Archive for November, 2018

Amazon Consumer Information Exposed

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Due to a rumored “technical error,” Amazon contacted several customers this week to notify them that their names and email addresses had been exposed.  The email, however, was somewhat vague, and many recipients thought the email was a scam.  “This is not a result of anything you have done, and there is no need for […]

Bank of America Sued Over Improper Wire Transfer

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Warminster-based O’Neill Bragg & Staffin and its principals filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia against Bank of America.  The law firm claims that the bank was responsible for damages done after cybercriminals used a Phishing email to trick a member of the firm into transferring more than a half-million dollars to the Bank […]

Domain Doppelgängers a Big Risk This Holiday Season

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Well, it’s here!  Black Friday shopping week has officially begun.  The lure of door busting sales will bring online shoppers in droves worldwide.  That means Christmas candy for cybercriminals that take advantage of that rush with Trojan sites used to intercept users’ credentials, or phishing pages designed to capture website logins. Captured web credentials sell […]

Welcome the New Cybersecurity Agency

Friday, November 16th, 2018

A new government agency is on its way after the House of Representatives passed a bill paving the way for its creation. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA (you’ve got to love how they added the extra “security” in there so they wouldn’t have an acronym conflict with the Central Intelligence Agency), will […]

Bad News for Mac Users

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Apple’s operating systems are no longer bulletproof.  Regardless of end users perceptions of invincibility, a recent study has demonstrated that ransomware attacks have increased by 500% on Macs and iOS devices, despite their locked down architecture.  The difference is in the criminal tactics.  Cybercriminals today utilize OS- Specific ransomware to obtain trust, access, or Intel […]