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Coronavirus-themed attacks May 24 – May 30, 2020

This post includes the details of the Coronavirus-themed attacks launched from May 24 to May 30, 2020. Threat actors exploit the interest in the Coronavirus outbreak while infections increase worldwide, experts are observing new campaigns on a daily bases. Below a list of attacks detected this week. May 26 – Hangzhou could permanently adopt CO
Publish At:2020-05-31 07:55 | Read:119 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Malware coro

Virus Apps Expose Tension Between Privacy and Need for Data

As more governments turn to tracing apps in the fight against the coronavirus, a deep-rooted tension between the need for public health information and privacy rights has been thrust into the spotlight.Track-and-trace technology is being touted as a silver bullet that will allow economies to reopen and people to emerge from home confinement, with health auth
Publish At:2020-05-28 01:40 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Tracking & L

French Privacy Watchdog Okays Coronavirus Tracing App

France's privacy watchdog gave the green light Tuesday to a government-backed cellphone app that will alert users if they have been in contact with an infected person.Use of the app called StopCovid will be voluntary, and will keep track of users who had been in close proximity of one another over a two-week period. If any become infected, they inform the pl
Publish At:2020-05-27 10:13 | Read:50 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Mobil

Coronavirus-themed attacks May 17 – May 23, 2020

This post includes the details of the Coronavirus-themed attacks launched from May 17 to May 23, 2020. Threat actors exploit the interest in the Coronavirus outbreak while infections increase worldwide, experts are observing new campaigns on a daily bases. Below a list of attacks detected this week. May 19 – Hackers Target Oil Producers During
Publish At:2020-05-24 12:15 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Malware coro

Coronavirus Pandemic Claims Another Victim: Robocalls

Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper.Robocalls.Industry experts say robocalls are way down — scam calls as well as nagging from your credit-card company to pay your bill. The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted millions of job losses, and scammers have not been immune.YouMail,
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:50 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Cybercrime Vi

Coronavirus-Themed Phishing Fears Largely Overblown, Researchers Say

As COVID-19-themed spam rises, phishing-not so much. An analysis of newly registered domains finds that only 2.4% are actually phishing sites aiming to steal credentials.While many security firms have warned that massive spam campaigns employing coronavirus-themed messages in an attempt to fool potential victims into parting with their credentials, the incid
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:42 | Read:98 | Comments:0 | Tags: Virus

When the coronavirus infodemic strikes

Social media sites are stepping up their efforts in the war against misinformation… specifically, the coronavirus/COVID-19 infodemic. There’s a seemingly endless stream of potentially dangerous misinformation flying around online related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that could have fatal results.It’s boomtown in fake-news land riding high on the wave
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:20 | Read:60 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams archive conspiracy theories conspiracy theory coronavi

IT threat evolution Q1 2020

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Operation AppleJeus: the sequel In 2018, we published a report on Operation AppleJeus, one of the more notable campaigns of the threat actor Lazarus, currently one of the most active and prolific APT groups. One notable feature of this campaign was that it marked the first time Lazarus had targeted macOS targets, with t
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:11 | Read:65 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple iOS Apple MacOS APT Data leak

India’s Jio Coronavirus symptom checker exposed test results

A security glitch in the self-test coronavirus symptom checker developed by India’s Jio cell network exposed test results. While Coronavirus was spreading worldwide, India’s largest cell network Jio, a subsidiary of Reliance, has developed a coronavirus self-test symptom checker, days before the Indian government imposed a local lockdown to prevent the ou
Publish At:2020-05-03 16:09 | Read:549 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach coronavirus COVID-19 data leak inf

7 Fraud Predictions in the Wake of the Coronavirus

It's theme and variations in the fraud world, and fraudsters love -- and thrive -- during chaos and confusionAn unprecedented global virus outbreak is just what the cyberfraudster ordered. Confusion, chaos, and abrupt changes in digital user behavior can help the sharp-minded cybercriminal exploit the current crisis to prey on unsuspecting victims. So,
Publish At:2020-05-03 14:48 | Read:525 | Comments:0 | Tags: Virus

Coronavirus-themed attacks April 26 – May 02, 2020

This post includes the details of the Coronavirus-themed attacks launched from April 26 to May 02, 2020. Please give me your vote for European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards – VOTE FOR YOUR WINNERShttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8AkYMfAAwJ4JZzYRm8GfsJCDON8q83C9_wu5u10sNAt_CcA/viewform Threat actors exploit the interest in the Coronavirus o
Publish At:2020-05-03 14:35 | Read:394 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Malware Virus

COVID-19 Phishing Update: Money-Flipping Schemes Promise Coronavirus Cash

<p>Threat actors are using social media to engage in money-flipping scams abusing the novel coronavirus. The two examples below demonstrate how they are doing it.</p> <p><i>We are providing </i><a href="https://www.phishlabs.com/covid-19-threat-intelligence/"><i>ongoing updates</i></a><i> on coro
Publish At:2020-05-03 10:16 | Read:323 | Comments:0 | Tags:COVID-19 Virus

Unproven Coronavirus Therapy Proves Cash Cow for Shadow Pharmacies

Many of the same shadowy organizations that pay people to promote male erectile dysfunction drugs via spam and hacked websites recently have enjoyed a surge in demand for medicines used to fight malaria, lupus and arthritis, thanks largely to unfounded suggestions that these therapies can help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A review of the sales figures from
Publish At:2020-05-03 09:35 | Read:323 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News Pharma Wars Alientarget Aralen chloroquin

EU Demands End to Coronavirus Cyberattacks

The European Union on Thursday accused unnamed parties of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to launch cyberattacks on infrastructure and healthcare services.A flood of cyberattacks has targeted European countries, affecting critical systems needed to deal with the virus crisis, said foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in a statement on behalf of all 27 EU m
Publish At:2020-05-03 07:44 | Read:306 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercrime Virus

Facebook to alert us if we’ve been exposed to fake coronavirus news

byLisa VaasHas somebody on Facebook tried to convince you that drinking bleach cures COVID-19?If you’ve had that kind of dangerous misinformation coughed up at you on the platform and have liked, reacted or commented on it, expect to start seeing messages in your newsfeed alerting you and letting you know that Facebook has since removed the effluvium.O
Publish At:2020-04-21 07:38 | Read:508 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Social networks coronavirus COVID-19 fact

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