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China reveals its top five sources of internet fraud

China’s Ministry of Public Security has revealed the five most prevalent types of fraud perpetrated online or by phone. The e-commerce scam known as “brushing” topped the list and accounted for around a third of all internet fraud activity in China.

Most Organizations Hit by Ransomware Would Pay If Hit Again

Almost nine in 10 organizations that have suffered a ransomware attack would choose to pay the ransom if hit again, according to a new report, compared with two-thirds of those that have not experienced an attack.

APT Gang Sidewinder Goes on Two-year Asia Attack Spree

SideWinder's operatives even ran two versions of its obfuscation techniques over several months, and appear to have migrated from an older and less stealthy version to its current malware.

Europe's GDPR coincides with huge drop in Android apps

Europe's data protection regime has reduced the number of apps available in Google Play by "a third," increased costs, and reduced developer revenues, according to a study published Monday.

Industry resists India's data breach reporting requirements

The rules were introduced without fanfare in late April by CERT-In, the nation's government-run computer emergency response team that has responsibility for incident management and wider infosec guidance.

Biden Signs Cybercrime Tracking Bill into Law

Joe Biden has signed The Better Cybercrime Metrics Act - a bill that aims to improve how the federal government tracks and prosecutes cybercrime. It also gives the DoJ to establish a category in the National Incident-Based Reporting System.

US Treasury sanctions cryptocurrency mixer Blender

As a result, among other limitations, anyone in the United States or a US person can no longer do any business with Blender without special permission from the government.

US Cyber Command goes on the offensive

US Cyber Command chief General Paul Nakasone has revealed the agency he leads conducted nine "hunt forward" operations last year, sending teams to different counties to help them improve their defensive security posture and hunt for cyberthreats.

DDoS attacks at an all-time-high in Q1 2022: Report

The attacks detected by Kaspersky easily surpassed those of the previous quarter and were up 46% at the same time last year. The number of targeted attacks was up by an even higher percentage – 81% compared to the previous quarter.

Cybercriminals Steal NFTs Worth $3 Million in Bored Ape Yacht Club Instagram Heist

"It looks like BAYC Instagram was hacked. Do not mint anything, click links, or link your wallet to anything," Bored Ape Yacht Club tweeted Monday morning in a warning that came too late for some of its members.

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