08 Apr 2020

NASA under ‘significantly increasing’ hacking, phishing attacks

NASA reported that they have been observing increasing malicious activity originating from both cybercriminals and nation-state hackers targeting their personnel and systems while their employees telecommute during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency stated that they had successfully blocked a wave of malicious cyberattacks with pre-existing mitigation tools and measures. However,

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03 Apr 2020

IRS Warns of Surge in Economic Stimulus Payment Scams

The IRS has warned Americans about an influx in scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic occurring over either email, phone calls, or social media that requests personal information while using fraudulent IRS stimulus checks as a lure. The scam campaign can result in identity theft and tax-related fraud and is

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27 Mar 2020

667% spike in email phishing attacks due to coronavirus fears

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, attackers are capitalizing on public fear and taking advantage of heightened emotions by targeting victims in email phishing attacks related to COVID-19. The number of email attacks related to COVID-19 has been increasing since January according to data collected by cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks. However, the

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20 Mar 2020

WHO Chief Impersonated in Phishing to Deliver HawkEye Malware

A new and continuing phishing campaign is posing as the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is spreading malware known as HawkEye to victims’ devices. According to IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence researchers, the campaign started on Thursday, the same day it was discovered after the researchers found several

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20 Mar 2020

Misconfigured Elasticsearch Instance Exposes More Than 5 Billion Records

An open Elasticsearch incident has reportedly exposed more than 5 billion records from 2012 to March 16, when the breach was discovered. The data in two of the collections is information on data breaches collected by a UK research firm over the course of the same time period. The data

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11 Mar 2020

Phishers Use Fake HIV Test Results as Bait

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new phishing campaign that uses fake HIV test results to gather information from victims after clicking a malicious link, targeting insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies around the world. Researchers at Proofpoint uncovered the campaign, stating that the cybercriminals were impersonating Vanderbilt University Medical Center and

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09 Mar 2020

T-Mobile Suffers Another Breach as Staff Emails Targeted

The phone carrier T-Mobile recently suffered a malicious cybersecurity attack that allowed the attacker access to T-Mobile customer account information. This is not the first time that T-Mobile has been the subject of such an attack; in 2018, 2 million customers had their information illegally accessed. T-Mobile is in the

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05 Mar 2020

Microsoft OneNote Used To Sidestep Phishing Detection

A phishing campaign was recently discovered by researchers at Cofense, who stated that Microsoft’s digital notebook OneNote was used to distribute the Agent Tesla keylogger. The attacker leveraged OneNote by experimenting with various lures that deliver the credential-stealing keylogger Agent Tesla or linked to a phishing page, starting with an

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17 Feb 2020

Targeted Phishing Attack Aims For Well-Known Corporate Brands

MalwareHunterTeam has uncovered yet another new phishing campaign, this one targeting well-known brands such as Glad and Hasbro. The international companies were attacked using SLK attachments and has targeted a total of thirteen high profile companies to date. SLK attachments can allow the attacker to gain access to corporate networks.

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12 Feb 2020

Amex, Chase Fraud Protection Emails Used as Clever Phishing Lure

A phishing campaign discovered by the MalwareHunterTeam was publicized on Tuesday. The campaign consists of sophisticated emails that pretend to be fraud protection messages coming from American Express and Chase Bank. The emails ask the recipient to confirm if the listed transactions are legitimate. Customers of these banks should be

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