Cybersecurity Weekly: Web apps serve as prime attack vectors, social media scams and fraud run rampant

October 10, 2022 by Camille Raymond

Web apps top the list for the most-used attack vectors, crypto theft and growing concerns over social media safety. All these and more in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.


1. Why web apps are one of this year’s leading attack vectors

Web apps are now the most-used cyberattack vector. Remote browser isolation can secure devices and browsers in a zero-trust framework.
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2. Facebook warns 1 million users about apps trying to compromise accounts

Facebook identified 400 apps across the Google Play and Apple App store that posed as harmless lifestyle and business services to dupe users.

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3. This sneaky fraud attack looks like an email forwarded by your boss

Business email compromise scammers are getting savvier with their lures – and new attack groups are emerging.
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4. Social media fraud increasing faster than inflation

Social media scams nearly tripled between 2020 and 2021, according to FTC data. These scams include those targeting businesses and individuals alike.  

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5. Hacker steals $570 million of crypto tokens from Binance’s BNB Chain

It’s been a rough year for cryptocurrency, and things are not looking any better after over half a billion dollars of cryptocurrency tokens were stolen from crypto giant Binance.

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Posted: October 10, 2022
Camille Raymond
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