Tag: Cybercrime

While consumers remain complacent, hackers refine their skills

A new Norton Cyber Security Insights Report found that consumers who were victims of cybercrime within the past year often continued their unsafe behavior. For example, while these consumers were more likely to use a password on every account, they were nearly twice as likely to share their password with others, negating their efforts.

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Preparing for the holiday shopping season? Cybercriminals are getting ready as well

The number of financial phishing attacks is expected to rise during the Holiday shopping season which starts unofficially on Black Friday. Retrospective research by Kaspersky Lab specialists shows that, over the last few years, the holiday period was marked by an increase in phishing and other types of attacks, which suggests that the pattern will be repeated this year.

Full article via Help Net Security

That Nigerian Prince Has Evolved His Game

On November 3, 2016, Unit 42 published its latest paper focused on Nigerian cybercrime. Applying advanced analytics to a dataset of 8,400 malware samples resulted in the attribution of over 500 domains supporting malware activity linked to roughly 100 unique actors or groups. The breadth and depth of this research has enabled a modern, comprehensive assessment focused on the collective threat rather than individual actors.

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