Good news on the cybercrime front: "Cryptocurrency-related crime fell significantly in 2020," compared to 2019, reports blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis. Unfortunately, in the same timeframe, ransomware profits surged 311%, stoking calls for a crackdown on ransom payments.
Fraudsters are using Google forms to target retail, telecom, healthcare, energy and manufacturing companies in an apparent reconnaissance campaign to identify targets for a possible follow-up business email compromise attack.
The new Biden administration has pledged to hold Russia accountable for its recent "reckless and adversarial" actions and has ordered a full-scale intelligence review of the SolarWinds hack. The moves signal the importance of cybersecurity to President Biden's national security agenda.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the cybersecurity challenges the Biden administration must address. Also featured: payments security advice from Verizon; the outlook for the lifting of restrictions tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Gartner, “Through 2023, BEC attacks will continue to double each year to over $5 billion and lead to
large financial losses for enterprises.”
In today’s rapidly evolving environment, traditional email security solutions aren’t enough to protect businesses anymore. You must also effectively...
Researchers at the security firm Proofpoint are tracking several fraud schemes leveraging COVID-19 vaccine-themed emails. The schemes include business email compromise scams, messages with malicious attachments and phishing emails designed to harvest credentials.
Documents on COVID-19 vaccines and medications - including some containing personal information - that were stolen in a cyberattack last month on the European Medicines Agency have been leaked on the internet.
The "remote workforce" of 2020 is gone. Now we're talking about the new, permanent "branch office" - and it comes with its own unique set of cybersecurity concerns, says Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs. He discusses new social engineering trends and how to respond.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the very latest information about the SolarWinds hack. Also featured are discussions of "zero trust" for the hybrid cloud environment and data privacy regulatory trends.
Explore Evolving Challenges and Solutions in The Fight Against Fraud
Investigate emerging anti-fraud technology developed for the increased complexity of fraud across channels in malicious attacks in a live analyst discussion with Pindrop, featuring Aite Group.
This report details seven case studies of attacks that were intercepted and neutralized by cyber defense AI, including insider threat, ransomware, and IoT attacks.
While all threat scenarios were distinct, some fast-moving and others slow and stealthy, in all cases the subtle indicators of suspicious activity were...
To protect today's dynamic workforce, security teams must be equipped to discern when and how a trusted account has been leveraged for nefarious purposes. This requires more than just an understanding of 'good' vs 'bad' - it requires an 'immune system' approach to security that is not only adaptive, but also grounded...
Ransomware gangs entered 2020 with a full and dangerous set of weapons at their disposal and then rolled out additional tools such as extortion and new distribution methods, a trend that is expected to continue into 2021.