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Cyber Attacks Continue to Target SWIFT: The Globex Bank Incident Reminds Us of Urgent Actions to Prevent Fraud Losses

Posted by Matan Kubovsky on Dec 22, 2017 5:22:45 PM

As 2017 comes to a close, the string of recent attacks on SWIFT and other financial messaging systems are emerging as one of the main threat trends. News has just surfaced of another such attack – this time impacting Globex Bank in Russia, which took place on December 15th. Attackers apparently attempted to steal almost $1M by manipulating international transfer requests through the systems within the bank that connect to the SWIFT messaging service. 

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Ransomware - Is Your Company the Next Blackmail Target?

Posted by Tom Sela on Jul 6, 2016 8:56:21 AM

Ransomware is the biggest topic in the cybersecurity community right now – but this certainly doesn’t mean it’s a new concept. Malware capable of encrypting files on infected machines has existed since 1989, but today’s cyber attacks are far more sophisticated.

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Keeping Cyber Attackers in an Endless Maze with Deception Technology

Posted by Hanan Levin on Jun 9, 2016 12:16:40 AM

Cyber attackers only need one small crack in a security plan to invade and jeopardize an entire organization. As IBM and Ponemon Institute reported in their 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, this is becoming a costly problem for today’s businesses.

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Why Attackers Know Your Network Better Than You Do

Posted by David Hunt on Apr 25, 2016 2:18:11 AM

 At this year’s inaugural Usenix Enigma security conference, crowds flocked to listen to an unconventional speaker.

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5 Takeaways from Kaspersky’s 2015 IT Security Risks Survey

Posted by David Hunt on Mar 31, 2016 9:56:44 AM

International software security group Kaspersky Lab recently published their findings from the 2015 Global IT Security Risks Survey, which included responses from 5564 IT professionals across 38 countries.

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Do Wearables Threaten Cybersecurity in the Workplace?

Posted by David Hunt on Mar 27, 2016 12:17:11 PM

Whether it’s smart glasses, fitness trackers, smart watches or even smart clothing, wearables are the latest consumer trend – and it’s one that’s burgeoning globally.

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