Tagged: cyberattacks

Over $2.3B Lost to Web3 Scams, Exploits in 2022, Over 377 Cyberattacks Reported

So far in 2022, $2,338,910,183 billion has been “lost to various scams and exploits in the Web3 world and a total of ~377 attacks recorded this year,” according to an update shared by CertiK. Just like in July, August has “seen the same number of… Read More

Kyle Ferdolage: Lead Trust and Safety Analyst at N26 Says They’re Raising Awareness About Potential Scams

The past 12 months have seen phishing attacks rise 29% globally to reach a new record of 873.9M attacks, with the highest uptake of over 400% in the retail and wholesale industries, according to the 2022 ThreatLabz Phishing Report by ZscalerTM. The United States, Singapore,… Read More

Cybersecurity Firm Glasswall CEO Comments on $540M Crypto Hack

Cybercriminals have reportedly “duped” a senior engineer at a crypto-based online gaming company, Axie Infinity, into applying for a job at a “fictitious” company. The result: “the loss of $540 million in cryptocurrency,” according to an update shared with CI (and also widely reported). While… Read More

Zero Threat Endpoint Protection to Combat Ransomware Introduced by Xcitium

Comodo Security Solutions has announced a rebranding to Xcitium, as the company launches its patented “zero threat” endpoint technology “to combat an increase in ransomware and other malware across all industries.” Xcitium Zero Threat is reportedly “the only solution on the market that entirely eliminates… Read More

Cybersecurity Now an Integral Part of All Systems, Policies, Procedures, Industry Standards, Regulations: Report

Cybersecurity has been around for many years, albeit initially “confined to antivirus software with a limited understanding of network security,” according to an update from Juniper Research. The “exponential” growth of interconnectivity and personal and business information online in the late 1990s and 2000s, and… Read More

HMBradley Shares Notice About Recent Cybersecurity Incident

The team at HMBradley reveals that they recently detected a cyberattack on their systems. In this type of attack, often referred to as a “credential stuffing attack”, the perpetrator attempts “to gain access to a customer’s account using login credentials illegally obtained from another source.”… Read More

Destructive Malware Deployed Against Ukraine Organizations: FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Report

The FBI Cyber Division notes that cyber threat actors have recently “deployed destructive malware” against organizations operating in Ukraine. The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency noted in an extensive update that “leading up to Russia’s unprovoked attack against Ukraine, threat actors deployed destructive… Read More

HYPR Explains How their True Passwordless Security Helps Enable Compliance with Salesforce MFA Requirement

Salesforce is reportedly requiring clients to implement multi-factor authentication or MFA by February 2022. Salesforce, the world’s largest customer relationship management (CRM) software provider, assists organizations with increasing their revenue and enhance their customer experience. But the vast quantity of high-quality data (like personal and… Read More

Cybersecurity Expert Comments on Crypto Transactions, Responsibilities of US Govt, Private Sector to Defend Information, Networks

Carole House, Director of Cybersecurity with the White House National Security Council, recently discussed online security issues at the FinCrime Virtual Week. Blockchain security firm CipherTrace notes in a recent update that headlines such as the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware attack indicate that cybercrime is “on… Read More

UK’s BT Group Leads $33M Investment in Cyber Risk Management Firm Safe Security

Safe Security, a Palo Alto-headquartered cyber risk management company established in 2012, recently acquired $33 million in capital via a round that was led by BT Group Plc, which is notably one of the United Kingdom’s largest telecommunications and network service providers. Safe Security, with… Read More

Blockchain Analytics Firm Elliptic Reveals it Followed Bitcoin Ransomware Paid by Colonial Pipeline

The team at blockchain analytics firm Elliptic revealed recently that they followed the Bitcoin (BTC) ransoms paid by Colonial Pipeline and other DarkSide ransomware victims. Dr. Tom Robinson, Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Elliptic, regularly discusses crypto forensics, investigations, compliance, and sanctions. Elliptic clients are… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Revolut Explains why Cyber Insurance has Become Necessary for Internet Firms with Cyberattacks on the Rise

Public liability, professional indemnity and employers liability are no longer adequate when it comes to protecting your company or business. But there are certain covers available that could secure your company further, according to a blog post published by Revolut. The leading digital banking platform… Read More

Cost of Cybercrime to Surpass $1 Trillion in 2020 due to Global Shift to Remote Working Environment following COVID-19 Outbreak: Report

The global shift by individuals and organizations towards working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in the overall costs related to cybercrime – which is on track to surpass $1 trillion this year for the very first time ever…. Read More

Banks and Fintech Firms Must Work Cooperatively to Address Critical Issues like Cybersecurity, UBS CEO Recommends

Ralph Hamers, CEO at UBS Group AG (SWX: UBSG), a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company based in Switzerland with around $1 trillion in assets, has noted that innovation and collaboration haven’t really been the norm for many traditional financial institutions. Hamers, whose… Read More

Mastercard Introduces AI-Enhanced Solution to Protect Digital Financial Services Providers and Online Businesses from Cyberattacks

Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard (NYSE:MC), confirms that the payments giant is using artificial intelligence (AI) as “the first line of defense” to help the service provider detect cyberattacks, hacks and other types of security breaches. Last year, Mastercard reportedly saved its stakeholders… Read More

US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Warns that Paying Perpetrators of Ransomware Attacks May lead to $20 Million Fine

Companies or businesses that have been targeted with malicious ransomware attacks might potentially face fines as high as $20 million if they agree to the demands from extortionists, particularly the ones who have been listed on financial crime sanctions lists, the US Department of Treasury… Read More

Digital Transactions have Increased following COVID Outbreak, which May lead to More Account Takeovers, Identity Theft

The global banking sector has faced many challenges due to the socioeconomic problems resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. Many banks or financial institutions have had to shut down physical branches while asking their employees to work remotely in order to prevent the further spread of… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Releases New Cybersecurity Report which Outlines the Technology Vision for Local Banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a new report, titled “Technology Vision for Cybersecurity for Urban Co-operative Banks – 2020-2023.” The RBI notes that the document makes recommendations or suggestions on how to improve the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure of its urban co-operative banking… Read More

Fintech Service Providers Must Enhance Online Security, as Digital Payments are on the Rise in India, Finance Ministry Official Says

Consumers in India are conducting more transactions online. Digital payments are on the rise which means that merchants must ensure that their websites are secure so that their customers can make secure payments. Financial service providers should work with Fintech solution developers to create resilient… Read More

Hackers are Using Malicious, Automated Scripts to Attack Computer Systems Every 39 Seconds, Digital Asset Security Firm NGRAVE Reveals

NGRAVE, a digital asset security company that claims it has developed the world’s most secure cryptocurrency hardware wallet, reveals that hackers regularly use automated scripts (malicious computer code) that allow them to attack computer systems every 39 seconds (on average 2,244 times per day). The… Read More

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