Tagged: fbi

FBI: $1.2B Lost to Business Email Scams 0

FBI: $1.2B Lost to Business Email Scams

The FBI today warned about a significant spike in victims and dollar losses stemming from an increasingly common scam in which crooks spoof communications from executives at the victim firm in a bid to initiate unauthorized international wire transfers. According to the FBI, thieves stole nearly $750 million in such scams from more than 7,000 victim companies in the U.S

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Yosemite 0day – Daily Security Byte EP.130

It’s pretty impressive to know an 18 year old Italian teenager is already finding vulnerabilities in OS X. However, I hope he learns to disclose them responsibly, and starts informing vendors first. This week, news surfaced of a zero day privileges escalation flaw in the latest version of OS X Yosemite

Another Salvo in the Second Crypto War (of Words) 0

Another Salvo in the Second Crypto War (of Words)

Prosecutors from New York, London, Paris, and Madrid wrote an op-ed in yesterday’s New York Times in favor of backdoors in cell phone encryption. There are a number of flaws in their argument, ranging from how easy it is to get data off an encrypted phone to the dangers of designing a backdoor in the first place, but all of that has been said before. And since anecdote can be more persuasive than data, the op-ed started with one: In June, a father of six was shot dead on a Monday afternoon in Evanston, Ill., a suburb 10 miles north of Chicago.

RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015 0

RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015

RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015 RSA conference was held last week in Singapore, and Fortinet was a Gold sponsor. This was our first year having an official booth and we ecstatic to have the opportunity to meet other security professio…

Bizarre High-Tech Kidnapping 0

Bizarre High-Tech Kidnapping

This is a story of a very high-tech kidnapping: FBI court filings unsealed last week showed how Denise Huskins’ kidnappers used anonymous remailers, image sharing sites, Tor, and other people’s Wi-Fi to communicate with the police and the media, scrupulously scrubbing meta data from photos before sending.