Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

MPs subjected to over 22 million malicious email attacks in 2020

November 23, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The number of malicious spam or phishing emails targeting the inboxes of Westminster MPs has risen by 60% in the space of just a year to an average of 2,790,182 attacks every month, according to data obtained through a Freedom […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Demystifying two common misconceptions with e-commerce security

November 20, 2020

Via: Malwarebytes

Online shopping has seen a dramatic increase in the months following the Covid-19 outbreak as more and more people opt-out of visiting physical stores. Such a phenomenon does not go unnoticed or without additional consequences. During the same time period, […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware

Mercy Iowa City Discloses Highly Sensitive Data Breach Impacting Over 60,000 Iowans

November 20, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Mercy Iowa City hospital has revealed a data breach that may have compromised the personal and health information of 60,473 patients. According to a letter sent earlier this month, the security incident was discovered in June when an unauthorized party […]

Mobile security, Security

Apple to Press Ahead on Mobile Privacy, Despite Facebook Protests

November 20, 2020

Via: Security Week

The iPhone maker said it was moving ahead with updates to its mobile operating system to give users more information and control on tracking by apps on Apple devices. Apple earlier this year delayed the changes to give online advertisers […]

Application security, Security

A flaw in Facebook Messenger could have allowed spying on users

November 20, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Facebook has addressed a major security issue in its Messenger for Android app that could have allowed threat actors to spy on users by placing and connecting Messenger audio calls without their interaction. The vulnerability was discovered by white-hat hacker […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Evolution of Emotet: From Banking Trojan to Malware Distributor

November 19, 2020

Via: The Hacker News

Emotet is one of the most dangerous and widespread malware threats active today. Ever since its discovery in 2014—when Emotet was a standard credential stealer and banking Trojan, the malware has evolved into a modular, polymorphic platform for distributing other […]

Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Patched in Drupal

November 19, 2020

Via: Security Week

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-13671, has been classified as critical, but it’s worth mentioning that Drupal uses the NIST Common Misuse Scoring System, which assigns vulnerabilities a score ranging between 0 and 25, with “critical” being only the second highest […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Google Asks Chrome Extensions to Post Privacy Policies

November 19, 2020

Via: Security Week

The changes, which will be enforced in January 2021, follow previous policies that require extensions to only request those permissions they need to implement their features. Now, Google is limiting what developers are allowed to do with the user data […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Did Nation-State Attacks Impact the U.S. Elections?

November 19, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

Every election process, going back for ages, has faced the threat of possible election interference in one form or another. The only thing that has changed in terms of foreign election intervention today is the way current operations are conducted […]

Network security, Security

IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act Passes Senate

November 18, 2020

Via: Security Week

The bill was first introduced in 2017 and it was reintroduced in 2019, passing the U.S. House of Representatives in September 2020. Backers of the legislation include Reps. Will Hurd (R-Tex.) and Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), and Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) […]