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The Grift and Cybercrime Blight on the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

Last August, federal agents searched the Redmond, Washington, laboratory of Johnny Stine, a bootleg biotechnician whom they’d been investigating since March. As they fanned across Stine’s warehouse, they encountered your typical scientist fare: lab equipment, test tubes, a microscope, but also “empty beer bottles and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Medical Research, Vaccine, Phishing, Stine, Redmond Washington, Promise, Check Point Software, Nikos Passas, Moderna, Health Sciences, Blight, Mark Ostrowski, Johnny Stine


A Phishing Scam Targeting Postmates Drivers Pretends to Represent the Company to Empty Out Victims’ Accounts

As if gig workers didn’t have it hard enough already, they now have to be on the lookout for possible phishing scams from malicious actors that pretend to represent their company. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Crime, Fraud, Social Engineering, Phishing, Postmates, Spamming, Online Food Ordering, Deception, Meghan Casserly, Confidence Tricks


Sequoia Capital, one of Silicon Valley's most notable VC firms, told investors it was hacked

Sequoia Capital offices on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, Calif. Katie Canales/Business Insider Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia Capital told its investors Friday that it was hacked, according to an Axios report. The firm told its investors that some personal and financial information may have been accessed by a third party. A Sequoia employee was the victim of a successful phishing attempt, the firm said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. One of Silicon Valley's oldest ...
Tags: Microsoft, Finance, Trends, Cybersecurity, Hacked, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Fireeye, Sequoia Capital, Phishing, Sequoia, Sand Hill Road, PitchBook, Carbon Black, Tech Insider, Security Breach


Notion’s hours-long outage was caused by phishing complaints

Last week’s hours-long outage at online workspace startup Notion was caused by phishing complaints, according to the startup’s domain registrar. Notion was offline for most of the morning on Friday, plunging its more than four million users into organization darkness because of what the company called a “very unusual DNS issue that occurred at the registry operator level.” With the company’s domain offline, users were unable to access their files, calendars, and documents. We're experienc...
Tags: Security, Florida, Crime, Email, Internet, Web Hosting, Tech, Spokesperson, Cybercrime, Reddit, Phishing, Dns, Notion, World Wide Web, Spamming, Ancestry


Protecting Cardmembers Against Cybersecurity Threats in the ‘New Normal’

Under increasing assault since the start of the pandemic, credit unions must prepare for new fraud trends to be able to protect consumer data. The post Protecting Cardmembers Against Cybersecurity Threats in the ‘New Normal’ appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Credit Cards, Finance, Credit Unions, Risk, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Phishing, Identity Theft, Payments Strategies, Contributed Content


Don't Trust Phone Calls From 'Venmo' or Any Other Service

There’s a sucker born every minute, but it’s not going to be you this time around because you’re not going to let some scammer try to steal access to your Venmo account. You’re better than that, convincing as said phishing attempts might be.Read more...
Tags: Security, Gmail, Articles, Cybercrime, Software, Password, Computing, Lifehacks, Phishing, Identity Theft, Venmo, Spamming, Don, Confidence Tricks


Police Have Disrupted the Emotet Botnet

A coordinated effort has captured the command-and-control servers of the Emotet botnet: Emotet establishes a backdoor onto Windows computer systems via automated phishing emails that distribute Word documents compromised with malware. Subjects of emails and documents in Emotet campaigns are regularly altered to provide the best chance of luring victims into opening emails and installing malware ­ regular themes include invoices, shipping notices and information about COVID-19. Those behind the E...
Tags: Uncategorized, US, Ukraine, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Law Enforcement, Phishing, Backdoors, Bruce Schneier, National Police, Botnets, Emotet


Facebook Doesn't Need Your Real Phone Number

It’s time to stop giving out your real phone number around the web. If you can avoid it, don’t link your phone number to your various online accounts, because if (or when) those services are breached—as just happened to Facebook and, almost, TikTok—your number will hanging out in the open for anyone to mess with. Worse…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Internet, Social Media, Software, Google Voice, Computing, Lifehacks, Email Spam, Phishing, World Wide Web, Spamming, Facebook Doesn, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control


