15 Apr 2021

100,000 Google Sites Used to Install SolarMarket RAT

Hackers are currently utilizing search engine optimization (SEO) tactics to direct users seeking common business forums such as invoices, receipts, or other templates to redirect them to hacker-controlled domains. According to eSentire’s Threat Response Unit, attackers are currently in possession of more than 100,000 malicious Google sites that seem legitimate

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14 Apr 2021

Google Patches More Under-Attack Chrome Zero-days

Google has moved to patch more Chrome zero-days that are actively under attack as it seems as though Google’s problems with in-the-wild Chrome zero-days are multiplying rapidly. The vulnerabilities patched affect Windows, macOS, and Linux users, pertaining to CVE-2021-21206 and CVE-2021-21220. Google did not provide any other details on the

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02 Apr 2021

North Korean hackers are targeting researchers through fake offensive security firm

A North Korean hacking group has created a fake offensive security firm. For strategic context on the meaning of this activity and what business leaders should do about it see: C-Suite Considerations Regarding Current Geopolitical Tensions The actors are believed to be state sponsored by North Korea’s ruling party and

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16 Mar 2021

Facebook to pay News Corp for content in Australia

Following the passing of controversial legislation in Australia that aims to make tech platforms pay for news content, Facebook has agreed to pay Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia. News Corp has not disclosed the value of the three-year contract in Australia. The organization also secured a global deal with Google

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16 Mar 2021

Judge Upholds Privacy Lawsuit Against Google

A judge has upheld a lawsuit brought against Google in June of 2020 alleging that the tech giant has violated consumer privacy by failing to halt the gathering of personal data when users turn off data collection or operate in “incognito mode” when browsing the internet. According to the complaint,

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10 Mar 2021

Fake Google reCAPTCHA Phishing Attack Swipes Office 365 Passwords

A new phishing attack targeted Microsoft users has emerged, according to researchers. The phishing campaign seeks to steal Office 365 credentials via leveraging a fraudulent Google reCAPTCHA system. The operation appears to be sophisticated due to the reCAPTCHA ploy and top-level domain landing pages featuring logos of the victim’s companies.

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08 Feb 2021

Google Chrome Zero-Day Afflicts Windows, Mac Users

Google has released a warning to its customers stating that a zero-day vulnerability is being actively exploited by attackers and encouraging Google Chrome browser users to maintain aware of the issue and implement a patch as soon as it is available. The flaw lies in the V8 open-source web engine

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22 Jan 2021

Google Duo may soon stop working on uncertified Android devices

Google Duo may soon fail to operate on Andriod devices that are uncertified, following suit with the Google Messages app which made the same move. Earlier this week, Google Messages included a notice that the app would cease to work on uncertified Andriod devices or certain devices that are not

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20 Jan 2021

Google is investigating the actions of another top AI ethicist

Google is reportedly investigating recent actions taken by Margaret Mitchell, a top artificial intelligence ethicist at the tech giant. The probe into Mitchell follows the forced exit of another prominent researcher on the AI ethics team at Google, Timnit Gebru. Gebru’s exit sparked outrage among Google employees. Google allegedly found

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18 Jan 2021

Google Boots 164 Apps from Play Marketplace for Shady Ad Practices

Google has removed roughly 164 malicious Andriod apps that have been downloaded a total of 10 million times from its Google Play marketplace. Google’s reasoning behind removing the apps is that they were delivering malicious and disruptive advertisements. The move is similar to last year’s crackdown on out-of-context ads. The

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