"SOCIAL ENGINEERING" content on TweakTown - Page 1
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Facebook buys offline data on its users from 6 partners
Facebook better understands its users by purchasing offline financial information on them.
Symantec: New Breaking Bad-themed ransomware now causing problems
Yikes! New Breaking Bad-themed ransomware pops up, causing problems for victims in Australia.
Webroot: Cybercrime complexity increasing, making things even harder
Cybercriminals are becoming frighteningly skilled at launching attacks and compromising users, Webroot study finds.
Small businesses plagued by successful ransomware cyberattacks
Cybercriminals operating overseas are having their way with SMBs falling victim to ransomware cyberattacks.
Kaspersky Lab helps provide CoinVault ransomware victims more options
Kaspersky Lab and the Dutch police are providing CoinVault ransomware decryption keys online for victims to use.
Phishing is easy way for hackers to victimize users with cyberattacks
Companies need to focus on educating employees how to spot phishing emails, as the social engineering tactic is alarmingly effective.
Companies transitioning to better detection, response of cyberattacks
Business leaders want to see companies transition towards better detection and response to cyberattacks, following recent major data breaches.
Police department forced to pay $500 bounty in ransomware cyberattack
Police agency forced to pay $500 in bitcoins to end ransomware siege due to Cryptoware.
Software Advice: More than half of SMBs don't have data breach plan
It looks like 51% of SMBs don't have an appropriate breach response plan in place.
KnowBe4: Social engineering still extremely effective to victimize
Social engineering proves to be a valuable asset to cybercriminals yet again.
Syrian forces targeting rebel forces with social engineering attacks
Pro-Assad forces are launching social engineering cyberattacks to compromise rebels, using one of the oldest tricks in the book.
Expert: Cybercriminals will only advance their attack strategies
As companies become painfully aware of cyberattacks, the criminals will only ensure their abilities develop at a rapid pace.
ICANN hit by spear phishing attack, employee credentials compromised
Oops! ICANN employees fall for spear phishing attack, with some employee credentials hit.
Social engineering-based attacks raving companies, causing confusion
The best security protocols can become ineffective due to social engineering tactics deployed by cybercriminals.
Employers on high-alert of temp workers being targeted by scams
Companies need to be aware of potential cyberattacks this holiday shopping season.
Employees using work-issued tech for social media, online shopping
Workers are using company-owned laptops outside of work, potentially compromising them, and then bringing them back to the office.
Small business owners aware their employees pose security risks
Cybersecurity is a difficult battle, and small and mid-size business (SMBs) owners are aware employees are failing as the first line of defense.
McAfee finds 80% of business users unable to identify phishing attacks
McAfee report indicates phishing attacks remain a major threat, with business users often unable to identify fraudulent emails.
Malcovery Security lists phished brands that slipped by your antivirus
Phishing attacks bundled with malware or keyloggers are finding success slipping through traditional anti-virus software, causing problems for users.
Pair running Apple-themed phishing scams conducted other criminal acts
The cybercriminals recently sentenced to 14 years in prison, responsible for sending Apple-themed phishing spam, also were found paying pickpockets.
Cybercriminals enjoy targeting Facebook users with phishing attacks
Cybercriminals enjoy creating fake Facebook accounts and launching phishing attacks using the No. 1 social media website as a perfect launch pad.
Cybercriminals honing their craft, targeting users efficiently
Cybercriminals are finding great success with their efforts to compromise users, steal data, and infect as many PCs and devices as possible.