5 New cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the financial services sector

It’s been a mixed year for the financial services sector. Some companies have seen increased demand for their services, while others have struggled to deal with the downturn in mortgage deals and reduced consumer spending. At a more granular level, many financial services companies have also had to deal with new ways of work, including … Continue reading 5 New cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the financial services sector

Hacker publishes stolen email and mailing addresses of 270,000 Ledger cryptocurrency wallet users

Details of Ledger hardware wallet customers provides golden opportunity for scammers Scams include threats to break into homes of customers if ransom is not paid The phone numbers, email and postal addresses of over 270,000 owners of the Ledger cryptocurrency hardware wallet have been made freely available for download from a hacking forum. The information, … Continue reading Hacker publishes stolen email and mailing addresses of 270,000 Ledger cryptocurrency wallet users

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo grew by 62% in 2020

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo continues to grow rapidly as the company reached 102M daily search queries for the first time in January. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that builds its search index using its DuckDuckBot crawler, indexing WikiPedia, and through partners like Bing. The search engine does not use any data from Google. What … Continue reading Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo grew by 62% in 2020

Stolen credit card shop Jokers Stash closes after making a fortune

The administrator of Joker's Stash, a popular and one of the longest-running marketplace for cybercriminals to purchase stolen credit cards, announced on Friday that they would permanently shut down the operation next month. They published messages on multiple cybercriminal forums to inform about the retirement, set for February 15, and that all servers and backups … Continue reading Stolen credit card shop Jokers Stash closes after making a fortune

Windows Finger command abused by phishing to download malware

Attackers are using the normally harmless Windows Finger command to download and install a malicious backdoor on victims' devices. The 'Finger' command is a utility that originated in Linux/Unix operating systems that allows a local user to retrieve a list of users on a remote machine or information about a particular remote user. In addition … Continue reading Windows Finger command abused by phishing to download malware