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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...

2014-04-04 23:33:08

KnowBe4 issues warning to computer users of new ransomware, how to avoid infection and how to avoid being caught up in a cyber-gang war. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman issued an alert today warning computer users of a new but very nasty ransomware named CryptoDefense. A copycat competitor to CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense was released in late February, 2014 and is much worse than the original. The ransomware targets text, picture, video, PDF and MS Office...

2014-03-27 23:01:55

Companies Taking Security Awareness Training Seriously - Human error ranks high on threat list; companies are turning to security awareness training to solve the problem. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Security is harder to maintain than it was a year ago according to a study done by KnowBe4, a US based security awareness company. Ransomware (CryptoLocker or CryptoDefense), rapid technology advances and adoption of BYOD create a greater challenge for businesses to stay abreast of...

Phone Scheme Has Netted IRS Impersonators At Least A Million Dollars
2014-03-21 13:56:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scammers impersonating the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have stolen more than $1 million through a phone scheme, accordion to the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA). TIGTA warned on Thursday to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the IRS. “This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen,” J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration,...

2014-03-20 23:27:45

GreyCastle Security becomes the eighth member of Malcovery’s ‘RedHanded Alliance,’ its growing reseller network focused on email-based threat intelligence to stop and prevent phishing and malware Pittsburgh, PA. and Troy, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Malcovery®Security, the leader in delivering actionable threat intelligence that can be applied to neutralize email-based malicious threats, today announced that GreyCastle Security has become a part of Malcovery’s ‘RedHanded...

Apple ID Phishing Scam Infected Electronic Arts Server
2014-03-20 04:52:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An EA Games web server was breached by hackers on Wednesday and made to display a page prompting visitors to enter their Apple ID account information as part of a phishing scam, various media outlets have reported. The hacking was first reported by UK based Internet security services company Netcraft, which revealed that the compromised server hosted a calendar used by a pair of EA websites. That calendar was based on WebCalendar...

2014-03-17 23:03:02

Malware strain creation hit record levels; total of 30 million new malicious strains in circulation. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has published the results of its 2013 Annual Report, drawn up by PandaLabs. In 2013 alone, cyber-criminals created and distributed 20 percent of all malware that has ever existed, with a total of 30 million new malicious strains in circulation, at an average of 82,000 per day. A new milestone in malware...

2014-03-11 23:24:57

VirtualArmor becomes seventh member of Malcovery’s ‘RedHanded Alliance’, its growing reseller network focused on email-based threat intelligence to stop and prevent phishing and stop malware Pittsburgh, PA and Littleton, CO. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Malcovery®Security, the leader in delivering actionable threat intelligence that can be applied to neutralize email-based threats such as phishing, spam and malware, today announced that VirtualArmor has become a part of Malcovery’s...

2014-02-18 12:34:16

CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PhishMe Inc., creator of the industry-leading phishing mitigation and detection platform, today reported extraordinary corporate performance for the 2013 fiscal year. Bookings grew 130% over the previous year and the company achieved significant increases across all key corporate performance measures, including the largest fourth quarter in company history. The threat landscape is driving adoption of solutions that complement security...


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