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IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue...

Anti-fraud measures by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state agencies over the past two years have made tax refund scams harder for cyber...

The cost of launching a DDoS attack

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal.The motives behind such attacks can vary – from...

iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to...

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs if Apple does not...

Facebook bars developers from using data feeds for spying tools

Law enforcement officials are interested in software tools that can scan social media feeds for information that could be used to track and monitor...

PetrWrap: the new Petya-based ransomware used in targeted attacks

This year we found a new family of ransomware used in targeted attacks against organizations.After penetrating an organization’s network the threat actors used the...

Mobile malware evolution 2016

The year in figures In 2016, Kaspersky Lab detected the following: 8,526,221 malicious installation packages 128,886 mobile banking Trojans 261,214 mobile ransomware Trojans Trends of the year Growth in the...

Creepy IoT teddy bear leaks >2 million parents’ and kids’ voice...

Enlarge (credit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxNHgYUz6s) A maker of Internet-connected stuffed animal toys has leaked a database of sensitive customer data.The leak includes more than 2...

Ransomware ‘customer support’ chat reveals criminals’ ruthlessness

Ransomware criminals chatting up victims, offering to delay deadlines, showing how to obtain Bitcoin, dispensing the kind of customer support that consumers lust for...

Mobile World Congress 2017: Orange invites cloud security specialist Secucloud to...

German IT security specialist to present its innovative security concept on the Orange booth at MWC 2017Hamburg, Germany. 24 February 2017 – Whether we...

Frank Abagnale, world-famous con-man, explains why technology won’t stop breaches

Enlarge / Frank Abagnale, as played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can, once pretended to be a doctor. Now he's teaching...

Criminals Monetizing Attacks Against Unpatched WordPress Sites

Sites still vulnerable to a REST API endpoint flaw in WordPress are now being targeted by attackers trying to turn a profit.