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

by Jeff Stone • 3 days 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 weeks 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 • 4 weeks 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 • 1 month ago

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

How hackers used a PowerPoint file to spy on Tibet’s government-in-exile

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The Tibetan diaspora has been targeted in a series of malware campaigns since 2016.

North Korea could accelerate commercial espionage to meet Kim's economic deadline

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Kim Jong Un's New Year message was clear: it's time to develop the economy.

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