Category: Cyber-crime

Cyber-crime, Phishing

645,000 people warned their personal health data at risk after phishing attack

June 19, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has started notifying more than 600,000 people that their personal details have been put at risk after staff were tricked into granting hackers access millions of emails. According to the agency, the security […]


A Spate of University Breaches Highlight Email Threats in Higher Ed

June 18, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Oregon State University announced Friday that hackers potentially made off with 636 student records and family records of students containing personally identifiable information (PII), after a successful email attack in early May. This comes on the heels of email-based breaches […]

Malware, Virus & Malware

U.S. Planted Powerful Malware in Russia’s Power Grid: Report

June 17, 2019

Via: Security Week

The New York Times reported over the weekend that the United States planted potentially destructive malware in Russia’s electric power grid, but President Donald Trump has denied the claims. The newspaper has learned from current and former government officials that […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

New Echobot Botnet targets Oracle, VMware Apps and includes 26 Exploits

June 17, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Recently a new botnet, tracked Echobot, appeared in the threat landscape its operators are adding new exploits to infect a broad range of systems, including IoT devices, enterprise apps Oracle WebLogic and VMware SD-Wan. The Echobot botnet was first detected […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Malware Can Be Hidden in DICOM Medical Imaging Files, DHS Warns

June 12, 2019

Via: Security Week

An alert issued by the DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) on the ICS-CERT website is based on a blog post published in mid-April by Cylera, a company that provides cybersecurity and intelligence solutions for healthcare organizations. Cylera’s […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Malware, Security, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Warns of Email Attacks Executing Code Using an Old Bug

June 11, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft is warning of a fresh email campaign that distributes malicious RTF files boobytrapped with an exploit dating back to a 2017 vulnerability, CVE-2017-11882. The exploit allows attackers to automatically run malicious code without requiring user interaction. “The CVE-2017-11882 vulnerability […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Identity theft, Security

‘Lone Wolf’ Scammer Built a Multifaceted BEC Cybercrime Operation

June 11, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

This wasn’t the first time the chief financial officer of email security vendor Agari had been targeted in a business email compromise (BEC) scam. As with the first incident in August 2018, three months later Agari’s software tool flagged a […]

Malware, Phishing

Criminals are selling hacking services targeting world’s biggest companies

June 7, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A new study – undertaken by Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Surrey, and underwritten by Bromium – provides details of first-hand intelligence gathered from covert discussions with dark net vendors, alongside analysis by a […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Network security

Unclassified data creates security blind spots for most companies

June 5, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Global businesses continue to house ‘dark data’ within their organizations, creating a honeypot for cybercriminals, finds research from Veritas Technologies. The Value of Data study, conducted by Vanson Bourne for Veritas, surveyed 1,500 IT decision makers and data managers across […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Many are seeing the damage of cybercrime and identity theft firsthand

May 30, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As massive data breaches continue to make international headlines and the Internet is an integral part of our daily lives, consumers are now grasping the risks they face. In a new F-Secure survey, 71% of respondents say they feel that […]