Facebook is used by nearly a sixth of the world’s population. This large number of Facebook users are vulnerable to information security attacks. Hacking social media accounts does not require sophisticated skills. By way of illustration, a simple Google search reveals numerous instructions on how to gain unauthorized access to a Facebook account. Hacked Facebook profiles, in combination with user data picked from other sources (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, and check-ins), allow criminals to construct a full personal, financial, and behavioral image of their victims that may be further utilized...Read more 0
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Since 2015, information security specialists have been stressing that the number of ransomware attacks against law firms has increased significantly. Firms providing legal services are attractive targets for ransomware attacks because many of them are ready to pay to cyber criminals to avoid the negative reputational consequences which arise from the failure to protect their clients’ sensitive information. Our article examining the anatomy of ransomware attacks on law firms is available here. Image: © Public Domain (Pixabay)....Read more 0
In the past two years, the financial world has been stunned by three major cyber-attacks on banks which were committed by (1) utilising the digital infrastructure of the targeted banks and (2) exploiting weaknesses in the systems that connect banks to the global SWIFT network. Our new article discusses the modus operandi of (1) the attack on Ecuadorian Banco del Austro in January 2015, (2) the attack on Vietnam’s Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank in May 2015, and (3) the attack on Bangladesh Central Bank in February 2016. In...Read more 0
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