Category Archives: attack

The rise of human-driven fraud attacks

There has been a major spike in human-driven attacks – which rose 90% compared to six months previously, according to Arkose Labs. Changing attack patterns were felt across geographies and industries, at a time of the year when digital commerce was at its peak. In Q4 of 2019, advanced, multi-step attacks attempting to evade fraud defenses using a blend of automated and human-driven attacks have been detected. Automated fraud attacks, which grew by 25%, are … More

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Researchers create OT honeypot, attract exploits and fraud

Trend Micro announced the results of research featuring a honeypot imitating an industrial factory. The highly sophisticated Operational Technology (OT) honeypot attracted fraud and financially motivated exploits. Hardware equipment that ran the factory Complex investigation The six-month investigation revealed that unsecured industrial environments are primarily victims of common threats. The honeypot was compromised for cryptocurrency mining, targeted by two separate ransomware attacks, and used for consumer fraud. “Too often, discussion of cyber threats to industrial … More

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