07 Nov 2019

Rogue Trend Micro Employee Sold Customer Data for 68K Accounts

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro on Tuesday disclosed a data breach affecting 68,000 customers whose data was sold to a threat actor by a malicious employee. The cybercriminals who purchased the data used it to contact customers over the phone in an attempt to scam them. Trend Micro discovered the breach

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07 Nov 2019

Tech Support Scammers Are Abusing a New Firefox Browser Lock Bug

Threat actors are taking advantage of a vulnerability in the Firefox browser as part of a new tech support scam, a security researcher with Malwarebytes discovered. The flaw, dubbed browlock, makes it possible for code running on a website to lock up a browser tab by displaying numerous login popups.

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18 Oct 2019

Fake Russian Tor browser purloins $40,000 in Bitcoin from dark web shoppers

A malicious Russian clone of the Tor browser that can be used to visit sites on the dark web has stolen close to $40,000 in Bitcoin from unsuspecting users, researchers with ESET have discovered. The malicious browsers was advertised on Russian forums as the official Russian language version of Tor.

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16 Oct 2019

Fake iOS Jailbreak Site Lures in Apple Users

A new scam campaign is targeting iOS users who are looking for a way to jailbreak their device. Threat actors have set up a website that advertises checkra1n, a soon-to-be-released app that exploits the “checkm8” flaw, which affects hundreds of millions of iOS devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPods. Last month,

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01 Oct 2019

Malvertiser exploited two browser bugs to show over one billion malicious ads

Since Thanksgiving of last year, a sophisticated cybercrime group called eGobbler has been taking advantage of two browser vulnerabilities in order to display malicious ads on legitimate websites, researchers with Confiant warn. Between August 1 and September 23 of this year, eGobbler campaigns accounted for a whopping 1.16 billion ad

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20 Sep 2019

Massive IT Support Fraud ‘Made $10 Million From Thousands Of Elderly Victims’

Federal investigators are accusing two men of running a massive IT support fraud operation between March 2015 and December 2018. The scam targeted over 7,500 victims, most if them elderly people, who lost a total of $10 million to the criminals. The scam involved a pop-up window giving users a

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12 Sep 2019

Major Groupon, Ticketmaster Fraud Scheme Exposed By Insecure Database

Researchers with vpnMentor recently uncovered an unsecured database exposing 17 million emails to the Internet. When they tried to trace and alert the owner, they discovered that the leaky server was controlled by a cybercriminal network as part of a vast scam targeting Groupon, Ticketmaster and other online ticket vendors.

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11 Sep 2019

FBI: BEC now a $26 billion fraud, as HR payroll diversion attacks linked to same scammers

Business email compromise (BEC) scams have resulted in over $26 billion in global ‘exposed dollar losses’ over the past three years, the The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) estimates. The figure includes actual costs from successful scam campaigns and hypothetical costs from failed attacks. For

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04 Sep 2019

A Harbinger Of Our Future: Reports Indicade Voice Deepfake Was Used To Scam A CEO Out Of $243,000

Adversaries in search of financial gain will innovate. We all need to accept that observation as a fact of life, meaning we should all stay agile and prepare for surprise. When it comes to deep fake video and audio, what is surprising is not that adversaries are using this technology,

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27 Aug 2019

IRS Warns of New Imposter Scam That Spreads Malware

The IRS is warning taxpayers about a phishing campaign in which threat actors are masquerading as IRS agents. The scammers are distributing emails made to look like official IRS messages. Recipients are urged to click on a malicious link in order to download documents with information about their tax refunds.

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