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2014-05-29 08:36:10

EBay's password data breach offers IT professionals an ideal opportunity for reducing their risk by educating clients about the costly dangers of spear phishing. CHICAGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TechInsurance, the nation's leading online source of business insurance for small IT firms, announced today that eBay's recent data breach could lead to a spate of "spear phishing" attacks. Unlike traditional phishing scams, spear phishing messages incorporate information hackers gather about the...

2014-05-28 12:36:54

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biometric Tool Prevents Fraud and Reduces Customer Friction for eCommerce Websites and Mobile Applications BioCatch, the global leader in behavioral biometric authentication and threat detection, announced today the launch of its eCommerce fraud prevention solution. The new tool uses behavioral biometric analysis to detect suspicious behavior and authenticate repeat customers, while...

2014-05-24 23:01:49

Once again, a corporate behemoth found itself making headlines for all the wrong reasons this week when it came to light that eBay had been successfully hacked about a month ago and up to 145 million users had their personal information exposed in one of the largest data breaches in history. Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics, sheds some light on how these mega breaches keep happening and discusses the costly fallout that can accompany data breaches of any...

2014-05-20 23:08:05

Ransomware Expands Crypto-Extortion, and Fourth Separate Ransomware Strain Discovered Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 CryptoLocker is ratcheting up attack levels, according to new reports issued by KnowBe4, a Tampa Bay, FL- based IT security company. The latest infections are caused by spear-phishing attacks sent to companies that have job postings at Craigs List. The bad guys look for job postings, and email resumes carrying the Cryptolocker malware as a payload. The moment anyone...

2014-05-06 23:07:19

The Crypto Malware Evolution Moves on Full Speed Ahead with New Variant - Adding a Third Cyber Gang Effort to Rake in High Stakes Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Security Awareness Training expert KnowBe4 issued a warning of a third criminal ransomware gang ramping up their attacks. The malware is called CryptorBit, (also known as HowDecrypt), and follows a very similar attack process as CryptoLocker and CryptoDefense, but the malware corrupts the first 512 or 1024 bytes of -any- data...

2014-05-02 23:04:40

Companies partner to provide a holistic approach to reduce and prevent phishing attacks through improved automation and intelligence Pittsburgh, PA and New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Malcovery® Security, the leader in delivering actionable threat intelligence to neutralize email-based threats, and Return Path, the global leader in email intelligence, announced a partnership to deliver multi-layered brand protection to enterprises. The combined usage of the Malcovery and Return...

2014-04-23 08:39:55

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Learning Systems (GLS), a leading eLearning solutions provider of off-the-shelf and customized security and compliance training, announced the newest addition to its compliance library: the Anti-phishing Essentials Training course that incorporates scenario-based learning and gamification elements to educate employees on one of today's largest threats to information security. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140422/77427...

2014-04-22 23:06:53

Commissioned paper reveals how companies can protect their network and their brand through intelligence-led security. Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Malcovery® Security, the leader in delivering actionable threat intelligence that can be applied to neutralize email-based malicious threats, today released a white paper entitled “Disrupting The Phishing Supply Chain with Threat Intelligence,” available as a free download at...

2014-04-11 12:23:49

ORLANDO, Fla., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn Stairlifts, Inc., today issued a warning about a lottery scam targeting consumers, particularly the elderly, throughout the United States. Victims of the scam report receiving a letter that claims they have won a large cash prize from the Consumer's And Merchandise Reward Program of New York City. The letter is accompanied by a fraudulent check in the name of Acorn Stairlifts, Inc., to cover lottery fees and taxes. To collect their...

2014-04-07 04:22:19

ABINGDON, England, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to data collected as part of Kaspersky Lab's 'Financial cyber threats in 2013' [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792330/Financial_cyber_threats_in_2013_Part_1_phishing ] study, cybercriminals are trying harder than ever to acquire confidential user information and steal money from bank accounts by creating fake sites mimicking financial organisations. In 2013, 31.45 per cent of phishing attacks were trading...


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