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Social Engineering-As-A-Service now offered on Dark Web

This Site Creates Robocalls to Steal People’s Credit Card PINs A June 30, 2017 post on Motherboard revealed a V1.0 of a site that does automated social engineering as a service, and has been in operation since June 2016. They wrote: "In the internet underground, cybercriminals regularly exchange stolen credit card and debit card numbers and people's personal information—data they usually refer to as "dumps." But having someone's credit card number isn't great if you just want to get some cash. For that you'd need their ATM pin too.

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"Cyber Criminals Shifting to Social Engineering"-Proofpoint

In their new "The Human Factor Report 2017" Proofpoint wrote: "Cyber criminals relied less on automated attacks and exploits, shifting instead to social engineering."

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Sorry WanaCry, you weren't the first to Use ETERNALBLUE

April 14th this year, The Shadow Brokers released a stolen zoo of NSA hacking tools. One of these was ETERNALBLUE, a Windows exploit using an outdated Microsoft network communications protocal called SMBv1.

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Best way to fight back against this WMD Ransomware

Ransomware Attack Uses NSA 0-Day Exploits to Go on Worldwide Rampage

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Newark City Hall Computers Infected With Ransomware

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Ransomware. The City of Newark’s computer system has been disable...

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The 3 B's of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses to Avoid Breaking the Bank

A great article by Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Director, Ostrom Wo...

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A Look Inside the Tech Support Scam

Dennis Fisher at OnThe Wire reported on some fascinating research by three PhD candidates at Stony B...

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SecureWorks Exposes Phishing Russian Hacker Gang

Atlanta-based SecureWorks has a Counter Threat Unit which has been closely watching the Russian hacker ga...

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CEO Punished for Yahoo Breaches

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will pay a penalty for the two breaches the company suffered in 2013 and 2014 by ...

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Seven Reasons Why You Need to Create a Human Firewall

Employees are your last line of defense and need to become an additional security layer when (not if) att...

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First-Ever Mac Macro Malware Discovered

Appleinsider reported Feb 9, 2017: "Mac malware discovered in Microsoft Word document with auto-running m...

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U.S. Cyber Command struggles to retain top cybersecurity talent

Top official in Defense Department's cybersecurity unit says organization is doing an ‘effective jo...

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FFIEC Issues Statement on Safeguarding the Cybersecurity of Interbank Messaging and Payment Networks

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) members today advised financial institutio...

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Netflix Resets Passwords Following LinkedIn, Myspace Breaches

Heads up for those who tend to reuse the same password across the Web: If you want to get back into your ...

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Fed Inspector General Plans Information Security Audit

The Federal Reserve’s Office of the Inspector General is planning an audit of the Fed’s infor...

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Dropbox Smeared in Week of Megabreaches

Last week, LifeLock and several other identity theft protection firms erroneously alerted their customers...

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