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Restaurants and food delivery services are being ripped off by a new made-to-order fraud scheme taking place on the messaging app Telegram. Research and analysis from Sift’s Digital Trust and Safety Architects found that bad actors are advertising heavily discounted food and beverage delivery services on the app’s forums. After receiving an order, the cyber-criminals pay
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by Sally Adam Usually, when Safer Internet Day comes around, the cybersecurity situation hasn’t changed much from the year before, so it doesn’t feel like much of a reason to do anything special. But that’s not the case in 2021, thanks to the lifestyle changes that the coronavirus pandemic has brought around the world. In
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A Ukrainian man will spend the next seven years in prison in the United States for helping Eastern European computer hackers to obtain and launder millions of dollars in stolen funds.  Odessa resident Aleksandr Musienko partnered with the hackers to steal over $3m from online bank accounts and businesses in the United States, then launder the
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Russian Dutch-domiciled search engine, ride-hailing and email service provider Yandex on Friday disclosed a data breach that compromised 4,887 email accounts of its users. The company blamed the incident on an unnamed employee who had been providing unauthorized access to the users’ mailboxes for personal gain. “The employee was one of three system administrators with
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Three men in Baltimore County have been accused of impersonating Massachusetts pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Moderna to sell fake COVID-19 vaccines.  Twenty-two-year-old Owings Mills resident Kelly Lamont Williams, together with cousins and Windsor Mill residents 22-year-old Olakitan Oluwalade and 25-year-old Odunayo Baba Oluwalade, also known as Olaki and Baba respectively, were arrested on February 11.  A criminal complaint unsealed
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by Lisa Ventura This guest post is by Lisa Ventura, founder and CEO of the UK Cyber Security Association, a not-for-profit that raises awareness of the importance of cybersecurity for small and medium-sized businesses. Online fraud is a huge challenge for businesses and consumers alike as cybercriminals continue to develop new mechanisms to separate innocent
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What can municipalities do to better protect their water supply systems? We reported recently about an attack against the water supply in Oldsmar, Florida, and worry about the potential for future and copycat attacks against other lightly defended water treatment systems in small towns worldwide and what can be done to stem such incursions. In
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Twitter has been issued a non-compliance notice by the Indian government for failing to block accounts used to spread misinformation and provoke violence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered Twitter to block over 1,000 Twitter accounts after political protestors stormed Delhi’s Red Fort and clashed with police on January 26, India’s Republic Day.  Twitter only partially complied with
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Two new Android surveillanceware families have been found to target military, nuclear, and election entities in Pakistan and Kashmir as part of a pro-India, state-sponsored hacking campaign. Dubbed Hornbill and Sunbird, the malware impersonates legitimate or seemingly innocuous services to cover its tracks, only to stealthily collect SMS, encrypted messaging app content, and geolocation, among
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Tenable Holdings today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Active Directory security startup Alsid SAS for $98m in cash. Alsid specializes in providing a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that monitors the security of Active Directory in real time. The company was founded in France in 2016 by two former incident responders from the French National
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While the incursion was thwarted in time, cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure are a major cause for concern Last Friday, an unknown attacker accessed the computer systems of a water treatment facility in Oldsmar, Florida, and attempted to poison the city’s water supply by manipulating the chemical levels of sodium hydroxide. This substance, commonly referred to
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A US Army Cyber Command major has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Jason Michael Musgrove, of Grovetown, Georgia, was arrested in December 2019. At the time of his apprehension by law enforcement officers, the 41-year-old was serving as an integrated threat operations officer with Top
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A view of the Q4 2020 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts 2020 was many things (“typical” not being one of them), and it sure feels good to be writing about it in the past tense. As if really trying to prove a
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Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platforms have received incredible attention as the platform for security teams. Whether you’re evaluating an EDR for the first time or looking to replace your EDR, as an information security professional, you need to be aware of the gaps prior already to implementation so you can best prepare how to
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A woman from Iowa has admitted obtaining confidential information about a drug-trafficking operation from her paralegal friend and then releasing it on social media. Rachel Manna, of West Des Moines, pleaded guilty on February 4 to using a former Department of Justice contractor’s government computer to access government records and to obtain sensitive, non-public law enforcement information.
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Twin cyber operations conducted by state-sponsored Iranian threat actors demonstrate their continued focus on compiling detailed dossiers on Iranian citizens that could threaten the stability of the Islamic Republic, including dissidents, opposition forces, and ISIS supporters, and Kurdish natives. Tracing the extensive espionage operations to two advanced Iranian cyber-groups Domestic Kitten (or APT-C-50) and Infy,
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America’s National Cyber League has announced a new set of scholarships to help financially disadvantaged students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) compete in its latest competition. Last fall, the non-profit organization collaborated with HBCUs to award scholarships to more than 60 students so they could participate in the NCL games. Today, the NCL
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A new distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) vector has ensnared Plex Media Server systems to amplify malicious traffic against targets to take them offline. “Plex’s startup processes unintentionally expose a Plex UPnP-enabled service registration responder to the general Internet, where it can be abused to generate reflection/amplification DDoS attacks,” Netscout researchers said in a Thursday alert.
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A charity that protects and restores woodland in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales has been targeted by a “sophisticated, high level” cyber-attack.  According to a security incident notification published by the Woodland Trust on its website, attackers gained unauthorized access to the charity’s IT systems in December.  An investigation is under way to determine what, if any, data held