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What is Endpoint Detection? Definition, M.O., Key Functionalities and Benefits

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  • Published date: 2021-03-04 16:54:00

. Read along to find out how endpoint detection good cybersecurity strategy can help you fight cybercriminals and defend your company’s security. Endpoint Detection: Some definitions. An endpoint is a distant device that has back and forth communication with …

As remote or hybrid work become the new normal after the Covid-19 pandemic, defending the endpoints gains more and more importance in the context of a good cybersecurity strategy. Read along to find … [+7597 chars]

XLM + AMSI: New runtime defense against Excel 4.0 macro malware

  • Eric Avena
  • Published date: 2021-03-03 17:00:54

We have recently expanded the integration of Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) with Office 365 to include the runtime scanning of Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros, to help antivirus solutions tackle the increase in attacks that use malicious XLM macros. The post XLM + …

We have recently expanded the integration of Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) with Office 365 to include the runtime scanning of Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros, to help antivirus solutions tackle the increa… [+15029 chars]

The Hidden Dangers in Your Company’s Email: What Is Email Compromise

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  • Published date: 2021-02-26 15:50:00

Whether we are technology geeks or not, probably most of us have at least one email address that we use regularly. What some of us may not know yet is that many dangers can come from email compromise – especially if we’re talking about business email. However…

Whether we are technology geeks or not, probably most of us have at least one email address that we use regularly. What some of us may not know yet is that many dangers can come from email compromise… [+10779 chars]

Houston, Fort Worth Mayors Say Government Should Pay for Texans' $5,000 Electric Bills

  • Kirill Kurevlev. Sputnik International
  • Published date: 2021-02-22 00:40:00

Abnormally cold and snowy weather swept through several regions of the US, with at least 58 casualties. Texas has become one of the worst-hit states since the bad weather has led to massive power outages, the suspension of refineries and other businesses.

Abnormally cold and snowy weather swept through several regions of the US, with at least 58 casualties. Texas has become one of the worst-hit states since the bad weather has led to massive power out… [+5566 chars]

New! Get an Identity Protection PIN to protect yourself against tax-related fraud

  • Cristina POPOV
  • Published date: 2021-02-18 08:07:56

In tax-related fraud, a criminal files a tax return in your name, using your stolen personal information, including your Social Security number. Here we reveal some of the most common tactics and fake documents fraudsters use to trick people. Here are some of…

In tax-related fraud, a criminal files a tax return in your name, using your stolen personal information, including your Social Security number. Here we reveal some of the most common tactics and fak… [+1739 chars]

North Korean Lazarus Group hackers indicted in US

  • Alex Scroxton
  • Published date: 2021-02-17 12:25:00

Charges filed relate to Lazarus Group’s long-running cyber crime spree, including financial theft and extortion, WannaCry malware and the cyber attack on Sony Pictures

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted three North Korean (DPRK) military personnel with participating in a staggering and wide-ranging criminal conspiracy that has included destructive cybe… [+6843 chars]

Tips and Best Practices to Follow This Safer Internet Day

  • Renee Tarun
  • Published date: 2021-02-09 08:00:00

Creating an online presence can open the door for various cyberthreats, from social engineering attacks to data breaches. Consider these tips for staying safe online this Safer Internet Day. …

The internet is everywhere in the modern world, used in personal, professional, and educational settings. Children learn how to operate a touch screen before they can talk, and older children enjoy v… [+4741 chars]

Utah tests the waters in turning online catfishing into a criminal act

  • Charlie Osborne
  • Published date: 2021-01-28 11:34:13

Pretending to be someone you’re not online could, one day, land you in hot water.

The State of Utah is considering changes to the law that will make online impersonation a criminal offense.  As reported by Fox 13, lawmakers in the US state proposed a series of bills this week tac… [+2410 chars]

Europe, American cyber cops disrupt possibly world’s largest cybercrime network

  • MIKE CORDER AND FRANK BAJAK
  • Published date: 2021-01-28 01:52:49

Criminal gangs used the network to install ransomware for extortion schemes, and to steal computer data and money.

European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections. The operation appears to strike a major blow against cri… [+5830 chars]

Cyber cops team up to disrupt top malware-seeding network - Your Valley

  • Published date: 2021-01-28 01:39:00

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have been using it for years to instal…

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against … [+4013 chars]

European and North American authorities disrupt massive ransomware network

  • Jacob Knutson
  • Published date: 2021-01-28 00:06:00

European and North American police on Wednesday took control of the infrastructure behind a massive network used by criminals to conduct cybercrime, the Why it matters: By claiming the infrastructure, authorities dealt a major blow to cyber criminals who use …

European and North American police on Wednesday took control of the infrastructure behind a massive network used by criminals to conduct cybercrime, the AP reports. Why it matters: By claiming the i… [+1599 chars]

