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Anatomy of a survey scam – how innocent questions can rip you off

byPaul DucklinWe’ve been receiving loads of survey scam emails lately – and you probably get heaps of these, too.So we thought we’d take you through a recent scam from go to woe, with screenshots to document the path that the crooks lured us along.Sometimes, a picture is worth 1000 words (or 1024 words, if you are accustomed to binary numbe
Publish At:2020-06-22 13:39 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:Uncategorized fraud phising Scam Survey

You’re Fake News! Brits still struggling to tell fact from fiction

One in ten of Brits can never tell if something is true or false Over 60% say their social networks are flooded with misinformation A new survey of nearly 2,000 people from Cybersecurity specialists Panda Security has found that a worrying number of Brits are still unable to distinguish fact from fiction. According to the poll, less than half of the general
Publish At:2020-06-11 08:00 | Read:193 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Press Releases fake news survey

Cybersecurity Must be an Integral Part of any Pandemic Response Plan from Now On

Sometimes the best way to inform ourselves about how cybersecurity is dealing with a new threat, technology, or situation is to just ask. COVID-19, and the resulting lockdowns, quarantines and economic changes certainly counts as a ‘situation’ for cybersecurity.While it would be nice if cybersecurity could temporarily take a backseat while people and organiz
Publish At:2020-06-02 02:20 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection COVID-19 c

Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds of Orgs Have Experienced COVID-19 Related Attacks

This new world is putting a strain on organizations’ digital security defenses. First, malicious actors are increasingly leveraging coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as a theme to target organizations and to prey upon the fears of their employees. Our weekly COVID-19 scam roundups have made this reality clear.Second, organizations are working to mitigate the risks
Publish At:2020-05-24 10:02 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Cyberattacks Remote working

Survey: 93% of ICS Pros Fear Digital Attacks Will Affect Operations

Digital attackers are increasingly targeting industrial environments these days. Take manufacturing organizations, for instance. Back in late-August, FortiGuard Labs discovered a malspam campaign that had targeted a large U.S. manufacturing company with a variant of the LokiBot infostealer family. It wasn’t long thereafter when Bloomberg reported on the effo
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:10 | Read:872 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security experts ics Industrial Survey

"2017 Application Security Survey is Live!"

 Our 2016 application security survey, led by Dr. Johannes Ullrich, saw AppSec Programs continuously improving. In this year's 2017 survey led by Jim Bird, we will be looking at how AppSec is keeping up with rapidly increasing rates of change as organizations continue to adopt agile de
Publish At:2019-10-18 04:00 | Read:1012 | Comments:0 | Tags:Survey

US, China and the UK are top regions affected by IoT security threats

In the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem today, cyberattacks are becoming more diverse and sophisticated with cybercriminals taking over home network routers to launch attacks on smart home devices.Trend Micro’s recent report shows more than 1.8 million cyberattacks have been conducted through home network routers in the past six months.
Publish At:2017-08-16 02:40 | Read:4532 | Comments:0 | Tags:Don't miss Featured news News Internet of Things survey Tren

Turning Off Cybersecurity to Increase Productivity Shouldn’t Be How the Problem Gets Solved

It seems security teams are under a lot of pressure from the organization when it comes to the balance between productivity and staying secure. Our infographic below explains how this plays out: with some saying they turn off security and others modifying it. Cybersecurity shouldn’t be this hard and it shouldn’t impact end user behavior. Users s
Publish At:2017-07-24 23:15 | Read:3597 | Comments:0 | Tags:Company News 2017 click cybersecurity infographic Infosecuri

Security Professionals Admit to Paying Ransom and Hiding Breaches (Infographic)

We did a survey at RSAC in February that kind of blew our minds; so much so we surveyed more people to check our work! Security professionals admit to paying ransom (from ransomware) and not telling anyone what they’d done. When we went more broadly – U.S. and U.K. security pros – the numbers didn’t get better (they got worse). Have
Publish At:2017-05-13 12:35 | Read:4902 | Comments:0 | Tags:Company News Threats breaches infographic Malware ransom Ran

Survey: 90% of Internet Users Don’t Know How To Protect Themselves Online

In a recent survey by tech giant Mozilla, an overwhelming majority of Internet users admitted they are not informed about how to protect themselves online.The survey polled over 30,000 participants from around the globe – including France, Germany, Australia, Canada, the US and the UK – in an effort to learn more about users’ views on privacy, encryption and
Publish At:2017-03-15 05:05 | Read:4249 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Mozilla online Privacy Survey

New Research Highlights Top Cyber-Attack Concerns for 2017

With such a lively 2016 ­for infosec – mega-breaches, new malware strains, inventive phishing techniques, and big debates between security and privacy – there’s plenty of reason to pause and consider what the security community should be most concerned about for 2017 and what they can do to prepare. Tripwire Survey: Preparing for Top Attacks of 2017 from
Publish At:2017-02-15 21:50 | Read:5824 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Tripwire News 2017 Survey threats tripwire

Fraud and Computer Misuse Crime on the Rise, Study Finds

A new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) states that cybercrime is on the raise in England and Wales.According to the report, adults aged 16 and over experienced an estimated 5.8 million incidents in the past 12 months, with 3.8 million of those classified as fraud and another 2 million as computer misuse incidents.Regarding fraud, there we
Publish At:2016-07-21 14:15 | Read:3517 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Crime England Fraud Survey

PUP Friday survey results and feedback

In the beginning of the year, we asked our readers for their input about our PUP Friday initiative. For those of you that took the time to fill out the survey or post their comments, thank you for your feedback and continuous support! The numbers We had hundreds of readers that filled out our survey. Which is pretty great. Thanks for that. Over 95% of them a
Publish At:2016-04-16 10:50 | Read:3925 | Comments:0 | Tags:PUPs Threat analysis feedback PUP Friday results survey

Avoid: “I just hacked my friend’s account” Twitter spam

We’re seeing references to a website which claims to let visitors hack Twitter feeds of their choosing. It is, of course, all highly technical and they can’t possibly reveal the secrets of how they do it – it just works. Honest. The site in question is hacktwitterpassword(dot)com I just hacked my friends account with this website wow its w
Publish At:2016-04-04 14:55 | Read:3587 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering download hack hacking password

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear? Stop being so British!

There’s a famous phrase that says something along the lines of if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear. I’m not sure how well used that phrase is around the world but I suspect it may well be uniquely British. Why? Well I’m not entirely sure – is it because we’re a nation filled with apathy or one that lacks und
Publish At:2016-02-26 18:15 | Read:2969 | Comments:0 | Tags:Survey

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