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If crime doesn’t pay, some cybercriminals wouldn’t know it. A top team member in a cybercrime outfit like Conti can make an estimated US$1.1 million a year, according to a report released Monday by Trend Micro. Since cybercrime groups don’t file reports with the SEC, the salary ear...

Tax fraud schemes in 2022 netted scammers $5.7 billion, more than twice the amount of the previous year, according to the Internal Revenue Service, and there doesn’t appear to be any letup in sight.

The rapid growth of digital fraud by consumers working with dark web-based gangs is a symptom of fraud's accessibility and democratization among everyday internet users.

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Waging War on the Sextortion Epidemic

Digital Forensics Corporation is waging war to protect and educate the public about a rapidly growing trend in cybercrime dubbed sextortion, where online predators target teens and young adults with threats to expose sensitive personal photos.

The new policy urges more mandates on the firms that control most of the nation's digital infrastructure. It also preaches an expanded government role to disrupt hackers and state-sponsored entities.

U.S. Marshals Service spokesperson Drew Wade said in comments to news outlets on Feb. 27 that the agency received a ransomware demand and found a data exfiltration event that affected the agency's stand-alone computer system.

Apply these tips to prevent bad actors from using your IP address to load malware onto your devices, serve you with ransomware, hack into your financial accounts, or steal your entire online identity.

2023 might be a volatile year for cybersecurity officers as they deal with the pressures of maintaining a ridged security posture while also dodging the bullet of blame when attacks are successful.

Retailers who want to avoid losing revenue and having customers defrauded need to understand how fraud is happening now. Let's explore how to cope with these prevalent tactics being used by fraudsters.

Many workers and managers in the United States and the United Kingdom place a higher value on trust in the workplace over financial compensation, according to new research released Tuesday. A survey of 500 workers and managers in the U.S. and U.K. conducted by Osterman Research for cybersecurity fir...

Copycat websites increasingly surface on the web stealing customers’ cash and damaging e-tailers’ branding and trustworthy reputations. Until now, most brands tolerated the threat but seemed powerless to prevent it; that scenario may be starting to change. Digital perpetrators offer bogu...

Distributed denial-of-service attacks continued to rise in November. A prime target was the United States, with 1,543 attacks. While "as a service" offerings have made ransomware a low-effort, low-risk option for generating criminal gains.

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MFA Is Broken, Here’s How To Fix It

Ask any security pro what's the most effective protection against hackers and scammers, and they all point to one tool: multifactor authentication. But lately, bad actors have focused on hacking MFA, making its methods susceptible to interception.

The law aims to protect Americans by blocking and prohibiting all transactions from any social media company in, or under the influence of, China, Russia, and several other foreign countries of concern.

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