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The inexorable rise of advanced persistent threats
John Bensalhia talks to Ian Thornton-Trump about the rise of the APT (Advanced Persistent Threat), and how organisations can best defend themselves  Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a relatively recent addition to the cybersecurity lexicon. It stands for a stealth computer network attack in which the attackers illegally gain access to a network and stay... Read More

Two Iranians indicted for SamSam ransomware attacks

The FBI has identified two of the perpetrators responsible for long-running cybercrime that crippled hospitals, government agencies and institutions in US and Canada According to the FBI, Iranian residents Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri were two of the culprits behind the notorious ransomware attacks that infected more than 230 entities and caused… Read More


Global ad fraud scheme cashed in $7 million using data centre “methbot”

Criminal group’s methbot scheme rented more than 1,900 computer servers hosted in Dallas data centres to load ads on fabricated websites A major fraud operation which caused businesses millions of dollars in losses from falsified ad revenue has been dismantled by US authorities. Two global cybercrime rings were uncovered resulting in the indictment of eight men on… Read More


Reserve Bank of India to improve security in FY19

An alarming number of cyber fraud crimes have forced the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to seek out more hardened measures to protect against security threats. For the fiscal agenda for 2018-19, RBI has publicised its focus on improving security measures against cyberattacks with the help of detection company Acalvio. Acalvio’s report said: “The ever-increasing threat… Read More


Facebook pulls 650 accounts linked to misinformation campaign

Facebook has announced the removal of more than 650 accounts originating in Iran. These accounts were identified as displaying ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’, and while the campaigns may not have been directly affiliated with one another, they were all similarly targeted as misleading Facebook users about their origination and goals. In an announcement, Facebook indicated that… Read More



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