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Malicious Business Email Campaign targets Banks and Financial Service Companies

By |2018-12-28T10:34:34+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Researchers have spotted and tracked a new campaign aimed at tricking employees of US financial firms and banks into downloading Houdini Malware, a self-propagating malware strain. In addition to its C2 (command-and-control) functionality, the Houdini remote access trojan (RAT) possesses the ability to move laterally, leveraging removable drives. This malware does not possess a native ransomware component. However, [...]

[Scam Of The Week] New Sextortion Attacks Take A Dark Turn

By |2018-12-12T09:55:56+00:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Security, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New Sextortion Attacks Take A Dark Turn And Infect People With GandCrab Ransomware A recent report shows that last week, employees in the U.S have been bombarded by a spam attack! This attack pushes a double-whammy of a sextortion attempts combined with ransomware! Starting around May 2018, there have been a number of attack waves [...]

Marriott reveals data breach of 500 million Starwood guests!

By |2018-11-30T11:51:00+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Please read if you have ever stayed at a Marriott! For about 327 million of the 500, the breached data includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers (!), Starwood Preferred Guest ("SPG") account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences. The company said in a [...]

IRS Issues Urgent Warning on Tax Transcript Scam!

By |2018-11-28T11:50:03+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning about a new “tax transcript” scam. In this scam, taxpayers are tricked into opening emails that look like they are from the IRS—but they potentially carry malware. Here’s what you need to know. In the past few weeks, taxpayers have received emails pretending to be from “IRS Online.” [...]

Ransomware Bundle Makes Malware Attacks Easier for Crooks

By |2018-11-28T12:51:06+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  A recent report found that ransomware bundles are being sold over the dark web for a pretty hefty, but still very addordable price (around $750). These bundles offer 2018's most notorious and devestatingly damaging forms of ransomware strains, including SamSam, Magnibar, Satan, CryBrazil, and more! Cybersecurity researchers from top cybersecurity firms, have discovered the rasompack [...]

Password Sharing is not Caring

By |2018-10-09T12:00:22+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cybercriminals thrive on misuse of credentials, and users sharing them only makes the criminal’s job easier.  According to a recent report, password sharing is running rampant. The password has been the long-standing guardian keeping unauthorized users from accessing data, applications, and systems they shouldn’t. But, the password is only powerful when the assigned user keeps it private. [...]

Second Quarter 2018 Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subjects

By |2018-07-25T11:23:13+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We've been reporting on the top-clicked phishing email subjects every quarter for a while now across three different categories: general emails, those related to social media, and 'in the wild' attacks that are a result of millions of users clicking on the Phish Alert Button on real phishing emails and allowing our team to analyze the results. [...]

New Deceptive Strains of Payroll Phishing: “Because that’s where the money is…”

By |2018-07-25T10:22:17+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Most readers will probably be familiar with the mythical story of bank robber Willie Sutton who, after being nailed by the cops, was asked why he robbed the bank. His answer (undoubtedly delivered in the most deadpan voice one can imagine): "Because that's where the money is." Although criminals have gone high tech since the [...]

It Saves Your Battery, But Its Social Engineering Steals Your Data

By |2018-06-26T16:55:46+00:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: Android, Google, Cyber Security, Mobile, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Google Play is a walled garden, but the serpents always manage to find their way in.  There is a new snake in the grass with a tempting offer on its forked tongue: an app that "saves the battery" in your mobile device. It begins with a vaguely plausible pop-up: "Samsung clean-up might be required! Your [...]

What Is Angler Phishing And How Do I Avoid Becoming A Victim?

By |2018-06-20T08:18:40+00:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Angler Phishing? Angler phishing is the practice of masquerading as a customer service account on social media, hoping to reach a disgruntled consumer. About 55% of such attacks last year targeted customers of financial institutions, trying to lure victims into handing over access to their personal data or account credentials. How Angler Phishing Works Angler [...]