31 Mar 2020

Zeus Sphinx Banking Trojan Arises Amid COVID-19

After three years, the Zeus Sphinx banking trojan has returned to the cybersecurity scene amid the global pandemic, aiming to capitalize on government relief efforts. According to two researchers at IBM X-Force, Amir Gandler and Limor Kessem, the trojan began resurfacing in December, however, there has been a significant increase

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31 Mar 2020

FBI Warns of Ongoing Zoom-Bombing Attacks on Video Meetings

Yesterday, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned of what has been deemed “Zoom bombing,” in which people hijack Zoom video conferences currently popular for telecommuting and online classes. The goal of these hijackers is to disrupt those meetings electronically over the platform or pulling pranks that are later

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31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus-themed spam surged 14,000% in two weeks says IBM

Recently, there have been numerous reports of cybercriminals and hacking groups taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. IBM emerged with new information that stated that in the past two weeks, coronavirus themed spam has increased by 14,000%. The report by IBM’s X-Force reveals how much spam has been generated, taking

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30 Mar 2020

GitHub Paid Out Over $1 Million in Bug Bounties

This week, GitHub announced that it had paid hackers over $1 million in bug bounties across all of its programs in 2020 alone. The security bug program was launched in 2016 but has been accepting vulnerability reports since February of 2014. In 2019, the Microsoft owned company paid almost $600,000

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30 Mar 2020

FTC Warns VoIP Providers to Stop Facilitating Coronavirus Scams

Recently, the US Federal Trade Commission administered a warning to nine different VoIP service providers against assisting and facilitating illegal robocalls that target individuals and capitalize on public anxiety surrounding the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The FTC warns that the robocalls prey on consumer fear of the pandemic to disseminate false

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30 Mar 2020

Virgin Media Could Pay £4.5B for Leak Affecting 900,000 Customers

Virgin media recently was the victim of a security incident that exposed the personal details of roughly 900,00 people, and it could cost the company up to $5.6 billion USD. Between April and February of 2020, Virgin media suffered a cyberattack that was the result of a misconfigured database, exposing

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30 Mar 2020

Voter records for the entire country of Georgia published online

4.9 million Georgians have their information leaked when it was published by a hacking forum over the weekend. The data included the information of deceased citizens who had voted and the information exposed included full names, home addresses, dates of birth, ID numbers and mobile phone numbers. The information was

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27 Mar 2020

Boris Johnson Tests Positive as Global Virus Cases Surpass 500,000

On Friday, Britain announced that its Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is currently leading the country from self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The Prime Minister is experiencing mild symptoms according to the government. The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will lead the government if Mr. Johnson is unable to under British

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27 Mar 2020

An Elite Spy Group Used 5 Zero-Days to Hack North Koreans

On Thursday, researchers at Google’s Threat Analysis Group announced that an unknown group of hackers used five zero-day vulnerabilities to hack North Koreans in 2019. Although many North Koreans have extremely limited access to the internet, the ones who do have been targeted by a sophisticated hacking spree that may

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27 Mar 2020

Ryuk Ransomware Keeps Targeting Hospitals During the Pandemic

The operators behind Ryuk Ransomware continue to target hospitals amid the recent pandemic, even as organizations are overwhelmed by the number of cases and insufficient medical gear and technology. Last week, BleepingComputer reached out to various ransomware groups and asked if they would continue to target the medical industry, including

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