Phishing

The tactics of cyber criminal hacking crews are indistinguishable from those of sophisticated, state sponsored "advanced persistent threat" groups, the firm FireEye said in its most recent M-Trends report.

Report: Hacking Crews are all APT now

  In-brief:The tactics of cyber criminal hacking crews are indistinguishable from those of sophisticated, state sponsored “advanced persistent threat” groups, the firm FireEye said in its most recent M-Trends report.

Tax Day, 1920. These days, electronic filing is the norm and fraud linked to electronic tax returns is a major problem, says Michael Bruemmer of the firm Experian. (Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress.)

Podcast: Fraud Linked to Stolen W-2s a growing Problem for Uncle Sam

In-brief: Experian Vice President of Data Breach Resolution tells The Security Ledger that tax ID fraud linked to stolen W-2 forms is up 25% this year, just the latest trend in a long running problem securing tax returns from scammers. But what’s the solution? 

Google's Gmail platform offers many security features that protect accounts from takeover, according to security experts.

Trump’s Not Crazy To Secure @POTUS with Gmail. Here’s Why.

In-brief: is having the Chief Executive’s Twitter account secured by a Google Gmail account really a security lapse? Not necessarily.

Sadara, a joint venture of the Saudi Oil Company and Dow Chemical is the latest victim of the Shamoon malware, which is circulating among private sector firms and government agencies in the country.

Revived Shamoon Virus Causing Disruptions in Saudi Oil Sector

In-brief:The security firm Symantec said it is investigating a string of cyber attacks in the Middle East linked to Shamoon, a piece of destructive malicious software linked to the government of Iran.

A database containing 900 gigabytes of customer data and support requests for the Israeli firm Cellebrite was stolen and leaked to the website Motherboard. Cellebrite makes technology that helps law enforcement agencies get data off of mobile devices.

Surveillance Technology Vendor Cellebrite Has Customer Data Stolen

In-brief: Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that sells mobile phone forensic tools, was the victim of a hack that stole information on customers – many of them law enforcement agencies and governments.