Fraudsters Filing for Unemployment

Jun 12, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have filed for unemployment benefits. Seizing the opportunity, fraudsters have seemingly found success by fraudulently filing for unemployment benefits, and the Dark Web has been bustling with chatter about the most effective techniques and best s...

Hackers in Your Home - DNS Hijacking

May 14, 2020

Hackers can infiltrate people’s home networks through their routers using an attack called DNS Hijacking. This type of attack changes the router’s DNS settings to display malicious webpages chosen by the attacker. While this type of attack is not new, it has been more widely used over the past few m...

Data Breach… or Credential Recycling?

Apr 29, 2020

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen more and more attacks targeting users of the popular teleconferencing application Zoom. These attacks have sometimes been described as data “breaches” or “leaks” when in reality they are something else....

Getting Serious About VPN Attacks

Apr 23, 2020

If firewall is a castle’s moat and exterior wall to a corporate network, loosely speaking, then a drawbridge would be the VPN into the network. A VPN can be used for restricting access to protected resources with a secure connection. But, what use is this control device if the inner workings can be ...

COVID-19 Smishing Campaigns

Apr 8, 2020

Mobile devices are aggressively targeted by cybercriminals during the COVID-19 pandemic with crafty smishing campaigns. In a smishing attack, the cybercriminal sends a text message containing a malicious link. If clicked by the recipient, the mobile device may be infected with malware or the recipie...

Get Your Face Mask, COVID-19 Vaccine, and Hydroxychloroquine on the Dark Web

Apr 8, 2020

As we enter into the month of April, the global shortage of basic supplies such as toilet paper and medical supplies such as face masks and ventilators continues. Additionally, demand has surged for medications touted as possible COVID-19 cures, creating a shortage impacting those patients requiring...

Zoom Bombing - Uninvited Guests are Joining Your Video Conference

Apr 3, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies, schools, and other organizations have migrated personnel and students to remote work and education. This led to a surge in usage of video conferencing tools such as Zoom. Zoom is a popular video conferencing platform that is used to conduct online meetin...

Teleworking - The New Normal

Mar 27, 2020

Millions of people around the world are presently working from home (teleworking) due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the "new normal". Teleworking introduces a host of operational and cultural challenges for both employers and employees. One such challenge is security....

Coronavirus in Italy: Lessons Learned

Mar 20, 2020

Around the world, public health officials are analyzing the coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission in countries with earlier outbreaks in effort to model scenarios, refine preparations, and identify mismanagement and best practices in dealing with the devastating epidemic. With Italy being a hotspot, w...

Coronavirus – Cybercriminals Strike in Times of Fear

Mar 11, 2020

For cybercriminals, vulnerability and anxiety present opportunity. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the widespread fear. Over the last several weeks, we have seen an increasing wave of social engineering and phishing campaigns...

“Anti-Detect” Browsers: Is Browser Fingerprinting Defeated?

Feb 18, 2020

For years, cybercriminals and fraudsters have dealt with many variations of the same problem: once they have obtained access credentials of their victims to a particular online application or website (e.g., online banking), how can they be easily exploited or monetized? Security and fraud preventio...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the Dark Web

Dec 2, 2019

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are not only limited to legitimate retail business. They are aggressively promoted by criminal sellers on the Dark Web seeking to grow sales and customers. Both established markets and emerging vendors on the Dark Web have been actively promoting fresh inventory and ste...

Why Fraudsters and Cybercriminals Love Zelle

Nov 6, 2019

Zelle is a United States-based digital network offering an easy and quick way to send money directly between almost any US bank accounts. With just an email address or mobile phone number, a user can quickly send and receive money, regardless of where both parties bank....

E-Commerce Merchants: A Hot Commodity in the Dark Web

Sep 9, 2019

In recent years, cybercriminals implanted malicious skimming code directly on e-commerce shops and online content management and payment platforms as a way of stealing payment card data at scale. These attacks focused on identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities within these e-commerce platforms. W...