24 Jun 2020

New Zealand seizes $90 million in assets of Russian cybercrime suspect

New Zealand law enforcement has reportedly seized assets worth $90.68 million from a Russian man who is suspected of money laundering billions of dollars in digital currency. The assets were being held in a New Zealand company owned by cybercriminal Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the US, France, and

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24 Jun 2020

Hackers Using Google Analytics to Bypass Web Security and Steal Credit Cards

On Monday, researchers reported that hackers are exploiting Google’s Analytics service to steal credit card information from compromised e-commerce sites. Kaspersky, Sansec, and PerimeterX all published reports claiming that attackers are injecting data-stealing code onto the infected sites along with a Google Analytics tracking code for their own account. This

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23 Jun 2020

Apple Suddenly Confirms Hidden iPhone Problem Impacting All Users

In February, Apple received notification of an issue in the clipboard function. Any data copied to the clipboard on an iOS device was vulnerable to visibility by any active app. The vulnerability is hidden, meaning that there is no way for a user to know when an app may be

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23 Jun 2020

US .Gov Domains to Preload HSTS for Maximum Security

The DotGov program announced on Sunday that all government domains will automatically preload from TLDs to HSTS beginning September 1, 2020. The HSTS standard is more secure, as it always enforces an HTTP connection to a website. HSTS also serves to prevent users from clicking a domain with a certification

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23 Jun 2020

Adobe Prompts Users to Uninstall Flash Player As EOL Date Looms

Adobe is beginning to warn Flash Player users about the application’s end of life date (EOL), which is December 31, 2020. Adobe stated that it will begin to prompt users to uninstall the software over the next several months as the EOL approaches. After this date, Adobe will not sure

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23 Jun 2020

New WastedLocker ransomware demands payments of millions of USD

Evil Corp is recovering from charges after several of its members were charged by the US Department of Justice in December. Following the DOJ charges, the group halted most activity. However, new reports detail how they are resuming operations and taking reclaiming their title as one of the biggest malware

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22 Jun 2020

Google Yanks 106 ‘Malicious’ Chrome Extensions

On Thursday, Google removed over 100 Chrome browser extensions that it found to be malicious, after reports that they were being used to siphon sensitive user data. Google also published the research behind the apps, in which Awake Security alleges millions of Chrome users have been targeted by threat actors.

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22 Jun 2020

Hacker arrested for stealing, selling PII of 65K hospital employees

Justin Sean Johnson, a 29-year-old man from Michigan, was arrested earlier this week for his involvement in a 2014 hack of the health care provider University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC). Johnson allegedly executed the attack and stole personally identifiable information and W-2 information of over 65,000 employees. Johnson is

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22 Jun 2020

Data from 200 US police departments & fusion centers published online

On Friday, an activist group that describes itself as a transparency collective published 296GB of data that appears to have been stolen from US law enforcement agencies and fusion centers. The massive data leak has been named BlueLeaks and was published by the group Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets). The

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19 Jun 2020

Facebook Pulls Trump Campaign Ad Featuring Nazi Symbol

Facebook has made the decision to remove advertising for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign because it featured a symbol that is heavily associated with Nazi Germany. The advertisements, which stated that left-wing activists he calls Antifa should be branded a terrorist organization, had an inverted red triangle. The inverted red triangle

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