications like PowerShell or PsExec, compared to 29 percent that used more traditional phishing attacks.

U.S. busts Romanian cybercrime ring that phished Americans, laundered millions of dollars

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The scheme involved an elaborate amount of social-engineering with a dose of phishing.

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