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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


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


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


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


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


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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