13 Feb 2020

US Bank Slammed for “Vague and Deceptive” Breach Disclosure

American-based Fifth Third bank has received a lot of criticism for a cryptic breach disclosure letter that was sent to its customers. The letter reportedly contained vague and deceptive language, according to recipients. The company wrote to its customers after discovering a breach in which at least two of its

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13 Jan 2020

Air Travel Cyber-Attacks: New York Airport Hit, Travelex Exchange Held To Ransom

Travelex, a foreign exchange company, was hit by ransomware on New Year’s Eve and later received a hefty ransom request of $3 million. This ransom demand has since doubled to $6 million. If Travelex fails to comply with the ransom demands, sensitive data stolen from the company’s networks will be

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02 Jan 2020

Ransomware Hackers Have Started Leaking City Of Pensacola Data

Earlier this month, the city of Pensacola, Florida, reported a ransomware attack on the city’s network. The group behind the attack, the Maze Group, threatened to release files obtained in the hack if the$1 million ransom was not paid. A few days ago, a 2GB archive containing data that was

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20 Dec 2019

New malware dropper is a “hornet’s nest” of dangerous software

A new malware dropper, dubbed the Legion Loader, has emerged. Deep Instinct researchers discovered the malware, and have since been referring to it as a “hornet’s nest” of malware due to its ability to infect computers and install additional malware on them. Although this is common among droppers, which are

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17 Dec 2019

Hackers Could Use Smart Displays to Spy on Meetings

Security firm Forescout discovered that touchscreen smart TVs from DTEN contain recently-exposed flaws that leave them susceptible to hackers. The vulnerability lies within the popular conferencing service Zoom, and hackers could compromise the service to bug conference rooms and lift video footage or notes written on the digital whiteboard feature.

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06 Dec 2019

New ransomware attacks target your NAS devices, backup storage

Researchers state that users are unprepared for the threat that ransomware strains targeting NAS and backup storage pose. As these ransomware strains grow in popularity, hospitals, commercial enterprises, and individuals are targeted. Once malware is deployed on a system, it typically encrypts files and demands payment through a ransom note

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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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26 Nov 2019

PoS Malware Exposes Customer Data of Catch Restaurants

Catch Hospitality Group announced over the weekend that three of its restaurants in New York City had their point-of-sale (PoS) systems infected malware earlier this year. The malware was capable of obtaining payment card information including the name of the card holder as well as the card number, expiration date

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22 Nov 2019

Allied Universal Breached by Maze Ransomware, Stolen Data Leaked

US security company Allied Universal was targeted by the group Maze Ransomware, encrypting their computers and obtaining access to sensitive files. After the deadline was missed for receiving the ransom payment requested, $2.3 million, Maze Ransomeware published 700 MB worth of stolen data. Maze Ransomware claimed it only released 10%

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