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Stay safe online - 2019-09-15
Windows BITS misused by hackers for data transfer to a remote server

Windows BITS misused by hackers for data transfer to a remote server

Stealth Falcon hacker group is responsible for the distribution of Win32/StealthFalcon malware. More
Garmin SA customers beware: your credit card details might be stolen

Garmin SA customers beware: your credit card details might be stolen

Garmin South Africa reported a security breach that resulted in its customers' credit cards compromise. More
News Security  2019-09-13

Cobalt Dickens hackers are back: launched attack targeting 60 universities

Cobalt Dickens hackers are back: launched attack targeting 60 universities

Iranian hacking group behind a new targeted email campaign 18 months after being charged for stealing academic data. More
News Spam and phishing  2019-09-12
Operation reWired: 281 BEC scammers arrested in US and Nigeria

Operation reWired: 281 BEC scammers arrested in US and Nigeria

281 business email compromise scammers caught in the USA, Nigeria, Turkey, Ghana, and other countries. More
News Spam and phishing  2019-09-11
Google confirms the security issue affecting Gmail and Calendar users

Google confirms the security issue affecting Gmail and Calendar users

Google investigating security problems that can affect 1.5 billion Gmail and Calendar users. More
News Security  2019-09-10

Hacked Robert Downey Jr.' Instagram account offered free iPhones

Hacked Robert Downey Jr.' Instagram account offered free iPhones

Avengers star Robert Downey Jr. got his Instagram account hacked: crooks placed links to survey scam sites that asked for personal information. More
News Spam and phishing  2019-09-09
Google needs to pay $170M for breaking COPPA rule on Youtube

Google needs to pay $170M for breaking COPPA rule on Youtube

Google has to pay a $170 million fine for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act on YouTube. More
News Security  2019-09-06

A staggering $5.3 million demanded from New Bedford city by Ruyk ransomware gang

A staggering $5.3 million demanded from New Bedford city by Ruyk ransomware gang

Ryuk authors infected US city's network and required $5.3 million for affected files, got nothing instead. More
XKCD web comic is warning about compromised user data

XKCD web comic is warning about compromised user data

XKCD forum users involved into a major data breach - security researchers report about 562K victims. More
News Security  2019-09-04
New ransomware strain Nemty gets distributed via the RIG exploit kit

New ransomware strain Nemty gets distributed via the RIG exploit kit

Rig EK - the latest way used by hackers to spread Nemty Project ransomware . More

Foxit PDF Software users are urged to reset passwords due to data leak

Foxit PDF Software users are urged to reset passwords due to data leak

Foxit data breach detected. Numerous users using My Account services have been involved. More
News Security  2019-09-02
400 US Dental offices suffer from Sodinokibi ransomware attack

400 US Dental offices suffer from Sodinokibi ransomware attack

The attackers managed to breach DDS Safe backup platform used by multitude Dental practices all across the US. More

Imperva data breach:  WAF clients' passwords and emails affected

Imperva data breach: WAF clients' passwords and emails affected

Incapsula firewall users registered up until September 15, 2017 are affected. More
News Security  2019-08-29
Avast and French authorities delete Retadup malware from 850,000 PCs

Avast and French authorities delete Retadup malware from 850,000 PCs

The authorities managed to take down the whole infrastructure of the Retadup malware botnet. More
Hostinger data breach prompted password reset for 14 million customers

Hostinger data breach prompted password reset for 14 million customers

The hacker accessed a database of the web hosting company Hostinger and breached information of 14 million customers in 78 countries. More
News Security  2019-08-27

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