A week ago, SANS ISC handler and freelance security consultant Xavier Mertens analyzed a Word document containing malicious macros, and unearthed in it a VBA function that changes the document layout.
Rohit Jawa, 25, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with eight counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.
While 2015 is drawing to a close, the security fraud community is preparing for more battles ahead in 2016.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved final amendments to its Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), including a change that will help protect consumers from fraud by prohibiting four discrete types of payment methods favored by scammers.
Google Chrome users will from now on be faced with a new, customized warning every time they visit a website/page that contains social engineering content: "The threat landscape is constantly changing—bad actors on the web are using more and different types of deceptive behavior to trick you into performing actions that you didn’t intend or want, so we’ve expanded protection to include social engineering," Google's Emily Schechter and Noé Lutz explained the move.
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