Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

American football is a game of politics first, athleticism second. Hence the discussion over the alleged deflate-gate scandal—a debate over the pound-per-square-inch of footballs used in a recent game—and not the scoreboard. But football, like politics, naturally attracts scandals, and scammers. Major sporting events breed scams, thefts and other nefarious activities, and the Super Bowl […]

One Phish, Two Phish: How Cybercriminals Reel in 80% of Users with Deceptive Emails We’ve all seen it. The innocent-looking message from what appears to be your bank, reminding you that it’s time to update your account information with the simple click of a link and the entering of some personal information. Everything looks in […]

By Raj Samani (@Raj_Samani) and Christiaan Beek (@ChristiaanBeek) In the McAfee Labs Threats Report published in November 2014, Senior Vice President Vincent Weafer commented that 2014 will be remembered as “the year of shaken trust.” Indeed almost every threat measured saw notable increases in Q3 that pointed to a rather ominous 2015.  There was, however, […]

Director Michael Mann’s cyber-thriller, Blackhat, opened in theaters this weekend, and promised to be the most realistic portrayal of cybersecurity to date. So, of course, I just had to get down to my local theater and see it for myself. For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, blackhat is a name derived from hacker […]

It’s fair to say that 2014 was the year of the data breach with frequent high-profile incidents compromising personal customer information and credit card details. That’s backed up by PwC’s Global State of Information Security survey of almost 10,000 business and IT executives, which shows the number of incidents detected up 48 per cent on […]