South Korea's election watchdog warned on Monday that the parliamentary elections in April could be marred by artificial intelligence-generated deepfake campaigns aimed at influencing voters. The country's recently amended Elections Act bans the use of deepfakes for election campaigning.
In the latest weekly update, Joe Sullivan, CEO of Ukraine Friends, joins three editors at ISMG to discuss the challenges of being a CISO in 2024, growing threats from disinformation, vulnerabilities in MFA, AI's role in cybersecurity, and the obstacles to public-private information sharing.
Meta-owned online marketplaces are swarming with scammers who use deceptive ads to defraud banking customers, fraud prevention heads at leading British banks testified before a U.K. Parliament committee. They called on the social media giant to roll out stronger fraud prevention measures.
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South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol expects North Korea to interfere with the upcoming legislative elections and warned citizens to prepare for waves of cyberattacks, fake news and disinformation. Investigators believe North Korea conducted 80% of the attacks on public sector organizations in 2023.
Social media accounts - especially those tied to government agencies, big-name companies and high-profile individuals - continue to be a top target for takeover by fraudsters and scammers, especially when it comes to X, formerly known as Twitter. What's the best way to keep these accounts secure?
It wasn't a sophisticated hack on Jan. 9 that allowed hackers to briefly take control of an official U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission social media account, the agency said Monday. The hackers simply scammed the account's mobile phone provider in a SIM swap attack.
Google Cloud's Mandiant says its account at X, formerly Twitter, was hijacked and used to link to cryptocurrency phishing pages after an attacker guessed the account password, apparently after Twitter last year deactivated the account's SMS-based two-factor authentication, leaving it unprotected.
British prosecutors have sentenced a teenager behind high-profile hacks while he was part of the now-inactive Lapsus$ hacking group. Arion Kurtaj, from Oxford, will remain in medical care after doctors declared he was unfit to stand for trial owing to severe autism.
A Russia-linked disinformation campaign known as Doppelgänger is employing advanced obfuscation techniques and likely deploying AI to generate content, say security researchers. Doppelgänger has been called Russia's "most aggressively persistent covert influence operation" since 2017.
Following the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel, Ami Daniel got a note from the father of a girl in hiding. Daniel messaged the girl, who said, "Just get me out of here." Daniel's reply: "On it." He details his efforts to rescue scores of Israeli citizens from hiding places surrounded by terrorists.
The Department of Homeland Security inspector general found U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees had downloaded "risky user-installed mobile applications" onto government devices despite the devices being banned from federal information systems for posing national security risks.
Canada accused China of running a social media disinformation campaign aimed at members of Parliament and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Global Affairs Canada attributed the campaign to an operation elsewhere traced to Chinese law enforcement and known as "Spamouflage."
Vietnamese cybercrime groups are targeting the U.K., U.S. and Indian digital marketing sectors with multiple strains of information-stealing malware, including the widely used DarkGate info stealer. Phishing campaigns have used fake emails purporting to contain job opportunities and salary details.
The FBI is warning plastic surgery practices and their patients of cybercriminals targeting their sensitive health information and medical photos for extortion schemes. The alert followed recent hacking incidents at several plastic surgery practices involving data theft.