06 Aug 2020

Cybercrime Growing at an “Alarming Pace” Due to COVID19

According to a new report released by INTERPOL, cybercrime is growing at an alarming pace due to the ongoing global pandemic. INTERPOL’s research also lead them to believe that the crime rate will continue to accelerate throughout 2020. The report reveals the extent to which threat actors are capitalizing on

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17 Jul 2020

Amazon-Themed Phishing Campaigns Swim Past Security Checks

Amazon has been used to perpetuate a pair of new phishing campaigns that aim to steal credentials and other personal information claiming to be Amazon package-delivery notices. Amazon has been in high demand lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic preventing many from leaving the house excessively. However, cybercriminals have capitalized

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16 Jul 2020

Brazil’s Banking Trojans Go Global

According to researchers, four sophisticated malware families historically targeting Brazilian individuals and entities have spread their reach to new countries as well as increasing capabilities. The malware families have expanded to target users in North America, Europe, and other Latin American countries. The most sophisticated banking trojans are often engineered

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26 Jun 2020

Phishing attacks target workers returning to the office

COVID-19 has attracted cybercriminals who have been capitalizing on the global pandemic by creating related phishing campaigns, malicious websites, and fake apps. Recent phishing attacks have taken a slight turn, beginning to target employees returning to the office as businesses start to reopen across the world. Check Point security published

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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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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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10 Jun 2020

Espionage Group Hits U.S. Utilities with Sophisticated Spy Tool

According to researchers, the threat actor APT group known as TA410 has added a new tool to its arsenal, a modular remote-access trojan (RAT). Proofpoint researchers have connected the group to attacks on the United States’ utility sector, targeting Windows devices. The RAT is called FlowCloud and can access installed

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09 Jun 2020

Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force

An ongoing phishing attack has been targeting executives of a company working to provide the German coronavirus task force with protective gear. The company is multinational and more than 100 high-profile executives have received phishing emails. The name of the company is unknown at this time, however, sources have revealed

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05 Jun 2020

Iranian And Chinese Hackers Targeted Trump And Biden Campaigns, Google Says

According to Google, Iranian and Chinese threat actors have already attempted to breach the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns. In a statement released on Thursday, Google illustrated how state-backed hackers are already interfering in the US 2020 presidential election, although there is no evidence these attacks have been successful to

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21 May 2020

Crooks Tap Google Firebase in Fresh Phishing Tactic

Researchers have uncovered a new series of phishing campaigns that use Google Firebase storage URLs, stating that the threat actors are leveraging the reputation of cloud infrastructure created by Google to lure victims. The phishing campaign begins with spam emails that prompt victims to click on a Firebase link inside

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