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This time of year is an ideal hunting ground for hackers, phishers and malware spreaders; disguising their attacks as offers too good to refuse, a concerned security message from your bank requiring urgent attention, a special rate discount from your credit card service, and more.
2018 will be a year of innovation in financial services as the pace of change in this space continues to accelerate.

As more channels and new financial service offerings emerge, threats will diversify.

Financial services will need to focus on omni-channel fraud prevention to successfully identify more fraud crossing from online accounts to newer channels.
Getting into the company proved surprisingly easy during a contest.

Find out how to make your company better prepared for real-world attacks.
In September 2017, we discovered a new targeted attack on financial institutions.
Victims are mostly Russian banks but we also found infected organizations in Malaysia and Armenia.
Gaza cybergang is an Arabic politically motivated cyber criminal group, operating since 2012 and is actively targeting the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region.

Gaza cybergang attacks have never slowed down, recent targets by the group does seem to be varied in nature, attackers do not seem to be selectively choosing targets, but rather seeking different kinds of MENA intelligence.
It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Make sure your users are briefed on these 10 attacker techniques that are often overlooked.
More businesses are switching to Office 365 despite fear of social engineering and ransomware attacks, but some remain wary.
My first novel is out today! Here's an excerpt.

Miners on the Rise

Over the last month alone, we have detected several large botnets designed to profit from concealed crypto mining. We have also observed growing numbers of attempts to install miners on servers owned by organizations. When these attempts are successful, the companiesrsquo; business processes suffer because data processing speeds fall substantially.
Attackers have taken to Facebook Messenger with a combination of social engineering and malicious JavaScript to spread adware.
An adware campaign is using social engineering to trick victims into installing malware, using a web page tailored to their browser.
One good thing about having a lot of Facebook friends is that you simply act as a honey pot when your friends click on malicious things.

A few days ago I got a message on Facebook from a person I very rarely speak to, and I knew that something fishy was going on.