18 Feb 2021

Masslogger Swipes Microsoft Outlook, Google Chrome Credentials

According to researchers, Cybercriminals are targeting Windows users with a new and improved variant of the Masslogger Trojan. The malicious software is spyware that is designed to steal credentials from popular applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Google Chrome, and other messenger accounts. Researchers allegedly uncovered the campaign in mid-January, finding

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18 Feb 2021

U.S. Charges 3 North Korean Hackers Over $1.3 Billion Cryptocurrency Heist

On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice indicted three North Korean hackers for their role in conspiring to steal and extort cryptocurrencies. The men, Jon Chang Hyok, Kim Il, and Park Jin Hyok, were allegedly planning to steal $1.3 billion in cash from different financial institutions and businesses. The DoJ

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18 Feb 2021

Cyber attacks hit two French hospitals in one week

Two French hospitals have been hit by ransomware attacks in less than a week, forcing the healthcare locations to transfer patients to other facilities. According to local media, the attacks did not impact the hospitals’ ability to care for Covid-19 patients or virus vaccinations. The Villefranche-sur-Saône hospitals complex was one

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17 Feb 2021

North Korea Allegedly Targets Pfizer to Steal COVID19 Vaccine Data

According to South Korea’s National Intelligence Agency, North Korean state-sponsored hackers are attempting to steal Covid-19 vaccination data by hacking the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. It is unclear whether any data has been stolen at this time, however, Pfizer is a high-profile target in terms of Covid-19 vaccination data and

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17 Feb 2021

Microsoft Pulls Bad Windows Update After Patch Tuesday Headaches

Microsoft is releasing a new servicing stack update after last week’s Patch Tuesday created a slew of problems for Windows users. Microsoft has removed the latest set of updates and released a new Patch Tuesday install that fixes the initial issue and installs Windows updates. The defective update released last

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17 Feb 2021

Unpatched Android App with 1 Billion Downloads Threatens Spying, Malware

According to new research, the SHAREit application opens up Android users to malware and spyware. The app allows for remote attackers to execute malicious code through three vulnerabilities that remain unpatched. The app’s developers were allegedly informed of the flaws three months ago, and the lack of a fix represents

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17 Feb 2021

Russian state hackers targeted Centreon servers in years-long campaign

According to France’s top cybersecurity agency, a Russian APT group known as Sandworm has been running a three-year-long operation in which several internal networks of French entities were breached. The French organizations were all running the Centreon IT monitoring software, according to a technical report released today by the Agence

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16 Feb 2021

1000+ Hackers Worked on SolarWinds Campaign, Microsoft Says

The SolarWinds hack may have included 1,000 Russian state-backed operatives, according to new information released by Microsoft president Brad Smith. Smith gave an interview over the weekend in which he argued that the SolarWinds breach was the largest and most sophisticated cyberattack to date. Smith added that 4,000 lines of

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16 Feb 2021

Many SolarWinds Customers Failed to Secure Systems Following Hack

According to RiskRecon, a risk assessment firm, many companies that were exposed to the SolarWinds Orion espionage campaign have not followed protocol and taken necessary measures to disclose the incident. Several companies are still exposing malicious software to the internet, according to the firm. Threat actors believed to be Russian

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16 Feb 2021

Cybercrooks Rake in $304M in Romance Scams

Romance scams have been the most successful fraud method for cybercriminals, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In 2020, romance schemes swindled unsuspecting victims out of a record $304 million, up 50% from 2019. The scams spiked during the Covid-19 pandemic, with fraudsters taking advantage of loneliness during quarantine protocol.

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