One man lost his life savings in a SIM hack. Here’s how you can try to protect yourself

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San Francisco (CNN Business)Robert Ross was sitting in his San Francisco home office in October 2018 when he noticed the bars on his phone had disappeared and he had no cell coverage. A few hours later, he had lost $1 million.Ross was the victim of a SIM hack, an attack that occurs when hackers take … Read moreOne man lost his life savings in a SIM hack. Here’s how you can try to protect yourself

Over half of organizations were successfully phished in 2019

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Nearly 90 percent of global organizations were targeted with BEC and spear phishing attacks in 2019, reflecting cybercriminals’ continued focus on compromising individual end users, a Proofpoint survey reveals. Seventy-eight percent also reported that security awareness training activities resulted in measurable reductions in phishing susceptibility. The report examines global data from nearly 50 million simulated phishing attacks sent by … Read moreOver half of organizations were successfully phished in 2019

Backing Up May Be Easier, But There’s More to It Than You Think

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Yes, of course you need to back up your critical data files, and yes, the cloud has made that task easier. But the cloud and virtualization have also added a whole new aspect to backup and many people are forgetting about it. This may not be a valid assumption but, if you’re in business, then … Read moreBacking Up May Be Easier, But There’s More to It Than You Think

সাম্প্রতিক এটিএম মেশিন হ্যাকিং প্রচেষ্টা প্রসঙ্গে:

সম্প্রতি খবর এসেছে এটিএম মেশিন হ্যাক করার অপরাধে কয়েকজন ইউক্রেনিয়ান পুলিশের হাতে ধরা পড়েছে। আমাদের ব্যাংকিং সিস্টেমের দুর্বলতার সুযোগ নিয়ে সেখানে দেশিদের পাশাপাশি বিদেশিরাও অনেক আগে থেকেই হামলা করে আসছে। এটা জানা ছিল বলেই এটিএম হ্যাকের চেষ্টার খবরে অবাক হইনি। কিন্তু কিছু কিছু খবরের হেডলাইন দেখে, আর পরে পুরো খবর পড়ে যেটা অবাক হয়ে দেখলাম, … Read moreসাম্প্রতিক এটিএম মেশিন হ্যাকিং প্রচেষ্টা প্রসঙ্গে:

Bangladesh arrests six Ukraine nationals for ATM fraud

Police have been granted three days to grill six foreigners arrested for hacking into an ATM of a private bank using digital forgery to withdraw money from it. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Dhiman Chandra Mondol passed the order on Monday after police sought eight days to question the alleged fraudsters. The suspects are all Ukrainian nationals, … Read moreBangladesh arrests six Ukraine nationals for ATM fraud

Hackers reportedly used a tool developed by the NSA to attack Baltimore’s computer systems

EternalBlue was also used in the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks in 2017 Since May 7th, the Baltimore’s city government has been dealing with a ransomware attack that has shut down everything from its email to the systems that allow residents to pay water bills, purchase homes, and other services. According to a report in The New York Times, … Read moreHackers reportedly used a tool developed by the NSA to attack Baltimore’s computer systems

885 Million Records Exposed Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

Several million records said to include bank account details, Social Security digits, wire transactions, and other mortgage paperwork, were found publicly accessible on the server of a major U.S. financial service company. More than 885 million records in total were reportedly exposed, according to Krebs on Security. The data was taken offline on Friday. Ben Shoval, … Read more885 Million Records Exposed Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

UK to invest $28M in cyber operations centers

The United Kingdom is preparing to invest 22 million pounds, the equivalent of almost $28 million, to open new cyber operation centers. British Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt is set to make the announcement during a conference in London at the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre.   “It’s time to pay more than lip service to cyber,” she … Read moreUK to invest $28M in cyber operations centers

How Hackers Access Direct Deposit Paycheck — And What to Do About It

Getting your paycheck deposited directly into your bank account seems like a handy solution but in some cases. hackers can access them. Getting your paycheck deposited directly into your bank account seems like a handy solution because you don’t have to pick up the check from your workplace and take it to the bank to … Read moreHow Hackers Access Direct Deposit Paycheck — And What to Do About It