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Top videoconferencing attacks and security best practices

January 12, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Videoconferencing has become a routine part of everyday life for remote workers, students, and families. Yet widespread adoption of this technology has also attracted nefarious characters whose motivations can range from simple disruption to full-out espionage. It’s important to understand […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

How to prepare for and respond to a SolarWinds-type attack

January 6, 2021

Via: CSO Online

If you use the recently compromised SolarWinds Orion monitoring products, you are already reviewing your infrastructure and possibly blocking network access to the servers in your domain. For those of you who do not use the SolarWinds software, this is […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Hackers Amp Up COVID-19 IP Theft Attacks

December 28, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Attackers are looking to the healthcare space as a rich repository of intellectual property (IP) now more than ever, as critical research of COVID-19 therapeutics are developed and Pfizer, Moderna and other biotech firms begin to mass produce vaccines. Several […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware in 2020: A Banner Year for Extortion

December 28, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Remote learning platforms shut down. Hospital chemotherapy appointments cancelled. Ransomware attacks in 2020 dominated as a top threat vector this past year. Couple that with the COVID-19 pandemic, putting strains on the healthcare sector, and we witnessed ransomware exact a […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

New Zero-Day, Malware Indicate Second Group May Have Targeted SolarWinds

December 28, 2020

Via: Security Week

When FireEye disclosed details of the attack on SolarWinds in early December, in addition to the Sunburst backdoor, it mentioned a piece of malware named Supernova. However, further analysis has led researchers to believe that Supernova is not related to […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Emotet returns just in time for Christmas

December 22, 2020

Via: Malwarebytes

Emotet is a threat we have been tracking very closely throughout the year thanks to its large email distribution campaigns. Once again, and for about two months the botnet stopped its malspam activity only to return days before Christmas. In […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Thousands of Student Records Remain Unrecoverable after Baltimore County Public Schools Ransomware Attack

December 21, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The aftermath of the cyberattack that forced Baltimore Public Schools (BCPS) to cancel remote classes before Thanksgiving holiday is still unraveling, as school officials struggle to recover most of their student records and replace compromised devices. According to an online […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware Risks for Consumers vs. Businesses, and How to Avoid Them

December 17, 2020

Via: Zone Alarm

We all dread the possibility that we turn our computer on and see the following message: “Your files are encrypted.” In simple words, it means “we got you, and unless you pay us a fee to release these files, you […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Experts spotted browser malicious extensions for Instagram, Facebook and others

December 17, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Avast Threat Intelligence researchers spotted malicious Chrome and Edge browser extensions that were installed by over 3 million users. The extensions were designed to steal user’s data (i.e. birth dates, email addresses, and active devices) and redirect the victims to […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Watch Out! Adrozek Malware Hijacking Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Yandex Browsers

December 11, 2020

Via: The Hacker News

Microsoft on Thursday took the wraps off an ongoing campaign impacting popular web browsers that stealthily injects malware-infested ads into search results to earn money via affiliate advertising. “Adrozek,” as it’s called by the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team, employs […]