15 Apr 2020

Microsoft opens AccountGuard to healthcare providers on the COVID-19 front lines

Today, Microsoft makes its AccountGaurd anti-phishing protection services free for healthcare organizations who are working on the front lines of the current pandemic. The service was previously only provided to a very small number of admitted users. AccountGaurd includes features that protect email accounts against spear-phishing emails. Until now, the

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15 Apr 2020

RagnarLocker ransomware hits EDP energy giant, asks for €10M

The Ragnar Locker ransomware has encrypted the Portuguese multinational energy company Energias de Portugal’s (EDP) systems, demanding a massive $10.9 million in ransom (1590 BTC). The group is the latest to be attacked by the Ragnar Locker ransomware operators and is one of the largest in the energy sector. EDP

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15 Apr 2020

April Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Battles 4 Bugs Under Active Exploit

April’s Patch Tuesday consisted of 113 patches, which was most likely difficult for IT staff under WFH security concerns. This patch Tuesday includes 19 critical vulnerabilities and 94 that are classified as important. Four of the critical vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild, however, two have previously been publicly

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15 Apr 2020

Four Million Quidd User Credentials Found on Dark Web

Experts have uncovered four million credentials that have been linked to a site called Quidd, a digital collectibles website. The credentials also include a large number of corporate email addresses. The data leak was discovered by Risk Based Security’s Data Breach Research Team, who announced the information on Friday. The

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14 Apr 2020

Overlay Malware Leverages Chrome Browser, Targets Banks and Heads to Spain

On Monday, IBM’s X-Force researchers posted an analysis of a malware that leverages a fake Chrome browser plugin, subsequently targeting the accounts of banking customers in Spain. The banking malware, called Grandoreiro, also uses a remote overlay to display a full-screen overlay image when a target accesses their online banking

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14 Apr 2020

500,000 Hacked Zoom Accounts Given Away For Free On The Dark Web

Zoom has seen a dramatic increase in popularity since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted businesses and schools to shift to virtual meetings. However, it seems that new accounts created since then have been secured with old passwords, leaving them more susceptible to hacking attempts. Cyber risk assessment experts

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14 Apr 2020

US consumers report $12M in COVID-19 scam losses since January

Today, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stated that $12 million has been lost to COVID-19 themed scams. The FTC analyzed more than 16,000 COVID-19 related consumer reports the agency has received since January 2020. The median consumer loss was $570, according to the agency. California reported the most complaints

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14 Apr 2020

Hackers Exploit Coronavirus to ‘Surge’ Attacks on the Pentagon

The Pentagon has reportedly witnessed an increase in cyberattacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement made by officials on Monday. Hackers are aiming to exploit restrictions due to the virus that has enforced work-from-home movements. The surge in cyberattacks is particularly concerning for government agencies such as

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13 Apr 2020

New Wiper Malware impersonates security researchers as prank

A new wiper malware operator has launched a campaign that locks victim’s computers before they can start Windows and then blames the malware infection on two well known and respected security researchers, Vitali Kremez and MalwareHunterTeam. The campaign has emerged over the past 24 hours. Victims have been targeted after

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13 Apr 2020

Critical VMware Bug Opens Up Corporate Treasure to Hackers

A new bug classified as level 10 in severity has been discovered in VMware’s Directory Service (vmdir) that could compromise entire corporate virtual infrastructures if exploited. Vmdir is part of the company’s Center Server product, which essentially provides centralized management of virtualized hosts and VMs from one console. A single

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