$209 million dollars. That’s the amount of money criminals made in the first three months of 2016 through the deployment of ransomware—a type of malware that locks a computer or other connected device until the affected party pays up, and which is becoming more and more popular as a choiceRead More
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Banks’ own systems have to be rock-solid — but banks’ customers’ computers are a different story. In an era where more customers connect to banks digitally every day, a secure connection between the two systems is essential, but this can be difficult since customer devices are outside the banks’ control. Problems experiencedRead More
Hold on, don’t open that email. Hackers have known for years that bank employees are the best way to gain access to bank’s system. All a bad guy has to do is send an inviting email and trick the employee into opening it. A nefarious new approach has come to theRead More
As we wind down the year, it’s a time to reflect, but also to look forward. Some of us may be thinking about resolutions and what we need to do in the upcoming year—exercise more, eat better, have better work/life balance, etc. Others of us will be thinking about howRead More
At a time when many banks are finally easing up their social media policies for employees, at least one security firm is warning that the social media profiles of bank staffers are providing valuable information to those seeking to do banks harm. Bank websites are well-protected from attempts to breakRead More