13 Aug 2020

ReVoLTE Attack Allows Hackers to Listen in on Mobile Calls

An attack on the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) mobile communications protocol consisted of threat actors breaking encryption codes and listening in on phone calls. The rare attack on cellular protocol leverages an encryption implementation bug at base stations. The attack has been named ReVoLTE by the researchers investigating it. The

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13 Aug 2020

Amazon Alexa ‘One-Click’ Attack Can Divulge Personal Data

A shocking new report by researchers at Check Point security exposes a critical vulnerability in Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant platform that could be leveraged by attackers to access banking data history, home addresses, and other personally identifiable information. Check Point researchers found several web application flaws on Amazon Alexa subdomains

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13 Aug 2020

Content farms develop and spread fake news about COVID-19 for profit

A new report published by security researchers at RiskIQ uncovers the operations of content farms that are creating false information about the COVID-19 pandemic and spreading it through fraudulent news sites. RiskIQ found the large-scale digital advertising campaign on ad networks that cater to highly partisan audiences. Some of the

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12 Aug 2020

TikTok Caught Breaking Google Rules To Secretly Track Android Users—Report

TikTok has allegedly been violating its own privacy policy and Google’s privacy rules to secretly track Android users. A new report that was published in the Wall Street Journal states that the company performed tracking techniques on its Andriod users for roughly 15 months after researchers uncovered the app linking

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12 Aug 2020

SANS Institute Phishing Attack Leads to Theft of 28,000 Records

The SANS Institute was the victim of a phishing attack that lead to hundreds of emails from an internal account being forwarded to an unknown third party. The emails contained roughly 28,000 records of personally identifiable information. The SANS Institute stated that they are currently investigating the data breach, which

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12 Aug 2020

Critical Adobe Acrobat and Reader Bugs Allow RCE

On Tuesday, Adobe patched several critical and important flaws related to CVEs in Acrobat and Adobe Reader. The fixes were part of the company’s regularly scheduled security updates. 11 holes in Acrobat and Reader ranked as critical have been patched. The now-fixed flaws could allow attackers to remotely execute code

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12 Aug 2020

Microsoft Patches 120 Vulnerabilities, Two Zero-Days

Microsoft’s August Patch Tuesday saw fixes for 120 vulnerabilities, including two zero-days actively being exploited in the wild. The patches cover 13 different Microsft products and services, marking the third-largest Patch Tuesday update in the company’s history. Trend Micro researcher Dustin Childs stated that if Microsoft keeps up the Patch

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11 Aug 2020

Belarus Has Shut Down the Internet Amid a Controversial Election

In Belarus, cellular service and internet connectivity have been shut down since Sunday evening after frequent outages throughout the day. Experts and analysts believe that the connectivity blackout was enacted by the government to disperse widespread protests and social unrest over Belarus’s presidential elections. This morning, the election results showed

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11 Aug 2020

Experts Warn of ‘Consultants’ Promising to Secure Fake COVID Aid

The Better Business Bureau, a consumer rights agency, has released a statement warning US citizens of threat actors claiming to be helping Americans receive money from government COVID-19 aid programs. The fraudulent messages promise COVID-19 aid and economic stimulus packages, however, the cybercriminals behind the phishing scheme are instead harvesting

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11 Aug 2020

DDoS Attacks Cresting Amid Pandemic

The latest Kaspersky quarterly DDoS attacks report highlights a huge spike in denial-of-service attacks in the second quarter of 2020. As people continued to work from home amid the pandemic, DDoS attacks became even more popular and were up by 30% compared to the first quarter of 2020. When compared

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