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Ransomware Attacks Run Rampant as Fujifilm Becomes the Next Victim

We just covered a recent story today that there was a ransomware attack on Steamship Authority. And like clockwork, another company becomes the next victim. Fujifilm, a huge Japanese company known for digital imaging products, has been hit with ransomware at their Tokyo headquarters. In a statement from the company, “We want to state what […]

Posted: June 16, 2021 | View More »

When Cryptocurrency Investments Really Are Too Good To Be True

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that victims have lost more than $80 million in cryptocurrency scams since October of last year, with about $2 million of that total going to Elon Musk impersonators. Scammers are taking advantage of misunderstandings that often surround cryptocurrency investments, and they use a variety of techniques. Impersonating celebrities […]

Posted: June 16, 2021 | View More »

U.S. to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism

June 3, 2021 – 3:30PM EDT — The U.S. Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters. Internal guidance sent on Thursday to U.S. attorney’s offices across […]

Posted: June 16, 2021 | View More »

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center Marks Its 6 Millionth Complaint as Pace Accelerates

The rate at which cyberattacks are increasing are being noticed by both their victims and the FBI, who are seeing more people affected by online crimes and scams. Cyberattacks are occurring at an all-time rapid pace. The FBI recently announced a staggering statistic providing some insight into just how quickly that pace is increasing. According […]

Posted: June 16, 2021 | View More »

A Popular Fraud Combo is Back: Elon Musk and Bitcoin

Researchers at Bitdefender warn that cybercriminals continue to impersonate Elon Musk in Bitcoin scams. One campaign that started on May 15 involved sending thousands of emails telling users to register for a $5,000 Bitcoin giveaway organized by Tesla. “79.72% of scam emails appear to be sent from IP addresses in Germany, targeting users in Europe […]

Posted: June 16, 2021 | View More »

Another Tax Season, Another Opportunity for Scams

It’s the start of tax season. This is the time of year when we collect our receipts and tax forms and hope for a nice big refund from the U.S. government. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are also looking for a nice big score as well. This year is going to be worse than ever, as many people […]

Posted: April 14, 2021 | View More »

Researchers Have Their Eye on Malicious Clones of Android Apps That Put Devices at Risk

Researchers at Check Point have found malicious apps in the Google Play Store that will download Trojans to infected devices. “Check Point Research (CPR) recently discovered a new Dropper spreading via the official Google Play store, which downloads and installs the AlienBot Banker and MRAT,” the researchers write. “This Dropper, dubbed Clast82, utilizes a series […]

Posted: April 14, 2021 | View More »

A Can of Phishbait: from Surveys to Rule Changes to Your Boss’s Boss

Employees need to continue being wary of phishing scams as they begin to return to the office, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Kay describes several phishing templates that INKY has intercepted in recent months, including one that informed recipients that they needed to fill out a compliance form related to COVID-19 risks. “Reasonably well […]

Posted: April 14, 2021 | View More »

Vaccine Research Companies are the Target of New Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) warns financial organizations to be aware of campaigns actively targeting vaccine companies If you’re a ransomware gang and you want to maximize your ransom, who do you attack? An organization working feverishly to potentially make billions of dollars via a desperately needed vaccine, of course! Take […]

Posted: February 4, 2021 | View More »

[HEADS UP] Allowing Site Notifications Can be Very Costly

Krebs on Security reported that there have been an increasing number of websites asking visitors to approve ‘notifications’. In most cases these notifications are not malicious, but several firms are paying site owners to install notification scripts to sell to scammers. Normally, a website will ask permission to send notifications (as long as you approve […]

Posted: February 4, 2021 | View More »

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