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Office 365 users that are returning to the workplace targeted with Coronavirus training resources

Experts are warning of a new phishing campaign aimed at Office 365 users that are returning to the workplace with Coronavirus training resources. Threat actors continue to use Coronavirus lures adapting their technique to the current situation. The attack techniques adopted by the threat actors depends on the state of businesses in each region. In places
Publish At:2020-06-29 03:44 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime coronavirus Hacking hacking news i

Coughing in the face of scammers: security tips for the 2020 tax season

In spite of everything happening in the world right now—the 2020 tax season is about to come to an end, and taxes are due. Americans got a reprieve back in March when the US Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced they were pushing back the federal income tax filing due date from April 15 to July 15, 2020. Fast forward three month
Publish At:2020-06-24 14:10 | Read:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos 2019 taxes 2020 tax season coronavirus coronavirus t

Von der Leyen said Chinese cyberattacks on EU hospitals cannot be tolerated

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called out China for launching cyberattacks EU hospitals and health care institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen publicly linked to China a series of cyber attacks against EU hospitals and health care institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. von der
Publish At:2020-06-24 07:55 | Read:159 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Security China coronaviru

A new variant of the IcedID banking Trojan spreads using COVID-19 lures

Experts spotted a new version of the IcedID banking trojan that uses steganography to infect victims as part of COVID-19 themed attacks. A new version of the IcedID banking trojan was employed in COVID-19 themed attacks, the new variant uses steganography to infect victims and implements anti-detection capabilities. Researchers at Juniper Threat La
Publish At:2020-06-22 05:16 | Read:146 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware banking coronavirus COVID-

230k+ Indonesian COVID-19 patients’ records for sale in the Darkweb

Security researchers at threat intelligence firm Cyble discovered over 230.000 Indonesian COVID-19 patients records leaked in the darknet. As part of a regular Deepweb and Darkweb monitoring activity, researchers at threat intelligence firm Cyble identified a credible threat actor who was selling the database of COVID-19 patients of Indonesia. The thre
Publish At:2020-06-21 12:55 | Read:187 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Deep Web coronavirus C

COVID-19 themed attacks are just a small percentage of the overall threats

Threat actors adapted their tactics to exploit the interest in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft says. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, threat actors started to actively deploy opportunistic campaigns using Coronavirus lures. Anyway, Microsoft says that malware attacks that abused the COVID-19 theme only had a temporary effect on th
Publish At:2020-06-21 06:06 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware coronavirus COVID-

Norway suspends its COVID-19 contact tracing app due to privacy concerns

Norway’s health authorities announced the suspension of the design of a COVID-19 contact tracing app due to privacy concerns. In April, Norway launched its contact tracing app dubbed Smittestopp (“Infection stop”) to trace the diffusion of the COVID-19 in the country. A contact tracing app is a tool that could be used to contain new d
Publish At:2020-06-16 14:09 | Read:117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Mobile contact tracing coronavirus

Coronavirus-themed attacks May 31 – June 13, 2020

This post includes the details of the Coronavirus-themed attacks launched from May 31 to June 13, 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 between May 31 and June 13, 2020. June 4, 2020 – North
Publish At:2020-06-14 15:48 | Read:181 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware coronavirus hackin

Lock and Code S1Ep8: Securely working from home (WFH) with John Donovan and Adam Kujawa

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 John Donovan, head of security at Malwarebytes, and Adam Kujawa, director of Malwarebtyes Labs, about securely working from home (WFH). With shelter-in-place orders now in full effect to prevent the spread o
Publish At:2020-06-08 13:10 | Read:200 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast cloud data breach contact tracing coronavirus data m

North Atlantic Council is warning of malicious cyber activities during COVID-19 pandemic

North Atlantic Council issued a statement warning of concerning malicious cyber activities against entities involved in the fight against COVID-19. A statement published by the North Atlantic Council condemns malicious cyber activities that are targeting critical entities involved in the response against the COVID-19 pandemic. Threat actors are ta
Publish At:2020-06-04 12:35 | Read:75 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking coronavirus COVID-19 inf

Coronavirus campaigns lead to surge in malware threats, Labs report finds

In the first three months of 2020, as the world clamped down to limit coronavirus, cyber threats ramped up. Our latest, special edition for our quarterly CTNT report focuses on recent, increased malware threats which all have one, big thing in common—using coronavirus as a lure. Our report, “Cybercrime tactics and techniques: Attack on home base,” analyze
Publish At:2020-06-01 13:35 | Read:255 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware Reports Scams Social engineering Threat a

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:266 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Malware coro

A new COVID-19-themed campaign targets Italian users

Security researchers uncovered a new COVID-19-themed campaign targeting users of the National Institute for Social Security (INPS). Security experts from D3Lab have uncovered a new COVID-19-themed phishing campaign that is targeting the users of the Italian National Institute for Social Security (INPS). Like a previous campaign observed in early Apri
Publish At:2020-05-30 16:45 | Read:331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Mobile Android cor

Himera and AbSent-Loader Leverage Covid19 lures

Researchers at ZLab spotted a new phishing campaign using Covid19 lures to spread Himera and Absent-Loader.   Introduction During our Cyber Defense monitoring activities we intercepted waves of incoming emails directed to many companies under our protective umbrella. These messages were leveraging FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) requests related to
Publish At:2020-05-29 13:44 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware coronavirus COVID-19 covid

Coalition Against Stalkerware bulks up global membership

Today, the Coalition Against Stalkerware brought aboard 11 new organizations to address the potentially dangerous capabilities of stalkerware, an invasive, digital threat that can rob individuals of their expectation of, and right to, privacy. These types of apps can provide domestic abusers with a new avenue of control over their survivors’ lives, granting
Publish At:2020-05-27 12:25 | Read:218 | Comments:0 | Tags:Stalkerware Anonyome Labs AppEsteem Corporation bff Bundesve

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