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CISA Warns of Phishing Emails Leading to Spoofed COVID-19 Relief Page

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned that phishing emails are redirecting recipients to spoofed COVID-19 loan relief pages.On August 12, CISA announced its discovery of the attack campaign in Alert (AA20-225A):The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is currently tracking an unknown malicious cyber actor who
Publish At:2020-08-13 08:59 | Read:157 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News CISA CO

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:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Australia coronavirus COVID-19 Data Breach m

Hacked Data Broker Accounts Fueled Phony COVID Loans, Unemployment Claims

A group of thieves thought to be responsible for collecting millions in fraudulent small business loans and unemployment insurance benefits from COVID-19 economic relief efforts gathered personal data on people and businesses they were impersonating by leveraging several compromised accounts at a little-known U.S. consumer data broker, KrebsOnSecurity has le
Publish At:2020-08-06 19:42 | Read:75 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches The Coming Storm COVID-19 Derek Dubner Economi

Business ID Theft Soars Amid COVID Closures

Identity thieves who specialize in running up unauthorized lines of credit in the names of small businesses are having a field day with all of the closures and economic uncertainty wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. This story is about the victims of a particularly aggressive business ID theft ring that’s spent years targeti
Publish At:2020-07-27 19:55 | Read:64 | Comments:0 | Tags:Target: Small Businesses The Coming Storm alex holden busine

Microsoft seizes control of domains used in phishing attacks

Compromised or malicious websites are a main channel for the propagation of malware infections for all kinds of devices. Simply avoiding dubious websites reduces your chances of being infected by malware, yet the real problem is often that we are unaware that we are running this risk. According to the latest data, 91 percent of all attacks begin with a phish
Publish At:2020-07-24 06:00 | Read:136 | Comments:0 | Tags:Adaptive Defense News b2b covid-19 Microsoft Phishing

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:88 | 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:194 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence APT29 coron

‘Appathy in the UK’: 80% of Brits refuse to download Covid tracking apps

A new survey of nearly 2,000 people* in the UK from Cybersecurity specialists Panda Security, has further thrown in to doubt the ability of the government to effectively track and trace pub and restaurant goers who come in to contact with the COVID-19 virus. Despite the British Government recommending that venues notify customers that they should order food
Publish At:2020-07-15 03:36 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Technology apps contact tracing covid-19

COVID-19 ‘Breach Bubble’ Waiting to Pop?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder for banks to trace the source of payment card data stolen from smaller, hacked online merchants. On the plus side, months of quarantine have massively decreased demand for account information that thieves buy and use to create physical counterfeit credit cards. But fraud experts say recent developments suggest both tr
Publish At:2020-06-30 12:01 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches The Coming Storm Andrew Barratt Chicken Expres

New CryCryptor Ransomware Masqueraded as COVID-19 Tracing App

Security researchers came across a new ransomware family called “CryCryptor” that masqueraded as a Canadian COVID-19 tracing app.CryCryptor emerged just days after the Canadian government announced it would support the development of a national, voluntary tracing app for COVID-19 called “COVID Alert.”That official app had not yet ente
Publish At:2020-06-24 14:48 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News COVID-1

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:185 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos 2019 taxes 2020 tax season coronavirus coronavirus t

Brits are worried about the COVID-19 tracing app

Like many other countries, the UK government has announced plans for a COVID-19 tracing app to help limit the spread of the virus. An app is currently undergoing testing on the Isle of Wight before being rolled out to the rest of the country later this year. But even before the app goes live there are concerns that the project will fail. Helping reduce local
Publish At:2020-06-24 09:35 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Technology contact tracing covid-19

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:284 | 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:312 | 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:294 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware coronavirus COVID-


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