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IoT security: Now dark web hackers are targeting internet-connected gas pumps

by Danny Palmer, ZDNet

As more and more devices get connected to the Internet of Things, researchers say compromising pumps has become a hot topic on cyber criminal forums.

Cyber criminals are increasingly turning their attention to hacking Internet of Things devices as connected products proliferate – and there’s one smart device in particular that is catching hackers’ attention.

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More Than 99% of Cyberattacks Need Victims’ Help

by Kelly Sheridan, DarkReading

Research highlights how most criminals exploit human curiosity and trust to click, download, install, open, and send money or information.

Most cybercriminals target people, not infrastructure: More than 99% of emails distributing malware from 2018 into 2019 required human interaction to click links, open documents, accept security warnings, or complete other tasks to effectively compromise an organization. Instead of targeting systems, criminals focus on people, their roles, and data they can access.

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