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185M incidents bypassed perimeter defenses - report

185M incidents bypassed perimeter defenses - report

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Two recent reports warn of the dangers of over-reliance on perimeter security as an enterprise defense method.

Poor cyber hygiene - not zero days - to blame for high-profile intrusions, says NSA

Poor cyber hygiene - not zero days - to blame for high-profile intrusions, says NSA

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The "high-profile incidents you've read about" in media reports were conducted using simple methods, including spear phishing schemes or USB drive delivery, an NSA official said.

Seagate staff to sue company over data protection failure

Seagate staff to sue company over data protection failure

A hardware manufacturer may soon be sued by employees who claim the employer did not do nearly enough to protect their data.

Help wanted: Copyeditors to clean up French phishing emails

Help wanted: Copyeditors to clean up French phishing emails

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A help wanted ad spotted on the French dark web may be an indicator that cybercriminals are tiring of having their phishing scams spoiled due to poor spelling and grammar.

TorrentLocker: Still a dangerous ransomware after all these years

TorrentLocker: Still a dangerous ransomware after all these years

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Updating malware to make certain it remains effective is a full-time job for many cybercriminals, but the bunch behind TorrentLocker has taken a decidedly lackadaisical approach.

GoDaddy customers target of phishing scam

GoDaddy customers target of phishing scam

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In what seems like a real email message from GoDaddy, users are prompted to upgrade storage within 24 hours, otherwise their emails account will be suspended

USAA members hit with multiple phishing attacks

USAA members hit with multiple phishing attacks

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Updated! Multiple phishing campaigns that play off consumers' fear of having their financial information being hacked are hitting customers of United Services Automobile Association (USAA).

Operation Ghoul attacks terrorize industrial and engineering orgs

Operation Ghoul attacks terrorize industrial and engineering orgs

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Kaspersky researchers spotted a wave of attacks that has affected more than 130 organizations in at least 30 countries.

Modified Hackhound PWS used for cyberespionage spearphishing

Modified Hackhound PWS used for cyberespionage spearphishing

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McAfee labs researchers spotted a series of spear phishing attacks using a modified version of the Hackhound password stealer.

Business email compromise (BEC) phishing scams netting billions for criminals

Business email compromise (BEC) phishing scams netting billions for criminals

Your next scam du jour: targeted stings and swindles based on impersonating key personnel are hitting as many as 400 companies a day.

Phishing scam targets Brexit anxiety

Phishing scam targets Brexit anxiety

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A cyberscam has been unfolding in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Cable One alerts customers of a phishing scam

Cable One alerts customers of a phishing scam

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Cable provider Cable One alerted its customers of a phishing email scam looking to steal payment and personal information.

Phishing emails claim virus in iTunes database

Phishing emails claim virus in iTunes database

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Scammers looked to steal payment information from Apple customers using phishing emails claiming that a virus was detected in the iTunes database.

Phishing campaign steals bitcoins from Mt. Gox victims

Phishing campaign steals bitcoins from Mt. Gox victims

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Many Mt. Gox victims are falling prey once again, this time to phishing scammers, according to Cyren researchers who have observed spam messages emanating from the Kraken exchange.

FireEye researchers observed 'Apple-like phishing domains' aimed at Chinese, U.K. users

FireEye researchers observed 'Apple-like phishing domains' aimed at Chinese, U.K. users

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FireEye researchers observed phony Apple domains registered during the first quarter of 2016 used to execute phishing attacks against Apple iCloud users located in China and the U.K.

Verity Health Systems employee data compromised in phishing scam

Verity Health Systems employee data compromised in phishing scam

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Verity Health Systems was targeted in an email phishing scam that resulted in the unauthorized release of employee information, including names and Social Security Numbers.

CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack

CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack

Following a successful whaling attack in January which cost FACC €40 million, the company has sacked both its CFO and CEO.

'Celebgate' hacker pleads guilty to Hacking Apple and Gmail accounts

'Celebgate' hacker pleads guilty to Hacking Apple and Gmail accounts

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The "Celebgate" hacker pled guilty for a phishing scam that led him to hack into celebrity accounts to steal nude photos.

Phishing attack compromises City College of San Francisco student data

Phishing attack compromises City College of San Francisco student data

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City College of San Francisco reported that student information was compromised when an employee responded to a phishing email.

Researchers spot spike in phishing attacks leveraging 2016 Rio Olympics

Researchers spot spike in phishing attacks leveraging 2016 Rio Olympics

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Researchers spotted a spike in phishing attacks, email scams and spam messages that mimic branding from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.

Call center fraud spikes 45 percent as payment card security improves, study

Call center fraud spikes 45 percent as payment card security improves, study

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A recent Pindrop study found a spike in call center fraud as cybersecurity improves.

'Perfect storm' of ransomware, malvertising and phishing attacks follow 'Celebgate' forum breach

'Perfect storm' of ransomware, malvertising and phishing attacks follow 'Celebgate' forum breach

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'Celebgate' forum breach leads to flood of ransomware, phishing attacks and malvertising malware on mobile site

The anatomy of a spearphishing scam, or how to steal $100M with a fake email

The anatomy of a spearphishing scam, or how to steal $100M with a fake email

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Stealing $100 million from a major U.S. corporation should be hard than setting up a fake email account, but for one cybercriminal enterprise this is all it took.

Phishing attack compromises Olympia School District employee data

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An attacker used a phishing attack to obtain personal identifiable information (PII) on thousands of employees of the Olympia School District.

419 phishing scam promises BMW, $1.5 million and an Apple laptop

419 phishing scam promises BMW, $1.5 million and an Apple laptop

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Cybercriminals have put a new spin on the infamous 419 phishing scam offering "winners" a 2016 BMW X6M, a $1.5 million check and an Apple laptop in exchange for personal info.

Pivotal Software latest hit with W-2 phishing attack

Pivotal Software latest hit with W-2 phishing attack

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Pivotal Software was victimized in March with a phishing attack that grabbed employee W-2 information, joining a slew of other major corporations which have been similarly victimized.

Apple most referenced brand in phishing attacks, says Area 1

Apple most referenced brand in phishing attacks, says Area 1

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Apple is the brand most used by scammers to trick their victims into opening a phishing email, according to a new study by the security firm Area 1.

PowerWare ransomware uncovered, uses PowerShell for insertion

PowerWare ransomware uncovered, uses PowerShell for insertion

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Cyber crooks once again found a way to use a Microsoft product to victimize the public.

Pennsylvania police warn speeding ticket scam could spread malware

Pennsylvania police warn speeding ticket scam could spread malware

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The Tredyffrin, Penn. Township Police Department is warning residents of an email scam that sends fake speeding citations via email and requests payment be made using an online site.

Exposed Seagate workers could face years of cyberattacks

Exposed Seagate workers could face years of cyberattacks

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A Seagate employee was victimized by a phishing scam and unknowingly emailed the income tax data for current and some former company employees to an unauthorized third party making them all potentially vulnerable to potential income tax refund fraud.

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