How to Protect Your Organization Against BEC Scams

To execute a classic business email compromise (BEC) hoax, a malicious actor portrays himself as a company executive or a trusted contractor to dupe an employee into wiring funds to a wrong bank...
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These New Google Search Hacks Push Viruses and Porn

An entirely foolproof digital system has yet to be masterminded. Meanwhile, this is wishful thinking. Computers can be hacked, smartphones can be jailbroken, and IoT devices in a smart home are...
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The Rise of the First Cyber Extortion Cartel

Although different ransomware gangs operate in the same niche of cybercrime, they are rivals that don’t share their tactics, techniques, and procedures with like-minded bad actors. Conspiracy is a...
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David Balaban

David Balaban is a computer security researcher with over 17 years of experience in malware analysis and antivirus software evaluation. David runs and projects that present expert opinions on contemporary information security matters, including social engineering, malware, penetration testing, threat intelligence, online privacy, and white hat hacking. David has a strong malware troubleshooting background, with the recent focus on ransomware countermeasures.
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