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Android user? Update your Twitter app now

Have you ever landed on a website and had a pop-up warning about an infection on your computer? You must download an urgent update or risk all of your data being stolen. As you probably realised, these pop-ups are a scam. The urgent patch is the virus. If you click OK, you install the malware and infect your own computer. But sometimes you really do have to
Publish At:2020-08-07 06:55 | Read:128 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News apps Twitter

Twitter insiders? Don’t get accused of spying because of your staff

Just ten days after one of the biggest hacks in the history of Twitter, while both internal and external investigators continue to try figuring out exactly what happened, the social network is once again the subject of brand-tarnishing headlines, this time centered on the company’s poor internal security highlighted by the recent case of Twitter sub-contract
Publish At:2020-08-06 08:23 | Read:120 | Comments:0 | Tags:Adaptive Defense Business News advanced cybersecurity b2b cy

Twitter Hack Highlights the Realities of Mobile Phishing

Additional light is beginning to shine on the July 15th Twitter breach, where accounts of some of its most high profile users –  including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West –  were compromised. The attackers attempted to lure the celebrity followers into sending money to an anonymous Bitcoin account
Publish At:2020-07-31 15:44 | Read:215 | Comments:0 | Tags:News apps mobile devices phishing Twitter

A week in security (July 20 – 26)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, our Lock and Code podcast delved into Bluetooth and beacon technology. We also dug into APT groups targeting India and Hong Kong, covered a law enforcement bust, and tried to figure out when, exactly, a Deepfake is a Deepfake. Other cybersecurity news Insecure email addresses resulted in big-bucks sporting targets (Sourc
Publish At:2020-07-27 16:58 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security advanced persistent th

Are smart locks really that smart? – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 145

We follow up on the great Twitter hack of 2020, we discuss how a Cloudflare outage brought down many major websites, and Kirk tells a story of a suspicious email from his local government. We then examine whether smart locks are really safe.Cloudflare had a (non-security) outageIsItDownRightNow?Hackers Tell the Story of the Twitter Attack From the InsideTwit
Publish At:2020-07-24 15:15 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast podcast security Twitter

Politician Amongst Those Who Had Their Direct Messages Accessed During Twitter Hack

More information has emerged related to last week’s attack which saw a number of high profile Twitter accounts hijacked for the purposes of spreading a cryptocurrency scam.Twitter has already said that 130 Twitter accounts were targeted by hackers, using tools that should only have been available to the site’s internal support team. Those tools a
Publish At:2020-07-23 09:52 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection hacking Pr

Multiple Twitter Profiles of Celebrities Hacked

Last week hundreds of millions of people saw fraudulent tweets coming from some of the most influential Twitter users. The messages sent in the social network were inviting hundreds of millions of followers to send cryptocurrency funds to a Bitcoin address. The promise was that the celebrities would send back double the funds. So, users were expecting to tra
Publish At:2020-07-21 14:02 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media hack Scam Twitter

Lock and Code S1Ep11: Locating concerns of Bluetooth and beacon technology with Chris Boyd

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst for Malwarebytes, about Bluetooth and beacon technology. Last month, cybersecurity experts warned the public about the data collection embedded in the Donald Trum
Publish At:2020-07-20 15:06 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast atlas of surveillance blackrock cisa confidential vm

Twitter reveals that hackers also downloaded data from eight compromised accounts

The social media giant Twitter confirmed that hackers compromised 130 accounts in last week hack and downloaded data from eight of them. The social media platform Twitter suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, multiple high-profile accounts were hacked. Last week, the social media platform Twitter has suffered one of the biggest
Publish At:2020-07-19 09:43 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks hacking news informati

#TwitterHack: Power, Privilege and Pandemic

On Wednesday, July 15, the Twitterverse was ablaze with what Twitter itself has described as a “coordinated social engineering attack” that was launched at around 4pm ET. The outcome of this breach was compromised Twitter accounts of many well-known people and organizations, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, former President Barack Obama, Joe Bide
Publish At:2020-07-17 14:07 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Security Services Chief Information Securit

Coordinated Twitter attack rakes in 100 grand

“I’m feeling generous because of Covid-19. I’ll double any BTC payment sent to my BTC address for the next hour. Good luck, and stay safe out there!” This and similar Tweets asking readers to send US$1,000 to a Bitcoin address with the promise of a double return payment went out yesterday. Too good to be true? Once again,
Publish At:2020-07-16 14:35 | Read:195 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering 2fa bitcoin Social Engineering tweets twi

The Twitter mega-hack. What you need to know

What the heck has happened on Twitter?Twitter accounts, owned by politicians, celebrities, and large organisations suddenly started tweeting messages to their many millions of followers, at the behest of hackers.What did the messages say?Here is a typical one which appeared on the account of rapper, songwriter, and optimistic Presidential candidate Kanye Wes
Publish At:2020-07-16 08:00 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Twitter

Several High-Profile Twitter accounts hacked in a Bitcoin scam

The social media platform Twitter suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, multiple high-profile accounts were hacked. Social media platform Twitter has suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, hackers breached a number of high-profile accounts, including those of Barak Obama, US presidential candidate Joe Biden,
Publish At:2020-07-16 04:30 | Read:146 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Social Networks account hi

Twitter limits tweeting as prominent accounts spam out cryptocoin scams

byPaul DucklinSocial media often gets crazy, but not often as crazy as this.Many prominent, verified Twitter accounts have been tweeting out cryptocoin scams, with fake tweets reported from an eclectic range of high-profile people and companies, apparently including Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Apple and many others.The scam tweets reporte
Publish At:2020-07-15 21:27 | Read:163 | Comments:0 | Tags:Spam Twitter cryptocoins Musk Scam

A week in security (June 22 – 28)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we provided a zero-day guide for 2020 featuring recent attacks and advanced preventive techniques, and we learned how to cough in the face of scammers, offering security tips for the 2020 tax season. We also looked at a web skimmer hiding within EXIF metadata that was exfiltrating credit cards via image files. In the most r
Publish At:2020-06-29 13:21 | Read:287 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security BlueLeaks Google IBM image files Lucifer

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