Cybercrime is a term that encompasses any criminal activity involving the use of digital technology or communication, such as the internet, computers, or smartphones. In most cases, these crimes are financially driven but attacks may also be politically or personally motivated. Cybercrime can include a wide range of activities, such as fraud, theft, cyberstalking, ransomware, malware distribution, and so many others.

Combating cybercrime is a highly complex and ever-evolving challenge due to the dynamic nature of the threat landscape. And understanding the threat landscape requires in-depth threat intelligence on the identity of cybercriminals, their preferred attack techniques, their motives, operational tactics, their areas of focus, and more.

2018 Apple ID Phishing Scam

Increase in Mobile Phishing Scams Targeting Apple ID Users

A trend forming among newly identified phishing URLs shows bad actors sending fraudulent emails informing Apple ID users of outdated Apple ID information or problems with billing. The emails and internal links attempt to deceive Apple ID users into “verifying” account information. When the user proceeds to log in, the form handing over access credentials to their accounts.

Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) 2011 eCrime Researchers Summit Highlights

The 2011 Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) eCrime Researchers Summit, out of San Diego, California, moved fast with a number of interesting presentations and fascinating people. The APWG is a non-profit global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud, crime and identity theft that results from phishing, pharming, malware and e-mail spoofing of all types. The eCrime Researchers Summit brings together malware researchers, counter-eCrime developers and responders, and includes the 2011 Fall General Meeting. Here are some highlights from the event.