Fraud attempts to jump 14% during 2018 peak holiday shopping season, benchmark data indicates

Fraud attempts to jump 14% during 2018 peak holiday shopping season, benchmark data indicates

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 16.11.2018

Fraud attempts will likely increase 14% during the 2018 peak holiday season between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, according to new benchmark data from ACI Worldwide. The banking solutions provider revealed its projected increase in fraud attempts based on hundreds of millions of merchant transactions, including from some the world’s leading global retail brands. Fraud [and#8230;] read more

How to protect your children online depending on their age

How to protect your children online depending on their age

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.11.2018

Every generation of families faces new technology challenges, but everybody's goal remains the same: maximize the benefits and minimize the risks. This is not easy in a fast-changing digital world where parents often feel their children know more about technology than themselves. Here are some general guidelines you may find useful in keeping children safe ... The post How to protect your children online depending on their age appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Hackers infect Malaysia’s largest media company with ransomware, then demand $6.45 million

Hackers infect Malaysia’s largest media company with ransomware, then demand $6.45 million

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 16.11.2018

Media Prima Berhad, Malaysia’s leading media company, has been hit with a ransomware attack followed by a whopping $6.45 million demand for the decryption keys. Anonymous sources from within the company told The Edge Financial Daily that the attack unfolded over four days, and that ransomware operators demanded the company pay 1,000 bitcoins in ransom [and#8230;] read more

Under attack! Should your company ever “hack back”?

Under attack! Should your company ever “hack back”?

by Graham Cluley, from Business Insights , on 16.11.2018

The threat of cyber attacks targeting businesses, specifically those breaches orchestrated by nation states and highly sophisticated hacking gangs, has never had a higher profile. read more

A Single Data Breach Can Rob You of 78% of Your Customers, Study Indicates

A Single Data Breach Can Rob You of 78% of Your Customers, Study Indicates

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 15.11.2018

More than three-quarters of consumers would completely abandon a brand online if they heard the organization were breached by hackers, and around half would not sign up for a new online service that they heard was breached recently. read more

Router Safety Check

Router Safety Check

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.11.2018

As the internet gateway to every smart device on the local network, routers are a frequent target of hacker attacks. Recently disclosed pieces of malware have managed to build massive botnets by infecting routers from at least 10 vendors. So it is logical to secure your door to the web to resist online compromise attempts. ... The post Router Safety Check appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Apple says nothing as Apple ID accounts mysteriously locked down

Apple says nothing as Apple ID accounts mysteriously locked down

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 14.11.2018

Has someone been trying to hack into a large number of Apple ID accounts? Thatand#8217;s one of the theories circulating after a significant number of iPhone owners woke up on Tuesday to discover that their handsets were displaying a message saying that their Apple ID had been locked. All the indications are that Apple locked [and#8230;] read more

Don’t fall for fake NEO, Tether and MetaMask cryptocurrency wallets on Google Play

Don’t fall for fake NEO, Tether and MetaMask cryptocurrency wallets on Google Play

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 14.11.2018

Fake cryptocurrency wallets continue to creep their way into Google’s application store for Android aficionados, as one researcher has recently discovered. Using his personal website, independent researcher Lukas Stefanko sounds the alarm over four new fake cryptocurrency wallets that trick users either into giving away their credentials, or impersonate legitimate cryptocurrency wallets. “These threats imitate [and#8230;] read more

Comparing the OWASP Top 10 to the Real-World Top 10

Comparing the OWASP Top 10 to the Real-World Top 10

by Business Insights , on 14.11.2018

Enterprise software is drowning in vulnerabilities and even organizations highly motivated to fix security flaws in their applications struggle to do it in a timely fashion. read more

Former CIA spy: make no mistake, Russia is going to keep interfering in US elections

Former CIA spy: make no mistake, Russia is going to keep interfering in US elections

by Filip TRUȚĂ, from Bitdefender Labs , on 13.11.2018

Russia expects relations with the United States to remain tense, according to one of Vladimir Putin’s spokesmen who publicly shrugged at the US midterm election results. “There is no rosy outlook for normalizing Russian-American relations on the horizon,” Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, told reporters last week. “It can hardly happen that they will […] read more

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