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Losses to romance scams reached a record $304 million in 2020

The FTC believes the pandemic limited people's ability to meet in person, which contributed to a spike in successful online romance scams.
16 February 2021

Security bugs left unpatched in Android app with one billion downloads

The vulnerabilities impact SHAREit, an app used for sharing files between users and their devices.
15 February 2021

Bluetooth Overlay Skimmer That Blocks Chip

As a total sucker for anything skimming-related, I was interested to hear from a reader working security for a retail chain in the United States that recently found bluetooth-enabled skimming devices placed over top of payment card terminals at several stores. Interestingly, these skimmers interfered with the terminal's ability to read chip-based cards, forcing customers to swipe the stripe instead.
15 February 2021

Cybercrooks Rake in $304M in Romance Scams

Cybercrooks Rake in $304M in Romance Scams The number of people being targeted by fake relationship-seekers has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 February 2021

France: Russian state hackers targeted Centreon servers in years-long campaign

New ANSSI report exposes new Sandworm APT attacks targeting IT companies using Centreon servers.
15 February 2021

Record‑breaking number of vulnerabilities reported in 2020

High-severity and critical bugs disclosed in 2020 outnumber the sum total of vulnerabilities reported 10 years prior

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15 February 2021

270 addreses are responsible for 55% of all cryptocurrency money laundering

Most cryptocurrency money laundering is concentrated in a few online services, opening the door for law enforcement actions.
15 February 2021

270 addresses are responsible for 55% of all cryptocurrency money laundering

Most cryptocurrency money laundering is concentrated in a few online services, opening the door for law enforcement actions.
15 February 2021

Malware Exploits Security Teams' Greatest Weakness: Poor Relationships With Employees

Malware Exploits Security Teams' Greatest Weakness: Poor Relationships With Employees Users' distrust of corporate security teams is exposing businesses to unnecessary vulnerabilities.
15 February 2021

100+ Financial Services Firms Targeted in Ransom DDoS Attacks in 2020

Consumer banks, exchanges, payment firms, and card issuing companies around the globe were among those hit.
15 February 2021

How to Submit a Column to Dark Reading

How to Submit a Column to Dark Reading Have a new idea, a lesson learned, or a call to action for your fellow cybersecurity professionals? Here's how to submit your Commentary pieces to Dark Reading.
15 February 2021

Egregor ransomware operators arrested in Ukraine

Arrested suspects are believed to be clients of the Egregor RaaS, not the Egregor gang itself.
14 February 2021

mHealth Apps Expose Millions to Cyberattacks

mHealth Apps Expose Millions to Cyberattacks Researcher testing of 30 mobile health apps for clinicians found that all of them had vulnerable APIs.
12 February 2021

Yandex Data Breach Exposes 4K+ Email Accounts

Yandex Data Breach Exposes 4K+ Email Accounts In a security notice, Yandex said an employee had been providing unauthorized access to users’ email accounts “for personal gain.”
12 February 2021

‘Annoyingly Believable’ Tax Scam Targets Mobile Users

‘Annoyingly Believable’ Tax Scam Targets Mobile Users A well-crafted SMS phishing effort is harvesting personal data and credit-card details under the guise of offering tax refunds.
12 February 2021

Water Utility Hack Could Inspire More Intruders

If past cyberattacks are any indication, success begets imitation. In the wake of last week's hack of Florida water utility, other water utilities and users of remote desktop software would be wise to shore up defenses, experts say.
12 February 2021

Singtel Suffers Zero-Day Cyberattack, Damage Unknown

Singtel Suffers Zero-Day Cyberattack, Damage Unknown The Tier 1 telecom giant was caught up in a coordinated, wide-ranging attack using unpatched security bugs in the Accellion legacy file-transfer platform.
12 February 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET's Q4 2020 threat report is out – How smart sex toys can ruin your privacy – Protecting water supply systems

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12 February 2021

Florida Water Plant Hack: Leaked Credentials Found in Breach Database

Florida Water Plant Hack: Leaked Credentials Found in Breach Database Researchers discovered credentials for the Oldsmar water treatment facility in the massive compilation of data from breaches posted just days before the attack.
12 February 2021