Month: April 2021

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Some personal information just doesn’t age – here’s what the Facebook data leak may mean for you ‘Half a billion Facebook users’ data breached’, this or something very similar is a headline you may have seen in the media in recent days. Any data breach, especially one that affects such a large quantity of users,
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Social media giant Facebook has removed thousands of groups from its platforms over the trading of fake and misleading reviews. The cull occurred after two separate interventions by Britain’s competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). In January 2020, Facebook committed to improving its identification, investigation, and removal of groups and other pages where
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APKPure, one of the largest alternative app stores outside of the Google Play Store, was infected with malware this week, allowing threat actors to distribute Trojans to Android devices. In an incident that’s similar to that of German telecommunications equipment manufacturer Gigaset, the APKPure client version 3.17.18 is said to have been tampered with in
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Surging levels of fraud and financial crime during the pandemic threaten to overwhelm banking teams working from home with disjointed internal systems, according to new research from FICO. The predictive analytics company commissioned Omdia to poll 110 senior executives supporting financial crime-fighting efforts in banks across the US, UK, Brazil, Germany, the Nordics and Canada. In
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ESET researchers discover a new Lazarus backdoor deployed against a freight logistics firm in South Africa ESET researchers have discovered a previously undocumented Lazarus backdoor used to attack a freight logistics company in South Africa, which they have dubbed Vyveva. The backdoor consists of multiple components and communicates with its C&C server via the Tor
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The legal industry’s first comprehensive data security evaluation and accreditation program has been launched today. The Data Steward Program (DSP), which has been developed by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), will enable quick assessments and comparisons of law firms’ data security standards by prospective clients. The ACC said the program has been introduced in
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Security researchers have discovered new malware disguised as a Netflix application, designed to spread worm-like via victims’ WhatsApp messages. Check Point discovered the wormable malware in an application on the Google Play Store called ‘FlixOnline’. It was designed to attract Android users by promising unlimited entertainment from anywhere in the world, using the Netflix logo to
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ESET Research uncovers a new threat that targets organizations operating in various sectors in Brazil ESET Research has been tracking a new banking trojan that has been targeting corporate users in Brazil since 2019 across many verticals affecting sectors such as engineering, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, finance, transportation, and government. This new threat, which we named
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Executive Summary  Cuba ransomware is an older ransomware, that has recently undergone some development. The actors have incorporated the leaking of victim data to increase its impact and revenue, much like we have seen recently with other major ransomware campaigns.  In our analysis, we observed that the attackers had access to the network before the infection and were able to collect specific information
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A hacking group related to a Chinese-speaking threat actor has been linked to an advanced cyberespionage campaign targeting government and military organizations in Vietnam. The attacks have been attributed with low confidence to the advanced persistent threat (APT) called Cycldek (or Goblin Panda, Hellsing, APT 27, and Conimes), which is known for using spear-phishing techniques
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The connection between cybersecurity and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson is not directly evident, however he once said, “money often costs too much.” This statement rings true across the financial services industry, as money is a key driver for cybercriminals acting with malicious intent. The always-on eye of Sauron on the financial services industry means there
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American multinational technology company Microsoft has been hit by its second outage in two weeks. Striking the company on April Fool’s Day, the substantial cloud outage knocked Microsoft’s Azure cloud services, Teams, Office 365, and OneDrive offline. Skype, Xbox Live, and Bing were also impacted. News of the outage began emanating from Twitter users at around 5pm ET yesterday.
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In what’s likely to be a goldmine for bad actors, personal information associated with approximately 533 million Facebook users worldwide has been leaked on a popular cybercrime forum for free. The leaked data includes full names, Facebook IDs, mobile numbers, locations, email addresses, gender, occupation, city, country, marital status broken, account creation date, and other
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The MITRE ATT&CK® Framework proves that authority requires constant learning and the actionable information it contains has never held greater currency. Likewise, XDR, the category of extended detection and response applications, is quickly becoming accepted by enterprises and embraced by Gartner analysts, because they “improve security operations productivity and enhance detection and response capabilities.”   It is less well known how these tools align
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A cyber-bully has been fined for sending hateful messages to a professional wrestler before she took her own life. Japanese wrestler and Netflix reality show star Hana Kimura was just 22 years old when she killed herself on May 23 last year by inhaling toxic gas in her Tokyo home. Kimura became a target for internet trolls
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Myth-busting Antivirus Assumptions The number of new viruses grows every day. In fact, McAfee recently registered a 605% increase in total Q2 COVID-19 themed threat detections, contributing to the millions already in existence. While there is no way to know when or how cyberattacks will occur, it’s clear that antivirus software is one of the best ways