03 Apr 2020

Bank says virus could cost world $4.1 trillion

The Asian Development Bank has predicted that the COVID-29 international pandemic will end up costing the world economy as much as $4.1 trillion as countries struggle to combat the outbreak of the virus as well as shortages in medical equipment. The Asian Development Bank, headquartered in Manila, Phillippines, has stated

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03 Apr 2020

Key Ring App Data Leak Exposes 44 Million Images

A digital wallet app, Key Ring, has suffered from a data breach after misconfiguring five buckets containing the personal data of 14 million users stored in unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS). The app allows its customers to store scans and photos of membership and loyalty cards to a digital folder

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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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03 Apr 2020

London Hit by Quarantine Text Scam

London residents have been targeted with fake fine notification texts in which fraudsters tell the victim that they owe money for violating UK lockdown rules. The malicious text is designed to resemble a genuine COVID-19 alert sent by the UK government. Victims who receive the message have reported that it

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02 Apr 2020

There’s now COVID-19 malware that will wipe your PC and rewrite your MBR

Cybercriminals have emerged with a new malware that destroys an infected system by either wiping files or rewriting the computer’s master boot record (MBR). The information security community has identified at least five new strains (some in the wild and others as tests) that operate this way amid the COVID-19

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02 Apr 2020

Two Zoom Zero-Day Flaws Uncovered

Patrick Wardle, a security researcher with Jamf, has uncovered two zero-day flaws in the Zoom macOS client version. The telecom and online class platform vulnerabilities have the potential to give local attackers root privileges, which subsequently allow the attackers to access the victims’ microphone and camera. The two flaws have

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02 Apr 2020

‘Secure’ Backup Company Leaks 135 Million Records Online

VpnMentor has discovered that a company claiming to provide secure backups, SOS Online Backup, has leaked metadata and customer information in over 135 million records after a misconfigured online database was uncovered by cybersecurity researchers. The incident was exposed as part of vpnMentor’s ongoing mapping project that already found major

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01 Apr 2020

Sensitive Voter Data Exposed by App Used in US Elections

According to cybersecurity company UpGaurd, sensitive information about US voters was left exposed as a result of a data breach by the application Campaign Sidekick, which functions as a voter contact and canvassing app. Campaign Sidekick is used by the Republican party in election campaigns. UpGaurd found that an unprotected

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01 Apr 2020

NATO Report Warns of New Authoritarian Chinese Splinternet

The Chinese government, according to a new NATO report, plans to create a new internet architecture that could potentially broaden the threat landscape, destabilize privacy, and fragment the global internet. The report also states that the standardization was first proposed at the UN’s International Telecommunication Union last September. The plan

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01 Apr 2020

Critical WordPress Plugin Bug Lets Hackers Turn Users Into Admins

A vulnerability has been found in the WordPress SEO Plugin that allows attackers to give admin privileges to any registered users on sites run by WordPress. This leaves 200,000 sites with active installations vulnerable to attack if left unpatched. The plugin, called Rank math, allows website owners to perform search

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