Scammers Stealing Down Payments By Hacking Real Estate Agents’ Email Accounts

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Buying a home is the biggest purchase most Americans will make during their lifetime. But now hackers have figured out how to steal the down payment, leaving the buyer without a new home and often wiping out their life savings. “The timing was impeccable, actually,” said Kristina Soloviena, a real…


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Hackers reveal leading enterprise security blind spots

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Human error is often a factor when cybersecurity barriers fall, but according to hackers, password protection, facial recognition, and access controls are blind spots in corporate network security. According to Bitglass’ Data Games: Security Blind Spots report, both black and white self-labeled hackers said that these security measures are the…


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The Financial Cost of Computer Hacking

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The increasing incidents of cyber attacks all over the world have compelled everyone to know about their financial affects. The financial costs of computer hacking can be interpreted not only in terms of monetary loss but also as the loss of employment opportunities. Though it is not easy to calculate…


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Hackers targeting students with phishing emails to steal personal information

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Hackers are masquerading as the Student Loan Company to obtain sensitive and personal information from unsuspecting students in a major phishing campaign. Students are being asked to click on malicious links and provide personal details to stop their accounts from being permanently suspended. The Student Loan Company has alerted new…


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Hackers breach New York’s largest provider with phishing attacks

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While only 744 patients were included in this month’s breach, Kaleida Health already notified 2,800 of its patients in July of a separate phishing incident. Kaleida Health, New York’s largest provider, is once again notifying patients of a phishing incident. This one involves 744 patients. The organization discovered the incident…


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Judge says Yahoo must face litigation over data breaches

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Yahoo must face litigation on behalf of more than a billion users whose personal information was compromised in a massive data breach, a US judge has ruled. The internet company now known as Oath, after it was bought by Verizon for $4.5bn this year, was attacked by hackers between 2013…


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CEX data breach: Here’s what the cyber security experts think

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The UK retailer CEX has been hit by a data breach leaving as many as two million registered website customers at risk, with some encrypted data compromised. Other information exposed in the data breach includes email addresses, names, phone numbers and addresses. CEX has tried to reassure customers in saying…


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10 Phishing Examples in 2017 that Targeted Small Business

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Did you know 60 percent of small businesses that have been hacked go out of business within six months of the cyber-attack? With phishing scams on the rise, businesses need to be aware of the various attacks in circulation and how to be prepared if they fall victim to a…


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How email hackers lure you into their trap

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Hackers will throw all kinds of bait at you in their phishing quest to hack your computer, phones, and emails to steal your information. Companies or individuals like myself, who have had their personal information stolen off emails, have been a target of a more sophisticated technique known as spear-phishing,…


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The Cybercrime Scheme That Attacks Email Accounts And Your Bank Accounts

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Cybercrime is ever present, and there is one particular fraud we all should be aware of—particularly anyone who sends or receives bank wiring instructions or the funds themselves. The fraud involves the hacking or impersonating of email accounts, it might be called business email compromise (BEC) fraud, CEO fraud, or…


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White House officials tricked by email prankster

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A self-described “email prankster” in the UK fooled a number of White House officials into thinking he was other officials, including an episode where he convinced the White House official tasked with cyber security that he was Jared Kushner and received that official’s private email address unsolicited. “Tom, we are…


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Court Enforces $4.8M in Insurance Coverage for Email Scam

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The legal landscape for insurance coverage for business email scams remains unsettled, but a recent decision from a Manhattan judge ordering an insurer to cover $4.8 million in losses for a company that fell victim to a “spoofing” scam may give plaintiffs a new weapon in coverage disputes. Southern District…


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With Hacking and Phishing, All is Not Well; We Can Lose More Than We Can Imagine!

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When Adam Draper of Boost VC talked about how he lost $50,000 on January 14th, 2015, he could not take rage out of those who took his cash. Reason? He did not know who did it. Of course, that was a lot of Money, and that was his lesson! The…


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The Clever Phishing Trick Used by Hackers Targeting the US Energy Sector

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Last week, the media was abuzz with apocalyptic headlines about how Russian hackers were launching cyber-attacks on the US energy and nuclear sector. All the hoopla started when news broke about a joint alert sent by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which warned companies…


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Hackers made plans to send deleted Hilary emails to Michael Flynn

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Russia’s programmers talked about amid last year’s general election battle on if messages could be erased by Hillary Clinton as well as getting it unto Michael Flynn, a resigned military brass, an individual from the president’s crusade, a business magazine wrote last week. This daily paper ascribed this disclosure unto…


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Cyberattack on Parliament: Dozens of email accounts hacked

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A cyberattack on Parliament has compromised dozens of email accounts belonging to parliamentarians, according to Sky sources. On Saturday hackers attacked the email server for Parliament. This prompted the digital security team to shut down external access to MPs and peers’ email accounts, which are still unavailable. While the attack…


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Court Strikes Defense Answer After Finding Hacking of Emails

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A Manhattan judge has struck a defendant’s answer in a media-based breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition suit, after finding that 2,000 emails, including attorney-client privileged information possessed by plaintiffs, had been hacked and stolen. “The hacking of plaintiffs’ email during litigation can only be seen as an attempt…


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PayPal Phishing Scam News: Fraudulent Scheme Redirects Users to Obtain Personal Information, Photo

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This phishing scam reportedly involves the redirection of PayPal users to a different website (hxxps://hellopc[.]co[.]nz/wp-includes/random_compat/error_polyfil.php) that will present a false login page. According to PhishMe, the page will only appear legitimate but is actually a fraudulent scheme. Once PayPal users input their details, the hackers are able to obtain their…


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This is the sick new way scammers are trying to hack your computer

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Security researchers have uncovered a sick new form of computer-locking ransomware that lures in victims by posing as an appeal to help starving toddlers. With a note titled ‘Save Children’, the malware will encrypt personal files and demand cryptocurrency for their return. The variant first came to light this week…


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Duval County elections office finds hacked emails

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Two days after Duval County learned from a National Security Agency document that a Florida company providing the election’s office voter-registration system was hacked, election officials located emails that were apparent “phishing” attempts to get into Jacksonville’s computer servers. County officials have found emails appearing to come from Tallahassee-based VR…


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