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Category: Cyber-crime


Mobile security, Phishing

Crooks are exploiting unpatched Android flaw to drain users’ bank accounts

December 3, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Hackers are actively exploiting StrandHogg, a newly revealed Android vulnerability, to steal users’ mobile banking credentials and empty their accounts, a Norwegian app security company has warned. “Promon identified the StrandHogg vulnerability after it was informed by an Eastern European […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

GOP criticizes Pelosi for sidelining election security for impeachment

December 3, 2019

Via: The Hill

House Republicans are criticizing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for “sidelining” election security for impeachment. In a letter to Pelosi, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), the top Republican on the House Administration Committee, and Reps. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Google warned 12K+ users targeted by state-sponsored hackers

December 2, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) revealed that it has detected and blocked attacks carried out by nation-state actors on 12,000 of its users in the third quarter of this year. Over 90 percent of the users identified by Google were […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Dutch National Cyber Security Centre warns ransomware infected thousands of businesses

November 29, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

A confidential report published by the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) revealed that at least 1,800 companies are affected by three strains of ransomware across the world. According to the report, the three ransomware LockerGoga, MegaCortex, and Ryuk) involved […]


Malware

Great Plains center hit by ransomware attack

November 29, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

A few days ago the Great Plains center was hit by a ransomware attack that forced its staff to pen and paper. The Great Plains Health medical center was the victim of a ransomware attack, early this week, the malware […]


Malware, Phishing

Managing the Human Security Factor in the Age of Ransomware

November 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Security analysts have determined that cybercrime cost the global economy $1.5 trillion in 2018. Ransomware, in particular, is estimated to grow by as much as 350 percent over the next year. And while the ransom for a generic ransomware attack […]


Malware

Dexphot Malware Hijacked 80K+ Devices to Mine Cryptocurrency

November 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft is warning of malware, Dexphot, that has infected more than 80,000 machines, sucking up their CPU power in order to mine cryptocurrency. Researchers first discovered Dexphot in October 2018 and saw its activity peak during July. They said that […]


Malware

NYPD Fingerprint Database Taken Offline to Thwart Ransomware

November 26, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The New York Police Department’s database of fingerprints was knocked offline over the weekend thanks to a ransomware scare, according to reports. The malware was introduced to the network via a contractor who was installing a digital display, according to […]


Phishing, Vulnerabilities

Black Friday Shoppers Targeted By Scams and Fake Domains

November 26, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Black Friday and Cyber Monday-related scams are nothing new — but researchers warn that this year, they are seeing an uptick in scams using more sophisticated methods to lure users to hand over their payment data. Research released Tuesday by […]


Malware

Cyber threats continue to evolve, but security teams remain confident

November 22, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Coming off of a year of major data breaches making headline news, it’s easy to draw the conclusion that security teams are losing the cybersecurity battle, a DomainTools survey reveals. Security teams remain confident Security pros are reporting real progress […]