Netcraft purchased an online brand protection vendor to incorporate security analysts into the company's highly automated cybercrime takedown process. The deal will expedite the takedown of fraudulent websites by capitalizing on their joint knowledge of the global infrastructure provider landscape.
Search engine optimization poisoning attacks, which involve intentionally manipulating search results to lead users onto malware-laced websites, are on the rise in the healthcare sector, U.S. federal regulators warn. Users should watch for typosquatting, keyword stuffing, meta tagging and cloaking.
Bots have become an important tool for modern cybercrime. A bot is used somewhere in the attack cycle in more than three-quarters of security incidents. HUMAN Security co-founder and CEO Tamer Hassan called account takeover "the gateway drug to all other forms of fraud and abuse."
Criminal hackers are targeting South Koreans with an Android Trojan that dupes victims into handing over payment card data by faking phone conversations with lenders. Developers are using "several unique evasions that we had not previously seen in the wild," Check Point researchers write.
Banking Trojans, ransomware, fake finance apps programmed to steal data - the cybercriminal cartels have become more punitive in 2023, escalating destructive attacks on financial institutions. This is just one key finding of the annual Cyber Bank Heists report by Contrast Security's Tom Kellermann.
Meta's popular social media platforms are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, and account takeover complaints rose over 1,000% last year. This social threat is spilling over into banks and government agencies, and experts criticize Meta for moving too slowly to address security issues.
Application fraud has spiked - particularly bogus new accounts - and organizations are scrambling to improve fraud detection mechanisms without negatively affecting the legitimate customer's experience. Robin Love of Early Warning shares insights on how to better predict new account risk.
Banks are getting better at catching a wide range of scams targeted at customer accounts, but they are still struggling with stopping authorized payment fraud through peer-to-peer payment companies such as Zelle, says David Pollino, former divisional CISO with PNC Bank.
The arrest of a Ukrainian national long wanted on cybercrime charges in the U.S. shows that with much patience, law enforcement can nab suspects. A key member of the JabberZeus gang, which stole tens of millions of dollars, was arrested in Geneva.
With fraudsters evolving their tactics and tricking a growing number of people with authorized payment scams, it's time for banks and security solution providers to explore new ways to protect consumers who are left holding the bag, says Ian Mitchell, managing partner at Omega FinCrime.
Fraudsters are using tried-and-true tactics such as check washing as well as Zelle scams and a host of insider threats to scam banks and their customers. Frank McKenna, chief fraud strategist at Point Predictive and author, explains why fraud is on the rise and the steps banks can take to stop it.
Attackers are attempting to reset the passwords of some DigitalOcean customers, the cloud infrastructure provider says. The email addresses of these customers were likely exposed in a data breach involving Mailchimp, which provided transactional email services for DigitalOcean.
Signal says 1,900 of its customers have been affected by the recent phishing attack on its third-party vendor Twilio. Signal says phone numbers and SMS verification codes of 1,900 customers are compromised, potentially transferring access of these accounts to the attackers.
An updated version of the Russian-linked SOVA Android Trojan is back with updated attack techniques targeting more than 200 mobile applications, including banking apps and crypto exchanges/wallets. Researchers at Cleafy uncovered that the Trojan now also features ransomware capabilities.
Police in Nigeria this week arrested a 37-year-old man who's been charged with masterminding "a criminal syndicate tied to massive business email compromise and phishing campaigns," Interpol says. But with known BEC losses last year exceeding $2.4 billion, will the arrest have a noticeable impact?