In 2023, we'll see ransomware groups exploring new methods to get money from the same victims and entering the "the fifth generation of ransomware." Cybereason field CISO Greg Day shares his predictions for cybersecurity trends this year, from cloud security to deepfake scams.
Vista Equity Partners' specialization in enterprise software and bench of subject-matter experts should help KnowBe4 reach $1 billion in ARR, says CEO Stu Sjouwerman. The processes and tech stack that got KnowBe4 to $300 million in ARR today aren't necessarily what'll get the firm to $1 billion.
Check fraud, first-party fraud and AI-related fraud will increase on a massive scale in 2023, thanks in large part to growing insider threats and the global economic slowdown. Frank McKenna, chief fraud strategist at Point Predictive, explains how banks can prepare to tackle these types of scams.
Expect the recently leaked database containing over 200 million Twitter records to be an ongoing resource for hackers, fraudsters and other criminals operating online, experts warn. Though 98% of the email addresses have appeared in prior breaches, bad actors can merge databases and do more damage.
Authorized payment scams are on the rise, and banking regulators are putting pressure on financial institutions to do more to protect customers. The biggest challenge is that the customers are driving the process, says Bradley Haacke, vice president and financial crimes director at Fifth Third Bank.
Expel has released its latest quarterly threat report, which looks at continued identity-based attacks and the impact of MFA fatigue. Jon Hencinski shares insights on attack trends, gaps in compensating controls and what to look for in pre-ransomware activity.
Posing as leading banks, the North Korea-backed BlueNoroff group is evading Microsoft Windows' Mark of the Web security measure to help infect machines with malware. Hackers are refining their techniques for bypassing MOTW, which warns users when they try to open a file downloaded from the internet.
ChatGPT, an AI-based chatbot that specializes in dialogue, is raising concern among security professionals about how criminals could use cheap, accessible natural language AI to write convincing phishing emails and pull off nefarious deepfake scams. Peter Cassidy discusses the implications.
Everyone knows why criminals rob banks. But since most robbers are operating remotely, which tactics are cybercriminals actually employing and how often are they successful? Too often, it seems, thanks to phishing attacks, money laundering, ATM skimmers, malware and more.
The attack earlier this year that compromised systems and data at LastPass is more extensive than the password management software provider previously revealed. LastPass says the attacker downloaded from the cloud backups of multiple users' encrypted password vaults, as well as unencrypted URLs.
Cloud email security: It involves new strategies and tools to defend against a new wave of attacks. Arun Singh of Abnormal Security discusses the latest flavor of email attacks and the new Knowledge Bases created to help enterprises increase their education and defensive capabilities.
The losses from phishing and other forms of sophisticated email fraud in 2021 alone totaled over $44 million, and the volume of phishing and email spoofing attacks doubled in 2021. Many malicious data breaches are caused by stolen credentials rather than the installation of malware. In fact, IBM found that in 2021,...
Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks say they identified an attempted hack on a large petroleum refining company based inside a NATO member that came from a threat actor known as Gamaredon and Trident Ursa. The Ukrainian government traces the group to a Russian FSB.
A phishing campaign against users of a Ukrainian battlefield awareness tool masqueraded as an email from a Ministry of Defense employee telling the users to update their digital certificates, says the Ukrainian Computer Emergency Response Team. The tool, dubbed Delta, is a digital map.
The email attack vector. It may not earn much discussion, but the adversaries take full advantage of it with phishing, BEC and now email platform attacks. Mike Britton, CISO of Abnormal Security, talks about the latest threat trends and how to detect and defend against them.