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The FBI warned about business email compromise attacks, which have cost businesses in the U.S. an estimated $1.6 billion since 2013.

FBI: Business Email Compromise is a $5 Billion Industry

In-brief: the FBI is warning the public to beware of business email compromise attacks, saying that they have cost U.S. businesses more than $1.6 billion in losses since 2013. 

The Billion Dollar Headache: Sophisticated Ransomware takes aim at Small Business

The Billion Dollar Headache: Sophisticated Ransomware takes aim at Small Business

In-brief: in the latest Security Ledger podcast, Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Lior Div of the firm Cybereason and Brian NeSmith of the firm Arctic Wolf about the growing sophistication of ransomware attacks and platforms and how scammers are targeting small businesses and non-profits. 

Google Docs Scam Highlights Phishing’s Low, Low Bar

Google Docs Scam Highlights Phishing’s Low, Low Bar

In-brief: There were a thousand reasons not to click on that Google Docs link…but thousands of people did anyway. Why?

Trend said attackers could remotely or locally tamper with control parameters on industrial robots, which lack security features found in modern IT systems.

Report warns of Robot Hacks, Tampering

In-brief: Common industrial robots are susceptible to hacks and other forms of electronic hacking that could cause physical harm to workers or result in flawed and dangerous products.

Info on Intel Flaw Followed Offer of Cash Bounty

Info on Intel Flaw Followed Offer of Cash Bounty

In-brief: the disclosure of a critical flaw in remote management software by Intel followed the company’s move, in March, to begin offering cash bounties for information about software vulnerabilities, an Intel spokesman confirmed.