For malicious parties hoping to capitalize on the frantic frenzy of online purchasing, both the prevalence of email marketing and popularity of mobile purchasing pose significant threats. The promise of incredible deals via email marketing campaigns presents the perfect attack vector for malicious parties to prey on unsuspecting shoppers.
Phishing. An ancient attack by internet standards, that both the general public and developers are aware of to different extents. Phishing relies on social engineering to allow hackers to gain access to sensitive data through fraudulent call-to-actions which mimic alerts from trusted brands and sources.
Gone are the days when people frequented their banks to get their errands done. With more and more banking activities being performed online via web and mobile applications, the security risks are rising exponentially. But are banks and financial institutions doing enough to safeguard our privacy and financial assets? What are the risks and what
Online e-commerce has become the rage. Millions of people worldwide are doing their shopping on the various online platforms. But even enormous e-commerce platforms like eBay are not immune to cybercrime, as security researcher MLT demonstrated recently. The culprit this time was Cross Site Scripting (XSS), a common application layer vulnerability that obviously was not detected/remediated during
The Bitcoin bandwagon has stalled. The value of the Cryptocurrency skyrocketed in 2013, but a downward trend is being witnessed this year. Investors and traders wishing to see Bitcoins in the mainstream e-commerce scene will probably have to wait a little longer. Besides the glaring lack of regulation and worrying price volatility, cybercriminal activity has
The Cridex Banking Trojan is wreaking havoc in Europe, especially in Germany. Hackers are implementing the traditional phishing methodology to trick victims into compromising their banking information. The Cridex malware has now officially overtaken the ZeuS Trojan and its clones thanks to the recent activity spike. Six different URL schemes are being used to cover-up
Major hackings are taking place all the time, with many going undetected and unreported. The latest high-profile intrusion took place recently in France, with an estimated 800,000 customers falling victim to privacy and identity-theft. The mobile giant has notified the victims and apologized for the incident. Around 3% of Orange.fr customers were hit by the
While hackers are finding new ways to infiltrate computers and networks, email accounts remain the preferred target for extracting sensitive data. The latest breach was found in the Yahoo email service, which was officially acknowledged and confirmed by the internet company on its Tumblr page.
The “smart” home appliances we all are letting into our lives are getting “smarter”. This isn’t a movie plot, nor is it a scientific experiment. Security provider Proofpoint estimates that over 750,000 phishing and spam emails have already been sent out by infected fridges, televisions and other appliances.
If you own a PC running Windows, you are vulnerable to Cryptolocker. This Trojan entered the spotlight in late 2013 and is not showing any signs of slowing down. It’s very important to understand and be aware of this fast-spreading ransomware, which has already earned its operators lots of money. The dreaded Trojan initially spread only via emails.