Wire Fraud Defense

Defending Against Wire Fraud

CEO Fraud. Business Email Compromise. Spear phishing. Wire Fraud. Pretexting. This cyberattack goes by a variety of names and may utilize a wide range of tactics, but they all come down to one thing: a malicious outsider pretends to be a legitimate boss in order to trick an unsuspecting employee into doing something they shouldn’t. Last year the scam cost …

Fortinet VPN User Passwords May Have Been Leaked Online

Hackers recently released a list of nearly half a million Fortinet VPN usernames and passwords onto the Dark Web. The group behind the attack claims that all the credentials were scraped from exploitable devices last summer. The group also claims that while the vulnerability that made the hack possible has been patched many of the VPN credentials are still valid. …

Recent Massive Data Breach Attacks T-Mobile Company

US telecommunications giant T-Mobile is the latest big company to suffer from a successful hacking attack. The company is still cooperating with law enforcement and investigating an attack. Here are the details. A threat actor claimed to have made copies of databases that contained personal information belonging to more than 100 million of the company’s customers. The attacker is currently …

Latest Data Breach Hits Guess Clothing Company

American fashion retailer Guess recently became the latest in a seemingly unending parade of big-name companies to suffer a data breach. The company’s breach notification letter was mailed to all customers whose data was compromised. The letter states that an unidentified party gained access to Guess’ systems between February 2nd and February 23rd of this year (2021). The company discovered …

Ransomware Attackers May Target Industrial Machines Soon

Government officials and some internet security researchers have been saying for quite some time now that the nation’s (and the world’s) core infrastructure is at risk. Some examples include the flow of water into cities, the flow of electricity, and the traffic lights that keep city streets relatively organized. All of these depend on the reliable function of Industrial Control …

Some US Mercedes Customers Likely Hit With Data Breach

Do you own, or have you recently test-driven a Mercedes? If so, or if you’ve created an account on their website for some other purpose, be advised that the company recently disclosed that they had been hacked. They say that the attackers made off with personal and financial information belonging to more than 1.6 million account holders. Based on the …

ChaiChi Malware Is Spreading Ransomware In The Education Sector

If your business has regular dealings with the Education sector of the market, be aware that the PYSA ransomware gang has a new trick up their sleeves. Recently, they’ve been using a RAT called ChaChi to create back doors in a wide range of education-oriented organizations and steal data or mass lock files with ransomware then try to extort those …

Some TurboTax Accounts Were Hacked Due To Poor Passwords

Hackers around the world have been busy this year, with Intuit being the latest company to fall victim to their attacks. The TurboTax company recently announced that their network was breached following a series of account takeover attacks, and that as a consequence, an undisclosed number of Turbo Tax customers had their personal data compromised. The company stressed that this …

Over 3 Million Affected By Volkswagen Group Data Breach

The Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA), a subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group, recently disclosed a large scale data breach that exposed the personal data of more than three million VW customers. The incident came about because between August of 2019 and May of 2021, one of VWGoA’s vendors left unsecured data exposed on the internet. The company was notified …

Data Breach Hits McDonalds In US And Other Countries

McDonalds is the latest major corporation to fall victim to a hacking attack. The fast-food giant does business in more than 100 countries and has nearly 40,000 locations globally with more than 14,000 in the United States alone. Recently, they disclosed that hackers found a way into their network and stole information belonging to both employees and customers in the …