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Identity Theft

Rewards Points Theft is a Growing Piece of the Cybercrime Pie

According to Flashpoint, a number of factors are coalescing to drive this criminal segment forward.For one, fraudulent “booking services” that use stolen points in Russian-language forums are gaining popularity, including

Identity Theft

Cash Converters Data Breach

News has just surfaced that Cash Converters has been hit by a data breach. The company reported that it had:“Received an email threat from a third party claiming to have

Software

The long tail of phishing attacks

Targeted phishing has become the single most effective attack type in the world today. Phishing attacks have been the root cause of the majority of the large-scale data breaches that

Identity Theft

US retailer Forever 21 Warns customers of a payment card breach at some locations

Another data breach made the headlines, this time the victim is the US clothes retailer Forever 21 that announced it has suffered a security breach.According to the company, unknown hackers

Industry Insights

Vectra 2018 Cyber Security predictions

Ransomware as a disruptive or destructive attack will increase. Cyber warcraft is the new oil – in essence, total control of corporate networks or industrial plants have become as valuable

Mobile

The tools criminals use to prepare a stolen iPhone for resale

Reselling stolen mobile phones is a lucrative business all over the globe, and iPhones are very much in demand.Whether lost or stolen, the iPhones are often locked by their legitimate

Software

Rise and evolution of ransomware attacks

Ransomware, malware that encrypts systems and then asks for a ransom to decrypt files and systems, has become more prevalent in recent years. In fact, two of 2017’s major cyberattacks

Industry Insights

How to manage and mitigate insider threats?

It has never been more important to educate your staff about responsible cyber security behavior and the dangers to look out for.Vulnerabilities exist everywhere, but by changing employee attitudes to

Identity Theft Software

Phishing is a greater threat to users than keyloggers and third-party breaches

When it comes to loosing access to their accounts, phishing is a greater threat to users than keyloggers and third-party breaches, researchers have found.The group, which includes researchers from Google,

Software

Artful Netflix-themed phishing campaign can fool many

A recently spotted Netflix-themed phishing email campaign is so well crafted that it’s difficult for many less tech-savvy users to spot the scam.Extremely convincing phishing emails.The emails, purportedly coming from