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Australia unveiled the "largest-ever" boost in cybersecurity spending, days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke out about a wave of state-sponsored attacks suspected to have been carried out by China. [Read More]
Redwood, California-based anti-phishing firm Area 1 Security has raised $25 million in a Series D funding round led by ForgePoint Capital. [Read More]
A Russian national pleaded guilty last week for his role in an international cyber theft ring that caused losses of more than $568 million. [Read More]
Magecart web skimmers were found on the websites of eight cities in the United States and one thing they have in common is that they all use the Click2Gov platform. [Read More]
University of California San Francisco (UCSF) revealed that it paid roughly $1.14 million to cybercriminals to recover data encrypted during a ransomware attack earlier this month. [Read More]
A data breach has impacted Maine State Police’s information sharing database for federal, state and local law enforcement officials, the agency confirmed late Friday. [Read More]
At least 31 organizations in the United States have been targeted with the recently detailed WastedLocker ransomware. [Read More]
A Russian computer hacker who facilitated $20 million in credit card fraud and ran a sophisticated clearinghouse for international cybercriminals was sentenced to nine years in prison. [Read More]
A recently identified piece of cryptojacking malware includes the necessary functionality to launch DDoS attacks. [Read More]
A U.S. judge convicted a Chinese national of economic espionage, stealing trade secrets and engaging in a conspiracy for the benefit of his country’s government. [Read More]

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Jim Gordon's picture
At the end of the day, I encourage businesses and organizations of all sizes to leave the moral judgments regarding ransomware to the government.
Torsten George's picture
Given the likelihood of an uptick in ransomware attacks, let’s consider steps organizations can take to minimize the risk of being victimized.
Gunter Ollmann's picture
While global corporations have been targeted by Iran-linked threat actors, the escalating tensions in recent weeks will inevitably bring more repercussions as tools and tactics change with new strategic goals.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
In order to make threat intelligence more accessible and effective for more fraud teams, it’s important for vendors and practitioners alike to recognize and debunk some misconceptions.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
it’s crucial to remember that accessing and obtaining DDW data safely and effectively in support of an intelligence operation requires highly specific skills and infrastructure that, unfortunately, not all vendors possess.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Organizations may not be able to mitigate BEC scams entirely; however, tightening up processes will ensure data exposure is kept to a minimum.
Grady Summers's picture
The 2020 elections will be hotly contested, and the integrity of the election will need to be beyond repute to ensure citizens confidence in a free and fair election.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Online "card shops" can be invaluable resources for those seeking to better understand and combat fraud and cybercrime.
Justin Fier's picture
The origin story of Mimikatz — a post-exploitation module that has enabled criminals to steal millions of passwords around the world — reads like an over-the-top spy thriller.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
The abundance of compromised card data and other assets available online continues to hinder the fight against card-not-present (CNP) fraud.