New York State Attorney General Leticia James detailed a credential stuffing investigation that showed the compromise of 1.1 million user accounts linked to "well-known" retail operations. The 17 companies involved reportedly agreed to put new measures in place to mitigate cyber risks.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the ransomware-as-a-service model shifted in 2021, the rise of fraud in faster payments and how to prevent it, and one CISO's take on the state of the industry.
44% of all cybercrime losses reported to the FBI in 2020 were due to business email compromise. These threats are designed to evade traditional email defenses, including secure email gateways, because they are often text-based and appear to come from trusted senders. As a result, they defraud employees into paying...
Advanced voice impersonation and deepfake technologies are giving rise to cybercrime groups that offer Vishing-as-a-Service, security researchers say. Vishing is proving to be successful in tricking victims and bypassing voice authorization mechanisms.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the FBI has seized bitcoins from an alleged REvil ransomware affiliate, how to mitigate risks from BIN attacks and the latest COVID-19 trends globally.
Ransomware attackers commonly bypass traditional email gateways, targeting people directly to gain access to a company's systems. The answer? Replace these porous controls with a people-centric security strategy, says Matt Cooke of Proofpoint.
A newly identified banking Trojan dubbed SharkBot is now targeting banking and cryptocurrency exchange customers across the U.K., Italy and the U.S. through a sideloading campaign and/or a social engineering campaign.
There’s no question 2020 and 2021 have brought unanticipated changes and challenges for Financial Services and beyond. The notable surge in consumers’ use of websites and mobile apps for their banking transactions and service interactions exposed critical gaps in digital identity and authentication methods. These...
Organized networks continue leveraging specific threat vectors to successfully target key customer interaction points. Balancing convenience and safety across the customer journey begins with dynamic interaction and behavior intelligence. Is your current fraud strategy designed to keep pace?
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Multiple cybercriminal groups appear to be targeting relatively new entrants in the space with phishing attacks. In what cybersecurity analysts at Group-IB call a "cannibalistic approach," these gangs are impersonating underground card shops to dupe the newbies for monetary gain.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of attempts made by European law enforcement to encourage young cybercriminals to channel their skills in more ethical ways. Also featured: Fraud detection and response; inspiring behavioral change.
Neiman Marcus Group says it is notifying 4.6 million of its online customers who are affected by a data breach that occurred in May 2020. The data includes personally identifiable data, payment and gift cards, online account credentials and security questions.
Microsoft has indicated it will make changes to reduce the risk around what a security vendor says is a vulnerability that lets attackers run brute-force credential attacks against Azure Active Directory. The issue was reported to Microsoft in June by SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit.
For fraudsters, there has been no respite. The fraud
economy took no pandemic hit. There was no
reduction in schemes among adversaries and they
experienced no job losses. Instead, shifts toward an increased dependency on digital channels have presented a myriad of new opportunities for illicit
Banks are uniquely exposed to secondhand risk and fraud resulting from compromises of payment card information at merchants in other industries, particularly retail, hospitality, and ecommerce. A significant proportion of fraud against retail banks issuing credit cards therefore results from incidents on networks and...