This Valentine's Day, authorities are once again warning individuals to watch out for anyone perpetrating romance scams. The FTC says Americans lost $143 million to romance scams in 2017, while in the U.K., Action Fraud says reported romance scam losses in 2018 topped $64 million.
Stay Ahead of Phishing Threats This Year
In volume and complexity, phishing attacks are getting worse. The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2018 found that over 90% of breaches begin as phishing emails or other social engineering tactics.
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Email is still the #1 attack vector the bad guys use. A whopping 91% of cyberattacks start with a phishing email, but email hacking is much more than phishing and launching malware!
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In 2018, the Identity Theft Resource Center counted 1,244 U.S. data breaches - involving the likes of Facebook, Marriott and Exactis - that exposed 447 million sensitive records, such as Social Security numbers, medical diagnoses and payment card data.
Airbus says it suffered a hack attack, leading to a breach of "contact and IT identification details" for at least some of its EU employees. The aerospace giant says its investigation continues and that it has notified European privacy authorities, per GDPR requirements.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says executive branch agencies are being targeted by attacks aimed at modifying Domain Name System records, which are critical for locating websites and services. The warning comes as security companies have noticed a rise in DNS attacks.
Cybercrime outfits appeared to take a vacation around the December holidays. But attacks involving Emotet, Hancitor and Trickbot have resurged following their December slowdown, as has the Fallout exploit kit, lately serving GandCrab ransomware.
Most companies have huge gaps in their cyber defenses, and can be compromised at will by a determined hacker. The industry even has a term for it: Assume Breach.
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The Trump administration has launched a public awareness campaign, spearheaded by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, urging the U.S. private sector to better defend itself against nation-state hackers and others who may be trying to steal their sensitive data or wage supply chain attacks.
Personal information for 1,000 North Korean defectors, including their names and addresses, has been stolen via a malware attack, officials in South Korea warn. They've traced the leak to a malware infection at a refugee resettlement center, and say police continue to investigate.
In the wake of Equifax and other major breaches, sophisticated fraudsters are finding success as never before. Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy and Research discusses how identity impersonation is manifesting.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Microsoft's Joram Borenstein highlights his top three areas of focus for 2019. Plus, Randy Vanderhoof of the US Payments Forum on securing card transactions in the coming year.
Phishing attacks have seen a meteoric rise in the last year as attackers continue to refine their tactics and share successful attack types. In particular, they've taken advantage of the malware-as-a-service offerings on the dark web in order to increase the efficiency and volume of attacks.
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