Category Archives: Cybercrime

European TLDs Form Centre To Strengthen Cybersecurity Capabilities and Resilience

Eleven European TLDs with support from the organisation representing 50 TLDs across Europe, CENTR, have launched the European top-level domain Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (EUR TLD ISAC). The Centre has the goal of strengthening cybersecurity capabilities and resilience among TLD operators across Europe as well as fostering collaboration.

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UK cybersecurity agency warns of chatbot ‘prompt injection’ attacks

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The UK’s cybersecurity agency has warned that chatbots can be manipulated by hackers to cause scary real-world consequences.

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Scammers Working Hard Over Northern Summer As Vacation-Related Online Scams Rise: Check Point Research

As the northern hemisphere summer gets into full swing, cybercriminals are getting active registering domain names relating to summer vacations, warns Check Point Research.

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PIR and U.S. Red Cross Collaborate To Curtail Fundraising Scams

Public Interest Registry, the .org registry, and the American Red Cross have joined together to curtail scammers seeking to take advantage of natural disasters and the Red Cross’ good name. It is the first time any registry operator has established a Trusted Notifier relationship with a major international humanitarian organisation like the American Red Cross.

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Verizon 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report: frequency and cost of social engineering attacks skyrocket

[news release] Verizon Business today [6 June] released the results of its 16th annual Data Breach Investigations Report (2023 DBIR), which analyzed 16,312 security incidents and 5,199 breaches. Chief among its findings is the soaring cost of ransomware – malicious software (malware) that encrypts an organization’s data and then extorts large sums of money to restore access.

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300 arrested in global crackdown on dark web drug market

Authorities in the U.S. and Europe arrested nearly 300 people, confiscated over $53 million, and seized a dark web marketplace as part of an international crackdown on drug trafficking that officials say was the largest operation of its kind.

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Real-world events trigger online hate toward unrelated groups, study finds

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Real-world events such as murders and political protests can trigger an increase in online hate speech directed against seemingly unrelated groups. The finding could help online moderators better predict when hateful content is most likely to be published, and what they should be looking out for, researchers say.

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U.S. Seizes 7 Domains Used in Cryptocurrency “Pig Butchering” Scheme That Cost 5 Victims $10m

Seven domain names used in a recent cryptocurrency confidence crime, known as “pig butchering”, were seized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia earlier this year. Through these seven domain names, five people were scammed losing $10 million.

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ENISA: Cybersecurity Threats Fast-Forward 2030: Fasten your Security-Belt Before the Ride!

The infographic released by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) highlights the top cybersecurity threats likely to emerge by 2030.

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