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BEC Attacks Hit More Than 2,100 Companies throughout the US

Feb 25 by Silviu Stahie

A prolific and dangerous group called Exaggerated Lion has been hitting targets in the United States with business email compromise (BEC) attacks that follow a very specific model. They have racked up thousands of attempts and hundreds of millions of dollars stolen every month.

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Financial Account Security Causing the Greatest Angst, Survey Says

Feb 24 by George V. Hulme

Since 2007, security services provider Unisys has measured the level of security concerns among consumers. Unisys claims its “Security Index” is the longest-running snapshot of consumer views regarding security from around the world.

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Most UK Government Devices Lost or Stolen in 12 Months Were Unencrypted

Feb 21 by Silviu Stahie

More than 2,000 government mobile devices went missing in a recent 12-month period in the UK alone, either lost or stolen. Many were unencrypted, raising questions about cybersecurity.

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Swiss Cybersecurity Body Urges Businesses to Stop Paying Ransomware Demands, Exposes Lax Security Practices

Feb 20 by Filip Truta

Switzerland’s Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) has issued an urgent security notice addressing Swiss-based companies that have recently suffered cyber-attacks.

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More than 44 Million Patient Health Records Compromised in 2019 in the US

Feb 19 by Silviu Stahie

Data breaches in the healthcare industry are on the rise in the United States, and more people are affected each year. While the number of breaches is rising, the number of affected patient records is soaring, having tripled since 2018.

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One for All and All-in-One: Regain Control of Your Security with Bitdefender and ThreatConnect®

Feb 18 by Andrei Pisau

From small companies losing their income to fraud to entire countries being robbed of their data, the past few years have seen an unprecedented surge in security incidents. In fact, the recently launched Allianz Risk Barometer 2020 claims cyber incidents have surpassed even business interruption to become the No. 1 business risk for companies everywhere.

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Business Email Compromise Inflicts $1.7 Billion in Losses in US in 2019

Feb 18 by Silviu Stahie

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has compiled all complaints registered in 2019, and the reported losses exceed $3.5 billion, with Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) accounting for $1.7 billion.

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Oil Industry Boosts Spending on Cybersecurity Five-Fold Since 2017

Feb 17 by Filip Truta

The Oil & Gas sector is investing aggressively in digital as the energy transition progresses and firms move to sustainable business models. That includes heavy investments in cybersecurity, an ongoing trend in an industry bent on protecting assets and reputations.

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Advanced Attack Groups Increasingly Threaten North American Electric Utilities

Feb 14 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to critical infrastructure, there are few more essential than electricity generation and distribution. Without electricity, nothing else works. According to a report from cybersecurity firm Dragos, groups have shown that they have the capability to impact power operations and network connectivity detrimentally. "Electric utilities remain at risk for a disruptive – and potentially destructive – cyberattack due to the political and economic impact such an event may cause,” the firm wrote in its report North American Electric Cyber Threat Perspective.

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U.S. Healthcare System Attacked at Least 172 Times with Ransomware Since 2016

Feb 13 by Silviu Stahie

The healthcare industry is fighting a wave of ransomware attacks, as hackers constantly adapt a varied arsenal of malware tools. A recent survey found 172 cyberattacks against the healthcare systems have succeeded in the past four years.

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Hackers Actively Targeting U.S. Supply Chain Companies, FBI Warns

Feb 12 by Filip Truta

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a private industry notification warning organizations across the U.S. that hackers are actively targeting their supply chain partners to compromise their systems.

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Explore the boundaries of the human element with Bitdefender at RSA 2020

Feb 11 by Andra Cazacu

One year back, Bitdefender was featured in Dark Reading’s series Cybersecurity and the Human Element: We're All Fallible. At that time, we provided our perspective on the fallibility for end users, security leaders, security analysts, IT security administrators, programmers, and attackers. Fast forward to today, RSAC 2020 Trend Report singles out the human element as the main trend in cybersecurity in 2020, and themes RSAC 2020 event around it:

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