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Ransomware BCyber / October 19, 2020

Ad-light, Malware-heavy # Chris Dzombak

Ad-light, Malware-heavy Since December 17, Forbes has been running an experiment wherein some fraction of visitors who are running ad blockers are blocked from accessing Forbes articles until they disable their ad blocker. In exchange, Forbes promises an “ad-light experience”: A Forbes article published yesterday claims that this interstitial resulted ...

todayOctober 18, 2020

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Companies Can Be Punished for Ransomware Payoffs: Treasury

Paying ransomware demands could get a lot pricier. The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today issued an that companies that facilitate ransomware payments put themselves at risk of additional financial penalties…from the United States. That’s because, under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Trading ...

todayOctober 5, 2020

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Your anti-phishing test emails may be too easy to spot. NIST has a training tool for that • The Register

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has said it has developed a way of measuring precisely why corporate staff click on obvious phishing emails and open malware-laden attachments, despite warnings not to do those things. “Many organizations have phishing training programs in which employees receive fake phishing ...

todayOctober 4, 2020

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You have to be very on-trend as a cybercrook – hence why coronavirus-themed phishing is this year’s must-have look • The Register

Coronavirus-themed malicious emails were the standout feature of online naughtiness in the first half of 2020, according to infosec firm F-Secure – though overall volumes of phishing did decrease a touch. “Cyber criminals don’t have many operational constraints, so they can quickly respond to breaking events and incorporate them into ...