View Post

Matsco Security Advisory (Breach Alert)

In Cyber Security, Financial Services Technology by Amaya Swanson

Late last week, a massive data breach of 773 million email addresses and 21 million passwords was uncovered. These numbers are the net results after Troy Hunt — the security researcher who runs the website Have I Been Pwned — removed duplicates from the data found on MEGA, a cloud service. Hunt was the first to report the breach and …

View Post

CEO Fraud: An Overview

In Cyber Security, Financial Services Technology by Amaya Swanson

The name “CEO Fraud” isn’t as on the nose as one could hope, but it’s a lot easier to say than “C-Level/ Executive Team/ Finance Department/ Really Anyone with the Ability to Wire Funds Scam”. The FBI opts to call the scheme “Business Email Compromise” (or “BEC”) and defines it as a “sophisticated scam in which a criminal actor uses …