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Hacker Uses Credential Phishing to Gain Access Into PayPal Account

  • Samarth Mishra
  • Published date: 2021-08-01 16:35:00

The actors pretend to be genuine individuals to lure victims by gaining their trust and stealing their personal information.

The actors pretend to be genuine individuals to lure victims by gaining their trust and stealing their personal information. Analysts from Cofense Phishing Defense Center recently found a unique Pay… [+2674 chars]

New PayPal Credential Phishing Scam Conducted Via Live Chat Service

  • Cezarina Chirica
  • Published date: 2021-07-30 11:57:00

The phishing email is well put together and contains links that anyone would expect to find in a legitimate PayPal email.

Recently, Cofense Phishing Defense Center analysts discovered a rather unusual PayPal credential phishing scam. Phishing is a malicious technique used by cybercriminals to gather sensitive informati… [+3112 chars]

7 Phishing Awareness And Anti-Phishing Tips For The Education Sector

  • Shira Landau
  • Published date: 2021-07-09 15:00:25

Cybersecurity is in the spotlight, but until new policies and guidelines are in place, the onus is on institutions and their employees to prevent threats. Find out how phishing attacks have hit the education sector. What’s your role in stopping them? Learn mo…

In 2020, 60% of educational institutions experienced phishing attacks. A phishing attack can occur when an email, text message, or another type of communication appears to emanate from a reputable so… [+5590 chars]

Phishing Prevention 101: How to Recognize an Attack and Other Useful Tips

  • Alina Georgiana Petcu
  • Published date: 2021-07-05 13:54:00

To find out more about what each type of attack consists of and how you can recognize it as part of a phishing prevention strategy, have a look at the dedicated subsections below. Email Phishing. As I previously mentioned, email phishing is the most common ty…

Phishing has been around since the mid-nineties, with the first-ever malicious email of this kind being discovered in 1995. This now notorious cyber threat rose to global fame in 2000 with the infamo… [+20556 chars]

Threat Actors Reinforce Spam Campaigns: New IcedID Banking Trojan Version Discovered

  • Andra Andrioaie
  • Published date: 2021-06-25 16:31:00

The financial cybercrime world is facing new threats. As hackers become more creative day by day, they are also cunning and determined to become pros. A 2017 IBM-X-Force Research pointed out a fresh new malware entering the final security domain: the IcedID B…

The financial cybercrime world is facing new threats. As hackers become more creative day by day, they are also cunning and determined to become pros. A 2017 IBM-X-Force Research pointed out a fresh … [+3431 chars]

Erika Jayne hits back after being spotted pumping gas with no makeup and messy hair

  • Christine Rendon
  • Published date: 2021-06-23 00:16:17

Several days after pictures emerged of the ordinarily glammed up reality star pumping gas in a dressed down outfit, Erika took to Twitter to defend herself against the scrutiny.

Erika Jayne has hit back after she was spotted at a gas station with messy hair and no makeup amid her divorce from disgraced former lawyer Tom Girardi and mounting legal woes. Not long after pictur… [+5094 chars]

Erika Jayne is accused of receiving $20 million in business loans from Tom Girardi's law firm

  • Heather Waugh
  • Published date: 2021-06-22 15:53:07

The investigation into Erika Jayne's assets has allegedly uncovered loans she received from her estranged husband Tom Girardi's law firm Girardi Keese.

The investigation into Erika Jayne's assets has allegedly uncovered loans she received from her estranged husband Tom Girardi's law firm Girardi Keese. According to a motion filed by the bankruptcy … [+7925 chars]

Erika Jayne is seen no make up and messy hair after being forced to give up $40k-a-month glam squad

  • Dailymail.com
  • Published date: 2021-06-21 23:48:33

Before receiving some assistance from her right-hand woman, the 49-year-old reality star looked miserable as she futilely attempted to fill up her Range Rover with a scowling expression.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Erika Jayne was seen struggling to pump her own gas on Sunday afternoon, until her assistant stepped up to lend a helping hand. Before receiving some assistance… [+5101 chars]

India Launches Effort to Track, Freeze Cyber Fraud Proceeds

  • None
  • Published date: 2021-06-21 17:42:00

The Indian government has set up the Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System to report, track - and ultimately freeze - the proceeds of cyberattack-induced financial theft. See Also: Live Webinar: Seeking Success by Adopting a SASE Arch…

Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Fraud Risk Management Financial Institutions Support Initiative to Target CybercrimePrajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • June 21, 2021     The Indian government… [+5072 chars]

