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Covid app’s privacy information ruled not clear enough

The UK’s data watchdog has issued a reprimand to both the Scottish government and NHS National Services Scotland about their Covid Status app. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) urged both to act swiftly to address its concerns about the app that, according to the ICO, failed to provide people with clear details about how their personal
Publish At:2022-02-28 21:03 | Read:1698 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy contact tracing Covid ICO NHS QR code Scotland statu

Dridex affiliate dresses up as Scrooge

Threat actors are hoping to catch a few more victims before they leave work for the Christmas holidays. The recent malicious spam campaigns (malspam) we and others have observed appear to have been created by someone who wants to play Scrooge and add onto people’s already heightened state of anxiety. The lures are particularly mean playing on people
Publish At:2021-12-23 21:01 | Read:1139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat Intelligence Covid dridex malspam

Covid vaccine researchers are under attack

For more than a year, researchers have been warning about an increase in cyberattacks as people adjusted to working from home. Now new figures released by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) suggest that hackers are dedicating a lot of time and resources to targeting healthcare-related businesses. According to the NCSC, a department of the UK inte
Publish At:2021-12-22 08:35 | Read:1070 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security covid Ransomware security

A week in security (August 23 – August 29)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Patch now! Microsoft Exchange is being attacked via ProxyShellRealtek-based routers, smart devices are being gobbled up by a voracious botnetCriminals exploited weak checks and old tech to pull off vast COVID benefit fraudMice “taking over the world!”, one Windows machine at a timeThe best browsers for privacy and securityC
Publish At:2021-08-30 15:15 | Read:3730 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security adware ALTDOS Android benefits fraud blog

How Covid fatigue puts your physical and digital health in jeopardy

After six months of social distancing, sheltering in place, working from home, distance learning, mask-wearing, hand-washing, and plenty of hand-wringing, people are pretty damn tired of COVID-19. And with no magic bullet (yet) and no end in sight, annoyance has turned into exasperation and even desperation. Doctors and mental health professionals call th
Publish At:2020-10-15 14:47 | Read:2101 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness alert fatigue caution fatigue coronavirus coronavi

Crooks use tainted Zoom apps to target users at home due to Coronavirus outbreak

Crooks target Android users working from home due to the Coronavirus outbreak with a Trojanized version of the popular video messaging app Zoom. Security experts from Bitdefender have spotted tainted versions of the Android Zoom video-conferencing application that is targeting users working from home due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Researchers detecte
Publish At:2020-04-02 09:58 | Read:2489 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android coronavirus

Microsoft issues targeted notification to hospitals vulnerable to Ransomware attacks

Microsoft is sending notifications to dozens of hospitals about vulnerable VPN devices and gateways exposed online in their network. Microsoft is warning dozens of hospitals of the risks of ransomware attacks due to insecure VPN devices and gateways exposed online. Recently Microsoft has published details about human-operated ransomware attacks that ta
Publish At:2020-04-02 06:11 | Read:3376 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Security COVID Hacking human-opera

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