17 Jun 2020

Hosting Provider Hit With Largest-Ever DDoS Attack

Akamai, an internet infrastructure firm, revealed recently that they had been targeted by the largest denial-of-service attack to date. The attackers targeted specific websites hosted by Akamai with 1.44 terabit-per-second and 385 million packets-per-second attacks. Although Akamai did not offer details on the targeted sites, it did state that their

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16 Jun 2020

Justice Gets 15 Guilty Pleas for International Crime Ring that Laundered Money Through Cryptocurrency Exchanges

A recent case involving an international scam that posted fake auctions online and laundered money hit a huge milestone last week, with fifteen people involved in the case entering guilty pleas for their association with the scam. According to experts, the case could be useful as a template for nation-state

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16 Jun 2020

US bank customers targeted in ongoing Qbot campaign

F5 Labs has discovered ongoing attacks utilizing the Qbot malware payloads to steal banking credentials from customers of US financial institutions, including JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Bank of America, and Citibank. Qbot is a banking trojan with features that are used to steal financial data, such as logging

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16 Jun 2020

Scammers Clone Encrypted Messaging Platform and Siphon Users’ Bitcoins

Yesterday, KrebsOnSecurity published a report proving that Privnote, a free encrypted messaging platform, was cloned and used to steal sensitive information and assets. Messages sent on Privnote self-destruct after being read and is a platform allowing people to send sensitive information over the phone. However, a phishing scam recently targeted

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16 Jun 2020

Dating Apps Exposed 845 GB of Explicit Photos, Chats, and More

In late May, two security researchers uncovered a collection of public Amazon Web Services buckets containing data from a variety of dating apps including 3somes, Cougary, Xpal, BBW dating, SurgarD, Herpes Dating, and others. The researchers found roughly 845 gigabytes of information and almost 2.5 million records representing data from

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15 Jun 2020

Over 100,000 UK Security Cameras Could Be at Risk of Hacking

According to an investigation by cybersecurity firm Which?, more than 100,000 indoor security cameras across the UK may have critical flaws that leave them vulnerable to hacking. The wireless cameras that use the CamHi app are at risk of being spied on, data stolen, or other devices targeted. Many cameras

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15 Jun 2020

Twitter Removes 30,000 State-Linked Manipulation Accounts

On Friday, Twitter announced that more than 30,000 accounts pertaining to three large networks in China, Turkey, and Russia, were removed from the platform following suspicious state-linked manipulation activities. Twitter stated that the 32,242 were added to the company’s archive of state-linked information operations, then promptly removed from Twitter permanently.

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12 Jun 2020

300,000 Nintendo Users Hacked: What Gamers Need To Know

In late April, Nintendo confirmed that 160,000 Nintendo Network ID accounts had been compromised due to unauthorized logins after gaming reporter Paul Tassi published a warning about the hacking campaign on April 21. However, Nintendo has updated this original assessment to 300,000 gamers whose accounts were illegally accessed by hackers.

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12 Jun 2020

Critical Vulnerabilities Expose Siemens LOGO! Controllers to Attacks

Siemens has disclosed critical bugs that affect its LOGO! programmable logic controllers. The vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely and used to launch denial-of-service attacks. Siemens stated that the flaws impact all versions of the devices, which can be compromised when an attacker modifies the device’s configuration. LOGO! devices are designed

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11 Jun 2020

Fake Black Lives Matter voting campaign spreads Trickbot malware

A new phishing email campaign that prompts users to vote anonymously about the Black Lives Matter movement is secretly spreading the information-stealing malware TrickBot. TrickBot was initially created as a banking Trojan but has since evolved to perform other malicious tasks such as spreading laterally through a network, stealing saved

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