Cybercops derail malware botnet, FBI makes ransomware arrest

  • MIKE CORDER and FRANK BAJAK
  • Published date: 2021-01-27 20:40:04

European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have been using it for years to install ransomware in extortion …

THE HAGUE, Netherlands European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against crimi… [+5190 chars]

Cyber cops team up to disrupt top malware-seeding network - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

  • Mike Corder, Associated Press
  • Published date: 2021-01-27 19:36:00

European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world’s largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have been using it for years to install ransomware in extortion sche…

THE HAGUE European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs tha… [+4308 chars]

Cyber cops team up to disrupt top malware-seeding network

  • Via AP news wire
  • Published date: 2021-01-27 18:37:02

European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world’s largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have been using it for years to install ransomware in extortion sche…

European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have bee… [+4145 chars]

Cyber cops team up to disrupt top malware-seeding network

  • Mike Corder And Frank Bajak - The Associated Press
  • Published date: 2021-01-27 16:32:10

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malw...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the worlds largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against crim… [+4235 chars]

How to Report Email Fraud: Learn What to Do If It Happens to You

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  • Published date: 2021-01-20 11:38:00

Deep content scanning for attachments and links; Phishing, spear phishing and man-in-the-email attacks; Advanced spam filters which protect against sophisticated attacks; Fraud prevention system against Business Email Compromise (BEC); ....

Have you, a colleague or a friend ever received a suspicious email? It is of paramount importance to know how to report email fraud in order to avoid all the unpleasant consequences that might come f… [+9441 chars]

Online scams: How to give scammers a taste of their own medicine

  • Owais Sultan
  • Published date: 2021-01-19 10:37:33

By Owais Sultan Internet users are much more aware of these scams these days, but they do still happen. Let’s look at the different types of internet scams. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Online scams: How to give scammers a taste of…

Cyberspace, a.k.a the internet, has seen its fair share of safety issues over the years, which fall into the category of what we would call cybercrime. Under the large umbrella of cybercrime, there… [+5146 chars]

Covid scams: How can I spot them? And what should I do if I receive one?

  • Itv News
  • Published date: 2021-01-15 13:25:04

There are several scams which have taken advantage of the pandemic to try and get hold of people’s money.

Among the many difficulties the Covid pandemic has caused, it has provided an opportunity for scammers to target vulnerable people and get hold of peoples money. There are several scams currently do… [+6619 chars]

Dwell Time: The Cyber-Threat Peril You Haven't Considered? - Solutions Review

  • Ben Canner
  • Published date: 2021-01-14 20:57:00

What is dwell time? Why does it matter for cybersecurity (or why does it keep cybersecurity professionals up at night)? How can a next-generation SIEM solution help limit or mitigate dwell time? Dwell time refers to the period of time after hackers gain acc…

What is dwell time? Why does it matter for cybersecurity (or why does it keep cybersecurity professionals up at night)? How can a next-generation SIEM solution help limit or mitigate dwell time?  Dw… [+2923 chars]

2020 Cyber Attacks Statistics

  • Paolo Passeri
  • Published date: 2021-01-13 10:47:10

As promised, I have pulled together some statistics from the data collected in 2020. The master table is available at the end of the post after the charts.

As promised, I have pulled together some statistics from the data collected in 2020. The master table is available at the end of the post after the charts. As always, be aware that the sample refers… [+875611 chars]

Remove PUP.MacOS.iDoctor.H Mac Virus

  • Martin Beltov
  • Published date: 2021-01-06 17:12:00

PUP.MacOS.iDoctor.H Mac Virus – What Does It Do. The PUP.MacOS.iDoctor.H Mac Virus is a typical representative of the malware for Apple’s operating system that comes in the form of a faux software helper. This is one of the most common types of computer virus…

The PUP.MacOS.iDoctor.H is a dangerous Mac malware that is placed in fake optimization software. Such programs are easily created by different hacking groups in an attempt to inflict virus infections… [+14405 chars]

Italy’s Ho-Mobile database with 2.5m accounts allegedly stolen, sold

  • Sudais Asif
  • Published date: 2020-12-30 18:26:39

By Sudais Asif Apparently, the personal data of over 2.5 million Ho-Mobile's customers is being sold on a dark web hacker forum. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Italy’s Ho-Mobile database with 2.5m accounts allegedly stolen, sold

What sounds like a nightmare for a company? Waking up to the news that the data of their customers is being sold online. That’s exactly what has happened to Ho-Mobile, an Italian phone service provid… [+2142 chars]

SYNOPSIS [23rd DECEMBER,2020] Day 63: IASbaba’s TLP (Phase 2): UPSC Mains Answer Writing (General Studies)

