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Phishing, Spam

Spam and phishing in Q1 2018

May 23, 2018

Via: Securelist

Early 2018 will be remembered for a series of data leak scandals. The most high-profile saw Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg grilled by US Congress, with many public figures supporting the Delete Facebook campaign. As a result, Zuckerberg promised to get […]


Network security

Ransomware Can Hit Small Businesses Big Time

May 23, 2018

Via: Zone Alarm

You run a small business. Great. Keep strong. Among all of your challenges and concerns, ignoring data protection simply isn’t an option. As small a company, you’re still a potential target for the “big business” of ransomware, that is having […]


Vulnerabilities

Intel Responds to Spectre-Like Flaw In CPUs

May 22, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Intel acknowledged that its processors are vulnerable to another dangerous speculative execution side channel flaw that could give attackers unauthorized read access to memory. The new vulnerability, disclosed by Google Project Zero and Microsoft’s Security Response Center, is called Variant […]


Malware, Mobile security, Virus & Malware

Roaming Mantis Swarms Globally, Spawning iOS Phishing, Cryptomining

May 22, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The Roaming Mantis mobile banking trojan is roaming further afield than it ever has before. Recent analysis shows that the malware has rapidly evolved just in the past month. It’s now targeting Europe and the Middle East in addition to […]


Network security

Congress to receive classified briefing on election security

May 22, 2018

Via: The Hill

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has rescheduled a briefing for Congress on election security, which will now be classified, for Tuesday morning. Top U.S. officials are expected to brief lawmakers behind closed doors on current threats and risks to the […]


Malware, Wireless security

TheMoon botnet is now leveraging a zero-day to target GPON routers

May 22, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab reported that cybercriminals are continuing to target the Dasan GPON routers, they recently spotted threat actors using another new zero-day flaw affecting the same routers and recruit them in their botnet. At the […]


Hacker

Hacked Drupal sites involved in mining campaigns, RATs distributions, scams

May 21, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts at Malwarebytes reported that compromised Drupal websites are used to deliver cryptocurrency miners, remote administration tools (RATs) and tech support scams. Crooks are exploiting known vulnerabilities in the popular Drupal CMS such as Drupalgeddon2 and Drupalgeddon3 to deliver […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Judges convict crook of operating Scan4You Counter Antivirus Service

May 21, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Crook faces up to 35 years in prison for operating the popular Scan4You counter anti-virus (CAV) website that helped malware authors to test the evasion capabilities of their codes. Scan4You is a familiar service for malware developers that used it […]


Network security

The Risks of Remote Desktop Access Are Far from Remote

May 18, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

RDP is used by fraudsters to steal and monetize data more often than you might think. But there are ways to stay safe. No one wakes up thinking “today’s the day I’m going to be hacked.” Even though we’ve all […]


Mobile security, Network security

Lawmakers take aim at Chinese tech giants in defense bill

May 18, 2018

Via: The Hill

Lawmakers are trying to use the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to take a hard-line stance against Chinese technology in U.S. markets. On Thursday, several lawmakers attempted to insert amendments into the fiscal 2018 NDAA aimed at keeping products […]