Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.

FBI Releases IC3 2017 Internet Crime Report

05/07/2018 08:30 PM EDT  Original release date: May 07, 2018

FBI has released the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) 2017 Internet Crime Report, which highlights scams trending online. The top three crime types reported by victims in 2017 were non-payment/non-delivery, personal data breach, and phishing. Hot topics for 2017 include ransomware, business email compromise, and tech support fraud.

NCCIC encourages users to review the IC3 2017 Internet Crime Report and NCCIC’s Tips on Safeguarding Your Data and Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.

The Man on the Train: Caught with his phishing loot

How does it end for phishing attackers who get caught? In a case that’s been working its way through the British courts since last September, the unusual answer is in the first-class carriage of a train travelling between Wales and London.  This is a “ripping yarn” about the capture of a very successful phisher, and the forfeiture of $1.5 million in ill-gotten BitCoin.

Critical bug in 7-Zip – make sure you’re up to date!

Uninitialized variables and no Address Space Layout Randomization led to an exploitable vulnerability…



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