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Popular ‘As-a-Service’ Operations Have Earned Cybercriminals over $64m

Popular ‘As-a-Service’ Operations Have Earned Cybercriminals over m

In 2019, cybersecurity firm Group-IB exposed a Russia-based scam-as-a-service operation. This scheme, initially known as Classiscam, employed counterfeit classified advertisements and social engineering tactics to deceive individuals into purchasing non-existent products or services. Victims were manipulated into transferring money directly to the malicious actors or to their bank cards. Over the course of four years, … Read more

Esteemed Cybersecurity PR Agency Turns 28

Esteemed Cybersecurity PR Agency Turns 28

Today, award-winning cybersecurity PR agency, Eskenzi PR, turns 28. The agency, founded in 1995 by Yvonne Eskenzi and Neil Stinchcombe, has worked with some of the largest names in the cybersecurity industry and helped many organisations through sales, acquisitions and IPOs. On the anniversary, Eskenzi noted, in a blog published by the agency’s website: “One … Read more

Why is .US Being Used to Phish So Many of Us?

Why is .US Being Used to Phish So Many of Us?

Domain names ending in “.US” — the top-level domain for the United States — are among the most prevalent in phishing scams, new research shows. This is noteworthy because .US is overseen by the U.S. government, which is frequently the target of phishing domains ending in .US. Also, .US domains are only supposed to be … Read more

Hacker group compromises MSSQL servers to deploy FreeWorld ransomware

Hacker group compromises MSSQL servers to deploy FreeWorld ransomware

Poorly secured Microsoft SQL (MSSQL) servers have become a favorite target for many groups of attackers including ransomware gangs. In a recent attack campaign dubbed DB#JAMMER hackers used brute-force attacks to compromise MSSQL servers and deploy Cobalt Strike and a variant of the Mimic ransomware called FreeWorld. “One of the things that makes DB#JAMMER standout … Read more

A Conversation with OmniIndex’s James Stanbridge on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Tech Recruitment

A Conversation with OmniIndex’s James Stanbridge on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Tech Recruitment

We know that the cybersecurity industry has a skills gap and talent shortage. We also know that hiring from a larger, more diverse talent pool may be a good place to start. But how does diversity, equity and inclusion feed into tech recruitment? James Stanbridge, Head of Product at Omnilndex, sat down with Business Development … Read more

Pathways into Cyber: Transitioning from Healthcare to the Cybersecurity Frontier

Pathways into Cyber: Transitioning from Healthcare to the Cybersecurity Frontier

With today being International Women in Cyber Day, what better opportunity to celebrate the impact of female cyber professionals in the industry? As we navigate through a world where data breaches and ransomware attacks are commonplace occurrences, the significance of a multi-talented and resilient cybersecurity workforce cannot be overstated. Meet Kirsty Perrett, a skilled Lead … Read more

Cybersecurity startups to watch for in 2023

Cybersecurity startups to watch for in 2023

The problems cybersecurity startups attempt to solve are often a bit ahead of the mainstream. They can move faster than most established companies to fill gaps or emerging needs. Startups can often innovate faster because they are unfettered by an installed base. The downside, of course, is that startups often lack resources and maturity. It’s … Read more