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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

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

Is COVID-19 Making Cyberbullying Worse?

As schools across the world have closed to stop the spread of COVID-19, classes have been moved online. But for all the live presentations and limitless learning material, some nastier elements of school life had transitioned online too. According to a recent report by Israeli start-up L1ght, reports of cyberbullying are increasing rapidly. Cyberbullying inc
Publish At:2020-06-15 05:31 | Read:439 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips covid19 cyberbullying

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:296 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware coronavirus COVID-19 covid

Did hackers steal credentials of 25,000 members of WHO, NIH and CDC?

Hackers might have managed to steal sensitive data from multiple organizations actively involved in the fight against COVID-19. A database full of user credentials that include email addresses and passwords, belonging to approximately 25,000 members of WHO (World Health Organization), NIH (National Health Institute), and The Gates Foundation, and multiple mo
Publish At:2020-05-03 10:15 | Read:576 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security covid19 hack

US Government concerned by cyber attacks on Czech hospitals during COVID19 crisis

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concerns for cyber cyber attacks that have targeted Czech hospitals involved in the fight against the Coronavirus. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concerns for cyber cyber attacks that recently hit Czech hospitals involved in the fight against the Coronavirus. “As the world battles the COVID
Publish At:2020-04-20 12:08 | Read:867 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence covid19 Cze

Proposed government Coronavirus contact tracing app leaked data

A contact tracking app for the Coronavirus proposed to the government of the Netherlands is affected by security issues that could expose user data. Technologies play a crucial role in the containment of the Coronavirus outbreak, especially contact tracing applications that could pose a threat to user privacy. The app, called Covid19 Alert, was one of sev
Publish At:2020-04-20 08:55 | Read:890 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Digital ID Hacking Mobile contact

Coronavirus-themed attacks April 12 – April 18, 2020

This post includes the details of the Coronavirus-themed attacks launched from April 12 to April 18, 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. April 14 – Crooks target Healthcare faci
Publish At:2020-04-19 08:38 | Read:754 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Malware coro

Coronavirus-themed campaign targets energy sector with PoetRAT

Threat actors employed the previously-undetected PoetRAT Trojan in a Coronavirus-themed campaign aimed at government and energy sectors.  Cisco Talos researchers have uncovered a new Coronavirus-themed campaign employing a previously-undiscovered RAT tracked as PoetRAT. The attacks targeted the Azerbaijan government and utility companies, the maliciou
Publish At:2020-04-18 13:20 | Read:690 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking ICS-SCADA Malware covid19

Syria-linked APT group SEA targets Android users with COVID19 lures

Syrian-linked APT group SEA recently used COVID-19-themed lures as part of a long-running surveillance campaign, security researchers warn. Syrian hackers are behind a long-running campaign that has been active since January 2018 and that targets Arabic-speaking Android users. The campaign aimed at users in Syria and surrounding regions was spotted by
Publish At:2020-04-17 03:55 | Read:671 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Malware Mobile Android A

Hunting the coronavirus in the dark web – A month later

At the end of February, I analyzed major black marketplaces searching for anything related to the Coronavirus outbreak, a month later things are completely changed. At the end of February, I published the analysis of major black marketplaces searching for anything related to the Coronavirus outbreak. While the COVID19 pandemic was spreading a global sc
Publish At:2020-04-16 15:00 | Read:905 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web coronavirus covid19 Dark

Coronavirus-themed attack: Experts uncovered flight refund scam

Experts at email security firm Mimecast has uncovered a flight refund scam that attempts to exploit the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Researchers at email security firm Mimecast have uncovered a new flight refund scam that attempts to exploit the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. The campaign is simple as effective, scammers attempt to target individuals t
Publish At:2020-04-15 14:35 | Read:699 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking coronavirus covid19 Cyberc

Crooks target Healthcare facilities involved in Coronavirus containment with Ransomware

PaloAlto Networks experts warn of malicious Coronavirus themed phishing campaigns targeting government and medical organizations. Experts from Paloalto Unit 42 published a report that analyzes the cross-section between the various types of Coronavirus-themed attacks aimed at organizations in different industries. Recently organizations in healthcare, r
Publish At:2020-04-14 12:49 | Read:854 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Security coronavir

FTC says $12 million were lost due to Coronavirus-related scams

Consumer reports received since January 2020 revealed that that approximately $12 million were lost due to Coronavirus-related scams, FTC says. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission revealed that Coronavirus-related scams reported by consumers since January 2020 caused approximately $12 million losses. FTC received 16,778 reports of frauds, roughly 46.3% o
Publish At:2020-04-14 06:00 | Read:749 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking coronavirus Coronavirus-th

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