Stay safe online - 2019-08-19

Coordinated Ransomware attack on Texas: 23 local governments affected

Ransomware hit multiple Texans governments on Friday, emergency assist teams deployed for help. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 19, 2019  

Biometrics security fails: fingerprints and facial recognition data leaked

Biometrics security casts a shadow on itself due to the recent data leak. More
News Security   August 17, 2019  

Choice Hotels data breach: 700 000 records with customer data stolen

Cybercriminals used open MongoDB database and demanded $3 800 for the stolen customer record recovery. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 16, 2019  

Meet Norman: a highly evasive and persistent cryptojacking malware

Norman crypto jacker is so evasive that it spread to almost every computer of the affected company without being detected. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 15, 2019  

Android banking trojan Cerberus is being rented on the dark web

The new Cerberus malware enters the scene equipped with amazing capabilities. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 14, 2019  

ACCC is taking Google and Facebook to court over user privacy violations

ACCC chair says that five landmark cases against Google and Facebook needed to lay down the rules in court. More
News   August 13, 2019  

Over 40 Windows drivers are vulnerable to privilege escalation flaws

Drivers from 20 popular vendors are vulnerable to multiple vulnerabilities as revealed in DEF CON 27 security conference. More
News Security   August 12, 2019  

Varenyky spambot targets French users, records visited adult sites

The new trojan turns the host machine into the spambot that sends out malicious emails and records screens of users who visit porn sites. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 09, 2019  

KYC data exposure leads Binance to a 300 BTC ransom demand

Binance becomes a victim of scammers demanding ransom in exchange for the hacked KYC data. More
News Security   August 08, 2019  

AT&T lets itself get bribed. The result - notorious malware on the network

Pakistani man accused of bribing AT&T employees. News about AT&T taking bribes has fastly flown around the web.More
News Viruses and parasites   August 07, 2019  

Announcement by Google: Trips app shut down but more is to come

Google replaces Trips apps by upgrading other services. Google has announced that on the 5th of August it shut down the beloved app "Trips".More
News   August 06, 2019  

GermanWiper ransomware attack: victims asked to pay ransom after data wipe

GermanWiper ransomware targets German organizations via malspam campaigns - deletes all files and still demands ransom. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 05, 2019  

Cabarrus County suffered a social engineering attack: $1.7 Million lost

Scammers lured Cabarrus County government into transferring $2.5 Million to fake account: $1.7 Million remains lost. More
News Spam and phishing   August 03, 2019  

New SystemBC malware sets proxies to hide malicious traffic

New malware strain brings in the secondary payload after using Fallout and RIG EKs for the initial infection. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 02, 2019  

ElasticSearch database leaks 40GB crucial data of Honda Motor Company

An unprotected ElasticSearch database found leaking crucial data owned by Honda Motor Company. More
News Security   August 01, 2019  
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