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A week in security (April 25 – May 1)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Why MITRE matters to SMBsApple’s child safety features are coming to a Messages app near youWhy software has so many vulnerabilities, with Tanya Janca: Lock and Code S03E09Watch out for this SMS phish promising a tax refundRogue ads phishing for cryptocurrency: Are you secure?Hospitals taken offline after cyberattackEmotet
Publish At:2022-05-02 04:56 | Read:1514 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security AFP call of duty cyber insurance elon mus

Elon Musk-themed cryptocurrency scam uses fake Medium as the promotion site

So Elon Musk is buying Twitter, and you can be sure that scammers are making the most of this news. As Elon Musk spends most of the week in the headlines, so pop up Elon Musk-themed scams—and it looks like they may be ramping up. We witnessed a flurry of replies from the man himself in response to someone making a comment. “Oh. Wait a minute&
Publish At:2022-04-27 21:04 | Read:1680 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crypto Scams bitcoin BitCoin Scam btc DOGE Dogecoin elon mus

A week in security (April 18 – 24)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Why you shouldn’t automate your VirusTotal uploadsNorth Korean Lazarus APT group targets blockchain tech companiesWatch out for Ukraine donation scammers in Twitter repliesBeware tragic “my daughter died…” Facebook posts offering free PS5sUS warns of APT groups that can “gain full system access” to some industrial cont
Publish At:2022-04-25 08:51 | Read:1065 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security elon musk Lazarus Oracle Pegasus scrape p

The fake Elon Musk Bitcoin giveaway marathon will NOT make you rich

Today we look at a fakeout which begins with Elon Musk, and ends with a trip to Mars (or, if you’re really lucky, the Sun). One of the most annoying “features” of Twitter is being added to lists without permission. It’s a theoretically useful way to keep track of certain topics. It’s often also used for trolling or spam. A friend of mine was
Publish At:2022-04-20 12:48 | Read:755 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bitcoin elon musk giveaway lists marathon tesla twitte

A week in security (July 12 – July 18)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: DNS-over-HTTPS takes another small step towards global dominationNope, that isn’t Elon Musk, and he isn’t offering a free Topmist Dust watch eitherFour in-the-wild exploits, 13 critical patches headline bumper Patch TuesdayIs crypto’s criminal rollercoaster approaching a terminal dip?Ransomware’s Russia problemSonicWall war
Publish At:2021-07-19 06:33 | Read:3674 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security adobe cryptomining DNS-over-HTTPS elon mu

Nope, that isn’t Elon Musk, and he isn’t offering a free Topmist Dust watch either

Elon Musk is an incredibly popular target for scammers and spammers on social media. Attach his name to something he has no involvement in and watch it fly. Verified accounts on Twitter continue to be favourites for account compromise / fake Elon scams. Those often turn out to be Bitcoin related. Sometimes, it’s on a grand scale. There are other Elo
Publish At:2021-07-12 11:39 | Read:2618 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering Bot elon elon musk free musk offer spam t

Teen behind 2020 Twitter hack pleads guilty

The so-called “mastermind” behind the 2020 Twitter hack that compromised the accounts of several celebrities and public figures—including President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk—pleaded guilty to several charges on Tuesday in a Florida court. As part of an agreed-upon plea deal with prosecutors, Graham Clark will serve three years in juvenile pr
Publish At:2021-03-17 08:48 | Read:1876 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering Barack Obama bill gates Bit-co

Elon Musk’ Starlink to Deliver Relatively Inexpensive Satellite Internet

A new internet provider might be coming to town sooner than later. SpaceX’s Starlink is expanding the number of internet satellites orbiting around the Earth and aims to become a relatively inexpensive satellite internet provider. As a start, Starlink wants to give a better internet solution to the people living in rural areas in North America. Starlin
Publish At:2020-11-11 13:57 | Read:2178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology elon musk Internet starlink technolog

VideoBytes: Twitter gets hacked!

Hello dear readers, and welcome to the latest and greatest from VideoBytes: a brand new, video feature that we announced just yesterday. On our debut post today, we’re talking to you about the Twitter hack, in which hackers accessed the Twitter accounts of 130 high profile figures, like Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Elon Musk by gaining access to an
Publish At:2020-10-01 14:45 | Read:2498 | Comments:0 | Tags:VideoBytes Barack Obama bill gates bitcoin BitCoin Scam elon

Elon Musk confirms that Russian hackers tried to recruit Tesla employee to plant a malware

Elon Musk confirmed that Russian hackers attempted to recruit an employee to install malware into the network of electric car maker Tesla. Recently US authorities arrested the Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov (27) after attempting to recruit an employee at a targeted company to plant a piece of malware. The man was arrested on August 22 and appea
Publish At:2020-08-28 15:25 | Read:2797 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Intelligence Elon Musk mal

Unproven Coronavirus Therapy Proves Cash Cow for Shadow Pharmacies

Many of the same shadowy organizations that pay people to promote male erectile dysfunction drugs via spam and hacked websites recently have enjoyed a surge in demand for medicines used to fight malaria, lupus and arthritis, thanks largely to unfounded suggestions that these therapies can help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A review of the sales figures from
Publish At:2020-05-03 09:35 | Read:3221 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News Pharma Wars Alientarget Aralen chloroquin

5 of the best answers from @mikko’s reddit AMA

Fresh off his latest talk at at TEDxBrussels, our Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen sat down for a little session of “ask me anything” on reddit. You can read all of the questions people had for him and answers here. WARNING: There is a lot to go through. With over 3,200 comment’s, Mikko’s AMA ranks among one of the more popular t
Publish At:2014-12-05 02:30 | Read:5727 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Privacy Security Artificial Intelligence Edward Snowd

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