The massive takedown of RaidForums might have little real impact against the large volume of hackers operating worldwide, since many of Raid's members could flock to alternative platforms.

Forrester also called out the work-from-anywhere trend as a major threat in 2022. It explained that an anywhere-work model presents an opportunity to create new kinds of sensitive data.

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

Beware the Ides of March Madness

This annual event is a most-popular time for betting pools and bracket challenges -- when employees often use websites, online platforms, or shared spreadsheets to organize. Hackers have countless ways to entice you to engage with them. These ruses include the promise of bigger winnings or insider i...

Internal documents recently leaked by a member of the Conti ransomware group reveal the gang's status as a multi-layered business organization. These chat logs present a deep dive into the gang's revenue numbers, leaders, recruiting practices and operations, and victims.

Government agencies have discovered a deadlier new home and office network device killer malware that replaces weaker VPNFilter code. U.S. and U.K. governments published a joint report Wednesday detailing a new malware strain developed by Russia's military cyber unit deployed in the wild since 2019....

Russian state-sponsored cybercriminals lurked for the last two years in numerous U.S Cleared Defense Contractors' networks stealing sensitive, unclassified information along with proprietary and export-controlled technology. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Secur...

Consumers, especially lonely hearts experiencing life's so-called golden years, are prime targets for romance scams and fraud assaults. Romance scams are at an all-time high. Even younger folks who share too much about their affairs of the heart on dating sites and social media could become ripe tar...

Brace yourself, 2022 promises to bring expanded cyber confrontations as ransomware attacks gain the high ground. A dangerous increase in ransomware attacks last year caused devastating compromises to government organizations, critical infrastructure, and businesses. Much of the increase resulted fro...

Nearly half a million Covid-related domains have been created over the last two years, many of them being used by online fraudsters. The pandemic has created an environment in which bad actors make use of a range of Covid-related "hooks" to commit cybercrime and fraud, impacting consumers and brand...

The biggest breach of the period was actually a combination of several cyber smash-and-grab operations over the years that contained 3.2 billion unique email and password combinations from Netflix, LinkedIn and other online outfits.

Russian authorities on Friday reported that they shut down the REvil ransomware operations and arrested a dozen or more gang members. The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation said it quashed the REvil ransomware gang after U.S. authorities reported on the leader.

Cybercriminals in 2022 will move from identity theft to identity fraud, predicted the Identity Theft Resource Center. Bad actors are accumulating personal identifying information, but they're not using it to target consumers as much as they used to do. Rather, they're using it in credential attacks ...

'Tis the season to go phishing. Nothing brings out digital bandits like the holidays, and this year is no exception. Proofpoint, an enterprise digital security company, reports its researchers are seeing a massive global increase in holiday-themed mobile phishing attacks, a.k.a. smishing. It noted t...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

How Merchants Can Better Battle Chargebacks and Fraud

Cash flow concerns and fraud are going to be a menace to both retailers and consumers this holiday shopping season. One of the biggest shopping headaches this year will be a much earlier start to the chargeback cycles. Jeff Wixted, vice president of marketing and client solutions at Accertify, discu...

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