Cybercriminals may target 2020 Tokyo Olympics, FBI warns

Cybercriminals may target the popular event with ransomware, phishing, or DDoS attacks in a bid to increase their notoriety or make money The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning about threat actors potentially attempting to disrupt the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. It went on to warn that cybercriminals could utilize various … More Cybercriminals may target 2020 Tokyo Olympics, FBI warns

I hacked my friend’s website after a SIM swap attack

Here’s how easily your phone number could be stolen, why a successful SIM swap scam is only the beginning of your problems, and how you can avoid becoming a victim of the attack. Just how easy is it to conduct a SIM swap attack and what can the attacker do once they have taken control of your … More I hacked my friend’s website after a SIM swap attack

What does a cybersecurity-first approach really mean for businesses using new FinTech solutions?

Financial technology, or FinTech, is a sector that is becoming increasingly important for businesses across the world as technologies become ever more widespread and accessible. There is a whole range of different types of technology contained within FinTech, from digital banks and payment platforms to InsurTech (insurance technology) and RegTech (regulatory technology) to blockchain and … More What does a cybersecurity-first approach really mean for businesses using new FinTech solutions?

PayPal fraud: What merchants should know

From overpayment to shipping scams, what are some of the most common threats that merchants using PayPal should watch out for? With a total payment volume of US$247 billion, PayPal remains one of the more popular online payment providers among major brands and a variety of smaller businesses and vendors. Indeed, the payment giant boasts 28 million … More PayPal fraud: What merchants should know

Telephony denial-of-service attacks could cost lives

Both hacktivists and extortionists have used telephony denial-of-service attacks as a way to further their goals. The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a stark warning about consequences that telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks on call centers could have on people’s lives. If launched against critical call centers, TDoS attacks could ultimately prevent callers from … More Telephony denial-of-service attacks could cost lives