In 2015, one in three Americans were victims of healthcare data breaches, attributed to a series of large-scale attacks that each affected more than 10 million individuals.
On 15 and 16 December, law enforcement agencies from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany and the United Kingdom joined forces with Europol in the framework of an operation against the cybercriminal group DD4BC (Distributed Denial of Service Ė DDoS - for Bitcoin).
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit against one of the biggest independent tech support providers in the world, iYogi, and its President, Vishal Dhar, to stop a scam that uses deception and scare tactics to pressure consumers into buying unnecessary tech support services.
Another tech support scam / ransomware campaign combo has been launched at users, but this time the order of delivery is reversed.
The tools used by cyber-criminals against businesses in 2015 were different to those used against consumers, according to Kaspersky Lab's review of corporate threats in the last twelve months.
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