How social media is used to commit financial fraud

Credit to Author: Quickheal| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:45:42 +0000

Social media is a fraudster’s heaven. There are billions of targets – Facebook itself had over 2.6 billion monthly active users in the first quarter of 2020. Because of the very nature of these platforms, users can be quite careless about the amount of personal information they post. For cybercriminals,…

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The Biggest Cyberattacks of 2020…so far

Credit to Author: Quickheal| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 08:09:59 +0000

It’s been a crazy 2020 so far. The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the entire world, changing the nature of how human beings live and interact with each other. There have been other natural disasters that have caused tremendous loss of life and devastation. But that didn’t mean cybercriminals remained quiet….

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How safe are you while making transactions on the Internet?

Credit to Author: Akuti Ojah| Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 05:45:27 +0000

Banking and shopping online have become a reality of our lives now, especially during this time of the pandemic. We all have to agree to the fact that it has made life very convenient. It saves time and effort. However, there have concerns about the safety of online banking. You…

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Data Breach – Understanding the severity of it

Credit to Author: Akuti Ojah| Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 12:45:04 +0000

A data breach is a security gap in which information or data is accessed or stolen without authorization. It is a breach of trust between the owner of the data and the party that accesses it without consent. To put it in simpler terms it a nonconsensual usage of someone’s…

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BHIM App attacked! Secure your online banking today with Quick Heal

Credit to Author: Akuti Ojah| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 06:41:32 +0000

India’s BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app used for mobile payments was reported recently to have suffered a massive data leakage of 7.26 million records, according to a security research company. According to the report, the leak happened due to a flaw in a website linked to the BHIM app…

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Poulight- An info-stealing trojan might be teaching you how to play Minecraft

Credit to Author: Akshay Gaikwad| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 12:30:19 +0000

Poulight is an info-stealer trojan which most probably originated in Russia. It is written in the .NET and can collect sensitive information and deliver it to cybercriminals. Ever since its first appearance, it has been growing substantially and taking different forms. The main Infection vector remains spear-phishing emails. It was…

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Malicious bots targeting e-commerce and travel websites – A perceivable threat

Credit to Author: Akuti Ojah| Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 05:54:58 +0000

Malicious bots are becoming a major threat on the Internet. A recent survey suggested that attacks on applications, APIs, and mobile sites are on the rise. The top four industries that were attacked by malicious bots last year were e-commerce, travel, media, and online marketplaces, according to a report. Let…

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How to protect yourself from becoming victim of UPI frauds?

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:15:02 +0000

A new and interesting kind of cyber theft is making rounds in the cyber world. This time the theft involves UPI (Unified Payments Interface) as the medium for tricking innocent victims into losing their money. The increasing popularity and ease of use of digital payment apps like Google Pay or…

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