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Hacking the Business Email Compromise
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
BEC attacks are on the rise, but plain-old spoofing of business executives' email accounts remains more prevalent.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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New MagikPOS Malware Targets Point-of-Sale Systems In US & Canada
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Malware uses a remote access Trojan to sniff out potential victims first, Trend Micro says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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North Korea's 'Lazarus' Likely Behind New Wave of Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff,
Symantec says it has digital evidence that hack group Lazarus is behind the recent sophisticated cyberattacks on 31 countries.
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DoJ Indicts Russian FSB Officers and Cybercriminals in Yahoo Breach
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Russian intelligence officials hired renowned cybercriminals to do their bidding in massive hacks that compromised Yahoo, Gmail, and other email accounts of millions of people in the US, Russia, elsewhere.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Nigerian Cybercrime Matures, Morphs
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
INTERPOL, security researchers see West Africa cybercrime scene expanding and getting more sophisticated.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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New York’s Cyber Regulations: How to Take Action & Who’s Next
Prakash Linga, CTO & Co-founder of Vera
Even if your company isn’t directly subject to these new rules, you can assume that the approach will be adopted by regulatory agencies at home and abroad eventually.
By Prakash Linga ,
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New Cybersecurity Regulations Begin Today For NY Banks
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
New York's new security regulations for financial industry viewed as potential model for other states.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer,
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Two Charged In Gas Station Card-Skimming Scheme
Dark Reading Staff,
Two individuals face federal charges for skimming debit card information from gas station pumps across multiple states.
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Law Enforcement At RSAC: Collaboration Is Key To Online Crime Fighting
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
Agencies and investigators are reaching out across jurisdictions and international borders to vanquish spammers, botnet operators, and worse.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor,
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Voice Biometrics Prone To Error, Study Shows
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
New research shows the need for a holistic solution to authentication, not just voice biometrics alone.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer,
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Iran Intensifies Its Cyberattack Activity
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Middle East targets – namely Saudi Arabia – are feeling the brunt of the attacks, but experts anticipate Iran will double down on hacking US targets.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Alleged Russian Hacker With Ties To ‘Notorious Cybercriminals’ Arrested In LA
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Alexander Tverdokhlebov is being held on charges of conspiring with another hacker to steal money from online bank accounts.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Organizations In 40 Countries Under ‘Invisible’ Cyberattacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Unknown threat actors are stealing sensitive financial data using memory resident malware crafted from legitimate tools, Kaspersky Lab warns.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty In Banking Scam Involving Money Mules
Dark Reading Staff,
Investigation unearths alleged scheme spread over several countries costing victims more than $1 million in losses.
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Pew Research Study Exposes America's Poor Password Hygiene
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Americans feel like they've lost control over their online lives, but they still aren't always practicing proper security.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer,
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Saudi Arabia Issues Alert On Shamoon 2
Dark Reading Staff,
A new variant of the 2012 data-wiping malware that paralyzed Saudi Aramco has emerged.
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Lloyds Bank Hit By DDoS Attack
Dark Reading Staff,
Hacker fails to extort $93,600 from bank for the attacks between January 11 and 13, a report says.
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JPMorgan Hack: One More Pleads Guilty For Operating Bitcoin Exchange
Dark Reading Staff,
Ricardo Hill allegedly operated Coin.mx which exchanged millions of dollars into bitcoin to support the hack scheme.
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Number Of Data Breach Disclosures Jumped 40% in 2016
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Though there were no mega breaches, 2016 had more breaches on record than any previous year, according to a new report.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Carbanak's Back And Using Google Services For Command-and-Control
Dark Reading Staff,
Cybercrime gang employs common cloud services to hide in plain sight.
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