  • IASbaba
  • Published date: 2020-12-25 06:36:12

For Previous TLP (ARCHIVES) – CLICK HERE   SYNOPSIS [23rd DECEMBER,2020] Day 63: IASbaba’s TLP (Phase 2): UPSC Mains Answer Writing (General Studies)   Q.1 Is fake news the most potent threat to democracies today? Critically comment.  Approach – It … The pos…

For Previous TLP (ARCHIVES) – CLICK HERE SYNOPSIS [23rd DECEMBER,2020] Day 63: IASbabas TLP (Phase 2): UPSC Mains Answer Writing (General Studies) Q.1 Is fake news the most potent threat to democra… [+25975 chars]

Remove Adware.Torrent Search Redirect

  • Martin Beltov
  • Published date: 2020-12-23 16:50:00

Adware.Torrent Search Redirect – Why is it in My Browser Programs? One of the most dangerous infections in the web redirect category is the Adware.Torrent Search malware. This is a typical representative of this category and it can be acquired from different …

Seeing Adware.Torrent Search Redirect in your browsers? Adware.Torrent Search is a suspicious domain as it can redirect and even trigger malicious actions in your browsers. Adware.Torrent Search can … [+17524 chars]

Global account fraud decreased 23% in 2020

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  • Published date: 2020-12-17 00:00:00

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<div class="body gsd-paywall article-body"><p>New data from <a href="https://www.jumio.com/">Jumio</a> reveals that new account fraud based on ID verification declined 23.2% worldwide YTD in 2020, compared to 2019 results. At the same time, selfie-based fraud rates were five times higher than ID-based fraud. This illustrates the growing number of stolen ID documents available on the dark web for purchase and, more importantly, the growing need to determine if an ID is authentic and belongs to the user.</p><p>The fourth edition of <a href="https://go.jumio.com/2020-holiday-fraud-report">Jumio’s Holiday New Account Fraud Report</a> examines fraudulent attempts to open a new account using a manipulated government-issued ID and a corroborating selfie. Selfie-based fraud describes fraudulent attempts to use a picture or video (e.g., deepfake) instead of a genuine selfie to corroborate a digital identity. In fact, selfie fraud rates were significantly higher than fraud based on just a government-issued ID. The fraud associated with the selfie averaged 7.15% globally in 2020, compared to 1.41% for ID-only verifications.</p> <div id="div-gpt-ad-article-body-sky-mobile" class="advertisement"></div> <p>The report is based on the analysis of tens of millions of transactions from a variety of industries and geographies around the globe. It targets the period of January through October each year and the month of November to cover the holiday shopping period.</p><p>“This year’s Holiday Fraud Report unearths a number of interesting global fraud trends that enterprises adopting biometric-based identity verification should carefully consider as they architect the new account journey,” said Philipp Pointner, Jumio’s chief product officer. “It highlights the critical importance of requiring a selfie to corroborate the remote user’s digital identity. By including both ID verification and identity verification with live selfies and liveness detection during the account onboarding process, organizations can more effectively deter fraudsters and better protect their ecosystems.”</p><p>Key findings include:</p> <div id="div-gpt-ad-sidebar-sky-mobile" class="advertisement"></div> <ul> <li>Despite widely reported increases in fraud, Jumio customers saw fraud rates actually drop in 2020.</li> <li>By adding a selfie requirement as part of the identity proofing process, organizations caught 80% more fraud than if they just required a government-issued ID. Moreover, this finding only reflects detectable fraud attempts and does not include the chilling effect that the selfie requirement has on would-be fraudsters who abandon the process before taking the selfie.</li> <li>New account fraud using a driver’s license is significantly lower than other document types (e.g., passports and ID cards).</li> <li>When identity verification is embedded within an SDK, the fraud rates are significantly lower than other channels (e.g., API and web). Higher fraud rates are associated with channels where users have the ability to upload their own ID images and can manipulate a legitimate ID or use an image of an ID found on the dark web or from a Google Image search.</li> <li>In developed countries, the fraud rate tends to be 1% or less. While globally the fraud rates stayed fairly flat throughout 2020, the UK experienced a sharp increase in November, whereas the Philippines and India saw a dramatic reduction during that same month.</li> <li>Financial services, crypto and gaming all had healthy drops in fraud rates, even though these industries tend to have higher fraud overall because the financial reward tends to be greater.<br>  </li> </ul><p>These findings are especially timely as more and more organizations are migrating from legacy methods of identity verification, which are not equipped to detect sophisticated methods of new account fraud. According to Gartner’s 2020 <a href="https://go.jumio.com/gartner-identity-proofing-guide-2020">Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Affirmation</a>, 80% of organizations will be using document-centric identity proofing as part of their onboarding workflows by 2022 — an increase from approximately 30% today.</p><h4> <a name="_rnmjh690l0je"></a>Download the Jumio 2020 Holiday New Account Fraud Report <a href="https://go.jumio.com/2020-holiday-fraud-report">here</a> for additional learnings and insights.</h4></div>