Cyber attacks in healthcare: the position across Europe

  • Dorian Rees
  • Published date: 2021-06-18 19:03:00

Ireland. On 14 May 2021, the HSE was impacted by a human-operated ‘Conti’ ransomware attack. Malicious cyber activity was detected on the Department of Health’s network. This severely disabled a number of HSE systems and necessitated the shutdown of the major…

While the HSE attack was on a large organisation, cyber risk is a major threat to all healthcare businesses, irrespective of size or brand. Organisations in the healthcare sector need to ensure that … [+10520 chars]

Erika Jayne's lawyers are BACK as her counsel just two days after dropping her

  • Dailymail.com
  • Published date: 2021-06-18 17:47:36

Per court documents, the legal team are now back on the case and working with Jayne again - though it is unclear how they patched things up.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne had been dropped by her legal team from the firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP earlier this week, but are now back as her counsel. The news comes amid th… [+3126 chars]

Experts Insight On Carnival Cruises Recent Data Breach

  • Information Security Buzz
  • Published date: 2021-06-18 14:48:00

Just as cruisers are starting to book trips after a long shutdown due to COVID-19, Carnival is facing yet another cybersecurity issue. The type of data and the sheer volume of it being collected by Carnival can be very valuable to attackers, so it is no big s…

Its concerning to see that Carnival Cruises has suffered another data breach, following two ransomware attacks last year. Email remains the most common entry point for attackers, underlining the need… [+1426 chars]

Carnival Cruises hit by fourth cyber incident in a year

  • Alex Scroxton
  • Published date: 2021-06-18 06:07:00

Latest data breach at Covid-hit cruise line comes hot on the heels of two recent ransomware attacks and a spring 2020 breach

Following a March 2020 data breach in which a malicious actor stole personal data after accessing company email accounts, and two separate ransomware attacks, one in August and one in December, Carni… [+4219 chars]

Andy Cohen 'doesn't think' The Housewife and The Hustler will impact Erika Jayne's RHOBH future

  • Dailymail.com
  • Published date: 2021-06-17 03:20:37

The Bravo boss, 53, was asked if the documentary could have an impact on the reality star's standing on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Andy Cohen said that he doesn't think The Housewife and the Hustler will impact Erika Jayne's status on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and questioned why a pair of alums in the Bravo franchise… [+4250 chars]

RHOBH's Erika Jayne dropped by legal team after Hulu's The Housewife and the Hustler is released

  • Dailymail.com
  • Published date: 2021-06-15 22:51:52

The firm, which was representing Jayne, 49, in the bankruptcy of her estranged husband Tom Girardi, said it had informed the Atlanta-born reality star of its decision on Monday.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne was dropped by her legal team from the firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Monday amid the release of the new Hulu doc The Housewife and the Hustler. The … [+2878 chars]

Weekly News Digest #37

  • None
  • Published date: 2021-06-15 16:20:00

Fujifilm has experienced a ransomware attack Anne Neuberger, the top cyber official at the National Security Council, released an open letter warning organizations to take actions to prevent risks. Fujifilm, the Japanese conglomerate, has fallen victim to the…

Fujifilm has experienced a ransomware attack  Anne Neuberger, the top cyber official at the National Security Council, released an open letter warning organizations to take actions to prevent risks.… [+4868 chars]

Integration of Cyber Operations in Battlefields and Future Implications

  • None
  • Published date: 2021-06-10 01:28:00

As early as the 1990s, western powers have been involved in offensive cyberespionage. Analysing the interstate engagements of cyber operation, the article determines the anticipated global future of cyber-security and warfare. Historically, the content and di…

As early as the 1990s, western powers have been involved in offensive cyberespionage. Analysing the interstate engagements of cyber operation, the article determines the anticipated global future of … [+7116 chars]

Asian cybercrime takedown leads to intercept of $83 million in financial theft

  • OODA Analyst
  • Published date: 2021-06-01 14:39:00

Last week, Interpol announced that over the course of six months, it had successfully intercepted a total of $83 million through Operation Haechi-i. The operation was conducted between September 2020 and March 2021, focusing on combatting romance scams, money…

Last week, Interpol announced that over the course of six months, it had successfully intercepted a total of $83 million through Operation Haechi-i. The operation was conducted between September 2020… [+1139 chars]

Asian cybercrime takedown leads to intercept of $83 million in financial theft

  • Charlie Osborne
  • Published date: 2021-06-01 10:43:00

Police intercepted funds that were on their way to the accounts of financial fraudsters.

