For the past three years, hackers have been intercepting sensitive diplomatic cables sent between EU member states after stealing passwords for accessing the EU network via a phishing attack against diplomats in Cyprus, The New York Times reports.
Thousands of emails from four senior aides within the National Republican Congressional Committee were exposed after their accounts were compromised for several months earlier this year, Politico reports. Few details have been released about the incident, which was investigated by Crowdstrike.
Because phishing attacks are so pervasive, aggressive staff educational efforts are essential, says Richard Conti of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, who also discusses other risk mitigation steps.
Amazon has blamed a technical error for its inadvertent exposure of some customers' names and email addresses online. The online retailing giant maintains that its systems were not breached. It says it's sent an email notification to all affected customers and that the problem has been fixed.
What security steps does India need to take as it continues its shift to digital payments? Nitin Bhatnagar, the new associate director for India for the PCI Security Standards Council, offers insights.
Want to better block business email compromise - CEO fraud - attacks outright, as well as be able to spot and respond more quickly to any BEC attacks that get through? Incident responder David Stubley details essential defenses all businesses should put in place now.
Don't fear free tools and practices if they can help your organization better block phishing attacks, improve information security posture and help safeguard others, too, says Andy Bates of the Global Cyber Alliance.
An analysis of attacks against cryptocurrency exchanges over nearly two years shows hackers have inflicted $882 million in damages, according to the Russian security firm Group-IB. The tally of losses is likely to grow next year, the company warns.
The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center incident response teams have investigated more than 1,000 significant incidents in the past two years, the majority of which trace to nation-state attackers, officials say.
Education plays a critical role in any program designed to combat insider threats, says Christopher Greany, head of group investigations at Barclays. He'll discuss how to start an insider threat program in a presentation at Information Security Media Group's Security Summit: London, to be held Oct. 23.
Email fraud threats have evolved from attackers targeting networks to them focusing on specific individuals within an organization. What can enterprises do to halt these attacks before they reach the inbox? Denis Ryan of Proofpoint shares defensive tactics.
A cybercrime gang called "Silence," which appears to have just two members, has been tied to attacks that have so far stolen at least $800,000, in part via ATM jackpotting or "cash out" attacks, warns cybercrime investigation firm Group-IB.
While tech-support scams have proliferated for years, the FBI says losses tied to such fraud are now higher than ever. Google has pledged to crack down on fake tech-support listings. But fraudsters regularly employ a variety of channels, including cold calls, pop-up windows and phishing emails.
Business email compromise attacks continue to be lucrative for the criminally inclined. With the FBI reporting that reports of such attacks have recently doubled, researchers find that tricking victims into making fraudulent wire transfers remains attackers' top goal.
Google has suspended multiple YouTube channels and videos, as well as blogs, after tying them to phishing attacks and influence operations linked to Iran's state media. The technology giant's moves coincided with similar efforts by Facebook and Twitter.