06 Jan 2020

DHS: Iran maintains a robust cyber program and can execute cyber-attacks against the US

The US Department of Home Security (DHS) on Saturday issued a rare National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) alert warning about possible Iranian terror and cyber campaigns in retaliation for the US drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani at Baghdad airport last Friday. Suleimani was the

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06 Jan 2020

Travelex Site Still Down After New Year’s Eve Attack

On New Year’s Eve, global currency exchange giant Travelex experienced a “software virus” infection that “compromised some of its services”, as a result of which the company’s websites have been unavailable for almost a week now. The company says it has taken down all of its systems “as a precautionary

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06 Jan 2020

Austria’s Foreign Ministry says it’s facing ‘serious’ cyberattack

The Austrian Foreign Ministry on Saturday announced that it is the target of what it described as a “serious cyberattack” that could be “a targeted attack by a state actor.” The ministry said the cyber campaign against its systems is still ongoing, and estimated that it may continue for several

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06 Jan 2020

Automotive cybersecurity incidents doubled in 2019, up 605% since 2016

The number of automotive cyber incidents has surged by 605% since 2016 and doubled between 2018 and 2019, a new report by Upstream Security shows. The majority of incidents (57%) were the work of cybercriminals, while security researchers accounted for 38%. In 2019, the vast majority (82%) of attacks were

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06 Jan 2020

Ransomware Attack Topples Telemarketing Firm, Leaving Hundreds Jobless

Arkansas-based telemarketing firm The Heritage Company suffered a ransomware attack two months ago, which may mean the end of the 61-year-old business. Even though the company paid the ransom, it was forced to suspend operations indefinitely on December 23. On January 2, the over 300 employees of the firm were

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20 Dec 2019

Phishers prey on fans of latest Star Wars film

Researchers at Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company, have uncovered 65 malicious files disguised as copies of the Rise of Skywalker, the latest and final movie in the Star Wars trilogy, as well as over 30 phishing sites and media profiles posing as official movie accounts that distribute free copies of the

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06 Dec 2019

VPN Flaw Allows Criminal Access to Everything on Victims’ Computers

A VPN vulnerability in the Aviatrix VPN client has been patched, but previously gave an attacker unlimited access to the targeted device. Aviatrix VPN client is used by large US organizations, notably NASA and Shell. All versions of the VPN have been patched and are now available for download without

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04 Dec 2019

TrickBot Expands in Japan Ahead of the Holidays

IBM X-Force data indicated that Trickbot banking Trojan is undergoing code modifications and global attacks are increasingly targeting Japan ahead of the 2020 holidays. IBM reported that Trickbot is currently the most active and widely used baking Trojan. In August, Trickbot was modified to target mobile devices and is the

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03 Dec 2019

Crooks are exploiting unpatched Android flaw to drain users’ bank accounts

Hackers are taking advantage of StrandHogg, a recently publicized Android vulnerability, to steal banking credentials and empty accounts. European security company Wultra warns that several banks in the Czech Republic have reported money disappearing from customer accounts. All versions of Android are affected by the vulnerability, as well as all

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03 Dec 2019

Report: APT gang increased cyberattacks on businesses in Q3

Positive Technologies published a Cybersecurity Threatscape Q3 2019 update that found targeted attacks rose to 65% in Q3. Positive technologies also established that 81% of malware infections of corporate infrastructure originated with a phishing message. The targeted attacks in Q3 were mostly conducted by APT groups that pretend to represent

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