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The International Monetary Fund has said Russia could evade economic sanctions levied in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine by pivoting to cryptocurrency mining.
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As ransomware attacks across the United States and around the world reached a fever pitch in 2021, private companies and governments made their most extensive promises yet to address and deter such attacks and dismantle the cybercriminal ecosystem.
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Why medical practices need to guard against cyberattacks
April 12, 2022
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Hospitals have become frequent targets of cyberattacks, but they aren’t the only healthcare providers that need to be concerned about bad actors hacking into their systems.
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In November 2021, Oluwaseun Medayedupin was arrested by the Nigerian police in Lagos. An investigation found that he had been pursuing “disgruntled employees” from American companies and pushing them to release ransomware on internal enterprise servers, offering a percentage of the cut if they agreed to collaborate in the attack.
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A shopping spree in Beverly Hills, a luxury vacation in Mexico, a bank account that jumped from $299.77 to $1.4 million overnight. From the outside, it looked like Moe and Kateryna Abourched had won the lottery.
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With more healthcare organizations suffering cyberattacks, experts say hospitals leaders and employees must understand the scope of the threat and what they can do to prevent breaches or minimize the damage.
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The European Union is taking further steps to sanction Russia following the invasion of Ukraine. Announced today, the EU has introduced a prohibition on "providing high-value crypto-asset services to Russia."
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A new report that showed a sharp increase in cybersecurity attacks in 2021 urged organizations to consider when, not if, they too will be under attack. Attacks are becoming more sophisticated and socially engineered making them harder to detect.
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US tax season is upon us, and with it comes the usual wave of scammers focused on nabbing the sensitive data contained in tax documents in order to conduct identity fraud.
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As tax season comes to a close, researchers at a cybersecurity company are seeing a new type of phishing attack embedded within documents sent via email to tax professionals.
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HHS OCR’s breach portal showed a decrease in healthcare data breach reports in March compared to the first two months of the year.
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Japan’s Financial Services Agency and the Japan Virtual and Crypto Assets Exchange Association are assessing ways to block crypto transactions on Japan’s sanctions list, according to the Japan Times.
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Illicit, sanctioned, or stolen cryptocurrency has been making headlines, with Bitfinex-related charges against Heather Morgan and her husband, Ilya Lichtenstein, and the anti-vaccine protests in Canada serving as two recent examples.
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In the fourth quarter of 2021, the financial sector, which includes banks, became the most frequently attacked cohort, accounting for 23.2 percent of all phishing. Attacks against webmail and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers remained prevalent as well.
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Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it faces a plethora of international sanctions. Cryptocurrency could provide a means of evading them.
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Phishing attacks in December totaled 316,747, the highest monthly total ever recorded by Anti-Phishing Working Group, (APWG) since it began tracking the cybercrime in 2004.
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Nicole Perlroth is a cybersecurity journalist and author. Listen to this podcast for her insights into the weapons of cyberwar.
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Federal authorities are warning healthcare organizations about an emerging cybersecurity threat. Both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI have sent out warnings about a cybercrime gang known as Lockbit 2.0.
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Email cyberattacks can lead to disastrous results for your organization, as hackers steal confidential data, impersonate your executives, target your customers, and launch ransomware attacks. Your business needs to configure its email security, keeping these evolving threats in mind.
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Crooks are crooks, right? Whatever motivates serial violent offenders doesn’t switch off when they stop mugging people and instead pick up a keyboard to transform into cyber actors who craft cyber threats.
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Value-added distributor Netpoleon has this week announced a partnership with leading cloud-native email security provider, Abnormal Security.
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Security distributor Netpoleon has formed a partnership with email security provider Abnormal Security in Australia and New Zealand, the vendor's first local deal.
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Email security platform vendor Abnormal Security has struck a distribution deal in Australia and New Zealand with value-added distributor Netpoleon.
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Third-party data breaches, unauthorized email access, and cyberattacks aimed at small outpatient facilities continue to impact the healthcare sector.
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