The number of patients affected by medical identity theft increased nearly 22 percent in the last year, an increase of nearly half a million victims since 2013.
With multiple recent high profile attacks targeting household names and large employers, individuals increasingly fear cyber crime and its resulting consequences at work as well as at home, according to GFI Software.
Attackers are using Joomla servers with a vulnerable Google Maps plugin installed as a platform for launching DDoS attacks.
The National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) worked with law enforcement colleagues in the Netherlands, Italy and Germany, co-ordinated through Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), to shut down command and control servers used by the RAMNIT botnet.
Tax-themed phishing emails targeting CTOs of tech companies have been spotted by researchers at Talos, Cisco’s security intelligence and research group.
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