Why Banks Need Consumers To Detect Imposters

In the first half of 2016 alone, there were more than one million incidents of financial fraud, an increase of 53 per cent on the same period last year; with identity fraud against individuals costing an estimated five billion pounds last year. Identity fraud occurs when an imposter pretends to be someone else. To prevent this, banks ask customers […]

Counting The Cost Of Voicemail Hacking

Voicemail hacking is not just a problem for celebrities. According to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) it affects an increasing number of businesses every year and the costs, much of which are borne by the business, are in the $billions globally.  Clearly the so-called ‘controls’ built into PBX and voicemail systems are inadequate. As […]

Tesco Bank Hack May Have Been An Inside Job

Experts have suggested that the cyber attack on Tesco Bank could be an inside job. Cyber criminals managed to steal money from more than 20,000 accounts at nearly the same time in automated fashion. IT security experts from Lieberman Software and  Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) commented below. Jonathan Sander, VP of Product Strategy at […]

Changes To Mirai Botnet Behavior On Election Day

Disrupt Simda Botnet

Using Project Heisenberg, the Rapid7 Labs team has been tracking Mirai botnet activity since Oct. 31, and we wanted to alert you to some notable differences in behaviour. Here are the key findings as of this evening: We’ve tracked over 360,000 unique IPv4 addresses associated with Mirai traffic since October 8, 2016 and have been monitoring […]