Scammers are used to following news and search trends and exploiting them to make money from people's fears an interests. Coronavirus-related scams are no exception, Maley said, and the majority of the scam sites appeared after Trump began touting the antimalarial drugs in March.
Every year, more and more people turn to their computers or cell phones to shop for loved ones for the holidays. Also, every year, more and more scammers are finding new ways to turn your holiday shopping into a quick payday.
There have already been 6,000 potential e-commerce phishing sites designed to mimic the 50 top e-retailers this year, and the figure could climb to 9,000 by year’s end, NormShield’s State of E-Commerce Phishing 2019 report predicted today.
The use of security certificates, once a badge of authenticity for the internet, among phishing websites has almost doubled, rising to 15% in 2019 from 8.5% in 2018, according to research from risk-monitoring service NormShield Inc. published Wednesday.
Hackers who create phishing websites to steal people’s banking credentials are putting more effort into making those sites look legitimate, according to a report out this morning from the cybersecurity company Normshield.
As Bob Maley, CSO at NormShield and former CISO for the state of Pennsylvania, put it, if a victim organization has no recovery plan or any idea of what the impact of losing everything that has been encrypted, “then the decision becomes one of desperation.”
DVV Solutions, a provider of third-party risk management (TPRM) and IT security services, has partnered with NormShield, a provider of standards-based external cyber risk assessment and mitigation recommendations.