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Nigerian Threat Actors Solicit Employees to Deploy Ransomware for Cut of Profits

Nigerian Threat Actors Solicit Employees to Deploy Ransomware for Cut of Profits Campaign emails company insiders and initially offers 1 million in Bitcoin if they install DemonWare on an organization’s network.
20 August 2021

Australians hit by ‘Flubot’ malware that arrives by text message

Australians hit by ‘Flubot’ malware that arrives by text message

New scam spreads to Australia from Europe, targeting thousands of Android users

Thousands of Australians have been hit by a new scam text message known as Flubot, which aims to install malware on their phones.

Flubot is a type of malware targeting Android users, but iPhone users can also receive the messages. It tells the receiver they missed a call or have a new voicemail, providing a fake link to listen.

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20 August 2021

What’s Next for T-Mobile and Its Customers? – Podcast

What’s Next for T-Mobile and Its Customers? – Podcast Hopefully not a hacked-up hairball of a “no can do” message when customers rush to change their PINs. In this episode: Corporate resilience vs. the opposite.
19 August 2021

How Ready Are You for a Ransomware Attack?

How Ready Are You for a Ransomware Attack? Oliver Tavakoli, CTO at Vectra, lays out the different layers of ransomware defense all companies should implement.
19 August 2021

Critical Cisco Bug in Small Business Routers to Remain Unpatched

Critical Cisco Bug in Small Business Routers to Remain Unpatched The issue affects a range of Cisco Wireless-N and Wireless-AC VPN routers that have reached end-of-life.
19 August 2021

InkySquid State Actor Exploiting Known IE Bugs

InkySquid State Actor Exploiting Known IE Bugs The North Korea-linked APT group leverages known Internet Explorer vulns for watering-hole attacks.
19 August 2021

Windows EoP Bug Detailed by Google Project Zero

Windows EoP Bug Detailed by Google Project Zero Microsoft first dismissed the elevation of privilege flaw but decided yesterday that attackers injecting malicious code is worthy of attention.
19 August 2021

COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Data Exposed, Fake Vax Cards Circulate

COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Data Exposed, Fake Vax Cards Circulate COVID-19-related exploitation and abuse is on the rise as vaccine data opens new frontiers for threat actors.
19 August 2021

Wanted: Disgruntled Employees to Deploy Ransomware

Criminal hackers will try almost anything to get inside a profitable enterprise and secure a million-dollar payday from a ransomware infection. Apparently now that includes emailing employees directly and asking them to unleash the malware inside their employer's network in exchange for a percentage of any ransom amount paid by the victim company.
19 August 2021

Postmortem on U.S. Census Hack Exposes Cybersecurity Failures

Postmortem on U.S. Census Hack Exposes Cybersecurity Failures Government says cybersecurity failures were many within failed January hack of U.S. Census Bureau systems.
19 August 2021

Are you, the customer, the one paying the ransomware demand?

Ransomware payments may have greater implications than you thought – and not just for the company that gave in to the attackers’ demands

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19 August 2021

Bogus Cryptomining Apps Infest Google Play

Bogus Cryptomining Apps Infest Google Play The apps attempt to swindle users into buying in-app upgrades or clicking on masses of ads.
18 August 2021

T-Mobile: >40 Million Customers’ Data Stolen

T-Mobile: >40 Million Customers’ Data Stolen Attackers stole tens of millions of current, former or prospective customers' personal data, the company confirmed. It's providing 2 years of free ID protection.
18 August 2021

T-Mobile: Breach Exposed SSN/DOB of 40M+ People

T-Mobile warned Monday that a data breach has exposed the names, date of birth, Social Security number and driver's license/ID information of more than 40 million current, former or prospective customers. The acknowledgment came less than 48 hours after millions of the stolen T-Mobile customer records went up for sale in the cybercrime underground.
18 August 2021

Health authorities in 40 countries targeted by COVID‑19 vaccine scammers

Fraudsters impersonate vaccine manufacturers and authorities overseeing vaccine distribution efforts, INTERPOL warns

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18 August 2021

Memory Bugs in BlackBerry’s QNX Embedded OS Open Devices to Attacks

Memory Bugs in BlackBerry’s QNX Embedded OS Open Devices to Attacks The once-dominant handset maker BlackBerry is busy squashing BadAlloc bugs in its QNX real-time operating system used in cars in medical devices.
18 August 2021

Kerberos Authentication Spoofing: Don’t Bypass the Spec

Kerberos Authentication Spoofing: Don’t Bypass the Spec Yaron Kassner, CTO at Silverfort, discusses authentication-bypass bugs in Cisco ASA, F5 Big-IP, IBM QRadar and Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS.
18 August 2021

Unpatched Fortinet Bug Allows Firewall Takeovers

Unpatched Fortinet Bug Allows Firewall Takeovers The OS command-injection bug, in the web application firewall (WAF) platform known as FortiWeb, will get a patch at the end of the month.
18 August 2021

HolesWarm Malware Exploits Unpatched Windows, Linux Servers   

HolesWarm Malware Exploits Unpatched Windows, Linux Servers    The botnet cryptominer has already compromised 1,000-plus clouds since June.
18 August 2021

The Overlooked Security Risks of The Cloud

The Overlooked Security Risks of The Cloud Nate Warfield, CTO of Prevaliion, discusses the top security concerns for those embracing virtual machines, public cloud storage and cloud strategies for remote working.
17 August 2021