Crooks are increasingly targeting DeFi platforms to steal cryptocurrency

The U.S. FBI warns investors that crooks are increasingly exploiting security issues in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) platforms to steal cryptocurrency. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to warn investors that cybercriminals are increasingly exploiting security flaws in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) platforms to steal cryptocurrency. Threat actors are exploiting […]

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Massive Losses Define Epidemic of ‘Pig Butchering’

U.S. state and federal investigators are being inundated with reports from people who’ve lost hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in connection with a complex investment scam known as “pig butchering,” wherein people are lured by flirtatious strangers online into investing in cryptocurrency trading platforms that eventually seize any funds when victims try to […]

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Healthcare organizations targeted with Maui ransomware

A less known ransomware threat dubbed Maui has been and is likely to continue hitting healthcare organizations, a new CISA alert warns. Maui is unusual in many ways: it does not show a ransom note, it does not rely upon external infrastructure to receive encryption keys, and it does not encrypt files and/or systems indiscriminately. […]

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Attackers are using deepfakes to snag remote IT jobs

Malicious individuals are using stolen personally identifiable information (PII) and voice and video deepfakes to try to land remote IT, programming, database and software-related jobs, the FBI has warned last week. The increasing malicious use of deepfakes Deepfakes are synthetic media – images, audio recordings, videos – that make it look like a person has […]

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