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McAfee's Own Anti-Hacking Service Exposed Users to Banking Malware
zdnet.com
The malware was hosted on a third-party website but was shared via a domain associated with McAfee ClickProtect, an email protection service that the company touts as able to "protect your business from hacking." The service is meant to protect against phishing attacks, malware from links in emails, and prevent users from visiting sites that are known to be high risk.
Cybercriminals Infiltrating E-Mail Networks to Divert Large Customer Payments
schneier.com
There's a new criminal tactic involving hacking an e-mail account of a company that handles high-value transactions and diverting payments.
New Microsoft Word Attacks Infect PCs Sans Macros
arstechnica.com
Fancy Bear, the advanced hacking group researchers say is tied to the Russian government, is actively exploiting a newly revived technique that gives attackers a stealthy means of infecting computers using Microsoft Office documents, security researchers said this week.
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TODAY'S IDENTITY THEFT & SCAM NEWS
Trump Administration Releases Rules on Disclosing Cyber Flaws
reuters.com
The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery.
FEMA Admits to Identity Theft Claims After NBC2 Investigation
nbc-2.com
Dozens of Southwest Floridians are sick and tired of waiting for answers from FEMA after being hit by Hurricane Irma and then, identity thieves. A month after the NBC2 Investigators exposed a major scheme involving criminals stealing local identities to defraud the federal government, the NBC2 Investigators are finally getting answers from FEMA.
CareFirst Data Breach Case Moves to US Supreme Court
healthitsecurity.com
The CareFirst data breach case is moving forward for a potential decision on what injuries plaintiffs need to show in data breach claims.
Financial Services Has Most Code Vulnerabilities of All Industries: Analysis
securityweek.com
Today, a new CAST report on application security health (CRASH) highlights that finance has some of the worst code -- in security terms -- of all the major industry sectors.
Man Charged for Using vDOS Hacker for Hire Against Minnesota Firm
scmagazine.com
Gammell has been charged with intentional damage to a protected computer and authorities say he made monthly payments between July 2015 and September 2016 to services like the now defunct vDOS platform along with others to launch periodic attacks and to bring down Washburn Computer Group in Monticello, Minn. according to court records.