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BEC Attacks Don't Always Require Sophistication
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Simple business email compromise scams can con companies out of huge sums of money and don't require much hacking or even social engineering know-how.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Wannacry Inspires Worm-like Module in Trickbot
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
The malware is being primarily distributed via email spam in the form of spoofed invoices from an international financial services com, says Flashpoint.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Russian National Receives 5 Years In Jail For Role In 'Citadel' Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Mark Vartanyan is the second individual to be sent to prison in connection with Citadel.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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New IBM Mainframe Encrypts All the Things
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Next-generation Z series features the elusive goal of full data encryption - from an application, cloud service, or database in transit or at rest.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Black Hat to Host Discussion on Diversity
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Panel of diversity pioneers will share their views and firsthand experience on how to make inclusion a priority in security.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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After Cyber Attack, FedEx Temporarily Halts Trading of Its Shares
Dark Reading Staff,
An attack at subsidiary TNT Express may disrupt FedEx's push to hit a record-high share price.
By Dark Reading Staff ,
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Petya Or Not? Global Ransomware Outbreak Hits Europe's Industrial Sector, Thousands More
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
With echoes of WannaCry, infections spread fast. Some security researchers describe malware as variant of Petya; others say it's a brand new sample.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
AI has taken some steps into banking, but it also is poised to revolutionize how banks learn from and interact with customers.
By Alan McIntyre, Senior Managing Director of Global Banking, Accenture ,
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Android Marcher Variant Makes Rounds as Adobe Flash Player Update
Dark Reading Staff,
Zscaler researchers discover a new variant of the Android Marcher malware, which aims to steal online banking credentials and credit card information.
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Organizations Are Detecting Intrusions More Quickly
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
But almost every other metric in Trustwave's 2017 global cybersecurity report card is headed in the wrong direction.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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US Warns of North Korea's Not-So-Secret 'Hidden Cobra' DDoS Botnet
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Reclusive government behind DDoS infrastructure is targeting organizations around the world US-CERT says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Outdated Operating Systems, Browsers Correlate with Real Data Breaches
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Study shows companies running out-of-date OSes were three times more likely to suffer a data breach, and those with the outdated browsers, two times more likely.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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9 Ways Organizations Sabotage Their Own Security: Lessons from the Verizon DBIR
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Mistakes and missteps plague enterprise security. The Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) offers nuggets on what organizations must stop doing – now.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading,
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Russian 'Cron' Cyber Gang Arrested for Raiding Bank Accounts
Dark Reading Staff,
Russian authorities arrest a group of 16 hackers who allegedly were attacking banks in their native country via mobile malware, nixing plans for their global expansion.
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APT28, Turla Nation-State Groups Deployed Multiple 0Days in Recent Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Attack campaigns by APT28, Turla, and an unidentified group showcase easy availability of zero-days.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Blackmoon Banking Trojan Goes Modular
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Threat actors have begun using a new and unique framework to deliver malware to web users in South Korea, Fidelis says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Verizon DBIR Shows Attack Patterns Vary Widely By Industry
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
It’s not always the newest or the most sophisticated threat you need to worry about, Verizon’s breach and security incident data for 2016 shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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INTERPOL Operation Sweeps Up Thousands of Cybercrime Servers Used for Ransomware, DDoS, Spam
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Massive public-private 'cyber surge' in Asia identifies hundreds of compromised websites in operation that spans multiple cybercriminal groups, activities.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Nigerian Convicted in Passport Wire Fraud and Internet Scam
Dark Reading Staff,
A Nigerian man set up a number of U.S. bank accounts with bogus passports over a one year period, in which he managed to steal at least $500,000 through wire fraud and Internet scams.
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Computer Engineer Charged with Theft of Proprietary Computer Code
Dark Reading Staff,
Zhengquan Zhang arrested for stealing over 3 million files containing company trade secrets from his employer, a global finance firm.
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