Zenly Social-Media App Bugs Allow Account TakeoverA pair of bugs in the Snap-owned tracking app reveal phone numbers and allow account hijacking.
Microsoft App Store Sizzling with New ‘Electron Bot’ MalwareThe SEO poisoning bot, capable of full system takeover, is actively taking over social media accounts, masquerading as popular games like Temple Run.
Russia unleashed data-wiper virus on Ukraine, say cyber experts
UK government and banks on alert for new form of malware said to have infected hundreds of machines
Cyber experts have identified a new strain of computer-disabling malware unleashed on Ukrainian targets as part of Russia’s offensive, as the UK government and banks said they were on alert for online attacks.
Russia was widely expected to launch a cyber assault alongside its military campaign, and the run-up to the invasion of Ukraine was marked by the deployment of a “wiper” virus. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which paralyses websites by bombarding them with spurious information requests, also hit Ukrainian government sites.Continue reading...
Web Filtering and Compliances for Wi-Fi ProvidersDemand for public Wi-Fi is on the rise. Usually free of charge, but there is a risk of expensive losses. Learn ways to protect yourself from cyber-threats.
Cyberattackers Leverage DocuSign to Steal Microsoft Outlook LoginsA targeted phishing attack takes aim at a major U.S. payments company.
The Art of Non-boring Cybersec Training–PodcastWith human error being the common factor in most cyberattacks, employee training has got to get better. To that end, Trustwave cybersec training expert Darren Van Booven explains the importance of fish stress balls and management buy-in.
Darktrace acquires attack surface analytics firm CybersprintDarktrace says the deal will bolster the firm's artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.
HermeticWiper: New data‑wiping malware hits Ukraine
Hundreds of computers in Ukraine compromised just hours after a wave of DDoS attacks brings down a number of Ukrainian websites
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Samsung Shattered Encryption on 100M PhonesOne cryptography expert said that 'serious flaws' in the way Samsung phones encrypt sensitive material, as revealed by academics, are 'embarrassingly bad.'
Sextortion Rears Its Ugly Head AgainAttackers are sending email blasts with malware links in embedded PDFs as a way to evade email filters, lying about having fictional "video evidence."
Coffee with the Council Podcast: What’s New in 2022 Featuring Lance Johnson
Alicia Malone: Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast series, “Coffee with The Council”. I'm Alicia Malone, senior manager of public relations for the PCI Security Standards Council. Today, we'll be talking about what you can expect in the year ahead for PCI SSC with Lance Johnson, our executive director. Welcome, Lance.
Creaky Old WannaCry, GandCrab Top the Ransomware SceneNothing like zombie campaigns: WannaCry's old as dirt, and GandCrab threw in the towel years ago. They're on auto-pilot at this point, researchers say.
Technology, Progress, and Climate
The climate solutions we need to transform every sector are here. The question is: what role will you play in this transformation? You, your community, your business, your government?
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Malware authors target rivals with malicious npm packagesTrojan packages reveal what could be internal rivalry between cybercriminals.
These new hacking groups are striking industrial, operational tech targetsTwo of the new groups are sophisticated enough to reach ICS/OT networks directly.
Hackers tried to shatter the spine of global supply chains in 2021IBM researchers say supply chains were the focus of criminals last year and manufacturers bore the brunt of attacks.
Gaming, Banking Trojans Dominate Mobile Malware SceneThe overall number of attacks on mobile users is down, but they're getting slicker, both in terms of malware functionality and vectors, researchers say.
Cyberattackers Cook Up Employee Personal Data Heist for MeyerThe Conti gang breached the cookware giant's network, prepping thousands of employees’ personal data for consumption by cybercrooks.
Police use of Pegasus malware not illegal, Israeli inquiry finds
Police have been accused of spying on at least 26 individuals who are not criminal suspects
An inquiry into allegations that Israel’s police force systematically hacked into the mobile phones of Israeli citizens has found that while the police did use NSO Group’s controversial Pegasus malware, there is no evidence suggesting illegality.
In a series of explosive reports over the last two months, the local financial daily newspaper Calcalist accused the police of spying on at least 26 individuals who were not criminal suspects. Those named included politicians, protesters, and members of the former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s inner circle – claims Netanyahu used to delay proceedings in his corruption trial.Continue reading...