Europol: Ransomware remains top threat in IOCTA report

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:00:00 +0000

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, or Europol, just released its annual Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report. We highlight their key findings and remind readers how to better protect themselves.

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Tackling the BEC Epidemic in a New Partnership with INTERPOL

Credit to Author: erinj| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:45:45 +0000

In just a few short years, Business Email Compromise (BEC) has gone from a peripheral threat to a major cyber risk for organizations. It’s making criminal gangs millions of dollars each month, hitting corporate profits and reputation in the process. Trend Micro has built a formidable array of resources over the past few years to…

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When corporate communications look like a phish

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:36:11 +0000

Before organizations engage in gnashing of teeth over the “ignorant user” and the cost of training, think about how much email users encounter and whether corporate communications look like phishes themselves.

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A look inside the FBI’s 2018 IC3 online crime report

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:57:07 +0000

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center have released their 2018 report about online crime. Which attacks are most popular? Where are the victims located? And how much money has been lost in the process?

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Don’t Blame Employees who fall for a BEC scam!

Credit to Author: Chris Taylor| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:00:55 +0000

The BBC reports that a media company based in Scotland is now suing a former employee who fell for a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam. In the scam, the employee received emails which appeared to be from the managing director and requested wire transfers. The employee worked with her line manager on the first payment…

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Business email compromise scam costs Pathé $21.5 million

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:00:23 +0000

Recently released court documents show European-based cinema chain Pathé lost a small fortune to a business email compromise (BEC) scam in March 2018. The attack cost the company $21.5 million—that’s 10 percent of its total earnings. Learn how to avoid BEC scams and keep your company in the black.

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How to create a sticky cybersecurity training program

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:00:00 +0000

Organizations know that training employees is not only expensive but time-consuming. But when it comes to cybersecurity, training is a must. Whether you’re an organization of 50 or 50,000, this guide will show you the ropes in creating a cybersecurity training program that works from start to finish.

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