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2020’s Most (and Least) Cyber-Secure States

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. For the past several years, Webroot and its partners have conducted a series of studies aimed at better understanding the attitudes, perspectives, and behaviors related to cyber hygiene in United States. This helps users determine which behaviors put them most at risk and which behavioral changes could help increase their cyber resilie
Publish At:2020-04-04 15:10 | Read:7 | Comments:0 | Tags:Home + Mobile malware phishing

“Instant bank fraud” warning spread on WhatsApp is a hoax

byPaul DucklinLast week we wrote about a WhatsApp hoax that was spreading widely, warning people to look out for a cybersecurity catastrophe that simply wasn’t going to happen.That was known as the Martinelli/Dance of the Pope hoax, and it claimed that two dangerous videos are about to come out that will hack or wipe out your phone so it can’t b
Publish At:2020-03-31 05:28 | Read:197 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fake news phishing smishing SMS WhatsApp

How to stay on top of coronavirus scams – and all the others too

byPaul DucklinIt’s not like cybercriminals to take advantage of a world event… and this is a rather large world event.Since COVID-19 hit the headlines, we’ve covered a selection of coronavirus-related scams, phishing attacks and malware campaigns in which crooks have adapted existing sextortion emails, mobile malware and password stealing t
Publish At:2020-03-30 14:17 | Read:203 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fake news Malware Phishing SophosLabs coronavirus COVID-19 m

Corporate Workers Warned of 'COVID-19 Payment' Emails Delivering Banking Trojan

IBM and FireEye have spotted a campaign that relies on fake “COVID-19 Payment” emails to deliver the Zeus Sphinx banking trojan to people in the United States, Canada and Australia.FireEye, which tracks the malware as SILENTNIGHT, reported seeing the malicious emails in the inboxes of “individuals at corporations across a broad set of industries and geograph
Publish At:2020-03-30 12:22 | Read:133 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Phish

Your colleague was infected with Coronavirus, this is the latest phishing lure

Security experts uncovered a new Coronavirus-themed phishing campaign, the messages inform recipients that they have been exposed to the virus. Experts continue to spot Coronavirus-themed attack, a new phishing campaign uses messages that pretend to be from a local hospital informing the victims they have been exposed to the virus and that they need urgen
Publish At:2020-03-30 06:06 | Read:243 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking coronavirus covid19 hackin

Google Sees Drop in Government-Backed Phishing Attempts

Google says it has seen a drop in the number of warnings sent for potential government-backed phishing or malware attempts last year, mainly due to improved protection systems.For several years, the company has been alerting users when identifying accounts that appear to be targeted by state-sponsored attackers, and in 2019 it sent nearly 40,000 such warning
Publish At:2020-03-27 18:15 | Read:370 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Phishin

iOS exploit chain deploys LightSpy feature-rich malware

A watering hole was discovered on January 10, 2020 utilizing a full remote iOS exploit chain to deploy a feature-rich implant named LightSpy. The site appears to have been designed to target users in Hong Kong based on the content of the landing page. Since the initial activity, we released two private reports exhaustively detailing spread, exploits, infrast
Publish At:2020-03-26 14:33 | Read:308 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Apple iOS APT Backdoor Google Android I

Watch out! Scummy scammers target home deliveries

byPaul DucklinThanks to the team at SophosLabs for sending us the SMS used in this scam.If you’re sitting at home right now, sheltering from the coronavirus pandemic – and there’s a good chance you are – then you are probably either thinking about a home delivery, or waiting for one.In the UK, for example, even people who have no symp
Publish At:2020-03-26 11:38 | Read:229 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing coronavirus home delivery phish Scam

Phishing technique: Message from a friend/relative

IntroductionLike many other phishing scams featured on this site, friends-and-family imposter scams are common. These scams usually begin with a phone call impersonating a friend or relative, or often a grandchild in trouble. That is the reason this scam is also known as a “grandchild scam.” Other attack avenues may include email, SMS, or social media
Publish At:2020-03-26 10:44 | Read:118 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing

Credit Card Skimmer Found on Tupperware Website

People who made purchases from the official Tupperware website over the past couple of weeks may have had their payment card information stolen, cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes warned on Wednesday.Cybercriminals apparently hacked tupperware[dot]com and planted malicious code designed to steal payment card information. The credit card skimmer was planted on t
Publish At:2020-03-26 09:43 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Fraud & Identity

US Government Sites Give Bad Security Advice

Many U.S. government Web sites now carry a message prominently at the top of their home pages meant to help visitors better distinguish between official U.S. government properties and phishing pages. Unfortunately, part of that message is misleading and may help perpetuate a popular misunderstanding about Web site security and trust that phishers have been e
Publish At:2020-03-25 17:15 | Read:144 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine John LaCour OMB phishing PhishLabs U.S. Ge

Phishing technique: Message from the government

IntroductionWith the evolution of the internet, online services have grabbed the attention of every sector, including the government. Nowadays, online amenities are available in almost all government institutions, especially when it comes to visa applications, immigration, family and child registration, railway or airline tickets, e-banking, paying uti
Publish At:2020-03-25 15:46 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing

Hackers: Fact vs. Fiction

Reading Time: ~ 3 min. Have you ever watched a movie and seen a character doing something you know how to do, and thought to yourself, “jeez, that’s totally wrong. Couldn’t they have done a little research?” That’s exactly what hackers think when they watch movies, too. For most of us, the image that comes to mind when we hear the word “hacker” is pretty
Publish At:2020-03-24 22:00 | Read:254 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs identity theft malware phishing

University of Utah Health Discloses Data Breach

University of Utah Health revealed last week that it discovered unauthorized access to some employee email accounts, along with a malware infection on one of its workstations.The research and teaching hospital, located on the campus of the University of Utah, said the intrusion was the result of a phishing attack, and it took place sometime between January 7
Publish At:2020-03-23 13:27 | Read:128 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Phishing Malware Cybercrime

Top 10 Brand Phishing Companies

Top 10 Brand Phishing Companies March 23rd, 2020 No Comments anti-phishing, Data Protection, Online Safety, Uncategorized By 2020, you’ve probably already experienced getting an email from a well-known company, such as Apple or Facebook, letting you
Publish At:2020-03-23 13:22 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Data Protection Online Safety Uncategorized br

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