Tags: Phishing

Experian claims fraud costs UK £190 billion per year

Credit service agency Experian has reported that the UK loses over £190 billion per year to fraud. That staggering number comes from its Annual Fraud Indicator 2017 report. £190 billion is equivalent to £10,000 per family. It is more than 9% of the UK’s projected GDP for 2017 ($2,496 (£2,080) billion according to Statistics Times).…

Comodo launches free cWatch Web website malware checker

Cybersecurity company Comodo has made its first announcement since it sold its SSL business to Francisco Partners. It has launched a free website malware checker and paid-for monitoring service called cWatch Web. This builds on the existing Comodo Web Inspector offering and sits on Comodo’s cWatch platform. According to Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO of Comodo: “After…

DynaRisk to help support victims of cyberattacks

DynaRisk has announced a partnership with UK charity Victim Support. The deal is the first between a charity and a cyber security company. It is aimed at providing help for victims of cyberattacks and fraud. The company will help victims to decrease their vulnerability to further attacks. Andrew Martin, CEO and founder of DynaRisk said:…

Comodo spots Asasin extension used by ransomware

Comodo Threat Intelligence Labs has uncovered a fourth wave of IKARUSdilapidated Locky ransomware attacks. Like previous waves, it is driven by botnets and uses an unknown file extension to bypass security software. The botnets are using a social engineering-based phishing attack targeting both businesses and individuals. The email uses the title Supplement Payment. It appears…

HMRC VAT scam returns

Two weeks ago, HMRC was celebrating its success at stopping one million visits to scam websites. But while HMRC was posing for the cameras, scammers were working hard on new attacks. Trustwave SpiderLabs has revealed that on 6th September, a month before the HMRC news, scammers launched a new wave of attacks. In the blog…

Trustwave warns of new cyberattack on banks

Trustwave SpiderLabs has published details on a new banking attack it believes is set to go worldwide soon. Entitled Post-Soviet Bank Heists, the 11 page report can be downloaded from their website (registration required). In the introduction to the report it says: “…each bank compromise resulted in a significant amount of stolen funds. The actual…

Comparitech spots phishing links in Bitcoin mixing tutorial

Comparitech is warning of another scam targeting novice bitcoin users. The scam targets those looking for a tutorial on Bitcoin mixing. This is a process that helps users break the traceable link between blockchain and their Bitcoins. At the heart of this scam is a tutorial on Darknet Markets. In itself, Comparitech says that the…

IKARUSdilapidated strikes again

Comodo Threat Intelligence has identified a second wave of IKARUSdilapidated Locky ransomware attacks. This is the second time this month that Comodo has detected attacks by this Locky ransomware variant. The details of the attacks have now been made public. IKARUSdilapidated using fake scanned files This second wave of attacks are being launched by a botnet…

NTT Security sees increased attacks on clients

  NTT Security has released its Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) quarterly threat intelligence report for Q2 2017. The report makes for very interesting reading especially compared to the quarterly reports from other security vendors. The surprise in this report is that NTT Security has seen a 24% increase in attacks on customers over the…