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Most malware in Q1 2020 was delivered via encrypted HTTPS connections

from www.helpnetsecurity.com 67% of all malware in Q1 2020 was delivered via encrypted HTTPS connections and 72% of encrypted malware was classified as zero day, so would have evaded signature-based antivirus protection, according to WatchGuard. These findings show that without HTTPS inspection of encrypted traffic and advanced behavior-based threat detection and response, organizations are missing […]

33% Surge in Financial Fraud Attempts During #COVID19 Lockdown

from www.infosecurity-magazine.com Financial fraud attempts rose by 33% in April as the UK entered lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new analysis from Experian and the National Hunter Fraud Prevention Service has revealed. Fraudsters targeted a myriad of financial products, including current and savings accounts, as they sought to take advantage of the disruption to […]

NCSC: One Million Phishing Messages Reported in Two Months

from www.infosecurity-magazine.com The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has announced that in just two months of its Suspicious Email Reporting Service being launched, it has received one million reports. According to a statement, the service, which was launched in April as part of the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign, receives a daily average of 16,500 emails. […]

Hacker Group Stole $200 Million From Cryptocurrency Exchanges

from www.bankinfosecurity.com A hacking group dubbed CryptoCore has stolen more than $200 million in virtual currency from several cryptocurrency exchanges over the past two years, the security firm ClearSky Cyber Security reports. The CryptoCore gang has used spear-phishing emails and social engineering techniques to target employees and executives at cryptocurrency exchanges, mainly in the U.S. […]