BEC attacks: Most victims aren’t using multi-factor authentication – apply it now and stay safe

There has been a big rise in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks – and most victims work at organisations which weren’t using multi-factor authentication (MFA) to secure their accounts. BEC attacks are one of the most lucrative forms of cyber Read More …

Huge network of 11,000 fake investment sites targets Europe

Researchers have uncovered a gigantic network of more than 11,000 domains used to promote numerous fake investment schemes to users in Europe. The platforms show fabricated evidence of enrichment and falsified celebrity endorsements to create an image of legitimacy and Read More …

Five Eyes alliance’s top cop says techies are the future of law enforcement

Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner Reece Kershaw has accused un-named nations of helping organized criminals to use technology to commit and launder the proceeds of crime, and called for international collaboration to developer technologies that counter the threats that behaviour Read More …

FBI: Business Email Compromise – The $43 Billion Scam

This Public Service Announcement is an update and companion piece to Business Email Compromise PSA I-091019-PSA posted on www.ic3.gov. This PSA includes new Internet Crime Complaint Center complaint information and updated statistics from October 2013 to December 2021. DEFINITION Business Read More …

UK: Met Police is planning to root out corruption with use of ‘sophisticated’ new technology that monitors officers’ phones and computers

The Met Police will root out rogue officers with ‘sophisticated’ new technology that can monitor officers’ emails and work phones for ‘alarming’ words in a bid to stamp out its culture of sexism and racism. The software will also track Read More …

Feds slay dark-web souk Hydra: Servers and $25m in crypto-coins seized

US and German federal agencies came down hard on Hydra, the longest-running known dark-web marketplace trafficking in illegal drugs and money-laundering services, with a multi-pronged attack that aimed to cut off multiple heads of the nefarious online beast. First, German Read More …