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Coronavirus Bitcoin scam promises “millions” working from home

In the last week, we’ve seen multiple coronavirus scams pushed by bad actors, including RAT attacks via fake health advisories, bogus e-books working in tandem with Trojans, and lots of other phishing shenanigans. Now we have another one to add to the ever-growing list: dubious coronavirus Bitcoin missives landing in your inbox. Reworking a classic spam tact
Publish At:2020-03-26 17:08 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bitcoin british celebrities scam coronavirus coronavir

COVID-19 Phishing Update: Threat Actors Impersonating CDC, WHO

<p>As COVID-19 continues to spread, we are seeing an increase in threat actors impersonating public health organizations and luring victims in with fake links to government agencies. The four examples below impersonate the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) using lures we have recently observed.&
Publish At:2020-03-26 12:55 | Read:74 | Comments:0 | Tags:COVID-19

Hijacked Twitter accounts used to advertise face masks

byLisa VaasAs of Tuesday, hijacked Twitter accounts were spewing out hundreds of tweets hawking a dodgy looking face mask/toilet paper/digital forehead thermometer online store, according to Motherboard’s Vice.When Vice’s Joseph Cox searched for the masks site on Tuesday, he found what he called a “heavy stream” of other accounts that
Publish At:2020-03-26 07:51 | Read:143 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fake news Social networks Twitter bots coronavirus counterfe

COVID-19 Phishing Update - Campaigns Exploiting Hope for a Cure

<p>We continue to see a wide <a href="https://info.phishlabs.com/blog/threat-actors-abusing-coronavirus-uncertainty">range of lures</a> exploiting coronavirus fears. In this post, we take a look at three recently observed lure samples that use the possibility of a cure to entice victims.</p> <p>The first example is a targeted
Publish At:2020-03-24 15:36 | Read:147 | Comments:0 | Tags:COVID-19 exploit

Facebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages

byLisa VaasFacebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages in an effort to lasso the runaway forwarding of COVID-19 fake news and rumors, it confirmed on Sunday.Facebook has done this before when its other messaging services have gone berserk with forwarding hysterical misinformation – misinformation that led to people getting lynched in the fak
Publish At:2020-03-24 09:55 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Mobile Social networks chat apps coronavi

Free Cyber Safety Resources during COVID-19

Whether you are reading this from somewhere in the United States or overseas, chances are you are doing it from the comfort of your home. Not because you chose to but because you were asked to do so in order to prevent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from spreading any further.If you are a parent, working remotely with your kids at home, you are probably
Publish At:2020-03-24 09:22 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness COVID-19 Cyber Safety

Feds shut down bogus COVID-19 vaccine site

byLisa VaasA free coronavirus vaccine from the World Health Organization (WHO), for only $4.95 to cover shipping costs?!?Nah, we didn’t think so, either. On Sunday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it shut down what it called a wire fraud scheme being carried out by the operators of a site in order to squeeze profit from the confusion
Publish At:2020-03-24 06:33 | Read:114 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order coronavirus COVID-19 Cybercrime doj fraudulent v

Fake “Corona Antivirus” distributes BlackNET remote administration tool

Scammers and malware authors are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis in full swing. We have seen a number of spam campaigns using COVID-19 as a lure to trick people into installing a variety of malware, but especially data stealers. As more of us work from home, the need to secure your computer, especially if you are connecting to your company̵
Publish At:2020-03-23 17:03 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering Threat analysis antivirus botnet coronavi

A week in security (March 16 – 22)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we concluded our series on child identity theft. We also looked into threat actors and campaigns that ride the COVID-19 train, namely the criminal group APT36 and threat actors purporting to be the World Health Organization (WHO) but instead spreading malware. Lastly, we have tips for those who are working at home to stay secu
Publish At:2020-03-23 13:16 | Read:86 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security APT36 awis covid-19 emotet fake news mone

COVID-19 Scam Roundup – Week of 3/16/20

Malicious actors are increasingly leveraging COVID-19 as a theme for new digital fraud attacks. In February 2020, for instance, Action Fraud received 21 reports of fraud relating to the coronavirus. This number of reports more than doubled to 46 between March 1 and March 13, 2020. Between March 14 and March 18, 2020, the United Kingdom’s national fraud
Publish At:2020-03-23 06:49 | Read:98 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness COVID-19 email scam

Healthcare sector targeted : what you need to know about the hackers very unusual strategy

Orange Cyberdefense’s Epidemiology Lab has published a report on cyberattacks targeting the healthcare sector. While COVID-19 infections around the world are exploding, cyber threat actors are trying to capitalise on this global health crisis by creating malwares or launching attacks with a COVID-19 theme. Last week, a COVID-19 testing centre was hit by a
Publish At:2020-03-21 04:45 | Read:169 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Reports COVID-19 healthcare information

Coronavirus scams, found and explained

Coronavirus has changed the face of the world, restricting countless individuals from dining at restaurants, working from cafes, and visiting their loved ones. But for cybercriminals, this global pandemic is expanding their horizons. In the past week, Malwarebytes discovered multiple email scams that prey on the fear, uncertainty, and confusion regarding
Publish At:2020-03-20 13:11 | Read:250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams 1 470 59828 93 784 50 17 Agent Tesla Boresha Credit Se

Location-tracking wristbands required on all incoming travelers to Hong Kong

byLisa VaasWelcome to Hong Kong, traveler, and to the mandatory, Disney MagicBand-esque tracking wristband we’re about to slap onto your potentially infectious arm.The city-state had already been requiring arrivals from mainland China to self-isolate at home for 14 days. But as the area undergoes a COVID-19 resurgence, mostly brought in by travelers co
Publish At:2020-03-20 07:42 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order Privacy Uncategorized COVID-19 electronic wristb

COVID-19 disruption delays release of Chrome version 81

byJohn E DunnIt’s the COVID-19 shortage nobody expected – not toilet rolls, tinned goods or headache pills this time but Google software engineers.It’s a problem that many believe explains the abrupt decision by Google to delay the release of Chrome 81, the stable version of which was scheduled to start appearing on users’ computers on 17 March.This wa
Publish At:2020-03-20 07:42 | Read:151 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Google Chrome Web Browsers chrome Chrome 80 chrome 81

Is APT27 Abusing COVID-19 To Attack People ?!

Security researcher Marco Ramilli analyzed a new Coronavirus (COVID-19)-themed attack gathering evidence of the alleged involvement of an APT group. Scenario We are living hard time, many countries all around the world are hit by COVID-19 which happened to be a very dangerous disease. Unfortunately many deaths, thousands of infected people, few breathi
Publish At:2020-03-19 04:57 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Malware APT27 China COVID-19 hacking news


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