Cybersecurity News


IOTA cryptocurrency shuts down entire network after wallet hack

Hackers exploit vulnerability in official IOTA wallet to steal millions
15 February 2020

Second Windows 10 update is now causing problems by hiding user profiles

Botched Windows 10 KB4532693 update is hiding user profiles. Uninstalling update fixes problems.
15 February 2020

Martin and Dorothie Hellman on Love, Crypto & Saving the World

Martin and Dorothie Hellman on Love, Crypto & Saving the World Martin Hellman, co-creator of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange, and his wife of 53 years, Dorothie, talk about the current state of cryptography and what making peace at home taught them about making peace on Earth.
15 February 2020

Bluetooth LE devices impacted by SweynTooth vulnerabilities

BLE software kits from six chipset vendors impacted. More vendor names to be revealed soon.
15 February 2020

OpenSSH adds support for FIDO/U2F security keys

OpenSSH 8.2 adds support for authentication via FIDO/U2F protocols, most commonly used with hardware security keys.
14 February 2020

Phishing Campaign Targets Mobile Banking Users

Consumers in dozens of countries were targeted, Lookout says.
14 February 2020

Huawei Controversy Highlights 5G Security Implications

Huawei Controversy Highlights 5G Security Implications Security experts say that 5G supply chain concerns should be taken seriously – whether it’s in the context of Huawei or not.
14 February 2020

500 Malicious Chrome Extensions Impact Millions of Users

500 Malicious Chrome Extensions Impact Millions of Users The malicious Chrome extensions were secretly collecting users' browser data and redirecting them to malware-laced websites.
14 February 2020

There's finally a way to remove xHelper, the unremovable Android malware

Malwarebytes researchers find a way to remove the malware, but they still don't know how it really operates.
14 February 2020

Palm Beach Elections Office Hit with Ransomware Pre-2016 Election

Palm Beach County's elections supervisor does not believe the attack is linked to Russian hacking attempts targeting Florida.
14 February 2020

A Light at the End of Liberty Reserve’s Demise?

In May 2013, the U.S. Justice Department seized Liberty Reserve, alleging the virtual currency service acted as a $6 billion financial hub for the cybercrime world. Prompted by assurances that the government would one day afford Liberty Reserve users a chance to reclaim any funds seized as part of the takedown, KrebsOnSecurity filed a claim shortly thereafter to see if and when this process might take place. This week, an investigator with the U.S. Internal Revenue service finally got in touch to discuss my claim.
14 February 2020

Apple iPhone Users Targeted with Bogus Dating App for Valentine’s Day

Apple iPhone Users Targeted with Bogus Dating App for Valentine’s Day The scam uses a range of themes, including tech-support scares and slot machines.
14 February 2020

Ovum to Expand Cybersecurity Research Under New Omdia Group

Informa Tech combines Ovum, Heavy Reading, Tractica, and IHS Markit research.
14 February 2020

DHS Warns of Cyber Heartbreak

Fraudulent dating and relationship apps and websites raise the risks for those seeking online romance on Valentine's Day.
14 February 2020

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