A campaign that uses remote access Trojans and malware-as-a-service infrastructure for cyberespionage purposes has been targeting large international energy companies for at least a year, according to cybersecurity company Intezer.
Cybercriminals have added a devious weapon to their attack arsenals - malicious browser notifications. And the worst part is they’re not blocked by any current cyber defense. These innocuous looking pop ups can wreak havoc on your network while remaining completely undetected. They look more realistic than...
The Microsoft 365 Defender research team says it has “disrupted a large-scale business email compromise infrastructure hosted in multiple web services.” It describes in a blog post how the BEC fraud scheme worked.
Interpol says Dutch and Nigerian suspects created a cloned version of a legitimate personal protective equipment provider's website to trick a German health authority seeking face masks. The case is a reminder that a "sophisticated" scheme need not require extreme technical sophistication to succeed.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the Microsoft Exchange on-premises server hacks – from who might have leaked the vulnerability exploits to how ransomware gangs are taking advantage of the flaws. Also featured: Tackling the cybercrime business model; assessing "zero trust."
Love it or hate it, email remains an essential business and productivity tool. Many organizations have now migrated to cloud-based Office 365 email for their employees. But while cloud-based approaches offer easier procurement, manageability and better cost savings, certain email facts of life won't change.
There is a reason more than half of today’s ransomware victims end up paying the ransom. Cyber-criminals have become thoughtful; taking time to maximize your organisation’s potential damage and their payoff. After achieving root access, the bad guys explore your network reading email, finding data troves and once...
A Nigerian national has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to taking part in a business email compromise operation that extorted $11 million from its victims, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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.
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.
Email is still the #1 attack vector the bad guys use. A whopping 91% of cyberattacks start with a phishing email, but email hacking is much more than phishing and launching malware!
Join us as we explore 10 ways hackers use social engineering to trick your users into revealing sensitive data or enabling malicious...
Interpol, Nigerian law enforcement agencies and security firm Group-IB have collectively uncovered a massive Nigerian business email compromise gang that was active across more than 150 countries. Three suspected members have been arrested in Nigeria.