North Korean Hackers Successfully Phished Cyber Researchers Using a Fake Blog

A recent phishing campaign by North Korean nation-state hackers successfully duped a number of security professionals who were involved in vulnerability research and development, according to a new report from Google’s Threat Analysis Group.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Crime, Linkedin, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Social Engineering, Phishing, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Zero Day, Computer Programming, Fancy Bear, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture


What We Can Learn From Parler's Meltdown

I won’t bemoan the the right-wing exodus from Twitter, Facebook, and various other social networks over the past few months. (The fewer people sharing messages of support for armed insurrection or coddling Nazis on my social networks, the better.) But the fact that many of of these people fled to the “free speech”…Read more...
Tags: Privacy, Lifehacks, Free Speech, Phishing, Data Security, Twitter Facebook, Account


7 Ways to Help Your Financial Institution Dodge Ransomware Attacks

With 'cybercrime kits' available and more people desperate for money, attacks are increasing and credit unions and banks are prime targets. The post 7 Ways to Help Your Financial Institution Dodge Ransomware Attacks appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Risk, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Phishing, Sponsored Post, Technology Strategies


GoDaddy sent an email to employees announcing a surprise holiday bonus. It was really a phishing test, and those who failed were invited to get more security training.

The GoDaddy logo on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Reuters GoDaddy sent employees an email announcing $650 holiday bonuses. But it was actually a phishing test. "To ensure that you receive your one-time bonus in time for the Holidays, please select your location and fill in the details by Friday, December 18th," the email said. Employees who opened the email and failed the test were invited to retake the company's security training. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Trends, Godaddy, Phishing, Tech Insider, Demetrius, Azmi Haroun, Copper Courier, GoDaddy Holiday Party, Security Awareness Social Engineering, New York Stock Exchange Reuters GoDaddy


GoDaddy sent an email to employees announcing a surprise holiday bonus. It was really a phishing email test, and those who failed were invited to get more security training

The company logo and ticker for GoDaddy Inc. is displayed on a screen on the floor of the NYSE in New York Reuters GoDaddy is under fire for sending employees an email announcing $650 holiday bonuses. The email was actually phishing test. "To ensure that you receive your one-time bonus in time for the Holidays, please select your location and fill in the details by Friday, December 18th," the email read. Employees who failed the phishing email test were invited to retake the company's secu...
Tags: New York, Trends, Godaddy, Phishing, Nyse, Tech Insider, GoDaddy Inc, Azmi Haroun, GoDaddy Holiday Party, Demetrius Comes, Security Awareness Social Engineering, Reuters GoDaddy


Holiday internet security can help prevent tax ID theft

As we head into December, holiday shopping begins in earnest. Today's Cyber Monday is expected to be the busiest ever, as millions have shifted to online purchasing of just about everything during the COVID-19 pandemic. This increasing burst of internet transactions also means more chances for crooks to steal your payment and personal information. Much of the data that criminals are trying to snag this holiday shopping season also can be used during the rapidly approaching 2021 tax season to st...
Tags: Taxes, Fcc, Fbi, Federal Communications Commission, Doj, Phishing, Irs, Ftc, Don, Internal Revenue Service, Centers for Disease Control, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, Department of Justice DOJ, IRS Criminal Investigation, Security Summit


Attackers Dupe GoDaddy Staff Into Helping Them Take Down Cryptocurrency Services

Roughly one year after a data breach at GoDaddy compromised 28,000 customer accounts, the world’s largest internet domain registrar is once again at the center of a security scandal. Hackers brought down several cryptocurrency services using GoDaddy domains in recent weeks, and apparently the company’s own staff…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Godaddy, Phishing, Cryptocurrency, Privacy And Security, Phishing Scams, Godaddycom


What is a computer worm? Here's how to protect yourself from the replicating malware

