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Why do we fall for SMS phishing scams so easily?

Here’s how to spot scams where criminals use deceptive text messages to hook and reel in their marks

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22 January 2021

Windows RDP servers are being abused to amplify DDoS attacks

Windows RDP servers running on UDP port 3389 can be ensnared in DDoS botnets and abused to bounce and amplify junk traffic towards victim networks.
22 January 2021

DreamBus, FreakOut Botnets Pose New Threat to Linux Systems

Researchers from Zscaler and Check Point describe botnets as designed for DDoS attacks, cryptocurrency mining, and other malicious purposes.
21 January 2021

Breach Data Shows Attackers Switched Gears in 2020

Attackers focused more on ransomware, while the consolidation of data into large databases led to fewer reported breaches but more records leaked.
21 January 2021

Attackers Leave Stolen Credentials Searchable on Google

Operators behind a global phishing campaign inadvertently left thousands of stolen credentials accessible via Google Search.
21 January 2021

Einstein Healthcare Network Announces August Breach

Einstein Healthcare Network Announces August Breach Einstein is in violation of the the HHS 60-day breach notification rule, but unlikely to face penalty.
21 January 2021

SQL Server Malware Tied to Iranian Software Firm, Researchers Allege

SQL Server Malware Tied to Iranian Software Firm, Researchers Allege Researchers have traced the origins of a campaign - infecting SQL servers to mine cryptocurrency - back to an Iranian software firm.
21 January 2021

Cloud Jacking: The Bold New World of Enterprise Cybersecurity

Increased reliance on cloud computing puts more weight on robust authentication systems to protect data against hijackers.
21 January 2021

QNAP warns users of a new crypto-miner named Dovecat infecting their devices

QNAP says the malware is targeting NAS devices with weak passwords.
21 January 2021

7 Steps to Secure a WordPress Site

7 Steps to Secure a WordPress Site Many companies operate under the assumption that their WordPress sites are secure -- and that couldn't be anything further from the truth.
21 January 2021

Hacker leaks data of millions of Teespring users

Teespring account passwords were not released.
21 January 2021

Hacker Pig Latin: A Base64 Primer for Security Analysts

Hacker Pig Latin: A Base64 Primer for Security Analysts The Base64 encoding scheme is often used to hide the plaintext elements in the early stages of an attack that can't be concealed under the veil of encryption. Here's how to see through its tricks.
21 January 2021

Malware reportedly found on laptops given to children in England

Malware reportedly found on laptops given to children in England

Investigation launched after teachers warn of worm on devices handed out for home schooling

An investigation has been launched into reports that some of the laptops handed out to vulnerable children for homeschooling in England are infected with malware.

According to an online forum, teachers from a school in Bradford noticed the issue and believe it contacts Russian servers.

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21 January 2021

DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied by Parler

Parler, the beleaguered social network advertised as a "free speech" alternative to Facebook and Twitter, has had a tough month. Apple and Google removed the Parler app from its stores, and Amazon blocked the platform from using its hosting services. Parler has since found a home in DDoS-Guard, a Russian digital infrastructure company. But now it appears DDoS-Guard is about to be relieved of more than two-thirds of the Internet address space the company leases to clients -- including the Internet addresses currently occupied by Parler.
21 January 2021

Google Forms Set Baseline For Widespread BEC Attacks

Google Forms Set Baseline For Widespread BEC Attacks Researchers warn that attackers are collecting reconnaissance for future business email compromise attacks using Google Forms.
21 January 2021

Rethinking IoT Security: It's Not About the Devices

Keeping IoT safe in the future will require securing the networks themselves. Focusing on the devices is a never-ending battle that will only become more burdensome.
21 January 2021

Google Searches Expose Stolen Corporate Credentials

Google Searches Expose Stolen Corporate Credentials A phishing campaign spoofs Xerox notifications to lure victims into clicking on malicious HTML attachments.
21 January 2021

MrbMiner crypto-mining operation linked to Iranian software firm

Despite the Sophos report ousting the MrbMiner group today, the botnet is expected to continue to operate with impunity.
21 January 2021

Automated exploit of critical SAP SolMan vulnerability detected in the wild

Proof-of-concept exploit code was published last week.
21 January 2021

This phishing scam left thousands of stolen passwords exposed through Google search

A mistake on the part of the cyberattackers led to their discovery -- and that of the data they pillaged.
21 January 2021