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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15 Feb 2021

Three Charged Over Fraudulent Vaccine Website

Three men in Baltimore County, Maryland, were accused of impersonating pharmaceutical company Moderna to advertise and sell fake Covid-19 vaccines. The suspects, Kelly Lamont Williams, Olakitan Oluwalade, and Baba Oluwalade, were all arrested last week. The trio allegedly copied the source code of the legitimate Moderna website and spoofed it,

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15 Feb 2021

Police Reportedly Arrest Egregor Ransomware Members

Several members of the Egregor ransomware group have allegedly been apprehended by French and Ukrainian police as part of a serious crackdown on cyber criminals. The suspects were traced through Blockchain analysis after victims of the ransomware conceded to ransom demands and paid the exporters in Bitcoin, according to France

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15 Feb 2021

Singtel Suffers Zero-Day Cyberattack, Damage Unknown

Singtel, a Tier 1 telecom giant, has suffered from a cyberattack in which attackers leveraged a zero-day vulnerability within the Accellion legacy file-transfer platform. The telecom carrier is used throughout Asia and owns the Australian telecommunications agency Optus. Singtel isn’t the only organization affected by this third-party bug, another Australian

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15 Feb 2021

US Court system demands massive changes to court documents after SolarWinds hack

The House Homeland Security Committee has demanded more transparency on what court officials know about the SolarWinds hackers’ access to sensitive filings. The effects of the massive espionage operation could make accessing documents harder for lawyers, the lawmakers say. The Senators are seeking more information about the attackers’ infiltration of

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12 Feb 2021

Various Malware Lurks in Discord App to Target Gamers

Zscaler ThreatLabZ, a cybersecurity research firm, found that attackers have been spamming emails and legitimate-looking links into gaming software, with an end goal of dropping the Epsilon ransomware on gamers’ systems. Other malicious applications being utilized in the attacks are the XMRig crypto miner and token stealers. A rise in

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