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Criminals are applying for remote work using deepfake and stolen identities, says FBI

The FBI has warned businesses of an uptick in reports of criminals applying for remote work using deepfake and stolen PII (personally identifiable information). A deepfake is essentially created or modified media (image, video, or audio), often with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Deepfake creations are designed to appe
Publish At:2022-06-30 11:52 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering deepfake deepfake voice fake videos perso

FBI: Stolen PII and deepfakes used to apply for remote tech jobs

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns of increasing complaints that cybercriminals are using Americans' stolen Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and deepfakes to apply for remote work positions.Deepfakes (digital content like images, video, or audio) are sometimes generated using artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) te
Publish At:2022-06-28 13:45 | Read:132 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security FBI

LGBTQ+ community targeted by extortionists who threaten to publish nudes

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has warned the LGBTQ+ community about extortionists posing as potential romantic partners on Grindr and Feeld. The scammers send their targets explicit photos and then ask for them to reciprocate. If they do, targets are then blackmailed into paying a ransom, usually in the form of gift cards, or risk having these photos
Publish At:2022-06-28 07:53 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering cryptocurrency scam dating apps fbi Feder

A week in security (June 20 – June 26)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: LinkedIn scams are a “significant threat”, warns FBIDDoS-for-hire service provider jailedInternet Safety Month: 7 tips for staying safe online while on vacationClient-side Magecart attacks still around, but more covertSecurity vulnerabilities: 5 times that organizations got hackedYou can be tracked online using
Publish At:2022-06-27 07:53 | Read:128 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security 311 7-zip APT28 catfishing chrome conti C

LinkedIn scams are a “significant threat”, warns FBI

Digital currency fraud is a growing issue on social media, and LinkedIn is no different. In fact, according to according to Sean Ragan, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the San Francisco and Sacramento, California, field offices, cryptocurrency scams are big business on LinkedIn. “It’s a significant threat. This type of fraudulent activity is si
Publish At:2022-06-20 13:00 | Read:265 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams business cryptocurrency fraud LinkedIn pig butcher sca

Karakurt extortion group: Threat profile

The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), together with CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) and other federal agencies, recently released a joint cybersecurity advisory (CSA) about the Karakurt data extortion group (also known as Karakurt Team and Karakurt Lair). Like RansomHouse, Karakurt doesn’t bother encrypting data. In
Publish At:2022-06-14 13:00 | Read:239 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Accenture Security Advanced Intel AnyDesk Chainal

A week in security (June 6 – June 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: FBI warns of scammers soliciting donations for UkraineMicrosoft autopatch is here…but can you use it?Prometheus ransomware’s flaws inspired researchers to try to build a near-universal decryption toolRotten apples banned from App storeHackers can take over accounts you haven’t even created yetRansomware Ta
Publish At:2022-06-13 09:01 | Read:359 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security 4chan a week in security Apple passkeys A

FBI warns of scammers soliciting donations for Ukraine

The FBI recently issued an announcement about a fraudulent scheme that proves there is no low that’s too low for scammers. “Criminal actors are taking advantage of the crisis in Ukraine by posing as Ukrainian entities needing humanitarian aid or developing fundraising efforts, including monetary and cryptocurrency donations,” the FBI sai
Publish At:2022-06-06 21:07 | Read:368 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness donations scam fbi Federal Bureau of Investigation

Wray: FBI Blocked Planned Cyberattack on Children's Hospital

The FBI thwarted a planned cyberattack on a children’s hospital in Boston that was to have been carried out by hackers sponsored by the Iranian government, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday.Wray told a Boston College cybersecurity conference that his agents learned of the planned digital attack from an unspecified intelligence partner and got Bost
Publish At:2022-06-01 17:08 | Read:317 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime FBI cyber

FBI seizes domains used to sell stolen data, DDoS services

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today the seizure of three domains used by cybercriminals to sell personal info stolen in data breaches and provide DDoS attack services.WeLeakInfo.to was selling subscriptions allowing its users to search a database containing information stolen in more than 10,000 data b
Publish At:2022-06-01 14:53 | Read:360 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS FBI

FBI warns of Ukrainian charities impersonated to steal donations

Scammers are claiming to be collecting donations to help Ukrainian refugees and war victims while impersonating legitimate Ukrainian humanitarian aid organizations, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).The alert comes after a long stream of reports from security vendors and people who have spotted similar scams online since Russia invaded U
Publish At:2022-05-31 18:51 | Read:360 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security FBI

FBI warns of education sector credentials on dark web forums

The FBI is warning academics to be on their guard, as an embattled education sector continues to experience attacks and breaches, with data spilling onto the so-called dark web. The government agency’s Private Industry Notification [PDF] cites US academic credentials up for grabs from a variety of sources. A stepping stone to compromise From the
Publish At:2022-05-31 16:57 | Read:268 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy bitcoin breach credentials Dark Web education phish

FBI warns of hackers selling credentials for U.S. college networks

Cybercriminals are offering to sell for thousands of U.S. dollars network access credentials for higher education institutions based in the United States.This type of advertisement is present on both publicly available cybercriminal online forums as well as marketplaces on the dark web.Thousands of creds for saleThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has
Publish At:2022-05-27 18:51 | Read:271 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security FBI hack

FBI: Compromised US academic credentials available on various cybercrime forums

The FBI warns organizations in the higher education sector of credentials sold on cybercrime forums that can allow threat actors to access their networks. The FBI issued an alert to inform the higher education sector about the availability of login credentials on dark web forums that can be used by threat actors to launch attacks against individuals and o
Publish At:2022-05-27 10:31 | Read:524 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Deep Web Hacking Repor

FBI: Higher Education Credentials Sold on Cybercrime Forums

The FBI issued an alert on Thursday to inform the higher education sector about the exposure of credentials that can allow threat actors to access user accounts or an organization’s network.According to the FBI, cybercriminals have been selling usernames and passwords on various public and dark web forums.The agency has provided three examples. One example,
Publish At:2022-05-27 09:12 | Read:266 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Phish

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