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Work-at-Home Jobs: Often Laundering Stolen Money for Hackers

Hackers who raid corporate bank accounts often launder stolen funds by depositing them in accounts owned by “money mules,” people recruited through work-at-home job scams. The mules are usually instructed to wire the stolen funds to the scammers. Increasingly, however, the mules are being directed to send the funds using bitcoin ATMs, according to KrebsOnSecurity.Continue Reading…

The Social Security Scam You Need to Tell People About

According to the Detroit Free Press, seniors in several states have received a notice about a “referendum on Social Security” in their mailbox from an organization called the American Service Council. The letter includes a voting form and requests a donation of $16.45 or more to fight “Washington Insiders” who say that seniors do not need Social Security and already have enough money for retirement without it.Continue Reading…

Apple Takes Backwards Step with iOS 10 Roll Out

After the iPhone encryption battle between Apple and the FBI, Apple was inspired to work toward making an unhackable future iPhones by implementing stronger security measures even the company can’t hack.

Even at that point the company hired one of the key developers of Signal — one of the world’s most secure, encrypted messaging apps — its core security team to achieve this goal.

But it seems like Apple has taken something of a backward step.

Tick, tock, tick, tock: New Malware Hits Your Network Every Four Seconds

An exponential rise in malware means employees are at their highest-ever risk of accidentally installing malicious software onto an enterprise network — an event that happens every four seconds within the average company, a new report has warned.

Security researchers at Check Point analyzed information on over 30,000 security incidents discovered by the company’s ThreatCloud prevention software at more than 1,000 companies across the globe.

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