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- CryptoWall ransom malware struck US brokerage Benjamin F. Edwards & Co
- Nigerian 419 scammers diversifying into Trojan malware, finds Palo Alto
- Facebook users still an irresistible target for phishing attackers, says Kaspersky
A Nigerian cybercrime gang versed in 419 social engineering scams has diversified into using off-the-shelf RAT tools to attacks Taiwanese and South Korean businesses, according to researchers working for Palo Alto Networks.
Sophisticated code of the sort used in Russian Government cyberweapons could be seeping into the commercial malware wielded by the country's criminals, a security firm has suggested after analysing the apparent cross-pollination in a previously unknown piece of malware called ‘Gyges'.
A man and a woman have been handed a total of 14 years in jail for a phishing scam the proceeds of which were used to buy air tickets for Romanian criminals wanting to travel to the UK.
US brokerage Benjamin F. Edwards & Co has admitted that it could have suffered a data breach earlier this year after an employee at the firm became infected with the CryptoWall ransom malware, it has emerged.
Phishing attacks from inside Facebook have fallen back from the historic peak of 2013 but still constitute 1 in 10 of all attacks of this type blocked by Kaspersky's security software, the firm has reported.
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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.