Cybersecurity News


SMS Phishing Campaign Targets Mobile Bank App Users in North America

SMS Phishing Campaign Targets Mobile Bank App Users in North America Customers of RBC, HSBC, TD, Meridian, BNC and Chase are targeted in latest attack.
14 February 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

How to spot and online dating scam – Almost 100 vulnerabilities fixed this month's Patch Tuesday – Cyber-risks in esports

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14 February 2020

News Wrap: Valentine’s Day Scams and Emotet’s Wi-Fi Hack

News Wrap: Valentine’s Day Scams and Emotet’s Wi-Fi Hack Top stories of this week include a new Emotet Wi-Fi hack and Robbinhood ransomware operators using a "bring your own bug" technique.
14 February 2020

PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams

WhatsApp also emerges as a favorite target for brand impersonation amid a general spike in social media phishing

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14 February 2020

US Cyber Command, DHS, and FBI expose new North Korean malware

US government agencies send out alert about new North Korean malware and phishing campaign.
14 February 2020

The 5 Love Languages of Cybersecurity

When it comes to building buy-in from the business, all cybersecurity needs is love -- especially when it comes to communication.
14 February 2020

UK police deny responsibility for poster urging parents to report kids for using Kali Linux

Updated: Using Discord, too, is apparently a warning sign that your child is turning into a naughty hacker.
14 February 2020

Hackers Can Seize Control of Ballots Cast Using the Voatz Voting App, Researchers Say

Hackers Can Seize Control of Ballots Cast Using the Voatz Voting App, Researchers Say Flaws in the blockchain app some states plan to use in the 2020 election allow bad actors to alter or cancel someone’s vote or expose their private info.
14 February 2020

MOBE ’six-figure income from home’ swindlers to pay FTC $17m, hand over tropical island real estate

21 steps, thousands of dollars, and the secret to easy cash was revealed.
14 February 2020

Nedbank says 1.7 million customers impacted by breach at third-party provider

Hacker(s) believed to have exploited a vulnerability to breach Nedbank's marketing contractor.
14 February 2020

How romance scammers break your heart – and your bank account

What are some of the most common warning signs that your online crush could be a dating scammer?

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14 February 2020

Virtual Private Networks

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) create encrypted tunnels when you connect to the Internet. They are a fantastic way to protect your privacy and data, especially when traveling and connecting to untrusted or unknown networks, such as at hotels or coffee shops. Use a VPN whenever possible, both for work and personal use.
14 February 2020

Rutter's store chain discloses security breach involving POS malware

Security breach impacts locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
13 February 2020

Ohio man arrested for running Bitcoin mixing service that laundered $300 million

This is the first case the DOJ has brought against a Bitcoin mixer.
13 February 2020

Coronavirus Raises New Business Continuity, Phishing Challenges for InfoSec

Coronavirus Raises New Business Continuity, Phishing Challenges for InfoSec What happens when understaffed security teams at home and abroad are sequestered in physical quarantine zones?
13 February 2020

DDoS Attacks Nearly Double Between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019

Peer-to-peer botnets, TCP reflection attacks, and increased activity on Sundays are three DDoS attack trends from last quarter.
13 February 2020

Architectural Analysis IDs 78 Specific Risks in Machine-Learning Systems

The new threat model hones in on ML security at the design state.
13 February 2020

Babel of IoT Authentication Poses Security Challenges

With more than 80 different schemes for authenticating devices either proposed or implemented, best practices and reference architectures are sorely needed, experts say.
13 February 2020

Critical WordPress Plugin Bug Afflicts 700K Sites

Critical WordPress Plugin Bug Afflicts 700K Sites Researchers are urging users of the GDPR Cookie Consent WordPress plugin to update as soon as possible.
13 February 2020

FBI: Cybercrime losses tripled over the last 5 years

On the upside, the Bureau recovered more than US$300 million in funds lost to online scams last year

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13 February 2020