In 2017, the victims of BEC fraud were stung for $676 million, almost double the loss totals reported in the previous year. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received a record-high 301,000 complaints of internet-facilitated fraud and other cybercrimes in 2017, with reported losses adding up to $1.42 billion. Pegged at over $676 million, … More Losses from Business Email Compromise scams rising fast and furious
A British computer hacker has admitted breaking into a US military communications system and stealing the ranks, usernames, phone numbers, and email addresses of over 800 employees as well as IMEI data related to 30,000 satellite phones. 25-year-old Sean Caffrey, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday to offences under … More British hacker admits stealing satellite data from US Department of Defense
Whether you chose to call it “Celebgate” or refer to it by the rather crude moniker of “The Fappening”, there’s no doubt that the leaking on the internet of private nude photographs of dozens of Hollywood stars was one of the biggest stories of 2014. At least 50 celebrity Apple iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail … More Nude celebrity photo hacker sentenced to 18 months in prison
A Facebook post from Mark Zuckerberg has attracted attention for ‘all the wrong reasons’. The social network’s CEO was celebrating Instagram’s increasing popularity – it now has over 500 million monthly active users – but this milestone was soon eclipsed by something altogether different. In the image that accompanied the post, what we understand to be … More Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ‘tapes over webcam’
James Comey, who heads up the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), recently made an interesting remark during his presentation about encryption and technology at a college in Ohio, US. He admitted that, in order to protect his privacy, he puts tape over his laptop’s camera. The FBI director’s revelation created a buzz among information security … More And how do you protect your webcam?
Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes the Locky threat, the nuisance of Robocalls, another celeb-related iCloud breach and a warning from the FBI that cars are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Trojan Downloaders on the rise: Don’t let Locky or TeslaCrypt ruin your day ESET’s Josep Albors and Raphael Labaca Castro revealed that weeks after … More The security review: What you need to know about Locky
With Apple, Google and other tech companies responding to users’ demands for privacy with further smartphone encryption options, not everyone is happy. FBI Director James Comey is “very concerned” about increased mobile OS encryption, according to TechSpot. In a statement reported by The Huffington Post, Comey stated that while he understood the need for privacy, … More FBI Director “very concerned” with smartphone encryption