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9258267700?profile=RESIZE_400xFool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  We have all been duped at some level by devious on-line schemers.  In the Cyber World, it sounds like old news.  Phishing is a type of social engineering tactic where an attacker sends a fraudulent ("spoofed") message designed to trick a human victim into revealing sensitive information to the attacker, then introduce malicious software on the victim's infrastructure like ransomware.  Phishing attacks have become increasingly sophisticate

8088194863?profile=RESIZE_400xRed Sky Alliance analysts detected Fancy Bear impersonators targeting a US county election information website. Their DDoS ransom note claims they will take the site down one day before the election if not paid in Bitcoin. This year we see an uptick of similar impersonation emails claiming to be from Fancy Bear, Lazarus Group, or Armada Collective hackers.

 

Details: Florida Vote Case

Election support infrastructure being vulnerable to ransomware attacks is widely discussed.  But sites going dow

4314495932?profile=RESIZE_710xThe cybercrime environment is evolving as cyber threat actors improve their attack planning, build new malware and sneaky methods to take advantage of both business and consumer’s on-line behavior. Cybercrimes via social media are not new but now have catapulted into a severe problem with the CoronaVirus. Mobile users are more at risk to criminal schemes as popular on-line banking, and merchant services are available as mobile applications.

Besides social engineering techniques, cybercriminals a

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Wapack Labs reports on the use of vessel names as lures in malicious emails.  Using the names of Motor Vessel (MV), or Merchant/Motor Tanker (MT) in the subject line, is a social engineering tactic used by attackers when sending malicious emails to companies related to the shipping industry.  Successful infiltrations into transportation related networks can result in the theft of valuable financial information or corrupt a system with damaging results.   This report provides details about