Business Email Compromise Scams Have Netted $12.5 Billion, Says FBI

Business Email Compromise Scams Have Netted $12.5 Billion, Says FBI

by Graham Cluley, from Business Insights , on 18.07.2018

The FBI is once again warning businesses of the serious dangers posed by business email compromise (BEC) scams, saying that losses globally have risen by 136% since December 2016. read more

Trump casts doubt on Justice Department investigation; wants joint cybersecurity team with Russia

Trump casts doubt on Justice Department investigation; wants joint cybersecurity team with Russia

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 17.07.2018

Not long ago, an official from the former Obama administration warned that the US is the most vulnerable nation to cyberattacks. While the Trump administration appeared to be making some efforts to redefine the role and authority of the CISO, something mind blowing happened in the meantime: the White House fired the cybersecurity coordinator on [and#8230;] read more

CISO Responsibilities Growing Faster than Their Ability to Address Them

CISO Responsibilities Growing Faster than Their Ability to Address Them

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 17.07.2018

The past few years have seen IT chiefs take on more and more duties towards achieving cyber resilience for their organizations. Little do their higher-ups know that different ranks across the company must now shoulder those responsibilities to accomplish this mission. And if recent studies are any indication, CIOs and CISOs still have a ways to go to persuade their peers to make cybersecurity a key part of the business program. read more

IoT search engine exposes passwords of over 30,000 vulnerable DVRs

IoT search engine exposes passwords of over 30,000 vulnerable DVRs

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.07.2018

We've often warned on the Bitdefender BOX blog of the risks of not keeping your IoT devices updated with the latest security patches. After all, if you leave a vulnerable device online there's always the danger that a hacker might access it over the internet and exploit the flaw to hijack it for their own ... The post IoT search engine exposes passwords of over 30,000 vulnerable DVRs appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

What are the effects of cyberbullying?

What are the effects of cyberbullying?

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.07.2018

“I am insecure because I would look at society’s standards of beauty and compare myself to them realizing I can’t change. Online bullying makes me sick because being able to bully someone through a screen let alone at all should not happen. Judging someone based on their looks or views is just wrong.” (Girl, 15) ... The post What are the effects of cyberbullying? appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Ticketmaster falls victim to worldwide digital card skimming attack

Ticketmaster falls victim to worldwide digital card skimming attack

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 16.07.2018

At the end of June, online ticket company Ticketmaster confirmed that Inbenta, a third-party website supplier, suffered a security incident. However, researchers now reveal it was more complicated than it appeared, and definitely not a one-time attack, reported RiskIQ. Investigations show it was part of a highly sophisticated scam that targeted 800 e-commerce sites worldwide. [and#8230;] read more

Building a DevSecOps Culture

Building a DevSecOps Culture

by Business Insights , on 16.07.2018

Talk to any enterprise that has embraced DevOps and are trying to ensure security is adequately integrated into the organization and they'll likely say the challenge is twofold: tools and culture. Moreover, the most difficult of those two is culture. read more

’Skin gambling’ trend turns online fun to real-world loss for children

’Skin gambling’ trend turns online fun to real-world loss for children

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 13.07.2018

Following hints from young gamers, Parent Zone reveals a new online trend among children in the UK: skin gambling. Sking gambling is the practice of betting on the outcome of professional matches using not money, but rather virtual goods in games (such as avatar skins, cosmetics and other in-game perks). The ”Skins” vary in value and ... The post ’Skin gambling’ trend turns online fun to real-world loss for children appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Five Reasons Enterprises Aren't Getting the Most Out of Security Automation

Five Reasons Enterprises Aren't Getting the Most Out of Security Automation

by Business Insights , on 13.07.2018

Automation is enterprise cybersecurity's biggest buzzword as organizations seek to keep pace with a threat landscape that grows more frenetic by the hour. But as automation spending skyrockets, many enterprises are finding that they're not getting the most out of their investment. read more

Bitdefender 2018 Mid-year Cybersecurity Review

Bitdefender 2018 Mid-year Cybersecurity Review

by Liviu Arsene, from Business Insights , on 12.07.2018

While we’ve just passed the halfway mark of 2018, data breaches and new threats have been plaguing businesses and organizations, exposing the data of millions of users worldwide. Apart from known and increasingly sophisticated threats, such as ransomware, the hype around cryptocurrency has led to the emergence of cryptojackers, a new problem organizations need to deal with. read more

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