Author Archives: Elizabeth Montalbano

Report: Small, Stealthy Groups Behind Worst Cybercrimes

A small group of cybercriminals are responsible for the most damaging cyberattacks--often with the help of state sponsorship. Still, low-level criminal activity on the dark web still poses the most widespread and immediate security threat, with cryptocurrency mining, ransomware and malware all on the rise, a recent report has found.

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Nigerian ISP Hijacks Google Traffic, Sends It Through Russia and China

A small Nigerian Internet service provider (ISP) hijacked traffic meant for Google data centers on Monday, re-routing local traffic through China and Russia and making some hosted services temporarily unavailable for users.

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Bank Attacks Put Password Insecurity Back in the Spotlight

Two separate attacks on banks in the United States and Pakistan revealed this week highlight once again the inherent weakness of a security practice that relies on passwords or knowledge-based credentials to protect critical information. International bank HSBC said it was a victim of a credential-stuffing and became aware of unauthorized access...

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Feds, Facebook Join Forces to Prevent Mid-Term Election Fraud

The U.S. government and social media firms took action to suspend bogus accounts ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. (Photo by Paul Roberts) Federal authorities, social media companies, and the U.S. military are on cybersecurity high alert for fraud, suspicious online activity or other security glitches that could cast a shadow on...

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