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Chinese hackers stole info from Spanish centers working on Covid19 vaccine

Chinese hackers have stolen information from Spanish laboratories working on a vaccine for COVID19, El Pais newspaper revealed. The El Pais newspaper reported that Chinese hackers have stolen information from Spanish laboratories working on a vaccine for COVID19. While pharmaceutical companies worldwide are working on the research of a vaccine for the
Publish At:2020-09-18 13:07 | Read:77 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence China coronavirus covid19

Emotet malware employed in fresh COVID19-themed spam campaign

The Emotet malware has begun to spam COVID19-themed emails to U.S. businesses after not being active for most of the USA pandemic. The infamous Emotet malware is back, operators have begun to spam COVID-19 themed emails to the U.S. businesses. Early this year, the Emotet malware was employed in spam COVID19-themed campaigns that targeted thos
Publish At:2020-08-15 16:39 | Read:332 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware coronavirus covid19 EMOTET

Why Australian Data Breach Numbers Are Underreported

Recently, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) published its periodic statistical report on data breaches  – occurring in Australia during the first half of 2020 – received under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. According to the report, there was a three percent decrease in the number of data breaches reported t
Publish At:2020-08-10 13:45 | Read:343 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Australia coronavirus COVID-19 Data Breach m

US DoJ charges Chinese hackers for targeting COVID-19 research

US Justice Department accused two Chinese hackers of stealing trade secrets from companies worldwide and targeting firms developing a COVID-19 vaccine. This week, the US Justice Department accused two Chinese hackers of stealing trade secrets from companies worldwide and recently involved in attacks against firms developing a vaccine for the COVID-19.
Publish At:2020-07-21 19:38 | Read:202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Chinese hac

UK NCSC blames Russia-linked APT29 for attacks on COVID-19 vaccine research

The UK National Cyber Security Centre says that Russia-linked APT29 group is attempting to steal research data related to potential COVID-19 vaccines. The British National Cyber Security Centre revealed that Russia-linked group APT29 is conducting cyberespionage campaigns targeting UK, US, and Canadian organizations working of the development of a COVID-1
Publish At:2020-07-16 10:55 | Read:344 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence APT29 coron

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:486 | 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:320 | 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:439 | 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:497 | 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:491 | 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:549 | 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:511 | 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:427 | 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:454 | 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:287 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking coronavirus COVID-19 inf

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