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An evolving phishing campaign observed at least since May 2020 has been found to target high-ranking company executives across manufacturing, real estate, finance, government, and technological sectors with the goal of obtaining sensitive information. The campaign hinges on a social engineering trick that involves sending emails to potential victims containing fake Office 365 password expiration
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A man from Texas has been convicted of operating a website dedicated to publishing stories detailing the sexual abuse of children. Brewster County resident Thomas Alan Arthur was convicted by a federal jury on January 21 following a trial that lasted three days.  According to trial evidence, the 64-year-old started operating a website called Mr. Double in
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A former home security technician has admitted habitually hacking into customers’ home surveillance cameras to spy on people without their consent.  Telesforo Aviles accessed the accounts of around 200 customers more than 9,600 times over a period of four and half years while employed by security company ADT.  The 35-year-old carried out the cyber-intrusions for
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Cybersecurity researchers have warned of a publicly available fully-functional exploit that could be used to target SAP enterprise software. The exploit leverages a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-6207, that stems from a missing authentication check in SAP Solution Manager (SolMan) version 7.2 SAP SolMan is an application management and administration solution that offers end-to-end application lifecycle
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The European Data Protection Board has issued new advice to hospitals regarding what action to take in the event of a cyber-attack. Currently released in draft form, the new set of recommendations urges healthcare providers hit with ransomware to report the attack even if no patient data is accessed or exfiltrated.  The guidelines state: “The internal documentation
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Another in our occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans Vadokrist is a Latin American banking trojan that ESET has been tracking since 2018 and that is active almost exclusively in Brazil. In this installment of our series, we examine its main features and some connections to other Latin American banking trojan families. Vadokrist shares
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Fourteen people have been arrested in France as part of a nationwide sweep to combat the sexual exploitation of children online.  The arrests were made by the French Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie nationale) with the support of Europol as part of an operation that was code-named Horus. All suspects were taken into custody between November 16 and
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A relatively new crypto-mining malware that surfaced last year and infected thousands of Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) databases has now been linked to a small software development company based in Iran. The attribution was made possible due to an operational security oversight, said researchers from cybersecurity firm Sophos, that led to the company’s name inadvertently