The telecommunications, retail and financial services industries have been increasingly impacted by COVID-19 online fraud, according to TransUnion. From a consumer perspective, Millennials have been most targeted by fraudsters using COVID-19 scams. Overall, the percent of suspected fraudulent digital transactions rose 5% from March 11 to April 28 when compared to Jan. 1 to March…

Engineers from SMU’s Darwin Deason Institute for Cybersecurity have developed software to detect ransomware attacks before attackers can inflict catastrophic damage. Ransomware is crippling cities and businesses all over the world, and the number of ransomware attacks have increased since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Attackers are also threatening to publicly release sensitive data…

Ransomware is arguably the most significant cybercrime innovation in recent history. The ransomware business model is so effective that it is now the most common and devastating threat to organizations of all sizes. As a provider of cyber insurance, we have the misfortune of responding to ransomware attacks across tens of thousands of organizations, and…

As US citizens wait for President Trump’s final decision about whether quarantine will be over by Easter, malware peddlers have already “decided”: quarantine will be prolonged until August 2020. Phishing emails point to malware Researchers with anti-phishing startup Inky have spotted two phishing emails purportedly coming from the White House, “signed” by President Trump. Both…

Organizations in the energy/utilities, government, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors have witnessed an increase in cyberattacks over the past year. In fact, recent research found that nearly 1,000 government agencies and healthcare institutions experienced attacks in 2019. As these industries evolve and become more digitized, attackers have the opportunity to access more data than ever before….

ENTSO-E represents 42 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) from 35 countries in Europe. TSOs are responsible for the transmission of electric power across the main high-voltage networks, and ENTSO-E works with them on the implementation of energy policies and achieving Europe’s energy and climate policy objectives. “A risk assessment has been performed and contingency plans…

Organizations are detecting and containing attacks faster as the global median dwell time, defined as the duration between the start of a cyber intrusion and it being identified, was 56 days. This is 28% lower than the 78-day median observed in the previous year, according to FireEye. Consultants attribute this trend to organizations improving their…

The finance director of the island’s Industrial Development Company, Rubén Rivera, said in a complaint filed to police Wednesday that the agency sent the money to a fraudulent account. Rivera said the government agency transferred the money on Jan. 17 after receiving an email that alleged a change to a banking account tied to remittance…