The Cyber Police of Ukraine arrested five cybercrime gang members for their participation in a transnational scheme to fleece buyers into a supposed cryptocurrency and securities investment platform. The gang has established call centers around Europe, including three in Kyiv and Ivano-Frankivsk.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss implications of the seizure of $3.36 billion in stolen bitcoin, whether the EU is complicit in the spread of advanced spyware, and the departure of the U.K.'s Dr. Ian Levy, technical director of NCSC, with some important parting words.
The United Kingdom and many other countries are considering ways to make banks liable for authorized payment fraud and lift the burden from millions of victims of online scams. Trace Fooshee, strategic adviser at Aite-Novarica Group, shares his views on why this might not be such a great idea.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Dr. Chris Miller, an associate professor of international history at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, discusses the cybersecurity aspects of the Russia-Ukraine war and how perceptions of the two countries may have been inaccurate.
Malware activity has increased 28% since last year, and botnet and exploit activity are up over 100%, according to CyberTheory's 2022 Third Quarter Review. CyberTheory Director Steve King says "a new approach to cybersecurity defense" is needed to fight today's cybercrime.
Federal agents seized more than 50,000 in bitcoin stolen from Silk Road a decade ago by a man who until recently owned a Tennessee real estate development firm. James Zhong, 32, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of wire fraud while prosecutors seek to formally claim the cryptocurrency.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors share how amateur tactics employed by ransomware gangs are leading fewer victims to pay ransoms, why traditional identity controls can't protect against the growing authorized payment scams, and highlights from ISMG's Crypto and Payments Summit.
A French-speaking gang codenamed "Opera1er" has been tied to the theft of at least $11 million from dozens of victims - mainly banks in Africa - and remains "active and dangerous," cybersecurity researchers warn, as they release indicators of compromise to help potential victims protect themselves.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how Australian health insurer Medibank is deliberating on whether to pay a ransom to extortionists, analyzes the growing number of layoffs in the security vendor space, and shares a tribute to threat intelligence researcher Vitali Kremez.
With fraudsters evolving their tactics and tricking a growing number of people with authorized payment scams, it's time for banks and security solution providers to explore new ways to protect consumers who are left holding the bag, says Ian Mitchell, managing partner at Omega FinCrime.
The ability to field a resilient cybersecurity response is directly related to the quantity and quality of data collected, analyzed and implemented in the battle to reduce business risk. Realizing that the future is uncertain, organizations are investing with resilience in mind, to withstand the latest threats to the...
Since Zelle fraud has increased 109% in the United States, the banking industry is struggling to reduce authorized push payment scams. Ken Palla, former director at Union Bank, shares tips for combating fraudsters, including delays on large transactions, education and behavioral analytics.
Apple has issued a slew of security updates amid reports that its iOS devices are being actively exploited via a zero-day vulnerability in the kernel. While Apple hasn't attributed the exploits to any specific group, experts say surveillance malware developers are a likely culprit.