Computers worms are also known as malware and can infect your computer through phishing attacks. JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images A computer worm is a type of malware that, once it infects a machine, can automatically copy and extend itself to connected devices.  A worm is very similar to a virus, and you can get infected by one in the same way — mainly by clicking an infected link or opening a compromised file. You can avoid being infected by a worm using common anti-malware advice. Use antivir...
Tags: Trends, Malware, Scams, Computers, Ddos, Phishing, Malware attack, Antivirus, Online Safety, Dave Johnson, Digital Security, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


What is phishing? Here's what you should know about the virtual scamming technique and how to protect yourself from data theft

Phishing ploys and attacks can happen to anyone with an email account. seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Getty Images Phishing is a form of cybercrime wherein you receive an email from a fake sender pretending to be someone else.  The goal of phishing emails is usually to get you to give up personal or sensitive information. Phishing is easy to detect if you keep an eye out for bad spelling and grammar, email addresses that don't match the alleged sender, and requests for information you shouldn't pr...
Tags: Google, Email, Trends, Scams, Cybercrime, Computers, Netflix, United States, Phishing, Data Security, Computer Security, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference


Menlo Security announces $100M Series E on $800M valuation

Menlo Security, a malware and phishing prevention startup, announced a $100 million Series E today on an $800 million valuation. The round was led by Vista Equity Partners with help from Neuberger Berman, General Catalyst, JP Morgan and other unnamed existing investors. The company has now raised approximately $250 million. CEO and co-founder Amir Ben-Efraim says that while the platform has expanded over the years, the company stays mostly focused on web and email as major attack vectors for cus...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Malware, Jp Morgan, Phishing, Menlo Security, Vista Equity Partners, Neuberger Berman, Menlo, Recent Funding, Amir Ben Efraim


Detecting Phishing Emails

Research paper: Rick Wash, “How Experts Detect Phishing Scam Emails“: Abstract: Phishing scam emails are emails that pretend to be something they are not in order to get the recipient of the email to undertake some action they normally would not. While technical protections against phishing reduce the number of phishing emails received, they are not perfect and phishing remains one of the largest sources of security risk in technology and communication systems. To better understand the cognitive...
Tags: Uncategorized, E-mail, Scams, Phishing, Bruce Schneier, Academic Papers, Behavioral Detection, Rick Wash


Should You Use a 'Dark Web Scan' to Protect Your Identity?

Identity theft is such a growing problem that it’s become almost routine—Marriott, MyFitness Pal, LinkedIn, Zynga, and even Equifax (of all places) have had high-profile online data breaches in recent years, affecting hundreds of millions of people. To help combat this problem, Experian and other companies are…Read more...
Tags: Privacy, Social Security, Marriott, Dark Web, Lifehacks, Identity fraud, Phishing, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft, Data Security, Equifax, LinkedIn Zynga


Apple, Opera, and Yandex fix browser address bar spoofing bugs, but millions more still left vulnerable

Year after year, phishing remains one of the most popular and effective ways for attackers to steal your passwords. As users, we’re mostly trained to spot the telltale signs of a phishing site, but most of us rely on carefully examining the web address in the browser’s address bar to make sure the site is legitimate. But even the browser’s anti-phishing features — often the last line of defense for a would-be phishing victim — aren’t perfect. Security researcher Rafay Baloch found several vulner...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Mobile, Tech, Web Browsers, Safari, Software, Computing, Phishing, Yandex, Baloch, Beardsley, Tod Beardsley, Browser Security, Opera Touch


US charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack

Six Russian intelligence officers accused of launching some of the “world’s most destructive malware” — including an attack that took down the Ukraine power grid in December 2015 and the NotPetya global ransomware attack in 2017 — have been charged by the U.S. Justice Department. Prosecutors said the group of hackers, who work for the Russian GRU, are behind the “most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group.” “No country has weaponized its cyber ca...
Tags: Security, South Korea, Crime, Government, Russia, Christmas, US, Articles, Tech, Georgia, Ukraine, Malware, Ransomware, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States