A crackdown on financial cybercrime across Asia has resulted in $83 million sent by victims to criminals being intercepted.  Interpol said last week that Operation Haechi-i, running between Septembe… [+2405 chars]

Telcos issued a warning by the ACMA over failing to check ID before number porting

  • Phil Tann
  • Published date: 2021-05-31 00:04:45

Telstra, Optus and Medion Mobile have all been issued warnings by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for failure to comply with number porting regulations. It may not seem like a huge deal, but when you consider the number of accounts we…

Telstra, Optus and Medion Mobile have all been issued warnings by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for failure to comply with number porting regulations. It may not seem lik… [+1040 chars]

Former San Antonio law firm employee pleads guilty to stealing around $1.7 million

  • None
  • Published date: 2021-05-27 00:00:00

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<div class="body gsd-paywall article-body"><p>A former bookkeeper and financial manager for a San Antonio private law firm, Shelton &amp; Valadez, <a href="https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdtx/pr/former-san-antonio-bookkeeper-pleads-guilty-stealing-17-million" target="_blank">admitted</a> to stealing approximately $1,696,996 from the law firm’s account.</p><p>The women pled guilty to three counts of wire fraud and one count of bank fraud.  According to court documents, Irene M. Scott worked for the law firm between August 2011 and February 2020.  Her duties included issuing business credit cards to employees and closing those business credit card accounts when an employee separated from the firm.  She also maintained the firm’s financial ledgers and paid vendors and operating expenses. </p> <div id="div-gpt-ad-article-body-sky-mobile" class="advertisement"></div> <p>Scott admitted that from 2012 to 2020, she used three office credit cards assigned to employees or former employees to make non-firm related purchases totaling over $1.2 million. An estimated three-fourths of those funds went to support her husband’s outdoor lighting business. She concealed on the firm’s financial ledgers credit card payments she made using the firm’s operating account. Scott also stole an estimated $417,000 by fraudulently withdrawing from the firm’s operating bank account about 200 times during a two-year period beginning in January 2018. She disguised those withdrawals in the firm’s ledger as vendor payments.</p> <div id="div-gpt-ad-sidebar-sky-mobile" class="advertisement"></div> </div>

10 Best Antivirus Software in 2021- The Top-Rated Antivirus

  • Magnolia Media Network
  • Published date: 2021-05-24 01:05:00

Very common amongst small businesses and homeowners, this antivirus software is popular for its solid features. With Kaspersky, internet users can safely browse different web pages and shop without being afraid of online financial theft. It’s impenetrable to …

SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MagnoliaMedia announces the release of the report Best antivirus protection in 2021 With hundreds of antivirus options to choose from, all promising ful… [+11660 chars]

Fingerprint technology can detect cocaine use

  • None
  • Published date: 2021-05-24 00:00:00

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<div class="body gsd-paywall article-body"><p>Dr Melanie Bailey is a fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) at the University of Surrey. Together, with her team, Dr. Bailey has identified differences between the fingerprints of people who touched cocaine compared with those who have ingested the drug, even if the hands are not washed, <a href="https://www.ukri.org/news/new-fingerprinting-technology-can-detect-class-a-drug-use/" target="_blank">according</a> to UK Research and Innovation.</p><p>Working in collaboration with the National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging at the National Physical Laboratory and Ionoptika Ltd., the researchers have found a way to use mass spectrometry imaging tools and apply it to the detection of cocaine and its metabolites in fingerprints.</p> <div id="div-gpt-ad-article-body-sky-mobile" class="advertisement"></div> <p>Cocaine and its primary metabolite, benzoylecgonine, can be imaged in fingerprints produced after either ingestion or contact with cocaine using these techniques. Images of cocaine and its metabolite in a fingerprint are analyzed and the relationship between these molecules and the fingerprint ridges are explored. It is then possible to tell the difference between a person who has ingested a drug and someone who has only touched it.</p> <div id="div-gpt-ad-sidebar-sky-mobile" class="advertisement"></div> </div>

When health records are held ransom, patients are often last to know

  • None
  • Published date: 2021-05-23 13:05:00

What’s clearly true: Our medical system’s mandate to provide uninterrupted lifesaving care 24/7 has made it an increasingly vulnerable — and valuable — target for cybercriminals. According to one industry estimate, ransomware assaults on health care facilitie…

Allison Savage waited years for surgery to remove the elongated bones at the base of her skull that have compressed her jugular artery, making her vision blur and head spin every time she leaned over… [+9909 chars]