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Cyber-criminals attempt to score using FIFA World Cup phishing emails

Cyber-criminals attempt to score using FIFA World Cup phishing emails

Considering the number of scams popping up that use the FIFA World Cup as part of their social engineering scheme it would appear cyber-criminals have been preparing for the tournament for as long as the teams now competing.
By Doug Olenick Jun 21 2018, 11:56AM
Malicious version of Syscoin's Windows installer found on Github

Malicious version of Syscoin's Windows installer found on Github

Malicious actors replaced the legitimate Windows installer for Syscoin's cryptocurrency earlier this month with a version containing malware, which was available on the company's Github page for several days.
By Doug Olenick Jun 21 2018, 11:56AM
FBI, DHS report details new North Korean trojan

FBI, DHS report details new North Korean trojan

Some of the positive vibes taken away from President Trump's recent meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un maybe tempered following a joint DHS-FBI report detailing a new trojan dubbed Typeframe.
By Doug Olenick Jun 19 2018, 12:07PM
Intel, ICS and Apple post Patch Tuesday alerts and patches

Intel, ICS and Apple post Patch Tuesday alerts and patches

n the wake of June 2018 Patch Tuesday, alerts and patches were issued for another speculative execution vulnerability affecting Intel, a git issue with Apple and a flaw in the BIND open-source DNS software.
By Doug Olenick Jun 18 2018, 12:05PM
Spectre variant 4 fix included in Microsoft Patch Tuesday rollout

Spectre variant 4 fix included in Microsoft Patch Tuesday rollout

Microsoft's June 2018 Patch Tuesday cumulative rollout for Windows 10 contains a mitigation for the fourth Spectre variant known as Speculative Store Bypass.
By Doug Olenick Jun 14 2018, 12:37PM
Iris scanners gaining ground on fingerprint readers as a security measure

Iris scanners gaining ground on fingerprint readers as a security measure

The biometric side of the cyber-security equation is getting ready to put fingerprint readers in its rear-view mirror as newer technologies coming into the market prove more capable.
By Doug Olenick Jun 1 2018, 1:44PM
Coca-Cola hit with insider breach, 8,000 affected

Coca-Cola hit with insider breach, 8,000 affected

The Coca-Cola Company announced a data breach today possibly affecting about 8,000 workers due to a former employee having in their possession an external hard drive containing employee personal data.
By Doug Olenick May 31 2018, 12:18PM
Scammers using FIFA World Cup as a lure

Scammers using FIFA World Cup as a lure

The FIFA World Cup is set to start in less than two weeks, and just like the Seoul Winter Olympics, cyber-criminals are lining up to take advantage of fans searching for tickets or deals.
By Doug Olenick May 31 2018, 12:18PM
Facebook 2FA no longer requires a phone number

Facebook 2FA no longer requires a phone number

Facebook has unveiled a new and less intrusive method for its users to set up two-factor authentication for their accounts by eliminating the need to register a phone number.
By Doug Olenick May 30 2018, 12:32PM
Malwarebytes acquires Romanian start up Binisoft

Malwarebytes acquires Romanian start up Binisoft

Malwarebytes has acquired the privately held Romanian-based security firm Binisoft as part of an overall effort to boost Malwarebytes ability to enhance endpoint security.
By Doug Olenick May 28 2018, 1:12PM
New Monero miner hitting macOS devices

New Monero miner hitting macOS devices

Another chink has developed in the Apple operating system's usually tough ability to ward off cyber-security issues with a new cryptocurrency miner being discovered that is hitting macOS devices.
By Doug Olenick May 25 2018, 12:20PM
Two-factor authentication hackable - easy to spoof

Two-factor authentication hackable - easy to spoof

Two-factor authentication may not be the panacea of securing access to online accounts that many believe it is as KnowBe4's Kevin Mitnick shows how easily this defensive measure can be spoofed.
By Doug Olenick May 14 2018, 11:40AM
Office 365 defences vulnerable to baseStriker malware

Office 365 defences vulnerable to baseStriker malware

Microsoft's Office 365 has been found vulnerable to attack methodology that enables malicious links to sneak past most of the product's cyber-security defences by splitting off the dangerous part of the link to it is not spotted.
By Doug Olenick May 10 2018, 11:19AM
NSA collected 530 million calls and texts in 2017

NSA collected 530 million calls and texts in 2017

The National Security Agency (NSA) collected more than 530 million phone calls and texts from individuals around the world in 2017, more than three times the number gathered the previous year.
By Doug Olenick May 9 2018, 12:01PM
Some Volkswagen vehicles found susceptible to hack through Wi-Fi system

Some Volkswagen vehicles found susceptible to hack through Wi-Fi system

A Harman International auto entertainment system is once again at the centre of a car hacking issue as Dutch researchers have used the device's Wi-Fi connection to exploit an open port enabling remote code execution.
By Doug Olenick May 3 2018, 12:58PM
Microsoft issues more Spectre updates

Microsoft issues more Spectre updates

Microsoft has released two updates as part of the company's on-going effort to secure devices running Intel processors from the Spectre vulnerability.
By Doug Olenick May 1 2018, 11:43AM
Simple, but not cheap, phishing kit found for sale on Dark Web

Simple, but not cheap, phishing kit found for sale on Dark Web

Cyber-criminals are nothing if not attuned to finding new customers for their wares, as Check Point and CyberInt found when they came across a next-generation phishing kit for sale on the Dark Web geared toward the neophyte.
By Doug Olenick Apr 30 2018, 11:44AM
Microsoft worker pleads not guilty in ransomware case

Microsoft worker pleads not guilty in ransomware case

In the US a Florida man has been charged with two federal charges related to the Reveton ransomware scam that prosecutors say he helped operate prior to his hiring at Microsoft.
By Doug Olenick Apr 18 2018, 12:15PM
PUBG ransomware supplies its own decrypt key

PUBG ransomware supplies its own decrypt key

MalwareHunterTeam has uncovered a simplistic, and almost benign, ransomware that is still under development that requires the victim to play the game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in order to restore the encrypted files.
By Doug Olenick Apr 12 2018, 12:17PM
Microsoft adds ransomware protection, recovery tools to Office 365

Microsoft adds ransomware protection, recovery tools to Office 365

Microsoft has rolled out a series of new tools to protect its Office 365 Home and 365 Personal customers from a variety of cyber-threats, including ransomware.
By Doug Olenick Apr 9 2018, 12:04PM

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