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  • Email scammers stole $215M from businesses in 14 months

    29.01.2015

    The Business E-mail Compromise scam is alive and well, and expected to rise both when it comes to the number of victims and the total money loss sustained by them.

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    27.01.2015

    Bitdefender is warning Microsoft Office users against the emergence of a new spam campaign that is looking to trick antispam filters in order to allow spam to pass freely into mailboxes.

  • What makes phishing emails so successful?

    26.01.2015

    According to the results of a study performed by researchers from the University at Buffalo, “information-rich” emails that alter the recipients’ cognitive processes are mostly to blame for the success of phishing scams.

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    26.01.2015

    For most people, a ransomware infection is not a huge tragedy: they pay the bogus fine (or not), and ultimately get their computer back either because the criminals unlock it or because they clean up the machine themselves.

  • 11% of Android banking and finance apps are dangerous

    21.01.2015

    RiskIQ found that more than 40,000 of the 350,000 apps which reference banking in the world’s top 90 app stores contain malware or suspicious binaries.




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Email scammers stole $215M from businesses in 14 months

Posted on 29 January 2015.  |  In 14 months there have been nearly 1200 US and a little over 900 non-US victims of BEC scams, and the total money loss reached nearly $215 million.


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