Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19

Scammers even run their own dark-web “travel agencies”, misusing stolen loyalty points and credit card numbers. The hospitality, travel, and retail industries, which have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, have also been increasingly targeted by cybercriminals seeking to profit from the dire situation, a report has found. “During the lockdowns in Q1 … More Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19

Cyber Security Awareness Month is here!

A month teaching us that when everyone pitches in and does their part, then almost everyone is protected. October is a month associated with many things, including stunning fall foliage displays and various global and national celebrations. In many parts of the world, people are thinking up costumes for the parties that will be happening … More Cyber Security Awareness Month is here!

New tool helps companies assess why employees click on phishing emails

NIST’s tool can help organizations improve the testing of their employees’ phish-spotting prowess. Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have devised a new method that could be used to accurately assess why employees click on certain phishing emails. The tool, dubbed Phish Scale, uses real data to evaluate the complexity and … More New tool helps companies assess why employees click on phishing emails

5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

What are some common strategies cybercriminals employ in extortion schemes and how can you mitigate the chances of falling victim to a cyber-shakedown? When it comes to coercing people into parting with their money, cybercriminals seem to have an endless bag of tricks to choose from. There are some tricks, that they favor more than others, … More 5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

‘Lead‑offering’ business booming as usual! …but there are no conferences or exhibitions???

Being a regular presenter and visitor at conferences and exhibitions, it is not unusual for me to get unsolicited emails with offers to acquire the “verified” list of visitors or attendees, with function and contact details. Even for conferences and exhibitions I do not attend and often do not even know exist! Let’s not revisit … More ‘Lead‑offering’ business booming as usual! …but there are no conferences or exhibitions???