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Germany Issues First GDPR Fine Following Data Breach at Social Media Company

Nearly 2 million username and password combinations along with 330,000 email and password combinations were exposed in a data breach impacting German social media platform Knuddels.de. The company received a €20,000 fine related to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) because the passwords exposed were stored in plain text. Read More

 
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About Social Engineering: A Case Study and How it Relates to Spear Phishing

This guest blog post from a Certified eCommerce Fraud Professional discusses a case study involving a social engineering attack against an airline, as well as discusses methods for deception and intrusion with spear phishing attacks related to social engineering and fraudsters ultimately attempting to reverse engineer an organization’s risk management policies and practices. Read More

 
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Over 700 Million Compromised Email and Password Combinations Used to Send Spam

Lists of email addresses with password and other information used to send phishing emails and spam were hosted on an open server and available to copy or download.  More than one-fourth of the email and password combinations were identified from previous data breaches and this collection of 711 million email address account credentials shows the scale of data breaches

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Mobile Malware Targets Android

Cybercriminals target the vulnerable and popular Android mobile platform through banking Trojans. 98% of mobile malware batters Android users. As of January 2014, Internet security firm Kaspersky reported a total of 10 million malicious Android installations packages detected in 2012-2013. The primary focus of the malware is banking Trojans while packages may focus on obtaining

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Over Half of Malware Analysts Have Investigated Enterprise Data Breaches That Were Not Disclosed

According to a survey conducted by ThreatTrack Security, there may be considerably more data breaches occurring than the public hears about, especially at the enterprise level. A recent survey found that 57 percent of enterprise malware analysts have investigated or addressed a data breach that was never disclosed. Read More

 
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95 Percent of Americans Received Email with Malware and 9 Percent Opened the Attachment

According to a recent report from Halon, an email security provider, 94.7 percent of Americans received one or more emails that contained a virus, spyware or malware while nearly 9 percent opened an attachment infecting their computer or device. Read More

 
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SMiShing Scams Target U.S. Area Codes Utilizing Location-Specific Information

Phishing scams carried out via SMS text messages, known as SMiShing, continue to grow and target mobile users in the United States. Cloudmark, a messaging security software provider, recently cataloged the top 25 U.S. area codes that receive the most SMS spam and detailed various SMiShing scams targeting different regions. Read More

 
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