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Hacking the Business Email Compromise

BEC attacks are on the rise, but plain-old spoofing of business executives' email accounts remains more prevalent.

Hacker Accused of Carrying Out Business Email Scam Netting $100M

The long arm of the law tracks done a lone hacker who allegedly used a business email compromise attack to steal $100 million from...

Turning Tables on Nigerian Business Email Scammers

Researchers from Dell SecureWorks infiltrated a Nigerian business email spoofing and business email compromise operation, shutting down a number of money mule accounts in...

Trend Micro Says Cyber-Attacks Will Continued Unabated in 2017

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2016-12-07                   Trend Micro Predicts More Sophisticated Cyber-Attacks in 2017 Security software company Trend Micro says cyber-attacks on enterprise networks...

How to Identify and Deal With Phishing Email

In October, most people look forward to pumpkin carving, changing weather and, if you're Canadian, Thanksgiving.But for those in the security world, October also...

Securing Office 365? There’s always more you can do

Don't just accept the defaults and hope for the best Wherever you look there's yet another SME or enterprise migrating to Office 365.This says a...

Hacker takes down CEO wire transfer scammers, sends their Win 10...

'Whaling' attackers fall for poison PDF 'invoices' HITB Florian Lukavsky hacks criminals profiting from out-of-control multi-billion dollar CEO wire transfer scams... and they hate him...

Ransomware Takes Off in 2016 First Half: Trend Micro Study

The number of ransomware variants has escalated so far this year, Trend Micro's latest security report finds, but little data exists on how many...

Brisbane council loses $500k to scammers

Email and a phone call enough to secure nine payments. The local council of the Australian city of Brisbane has been fleeced of A$450,000 (£248,000,...

BEC Campaign Tricks Company Into Wiring $400K to Hackers

Researchers gained significant insight into a Nigerian business email compromise (BEC) operation that likely costs companies $6 million annually, including one incident where a...

Social engineering tricks and why CEO fraud emails work

CSO Online | Aug 4, 2016 At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, CSO’s Steve Ragan talks with Stephanie Carruthers, owner of Snow Offensive...

Business Email Compromise Gets a New Twist

No longer are business email compromise scams just about getting organizations to send money; now some such attacks are sending fraudulent CEO emails to...