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Online Courses Projected to Drive Credit Card Fraud to $24B by...

An underground ecosystem provides cybercriminals with online tutorials, tools, and credit card data they need to commit fraud.

In an Evil Internet Minute, £656,393 is Lost to Cybercrime, Reveals...

London, UK, 19 July, 2017 – With cybercriminals costing the global economy £345 billion last year alone[1], Digital threat management leader RiskIQ has examined the growing volume of malicious activity on the Internet to reveal the inaugural ‘Evil Internet Minutersquo;.
In a single evil internet minute, close to £656,393 is lost to cybercrime and 1,080 people fall victim.

Despite businessesrsquo; best efforts to guard against external cyber threats, spending up to £109,942[2] in 60 seconds,... Source: RealWire

School for scoundrels: Now cybercrooks are learning from online courses, too

One six week discovered course provides wannabe cybercriminals with everything they need to get going including course notes, reading lists and lectures.

The NukeBot banking Trojan: from rough drafts to real threats

This spring, the author of the NukeBot banking Trojan published the source code of his creation. Now, three months after the source code was published, we decided to have a look at what has changed in the banking malware landscape.

Beware these bogus WhatsApp subscription messages that want to steal your...

Cybercriminals are hoping that you've forgotten that you don't need to pay for WhatsApp.

ATM skimmers who stole $420,000 plead guilty in US court

The cybercriminals used card readers and pinhole cameras to steal the details of ordinary citizens.

The Magala Trojan Clicker: A Hidden Advertising Threat

Magala falls into the category of Trojan Clickers that imitate a user click on a particular webpage, thus boosting advertisement click counts.
Itrsquo;s worth pointing out that Magala doesnrsquo;t actually affect the user, other than consuming some of the infected computerrsquo;s resources.

The main victims are those paying for the advertising.

9 Ways to Protect Your Cloud Environment from Ransomware

The same technology driving faster collaboration and data transfer also enables cybercriminals to quickly spread ransomware.

KSN Report: Ransomware in 2016-2017

In early 2017, Kaspersky Labrsquo;s researchers have discovered an emerging and dangerous trend: more and more cybercriminals are turning their attention from attacks against private users to targeted ransomware attacks against businesses.

Ztorg: from rooting to SMS

Irsquo;ve been monitoring Google Play Store for new Ztorg Trojans since September 2016, and have so far found several dozen new malicious apps.

All of them were rooting malware that used exploits to gain root rights on the infected device.
In May 2017, a new Ztorg variant appeared on the Google Play Store – only this this time it wasnrsquo;t a rooting malware but a Trojan-SMS.

Accused Yahoo Hacker May Comply with US Extradition

A Canadian hacker accused of collaborating with Russian cybercriminals in the 2014 Yahoo breach, may waive his right to fight US extradition.

Honeypots and the Internet of Things

According to Gartner, there are currently over 6 billion IoT devices on the planet. Such a huge number of potentially vulnerable gadgets could not possibly go unnoticed by cybercriminals. As of May 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s collections included several thousand different malware samples for IoT devices, about half of which were detected in 2017.