19 Mar 2021

Security Researcher Hides ZIP, MP3 Files Inside PNG Files on Twitter

A new steganography method discovered by security researcher David Buchanan could be exploited by threat actors to spread malicious content inside .PNG image files shared on the social media platform Twitter. Buchanan detailed his discovery via Twitter earlier this week after exploring the technique, which effectively hides data inside Portable

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19 Mar 2021

Five Months After Takedown Attempt, CISA and FBI Warn of Ongoing TrickBot Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FBI have warned of an uptick in attacks deploying the TrickBot malware, largely utilizing phishing campaigns as the initial infection vector. The two entities released a joint advisory to the public on Wednesday, alerting individuals of the sophisticated attacks. According to the

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19 Mar 2021

Fraudsters jump on Clubhouse hype to push malicious Android app

Popular new app Clubhouse is being impersonated in a campaign pushing a fraudulent and malicious copycat to Andriod users. There is currently no Andriod version of the app, allowing scammers to falsely advertise the fake copy as the new Android version. The app recently gained popularity after Elon Musk tweeted

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18 Mar 2021

FBI Warns Pysa Ransomware Targeting Education Sector

The FBI has warned the public that malicious actors are targeting education sector organizations in a campaign distributing the Psya ransomware variant. The alert was issued to organizations in the US and UK, advising the potential targets to practice high caution over the next several weeks. The attacks have been

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18 Mar 2021

$4,000 COVID-19 ‘Relief Checks’ Cloak Dridex Malware

Cybercriminals have been taking advantage of the American Rescue Plan, the recently signed Covid-19 relief legislation. Researchers at Cofense found that threat actors are impersonating the IRS to distribute emails donning the agency’s official logo originating from a spoofed domain. The emails ask users to click on a malicious link

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17 Mar 2021

Chinese APT Targets Telcos in 5G-Related Cyber-Espionage Campaign

According to new research, a Chinese advanced persistent threat group has launched a campaign that targets major telecommunications companies spanning Southeast Asia, the US, and Europe. The cyber espionage campaign is seemingly geared towards stealing data and intellectual property regarding 5G technology. According to McAfee, telemetry has suggested that the

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17 Mar 2021

Exchange Cyberattacks Escalate as Microsoft Rolls One-Click Fix

According to researchers, a slew of dangerous attacks against Microsoft Exchange Serves are accelerating following the public disclosure of the ProxyLogon security bugs group. The incident may also be motivated by public proof of concepts that have emerged, giving attackers a step-by-step guide to exploiting the ProxyLogon flaw. The entire

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17 Mar 2021

‘Bit-Con’ Twitter teen hacker accepts plea agreement, three years behind bars

Teenager Graham Ivan Clark has been sentenced to three years behind bars for orchestrating a cryptocurrency scam in which the 17-year-old hacked into the Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Uber, Apple, and others. Clark has accepted a plea deal and will spend three years

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17 Mar 2021

A Breakthrough for U.N. Governance of Cyberspace

This past weekend, a United Nations group adopted a breakthrough consensus report on standards for responsible state behavior when it comes to cyberspace. Although the report itself contains no groundbreaking norms, the consensus represents a universal recognization for a need to establish cyberspace rules. This idea has been faced with

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16 Mar 2021

Judge Upholds Privacy Lawsuit Against Google

A judge has upheld a lawsuit brought against Google in June of 2020 alleging that the tech giant has violated consumer privacy by failing to halt the gathering of personal data when users turn off data collection or operate in “incognito mode” when browsing the internet. According to the complaint,

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