The automated scam service has been named Classiscam by Group-IB and it’s meant to help cybercriminals steal money and payment data from unsuspecting victims, through the use of fake pages mimicking those of legitimate classifieds, marketplaces and delivery services. The Classiscam scheme is powered by Telegram chatbots, which generate a complete phishing kit, including courier…

The year 2020 has given us a contentious U.S. election, a global economic crisis, and most notably a global pandemic. Disinformation has wreaked havoc in our ability to discern fact from truth, ransomware has been delivering ever more serious consequences, and insider leaks continue to validate privacy concerns despite increased adoption of privacy laws across…

What was it like working cybersecurity this year? We know all the obvious answers: The pandemic forced just about everyone to work from home, security teams had to scramble to protect disparate networks and home setups, and cybercriminals made life miserable by taking advantage of the chaos. But with 2020 a few days shy of…

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on education, bringing about a sudden boom in remote and online learning. While the transition has forced many schools to implement innovative solutions, it has also revealed stark vulnerabilities in their cybersecurity strategies, which is especially concerning given that schools have become a new target for cyber…

The main story of 2021 won’t be the disease, but the vaccine. With three effective, promising vaccines in development as of November, COVID-19 (and its treatment) will continue causing major shifts in nearly every facet of our lives. COVID cybersecurity That is particularly true for cybersecurity. Our sector transformed in 2020, and we have still…

The banking sector has always been at the center of criminal attention. Today, banks must contend with near-constant cyber attacks from organized criminal gangs, as well as highly skilled and well-resourced threat actors working on behalf of nation-states. In recent years we have seen multiple APT groups launching sophisticated attacks on financial institutions around the…

The internet is full of fraud and theft and cybercriminals are operating in the open with impunity, misrepresenting brands and advocating deceit overtly. Bolster found these criminals are using mainstream ISPs, hosting companies and free internet services – the same that are used by legitimate businesses every day. Phishing and online fraud scams accelerate In…

McAfee released a report examining cybercriminal activity related to malware and the evolution of cyber threats in Q2 2020. During this period, there was an average of 419 new threats per minute as overall new malware samples grew by 11.5%. A significant proliferation in malicious Donoff Microsoft Office documents attacks propelled new PowerShell malware up…

In October 2019, Google announced it had achieved “quantum supremacy” in a Forbes article entitled “Quantum Computing Poses An Existential Security Threat, But Not Today.” The Google team had developed a quantum computer that could complete a computation in just over three minutes instead of the 10,000 years it would have taken on a traditional…

56% of IT and OT security professionals at industrial enterprises have seen an increase in cybersecurity threats since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, a Claroty research reveals. Additionally, 70% have seen cybercriminals using new tactics to target their organizations in this timeframe. The report is based on a global, independent survey of…