Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, the FBI warned U.S. banks of a wide-scale cybercrime campaign called “ATM cash-out,” in which hackers use cloned ATM cards for fraudulent withdrawals. Also, a botnet called Necurs has begun a campaign of phishing emails targeting bank employees.
The FBI has warned U.S. banks of an impending cybercrime called "ATM cash-out," in which thieves seek to swipe millions of dollars by using cloned ATM cards for fraudulent withdrawals.
IoT presents carriers and telcos with vulnerabilities and issues of scale, but the scale issues of carriers are often a magnitude greater.
_For parents, a new school year now means preparing the kids for potential dangers online. Supervisory FBI special agent Martin Hellmer specifically recommends that parents “warn their kids about predators and scammers seeking to exploit them.” _
Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for August includes an update that fixes Foreshadow and Foreshadow-NG security flaws affecting the speculative execution feature of Intel CPUs.
_Ricky Lawshae’s DefCon presentation showcases how connected devices you think about the least are sometimes the most insecure. _
Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac achieved 100% antimalware protection and received a badge of Approved Mac Security in the latest Mac Security Test & Review by AV Comparatives, completed in July of 2018.
Necurs botnet has shifted its focus from spamming advertisements for cheap pharmaceuticals and penny stocks to targeting phishing emails at bank employees.
Though people have reached a point of desensitization to news citing a data breach, protecting user data has become increasingly important amid stricter regulation implementation.
To find tomorrow’s badly needed cyberworkers, organizations may start looking at high school students, inexperienced adults and even young hackers.
A new phishing campaign is targeting mostly California-based clients of Royal Bank of Canada.
President Trump reversed an Obama-era memorandum dictating how and when the U.S. government can deploy cyber weapons against its adversaries in an effort to loosen restrictions on such operations.
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