U.S. charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack

Six Russian intelligence officers accused of launching some of the “world’s most destructive malware” — including an attack that took down the Ukraine power grid in December 2015 and the NotPetya global ransomware attack in 2017 — have been charged by the U.S. Justice Department. Prosecutors said the group of hackers, who work for the Russian GRU, are behind the “most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group.” “No country has weaponized its cyber ca...
Tags: Security, South Korea, Crime, Government, Russia, Christmas, Articles, Tech, Georgia, Ukraine, Malware, Ransomware, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States, Cyberattack


Google Says Chinese Hackers Are Impersonating McAfee to Trick Victims Into Installing Malware

The same Chinese government-linked hackers who targeted the campaigns of both 2020 presidential candidates earlier this year have been trying to trick users into installing malware by posing as the antivirus provider McAfee and using otherwise legitimate online services like GitHub and Dropbox.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Biden, Phishing, Cyberattacks, Trump, McAfee, Trump Administration, Phishing Scams


Scammers are sending fake texts about FedEx and USPS packages, and it's fueling a conspiracy theory about a sex trafficking scandal

A USPS mail worker wearing a mask wheels a priority mail and Amazon package near a USPS truck as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 20, 2020 in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images People across the country are reporting getting spam texts that appear to be from the USPS, FedEx, and UPS. The FTC and Better Business Bureau have warned against clicking links in these messages. Despite social media claims,...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Instagram, Sex Trafficking, US, Trends, Tech, Spam, UPS, Usps, Human Trafficking, Gizmodo, Better Business Bureau, Phishing, Fedex, Ftc


Don't Get Suckered by Phishing Scams About Trump's Health

A new phishing scam is duping unsuspecting victims with enticing links promising access to President Trump’s alleged health records and top-secret COVID-19 treatment information. In reality, these misleading links are triggering downloads that sneak a new, dangerous form of malware onto the PCs of unsuspecting…Read more...
Tags: Privacy, Malware, Lifehacks, Phishing, Data Security, Trump, Coronavirus, Phishing Scams About Trump s Health


How to Spot the Most Common COVID-Related Scams

Part of the “new normal” of the pandemic is the uptick in COVID-related scams. More than 200,000 Americans have lost a sum total of around $145 million to them since the start of the year, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Here are some of the common frauds catching people off guard.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Phishing, Robocalls, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Phone Scams, Smishing, Covid Scams


After breach, Twitter hires a new cybersecurity chief

Following a high-profile breach in July, Twitter has hired Rinki Sethi as its new chief information security officer. Sethi most recently served as chief information security officer at cloud data management Rubrik, and previously worked in cybersecurity roles at IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and Intuit. In the new role at Twitter overseeing the company’s information security practices and policies, Sethi will report to platform lead, Nick Tornow, according to announcing the job move. So exci...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Crime, Tech, Malware, Cybercrime, Computing, Intuit, Phishing, Cyberwarfare, Real-time, Identity Theft, Rubrik, Computer Security, Sethi, Chief Information Security Officer


Don't Let Your Friends Get Suckered by This iPhone 12 Scam

No, you’re not getting an iPhone 12, not now, and certainly not for free. As of this writing, there is no iPhone 12—it only exists in the realm of rumor and fantasy until Apple actually announces the thing—but that hasn’t stopped scammers from using it as a lure to draw in unsuspecting victims.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Lifehacks, Scam, Phishing, Iphone 12


5 Essential Cybersecurity Services for Every Business

Your business, no matter the size, can be difficult to protect when it comes to cybersecurity. While you may know which elements of your business you want to protect, you may not be aware of all the tools available for your safety. Here are five essential cybersecurity features you should know about. Image Source: Envato   Your Provider One of the most important  cybersecurity services you should consider is your provider. The company that offers internet service for your company is the fo...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Careers, Emergency planning, Phishing