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The Evolving Business E-Mail Scams

August 08, 2019 -- About 35,000 executives from some of the world’s biggest banks and mortgage companies never imagined themselves as being on a cyber hit list, until they were. Cybercriminals with hopes of tricking executives into money transfers embarked on a very professional business e-mail compromise (BEC) scam discovered by security researchers at Agari. If normal phishers are hoping to hook an ordinary fish with their scams, business e-mail compromise scammers are looking for whales with access to significant

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Bot fraudsters give human ones a run for their money

June 17, 2019 -- With artificial intelligence added into the mix, bots are now able to mimic humans with greater accuracy, and make it look like someone is actually interacting with a form on a web page, creating a greater fraud risk. The cybercrime economy is estimated to reap $1.5 trillion in profits a year, according to a Bromium/Ponemon study. Those profits are in part achieved by bots and botnets, the automated workers of the internet.Here's what Robert Capps had

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Holiday Shopping: Linking to Gifts or The Trapdoor for Cybercrime

November 27, 2018 -- Santa Claus may not be the only one coming to town this holiday season. As cybercriminals gear up to take advantage of of online shopping systems, here's what you can do to stay cyber safe.With the holiday season right around the corner, both merchants and consumers need to make sure they're prepared for a new wave of cyber attacks. Robert Capps, VP at NuData Security, in his latest article explores how cybercriminals are using malicious URLs in

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Biometric Update: Hackers Beware: Passive Biometrics is Turning the Tables on Cybercrime

October 17, 2018 -- Say goodbye to passwords. Passive biometrics and behavioural analytics are changing the way users are verified online.  This Halloween, monsters aren't the only ones out to get you.Robert Capps, VP at NuData, in his latest article talks about the inadequacy of passwords in authentication and how they no longer create a barrier against fraud due to their weakness. No matter how creative we think they are.However, with the rise of cutting-edge technologies like passive biometrics and behavioral

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PaymentsSource: Point of sale attacks are a ‘point of no return’

September 19, 2018 -- Cybercriminals are getting creative with malware for point of sale devices – and what you need to know to protect your data. Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, in his latest article discusses how increased malware creativity and sophistication targeted at point of sale (POS) systems is leaving data such as credit card information exposed. The new malware targets system weaknesses that have affected many household brands in the last months. Necessary precautions need to be incorporated because stolen

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