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Most industries seeing relief from ransomware, but insurance isn’t one | #malware | #ransomware | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

“For insurance companies specifically, we saw a 13% increase in ransomware attacks in Q1,” says Crane Hassold, Abnormal Security’s director of threat intelligence. (Credit: FBI cyber division) The first quarter of 2022 closed with businesses seeing a 25% decline in the total number of ransomware attacks compared with the prior quarter, according to Abnormal Security […]

Scamwatch: Beware of holiday deals too good to be true | Goulburn Post | #whatsapp | #lovescams | #phonescams | romancescams | #scams

The year has seen a fresh start for fraudsters and scam artists, seeing another spike in COVID-19 scams and text-based cons. ACM has compiled a list of current scams identified on sites such as scamwatch.gov.au, cyber.gov.au and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website dedicated to informing people about fraudulent and dishonest activities. BE WARY: […]

Meta Announces WhatsApp Cloud API to Provide Hosting Support for SMBs | #socialmedia | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

After previewing the option back in 2020, today, at its first-ever ‘Conversations’ messaging conference, Meta has announced that it’s launching the WhatsApp Cloud API, which will provide free, secure cloud hosting services for businesses. As it sounds, the WhatsApp Cloud API will essentially host your conversation data on Meta’s servers, which will improve connection and […]

CBCP warns public against phishing scam – Manila Bulletin | #phishing | #scams | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

CBCP warns public against phishing scam The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has warned the public against scammers impersonating Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Charles Brown, using an e-mail. CBCP/MB Msgr. Bernardo Pantin, CBCP Secretary General, said the scam targets those using Yahoo Mail by asking them to enter their login details to […]

Vendor Consolidation is Fueling Our Growth | #cloudsecurity | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR),Endpoint Security,Network Detection & Response Nikesh Arora Says IT Budgets Steady Despite Global Economic WoesMichael Novinson (MichaelNovinson) •May 19, 2022     Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora (Photo: Palo Alto Networks) Palo Alto Networks’ product portfolio across network security, cloud security and security operations is paying dividends as customers look […]

Lindsay woman being investigated for citizenship scam | #phishing | #scams | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — 59-year-old Micallela Aguilera Coleman from Lindsay is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly scamming multiple undocumented people. Sgt. Demecio Holguin says they’ve had their eyes on her for about a year after one victim said they gave Coleman over $30,000 for a promise she didn’t keep. […]

Tech group ask Supreme Court to freeze Texas social media law : NPR | #socialmedia | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

An industry group representing major tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, is asking the Supreme Court to stop a Texas social media law from going into effect. DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images An industry group representing major tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, is […]

Distro Delights, New Release Mania, Forking KDE, Windows in a Bottle | #linux | #linuxsecurity | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

Linux provides user options for a wide variety of desktop environments, making it a much richer computing platform compared to macOS and Microsoft Windows. That benefit is on display with this month’s distro releases and updates. Check out a new option for integrating Windows gaming and business programs in whatever Linux variation you use. It […]

Man, 33, remanded for hacking N-Power account – The Sun Nigeria | #computerhacking | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti An Ekiti State Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti has granted an order to remand a 33-year-old man, Baderinwa Waheed, in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Ado Ekiti for a period of thirty days. Moving his ex-parte application, an officer of the Department of State Services (DSS), Olaolu […]

The HSE Cyberattack: Lessons Learned | Clark Hill PLC | #computerhacking | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

In this article, we look at the 2021 cyberattack on the Health Service Executive (“HSE”), the national healthcare provider for Ireland, and what lessons have been learned from that crisis one year post-incident. Background The HSE is the state provider of healthcare in Ireland and is the largest employer, with direct and indirect staff totaling […]

7 data breach reporting rules banks need to understand | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

On May 1, the protocols U.S. financial institutions must follow after a cybersecurity breach changed, and more changes are still to come. Three bank regulators this month began asking banks to report cybersecurity incidents within 36 hours when such breaches have caused serious harm or are likely to. The three regulators are the Federal Deposit […]

Former B.C. Legislature clerk found guilty of breach of trust, fraud | #phishing | #scams | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

A B.C. Supreme Court judge found the man described as the former “chief executive officer” of B.C.’s legislature guilty of breach of trust and fraud Thursday in connection with improper expense claims for more than $1800 worth of clothing. In a split verdict, Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes acquitted former legislature house clerk Craig James […]

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