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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.
Simple business email compromise scams can con companies out of huge sums of money and don't require much hacking or even social engineering know-how.
From attacks on CEOs to "mom phishing," social engineering attacks are getting more targeted and sophisticated. KnowBe4's CEO Stu Sjouwerman explains how online security awareness training and phishing exercises can help educate and train employees to ...
Developers of Classic Ether Wallet said an attacker managed to hijack the domain for the wallet via social engineering late Thursday evening.
In late 2016, the Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team reported on phishing attacks that were primarily targeting industrial companies from the metallurgy, electric power, construction, engineering and other sectors.

As further research demonstrated, this was just part of a bigger story that began much earlier and is unlikely to end any time soon.
Malware gangs add mouse-hover downloads to their arsenal of social engineering tricks to infect PCs.
Ks Clean: Run and install: OK, OK or, er, OK? A malicious Android app that downloads itself from advertisements posted on forums strongly resists removal, security firm Zscaler warns.…

BSides Denver 2017

Everyone loves a decent security conference, and BSides Denver provides one with space to breathe.

Folks in sunny Colorado looking for a fine local gathering found talks on advanced social engineering, APT herding, securing smart cities and more.

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