08 Oct 2019

FBI warns about attacks that bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Last month, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned private industry partners that sophisticated cyberattacks capable of bypassing multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions are on the rise. The FBI stated that threat actors were increasingly “circumventing multi-factor authentication through common social engineering and technical attacks” and listed a number of

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07 Oct 2019

FBI investigating alleged hacking attempt into mobile voting app during 2018 midterms

Last week, the US attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia announced that during the 2018 US midterm elections, threat actors may have attempted to hack into Voatz, an experimental mobile voting app used by the state. The FBI has launched an investigation into the incident, but according to

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03 Oct 2019

FBI Warns US Organizations About High Impact Ransomware

All US victims of ransomware attacks, both companies and individuals, are strongly advised not to pay the ransom, and to contact the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) instead, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) states in a new public service announcement. The IC3 explains that while large scale ransomware

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19 Sep 2019

Russia carried out a ‘stunning’ breach of FBI communications system, escalating the spy game on US soil

In 2016, Russian officials managed to breach the FBI communications system in a way that seriously undermined the bureau’s ability to track Russian spies in the US and prompted the FBI and the CIA to break off communications with certain assets out of fear they could otherwise be compromised by

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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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26 Aug 2019

Here is How the FBI Wants You to Protect Your Audio/Visual Devices from Cyberattack

An FBI bulletin provides an overview and detailed recommendations on how cyberattackers are targeting audio/visual systems to compromise corporate networks along with recommendations on how to prevent such attacks.

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13 Aug 2019

FBI proposal outlines plans for large scale collection of social media data

A new report by the Wall Street Journal indicates that plans by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to increase its monitoring of social media platforms in order to better anticipate and detect threats, may conflict with the privacy policies of Facebook and “possibly its attempts to comply with

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30 Jul 2019

Capital One Data Breach Affects 106 Million People, Suspect Arrested

Capital One, the 10th largest bank in the United States, has suffered a massive data breach impacting 100 million people in the US and another 6 million in Canada. The exposed data includes sensitive financial information such as transaction data, credit scores, payment history and balances. In addition, the social

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25 Jul 2019

FBI Director Names China the Nation’s Most ‘Severe Counterintelligence Threat’

In a Tuesday testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director Christopher Wray stated that “there is no country that poses a more severe counterintelligence threat to this country right now than China.” Wray also warned that Russia is still “absolutely intent” on interfering in the 2020 US presidential election.

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17 Jul 2019

FBI Releases Master Decryption Keys for GandCrab Ransomware

The FBI has released the master decryption tools for the Gandcrab Ransomware versions 4, 5, 5.0.4, 5.1, and 5.2 “in order to facilitate the development of additional decryption tools,” the agency stated. Last month, a collaborative effort by Bitdefender, the FBI and law enforcement agencies from various European countries lead

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