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Stripe Phishing Attack Steals Banking Info – Expert Comments
Publicado el: Friday October 18, 2019

The Cofense Phishing Defense Center (PDC) published research Thursday on a phishing campaign that aims to harvest credentials from Stripe, the online payment facilitator handling billions of dollars annually, making it an attractive target for threat actors seeking to use compromised accounts to gain access to payment card information and defraud consumers.

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Largest-scale Sextortion Campaign Ever – Expert Views
Publicado el: Friday October 18, 2019

Researchers have today published the results of a five-month-long investigation into what it has called the “largest-scale sextortion campaign” they have ever seen. What’s more, the threat actors behind the sexual blackmail scam could be using your computer to help distribute their demands for payment without your knowledge; up to 15,000 per infected computer.

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Experts Comments On Millions Of Amazon Echo And Kindle Devices Affected By Wi-Fi Bug
Publicado el: Thursday October 17, 2019

It has been reported that millions of Amazon Echo 1st generation and Amazon Kindle 8th generation are susceptible to an old WiFi vulnerability called KRACK that allows an attacker to perform a man in the middle attack against a WPA2 protected network. Using this attack, bad actors can decrypt packets sent by clients in order to steal sensitive information …

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CEO On ONS Cybercrime Stats Don’t Add Up
Publicado el: Thursday October 17, 2019

The ONS released its annual Crime Statistics in England and Wales today https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/bulletins/crimeinenglandandwales/yearendingjune2019 revealing a decline in computer misuse and computer virus offences. In case you’re planning to cover this news at all, please see below for comments in response from Mike Fenton, CEO at Redscan, the UK-based cyber security firm. Mike points to the …

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The Identity Challenge: How Can Banks Know Who’s Who?
Publicado el: Thursday October 17, 2019

Technology has transformed the world of banking, bringing all manner of new services to the table and revolutionising the way that customers manage their finances. Gone are the days of fixed branches and localised appointments. Today’s banking is done with the click of a button. However, technology has also brought with it new challenges, particularly …

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Experts Comments: Sophisticated Russian Hacking Group Is back In Action Again
Publicado el: Thursday October 17, 2019

A Russian cyberespionage operation which was one of the groups which hacked into Democratic National Committee in the run-up to the 2016 US Presidential election has been busy with attacks against government departments across Europe and beyond. The Cozy Bear hacking group – also known as APT29 – is believed to be associated with the Russian intelligence …

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Experts Reaction On UK Job App Exposes Thousands Of CVs Online
Publicado el: Thursday October 17, 2019

It has been reported that Sonic Jobs, a UK retail and restaurant jobs app used by the Marriott and InterContinental hotel chains, has exposed over 29,000 CVs online revealing job-hunters’ names, addresses, phone numbers and career histories to potential cyber criminals. The firm made the settings on their cloud storage buckets public, which meant that when someone applied for …

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Leading iOS & Android Travel Apps Fail Security And Privacy Tests
Publicado el: Thursday October 17, 2019

Zimperium is releasing a new piece of research today which investigates 30 of the world’s leading travel applications to understand how they manage users’ security and privacy risks. The data is based on the most downloaded travel applications on iOS and Android, and as part of the study, mobile security researchers from Zimperium’s zLabs team assigned each …

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Experts Reaction On Malware That Spits Cash Out Of ATMs Has Spread Across The World
Publicado el: Wednesday October 16, 2019

It has been reported that a joint investigation between Motherboard and the German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) has uncovered new details about a spate of so-called “jackpotting” attacks on ATMs in Germany in 2017 that saw thieves make off with more than a million Euros. Jackpotting is a technique where cybercriminals use malware or a piece of hardware to trick …

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Experts On “BriansClub” Hack Rescues 26m Stolen Cards
Publicado el: Wednesday October 16, 2019

“BriansClub,” one of the largest underground stores for buying stolen credit card data, has itself been hacked. The data stolen from “BriansClub” encompasses more than 26 million credit and debit card records taken from hacked online and brick-and-mortar retailers over the past four years, including almost eight million records uploaded to the shop in 2019 …

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