Cyber Security News (12th July 2018)

1. Banks Suffer an Average of 3.8 Data Leak Incidents Per Week

New study examines how financial services information gets sold and shared in the Dark Web. In the past year, there’s been a 135% jump in bank data for sale on the Dark Web.

A new report from IntSights Cyber Intelligence shows financial services is the number one most-attacked industry: from 2017 until the first half of 2018, the security firm found an average of 207 indicators of attacks – such as company IPs, domains, email, and data included in Dark Web chatter, malware, or target lists.

Based on data of leaked banking information, a 135% year-over year increase in financial data being sold on dark web black markets. For the first six months of 2018, we’ve seen an average of 98.9 incidents of data leakage per bank. That translates to 3.8 incidents per week per bank,” As IntSights wrote in its report.

Cyber Security Tips:  (For Safe Banking)

  • Always remember that any of your bank’s representatives never send you email/SMS or call you over phone to get your personal information, password or one time SMS.
  • Never click on any links provided in the emails.
  • Always log on to a banking site by typing the proper URL in the address bar.
  • Immediately change your passwords if you have accidentally revealed your credentials to anyone.
  • Before providing your user id and password, ensure that the URL of the login page starts with the text ‘https://‘ and is not ‘http://’.
  • Ensure that you have installed the latest anti-virus/anti spyware/activated firewall/security patches on your computer or even your smart phones.

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