18 Feb 2020

Hackers Join Forces Against U.S. And Israeli Targets: This Is What An Iranian Cyber Attack Looks Like In 2020

The 2010 Stuxnet worm attack on the Natanz nuclear plant was eye-opening to Iranian officials, and since the attack, Iran has reportedly been taking cybersecurity seriously. Although Iran may not be likely to initiate a cyberwar scenario, the majority of the cyber-espionage campaigns originating out of Tehran has been directed

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18 Feb 2020

SMS Phishing Campaign Targets Mobile Bank App Users in North America

A dozen North American banks have been targeted in a mobile phishing campaign that has already victimized 4,000 victims through deploying an automated SMS tool. The tool sends out fraudulent security text messages to mobile phone users and has targeted customers of banks like Chase, TD Bank, and Royal Bank

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18 Feb 2020

Three API security risks in the wake of the Facebook breach

In 2018, Facebook experienced a critical breach that was unpatched for over 20 months that resulted in the theft of 30 million authentication tokens and a similar amount of personally identifiable information. Facebook has since pledged to improve its security, but the theft of access token still represents a major

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18 Feb 2020

Microsoft to deploy ElectionGuard voting software for the first time tomorrow

On February 18, Microsoft will launch its ElectionGaurd software in Fulton, Wisconsin. This marks the first time voting machines used in any US election will be running Microsoft’s new software. The software will face its first real-world test as residents of Fulton vote to elect representatives for the Wisconsin Supreme

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17 Feb 2020

Report shows personal info on 144K Canadians breached by federal entities

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported that several Candian government departments and agencies have compromised the personal and sensitive information of 144,000 individuals across almost 8,000 breaches that occurred over a two-year span. The breaches, which spread across 10 entities and were observed over the past two years, exposed the

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17 Feb 2020

Targeted Phishing Attack Aims For Well-Known Corporate Brands

MalwareHunterTeam has uncovered yet another new phishing campaign, this one targeting well-known brands such as Glad and Hasbro. The international companies were attacked using SLK attachments and has targeted a total of thirteen high profile companies to date. SLK attachments can allow the attacker to gain access to corporate networks.

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17 Feb 2020

500 Malicious Chrome Extensions Impact Millions of Users

Duo Security released an analysis on Thursday claiming that over 500 malicious Chrome extensions were secretly collecting browser data and redirecting users to websites containing malware. Researchers at Duo Security stated that the extensions have since been removed from Google’s Chrome Web Store, but that they were previously downloaded millions

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17 Feb 2020

Terrorist Android Malware Exposed: Here Are The Hamas Apps That Hacked Israeli Soldiers

Hamas cyber terrorists have compromised the phones of several hundred Israeli soldiers after infecting them with malware that was embedded in a “honey trap” operation in which Hamas-affiliated actors used profiles of attractive women to entice the Israeli soldiers. The soldiers were then conned into chatting over messaging platforms and

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14 Feb 2020

Voting App Flaws Could Have Let Hackers Manipulate Results

Two US states, West Virginia and Oregon have recently begun using a mobile voting app called Voatz to facilitate and simplify absentee voting. However, researchers have recently discovered major security flaws in the app. Experts and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found a vulnerability that could allow hackers to manipulate

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14 Feb 2020

Puerto Rico Gov Hit By $2.6M Phishing Scam

Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company has been hit by a phishing scam that cost the government agency more than $2.6 million. According to reports, the phishing scam attacked the company beginning in January, and the government-owned corporation carried out the fraudulent transaction on January 17. The company aims to drive

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