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Cybercrooks Rake in $304M in Romance Scams

The number of people being targeted by fake relationship-seekers has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Romance scams remain the most successful fraud strategy for cybercrooks, and represents a growing sector, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Last year, romance schemes accounted for a record $304 million raked into illicit coffers, . . . Read more

Industrial Networks See Sharp Uptick in Hackable Security Holes

Claroty reports that adversaries, CISOs and researchers have all turned their attention to finding critical security bugs in ICS networks. It’s on: Adversaries, CISOs and researchers are all simultaneously involved in a frantic race to find cybersecurity vulnerabilities hiding within industrial networks, according to the latest Biannual ICS Risk and . . . Read more

The 5 Most-Wanted Threatpost Stories of 2020

A look back at what was hot with readers — offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year. As 2020 draws to a close, it’s clear that work-from-home security, ransomware, COVID-19-themed social engineering and attacks by nation-states will go . . . Read more

Record Levels of Software Bugs Plague Short-Staffed IT Teams in 2020

As just one symptom, 83 percent of the Top 30 U.S. retailers have vulnerabilities which pose an “imminent” cyber-threat, including Amazon, Costco, Kroger and Walmart.