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Change Healthcare is reportedly facing a new ransomware attack following a massive breach in February. According to a recent report by Wired, a ransomware group called RansomHub has since last week posted to its dark-web site that it has four terabytes of data stolen from Change Healthcare, which processes claims for healthcare giant UnitedHealth Group.  RansomHub is threatening...
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The government of Palau denied several new claims by a ransomware gang that the two sides were in contact following an attack last month.  The DragonForce ransomware gang officially posted Palau to its leak site on Sunday, threatening to publish data stolen from the island-nation’s government in three days.  The group responded to a Recorded...
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SEA saw rise in ransomware detections, making up 52% of global number Region saw a YoY decline in email threats, online banking malware (by 84%) Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cybersecurity company, revealed a 10% annual increase in total threats blocked in 2023, as detailed in its latest report, Calibrating Expansion: Annual Cybersecurity Threat Report....
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Susceptible women have been urged to refrain from believing in “fairy tales”, as dating scams continue to milk many women’s pockets. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has voiced its alarm at the prevalence of fraudsters who prey on single and widowed women, pretending to be after their hearts, when they’re actually only after...
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Tinder users are being warned that some users of the dating app are more interested in having a relationship with your money than having a relationship with you. According to EarthWeb (via U.S.Sun) the Tinder app is filled with what they call “romance scammers” who are looking to rip you off. These criminals want to...
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AI home assistant bot risks and vulnerabilities Chatbot threats aren’t only online – most Americans have already opened their homes to very similar interfaces. The same conversational AI powering internet chatbots is coded into virtual personal assistants (VPA) like Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Home, and Apple’s Siri. More than half of respondents in a survey we...
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Romance fraud – where someone is persuaded to give money to a person they’ve never met but believe they’re in a relationship with – has soared by 49% for 55-64 year olds. According to new data – collected over the last year by Lloyds Bank – the scam is mostly perpetrated online. It’s aimed at people...
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After months of delays, the US House of Representatives voted on Friday to extend a controversial warrantless wiretap program for two years. Known as Section 702, the program authorizes the US government to collect the communications of foreigners overseas. But this collection also includes reams of communications from US citizens, which are stored for years...
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Activity on dating apps and websites increases leading up to Valentine’s Day, and so does your risk of being scammed, according to new research. Increasingly, scammers are using high-tech tools like bots and artificial intelligence to trick victims into sending them money. Cyber security company Arkose Labs reported between January 2023 and January 2024, dating...
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Finding love on the internet is hard, but for some, it can be dangerous. A new study looking at dangers like romance scams and fraud per capita has ranked which states are the most dangerous, and most safe, for online dating. According to the study by PrivacyJournal, Texas is one of the top 10 most...
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