Cryptomining has surpassed even ransomware as the revenue generator of choice according to a Cisco Talos report, which claims crypto-mining botnets can earn hackers up to $500 dollars a day and a dedicated effort could equate to more than $100,000 dollars a year. Representing the perfect balance of stealth and wealth for cybercriminals and some unscrupulous,…

Bitcoin is the pioneer and obvious leader in the cryptocurrency market. But in 2017 alternative coins, or “altcoins,” began to transform the market. Nearly 1,500 cryptocurrencies are currently in circulation, and new altcoins emerge every week with Monero, Zcash and Ethereum among the top challengers to Bitcoin. But beware. Much like opportunists who devised various…

The introduction of a new generation of connected, intelligent devices into the workplace has helped businesses become more productive, serve customers more efficiently and expand into new markets. But as more smart devices join the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), the transition has scrambled the historical notion of the corporate endpoint. We’ve moved beyond the…

Retail data breaches have historically occurred during the holiday season. The high volume of transactions and management’s focus on sales and inventory distract attention from a potential retail vulnerability, exposing opportunities for cybercriminals to infiltrate point-of-sale (POS) systemsand online transaction streams.

Cybercrime pays, so much so that successful cybercriminals now run their operations like a business, complete with technical support centers, in-house training, and HR. To protect your digital assets, you need to approach your cybersecurity like a business, and not as a one-time point solution that is bolted onto existing infrastructures, programs, and procedures.

More and more attacks against ATMs are network-based, Trend Micro researchers have found. Since the discovery of the first ATM malware back in 2009, criminals have concentrated on opening the ATM’s case and accessing the machine’s internals to boot the malware up from an external USB or CD. But lately, as banks have ramped up…

DomainTools released the names of the top U.S.-based retail companies whose brands are frequently abused by criminals creating look-alike domains for phishing. The research surfaced multiple malicious domains each day spoofing Amazon, Apple, Gap, Nike, and Walmart. Cybercriminals have become adept at creating websites and emails that closely resemble the actual brand, tricking consumers into…

20 percent of global organizations rank cyber espionage as the most serious threat to their business, with 26 percent struggling to keep up with the rapidly evolving threat landscape. In addition, one in five U.S. organizations have suffered a cyber espionage-related attack in the last year. The Trend Micro research, which surveyed 2,402 enterprise IT…

A recently observed malware downloader targeting Android users is masquerading as an update for Adobe Flash Player, ESET researchers warn. Although the Flash Player for Android was discontinued nearly half a decade ago, cybercriminals are still abusing it to trick unsuspecting users into downloading and installing their malicious programs. As always, the attackers rely on…