Tag Archives: cybercriminal

Is AI Increasing the Sophistication of Cybercriminals? (AI)

Although it has significant benefits, it appears AI technologies are being used by malicious actors to enhance the sophistication of cyberattacks... More

Cybercriminals Target C-suite, Family Members With Sophisticated Attacks (CD)

Senior level corporate executives are increasingly being targeted by sophisticated cyberattacks that target their corporate and home office environments and even extend to family m... More

How Cybercriminals Exploit QR Codes to Their Advantage (CISO)

With new kinds of cyber threats predicted to surge in 2022, users should be vigilant about the risks involved and think before scanning their next QR code.... More

QR Codes Have Gone Mainstream – and Cybercriminals are Taking Advantage (Tech Monitor)

From 'QRLjacking' to 'quishing', organizations must be aware of the cybersecurity risks of QR codes as adoption grows.... More

M&E Journal: Cyber Warfare: Addressing a Very Real Threat to the M&E Industry

It’s all over the news. Massive cyberattacks disrupting critical businesses, systems and government organizations, and it seems there’s a new one every day. Even some of th... More

Cybercriminals Manipulate IT Burnout to Launch Disruptive Attacks (Tech HQ)

Cybercriminals are now deploying advanced techniques to deliver a more targeted, sophisticated attack that distorts the digital reality, be it via compromising business communicati... More

How the Pandemic Gave Cybercriminals the Advantage (Tech Monitor)

Lockdown disrupted the traditional model of cybersecurity. Hybrid working is breaking it completely.... More

FBI: One Type of Scam is Costing Business the Most (ZDNet)

Amid the global pandemic, cybercriminals went on an 'Internet crime spree', says FBI.... More

Interview With a Russian Cybercriminal (DarkReading)

A LockBit ransomware operator shared with researchers why he became involved in cybercrime, how he chooses victims, and what's in his toolbox.... More

Cyber Attacks are Growing More Sophisticated During the COVID-19 Pandemic (CPO)

Cybercriminals typically scramble to take advantage of any newsworthy event, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception.... More

Malicious Coronavirus Domains Capitalize on Reopening Economies (Verdict)

Cybercriminals are known to adapt their scams to take advantage of the latest crisis and the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has been no different. Throughout the pandemic, criminals... More

Cybercriminals Using Commercial ‘Crypter’ to Smuggle Malware Into Cloud Storage (IT Pro Portal)

A known cybercriminal group has altered its tactics to target cloud storage services and better avoid detection, according to new research.... More

Cybercriminals are Exploiting Fears of the Pandemic to Steal Personal Information (CNBC)

Hackers are taking advantage of the disruption and fears caused by the pandemic to steal personal information from people, cybersecurity experts told CNBC. Most countries have ste... More

Akamai: Cybercriminals are Attacking APIs at Financial Services Firms (VentureBeat)

Akamai research highlights a troubling trend: Cybercriminals are targeting applications programming interfaces (APIs) at financial services firms. In the “Akamai 2020 State of th... More

Why Sharing Threat Intelligence is Vital to Cybersecurity (Tech HQ)

In August 2019, the World Economic Forum argued that cybersecurity should be framed as a “public good.” With technology at the heart of many of our lives, we all face an ever-i... More

Retailers Brace for Black Friday Cybersecurity Onslaught (Tech HQ)

Amid the high volume of sales, threat actors can take advantage of the glut of retail emails to seed spear-phishing attacks, while increased transactions provide a smokescreen for ... More

Are Cybercriminals Winning the Mainframe Security Cat-and-Mouse Game? (Security Intelligence)

Just as mainframes are seeing a resurgence in usage, a recent poll revealed that multiple factors are converging to make it harder to secure the mission-critical data they contain ... More

Dark Times Ahead as Cybercriminals Target Power Grids (Verdict)

Power grids in particular are being targeted by state-sponsored cybercriminals, with the intention of causing outages that could bring victimised regions to a screeching halt. Iron... More

Cybercriminals are Taking Advantage of Tax Season (Verdict)

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the tax season to trick businesses into downloading malicious files, according to cybersecurity researchers from IBM’s X-Force.... More

Cybercriminals Make $3.25B+ a Year Using Social Media (SiliconANGLE)

As bad as content such as anti-vaccine material on Facebook Inc. or alleged suicide instruction videos on YouTube look, a new report out today details an even more nefarious use of... More