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Almost as soon as email became widely used, crooks and scammers began using it as a means to defraud people. In today’s world, malicious fake emails continue to be a huge problem for individuals and businesses. Businesses make lucrative targets Losses due to BEC scams are escalating, and criminals are targeting organizations with emails that,…

US consumers believe technological advancements pose a risk to their data privacy; believe it is the responsibility of organisations to make the purpose of data use clear and say organisations that fail to protect people’s data should face immediate penalties from regulators, according to a survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence. The research found that the…

High profile data breaches resulting from faulty APIs continue to make headlines. In the last few months alone, T-Mobile’s data breach resulted in hackers stealing personal data of more than two million customers while Google shutdown the consumer version of Google+, citing a bug that exposed the personal profiles of up to 500,000 users, with…

With 99 percent of America’s votes counted by computers, security experts agree that our elections remain extremely vulnerable for a cyberattack. Fourteen states are still using fragile voting equipment consisting of digital endpoints that travel from storage to polling places. With some voting machines being so old that officials can’t even tell if they’ve been…

Security researchers at UC San Diego and Stanford have discovered four new ways to expose Internet users’ browsing histories. These techniques could be used by hackers to learn which websites users have visited as they surf the web. The techniques fall into the category of “history sniffing” attacks, a concept dating back to the early…

Nearly two-thirds of all advanced email attacks used emails impersonating Microsoft or Amazon, according to new research by Agari. Microsoft was impersonated in 36 percent of all (brand) display name impersonation attacks in the third quarter. Amazon was the second most commonly impersonated company, used in 27 percent of these attacks. Amazon and Microsoft run…