August 12, 2016

Herjavec Security News Watch: August 6 – 12, 2016

Stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity news, activity, trends and breaches. Follow Herjavec Group’s Security News Watch each week and stay informed.

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How to withdraw up to $50,000 in cash from an ATM by using data stolen from EMV cards: Hackers are using Europay, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards to steal thousands from ATM banks. 

How Robot Malware Brains Work: Researchers can use ‘malware robots’ and their ‘thought processes’, as a result of their artificial intelligence, to learn how to defeat malware and enhance security.  

‘Project Sauron’ malware hidden for five years:  The malware allows the threat actors to spy on the infected computers and has been found on the computers of 30 organizations based in Rwanda, Russia, and Iran. The group is thought to be a nation state-level attacker

How hackers steal personal data from Rio Olympics visitors: With the influx of tourists in Rio for the 2016 Olympics, hackers are taking to many means in order to steal personal data from unsuspecting visitors. 

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Hacked companies still prioritize innovation over cybersecurity: Out of the 80% of companies that have been hacked at least once, only 50% of them have invested adequate money for cybersecurity. 

Spearphishing: It’s Curiosity That Makes Them Click: Employees are falling victim to spearphishing because of curiosity and what businesses can do about this. 

Organizations Still Give Employees More Access Than They Need: A Ponemon study has shown that despite the rising of data theft at the hands of insiders, many organizations are giving their employees access to data they don’t need. 

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How to block phishers when they come a knockin’: Phishing, and spearphishing, has become all too common in businesses so it’s very important to educate employees how to block the scam.

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