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Man charged with $100m 'whaling' attack on two US tech giants

US officials have charged a 48-year-old Lithuanian man in connection with attacks on two big US tech companies that cost them $100m.

Evaldas Rimasauskas allegedly masqueraded as an Asian-based computer hardware manufacturer to trick the companies’ employees into transferring money into accounts that he controlled, … 642 more words

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Phishing Evolved.

A Whaling attack or phishing evolved is specifically aimed at a single, high-profile business target including C-Suite executives. This group has access to sensitive employee, and/or customer data, banking, and/or securities accounts. 500 more words

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Ransomware - Many Questions, Few Answers and Mounting Costs

By Corey Moss (LinkedIn, Twitter)

Ransomware: a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. 912 more words

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Beware the latest tax-season spear-phishing scam

You may have heard of the CEO scam: that’s where spear-phishers impersonate a CEO to hit up a company for sensitive information.

That’s what happened to Snapchat, when an… 654 more words

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DNC chief Podesta led to phishing link 'thanks to a typo'

Who hacked Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta?

…and the Democratic National Committee (DNC)?

…and the US election?

Back in July, security firm SecureWorks pointed the finger at Russia: over the course of the past year, it’s been tracking the Russian hacking group Fancy Bear and its spearphishing attacks, launched with… 721 more words

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Hacked Olympians' doping docs may have been doctored post-theft

On 13 September, a hacking group called Fancy Bears published stolen medical data from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The data revealed the names of athletes allowed to take otherwise banned substances for medical reasons. 388 more words

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Nymaim rides again in 2016 and reaches Brazil

During the first half of this year, ESET has observed an increase in the number of detections of Nymaim, a long-known malware family whose prevalence has fallen markedly since 2014. 902 more words

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