Cybercrime

End of line: supporting IoT in the home - Warranties which may not warranty, certificates which might fail to certify, lifespans which don’t match the length of cover promised. This could be IoT.
A brief history of video game saves and data modification - We look at a history of saving game data in video games, and how it usually provides modders and hackers with the best chance of tampering with game data.
Sodinokibi drops greatest hits collection, and crime is the secret ingredient - A major legal firm has been attacked by the Sodinokibi gang. What happened?
Cybersecurity and the economy: when recession strikes - Could a recession brought on by the current COVID-19 pandemic cause an increase in cybercrime? Did cybercrime increase during the recession of 2009? Or is this just too complex a subject to pin down one way or the other?
Discord users tempted by bots offering “free Nitro games” - We look at a wave of bots promoting free games on Discord. But is everything as it seems?
Online credit card skimming increased by 26 percent in March - With confinement measures imposed in many countries, online shopping has soared and with it, credit card skimming, which increased by 26 percent in March.
Sextortion scammers getting creative - We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of...
IoT bills and guidelines: a global response - IoT laws and guidelines abound, as we take a look what's happening around the world in the name of securing Internet-connected devices.
How to protect yourself from doxing - Doxing, or collecting and spreading private information about a user online, is a form of cyber harassment, stalking, and even a potential threat to physical safety. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself against it.

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