10 Mar 2020

Global shares plunge in worst day since financial crisis

On March 9, 2020, the United States experienced a 7.8% drop in stock indexes, the largest since the financial crisis. Numbers of other regions across Europe and Asia are also suffering similar to that of the United States’ Dow Jones average drop of over 2,000 points. In both the US

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10 Mar 2020

Spying concerns raised over Iran’s official COVID-19 detection app

Today, Google removed an Android app from the Play Store that was created by Iranian officials to test and keep track of coronavirus infections amid spying allegations. Several users accused the Iranian government of using the epidemic to scare and trick citizens into installing the app, subsequently collecting phone numbers

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10 Mar 2020

Intricate Phishing Scam Uses Support Chatbot to ‘Assist’ Victims

A recent phishing scam is targeting consumers by utilizing a malicious customer service chatbot function that steals victims’ information by prompting them to fill out various forms including credit card numbers and bank account information. The campaign was discovered by MalwareHunterTeam and is targeting Russian citizens. The threat actors are

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10 Mar 2020

AMD Downplays CPU Threat Opening Chips to Data Leak Attacks

AMD has disclosed side-channel attacks in CPUs, and stated that they are not new. The company has been significantly downplaying the side-channel attacks that are capable of leaking potentially sensitive data from its processors released between 2011 and 2019. Researchers stated that these side-channel attacks extract sensitive information through signals

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10 Mar 2020

Why Deepfakes Are A Net Positive For Humanity

Deepfake technology has become notorious for its threat to politics and other malicious uses, however, the ability to generate realistic situations will arguably be a positive for humanity according to AI experts. As new uses for deepfakes are uncovered in various industries, the technology may allow us to experience things

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09 Mar 2020

Why Your Biometrics Are Your Best Password

Biometrics are becoming increasingly popular as the best form of verification because they’re easy to use, offer greater privacy and security, and are starting to be used across a mobile, desktop, and server devices. The security industry has been working on developing strong biometric password programs as the traditional password

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09 Mar 2020

Multiple nation-state groups are hacking Microsoft Exchange servers

A recent vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange email servers has been exposed by multiple different government-backed hacking groups. The hacking attempts were first spotted by the UK based cyber security firm Volexity, who has not yet shared names of the hacking groups exploiting the vulnerability, however, they have stated that the

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09 Mar 2020

T-Mobile Suffers Another Breach as Staff Emails Targeted

The phone carrier T-Mobile recently suffered a malicious cybersecurity attack that allowed the attacker access to T-Mobile customer account information. This is not the first time that T-Mobile has been the subject of such an attack; in 2018, 2 million customers had their information illegally accessed. T-Mobile is in the

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09 Mar 2020

Critical Zoho Zero-Day Flaw Disclosed

The IT help desk ManageEngine software made by Zoho Corp has been compromised by a zero-day vulnerability that enables unauthenticated access to systems, allowing a remote attacker to launch attacks. Zoho has since released an update that addresses the vulnerability after it was discovered by Steven Seeley of Source Incite

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09 Mar 2020

Ryuk Ransomware Behind Durham, North Carolina Cyberattack

The city of Durham, North Carolina recently shut down its network due to an attack by the Ryuk Ransomware. Ryuk is a ransomware developed by a Russian hacker that gains access to a network when someone opens a malicious email attachment. Upon gaining access, Ryuk is able to permeate network

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