How Cybersecurity Is Evolving: The Real Lesson of Machine Learning

Posted by Craig McDonald on 11 December 2018 12:19:00 AEDT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are currently hot property, on the wish and hit lists of just about every company on the planet.

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Breaking Through The Culture Of Denial: Why Business Leaders Need To Share Their Experiences

Posted by Craig McDonald on 28 November 2018 16:58:40 AEDT

Another day, another red-faced exec wondering how his company just managed to get scammed out of thousands of dollars. Embarrassing? Yes. Uncommon? No.

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Silly (Shopping) Season is Upon Us

Posted by Craig McDonald on 22 November 2018 16:15:08 AEDT

It’s officially silly (shopping) season. Inboxes around the world are starting to fill up with crazy hot sales, festive deals, and year-end promotions.

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Social Engineering: The Psychological Tools Of Cybercrime

Posted by Craig McDonald on 26 October 2018 08:05:00 AEDT

“How did I fall for that?”

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The imitation game: email fraud, phishing & brandjacking

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 July 2018 12:22:15 AEST

The term “imitation game” comes from a paper Alan Turing wrote in 1960 called Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Turing posed the question "Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game?"
While machines are now beginning to answer Turing’s question in the affirmative, the most dangerous copycats in the cyber-world are still humans.

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Criminals targeting mobiles to hack into business data

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 28 May 2018 13:15:31 AEST


BYOD -
Bring Your Own Device- is standard practice now in most industries. Every person working in an office has a web-enabled phone in their pocket that can receive email and that’s increasingly the in-point for phishing scams. 

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FBI stats: email fraud still #1 cybercrime

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 May 2018 12:29:31 AEST


The latest
report released by the FBI’s internet crime division - IC3 - reveals that email-based social engineering attacks were the most commonly reported cybercrime category in 2017.

IC3 received 300,000 complaints in 2017, representing estimated losses of more than US$1.4 billion.

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One email can take down your business: social engineering

Posted by Craig McDonald on 05 March 2018 14:03:48 AEDT


Last December, cybercriminals stole millions of dollars from several law firms with a simple email scam.

The scammers phoned the lawyers and asked them for legal advice. After a conversation over the phone they promised to email the lawyers some ‘important documents’ related to their cases. When the lawyers opened the emails they found links that pointed to documents stored on an online file sharing site that required them to enter their email account passwords to gain access.

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Social Engineering: Hacking + Psychology = Fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 January 2018 11:55:41 AEDT


Recently
The Brisbane Times broke a story about cybercriminals who stole millions of dollars from Queensland law firms in December. This story is interesting because the cybercriminals involved didn’t hack into the lawyer's network or infect their computers with a virus - they just sent them an email.

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Holiday Retail Season is Boom Time for Cybercriminals

Posted by Craig McDonald on 28 November 2017 16:04:02 AEDT


The most profitable time of year for retailers is right now - between the North American ‘Thanksgiving’ and new-year. When business is booming, cybercriminals are busy too. The
holiday season creates a perfect storm for criminals. Retail companies are doing billions in transactions and during the silly season there’s more work to do during the same hours. Everyone is overworked and under pressure, which is the perfect environment for scams to be executed.

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