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Stay safe online - 2019-09-23

Fake AdBlock and uBlock Origin participate in fraud schemes

"Cookie Stuffing" activities promoted via fake AdBlock and uBlock extensions. More
News Security   September 21, 2019  

Instagram accounts of Nicole Scherzinger and Yanet Garcia hacked

The hacked Instagram accounts of Nicole Scherzinger and Yanet Garcia directed users to survey scams and showed fake nudes. More
News   September 20, 2019  

Police warn about Venmo app texting scam that targets banking data

Phishing scam disguising as Venmo application is redirecting users to a fake website collecting personal and banking data. More
News Spam and phishing   September 19, 2019  

Malindo Air urging clients to change passwords due to data leak

Malino Air informs its clients about a massive data breach involving millions of people. More
News Security   September 19, 2019  

After months of silence, Emotet came back with a new malspam campaign

Malicious email campaign targeting USA, Germany, Poland, Italy, and the United Kingdom spotted delivering malware-loader Emotet. More
News Spam and phishing   September 18, 2019  

LastPass security flaw patched: allowed hackers stealing credentials

The already-patched LastPass cache bug would allow the attackers to leak credentials used on a previous site. More
News Security   September 16, 2019  

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
News Viruses and parasites   September 14, 2019  

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   September 13, 2019  

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   September 12, 2019  

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   September 11, 2019  

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   September 10, 2019  

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   September 09, 2019  

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   September 06, 2019  

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
News Viruses and parasites   September 05, 2019  

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   September 04, 2019  
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