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Stay safe online - 2019-02-18

Polished Facebook phishing attack seeks to steal users' credentials

Facebook users beware: a new phishing campaign might trick even the most observant. More
News Security   February 18, 2019  

Malware attack affected 100k Alaskan households back in April 2018

Department of Health and Social Services data breach, dating back in Spring 2018, is announced with more victims. More
News Viruses and parasites   February 17, 2019  

Hacker selling another 127 million user accounts from 8 companies

The hacker who previously sold 620 million accounts from 16 companies came back with another 127 million records and put them up for sale on the Dark Web. More
News Security   February 15, 2019  

VFEmail system hacked: all data erased with no possibility of recovery

VFEmail.net cyber attack results in removal of data which was accumulated throughout 20 years. More
News Security   February 14, 2019  

Xiaomi electric scooter can be controlled remotely due to the bug

Electric scooters can be stopped or accelerated remotely because of security vulnerability . More
News Security   February 13, 2019  

Windows .exe file used to infect Macs with data-stealing malware

The malicious .exe file is downloaded from torrent sites, avoids Gatekeeper's detection. More
News Viruses and parasites   February 12, 2019  

Super Mario image utilized to infect Italian users with GandCrab

Malicious actors use Steganography and Mario graphic package to spread GandCrab and other malware. More
News Viruses and parasites   February 11, 2019  

Phishers use Google Translate domain to hide password stealing tactics

Google and Facebook users' logins and passwords targeted by phishing campaign posing as Google Translate. More
News Spam and phishing   February 10, 2019  

New TrickBot version targets North American banking customers

TrickBot payload is inserted into a malicious MS Excel document, attached to a phishing email that pretends to be from a North American bank. More
News Spam and phishing   February 08, 2019  

Password Checkup extension on Chrome takes care of password safety

Google released a new feature which allows protecting sensitive data and passwords. More
News Security   February 07, 2019  

Bomb threat crooks used GoDaddy vulnerability to hijack popular domains

Hackers responsible for the bomb threat campaign manage to hijack a big number of well-known domains. More
News Spam and phishing   February 06, 2019  

Linux servers targeted by SpeakUp backdoor that installs miners

The new malware strain abuses remote code execution vulnerabilities and avoids detection. More
News Viruses and parasites   February 05, 2019  

"Love you" malspam campaign has been modified to target Japan

"Love letter" spam campaign returns just before Valentine's Day. More
News Spam and phishing   February 04, 2019  

Google+ shutdown is officially set for April 2nd

Google+ is shutting down on April 2nd due to security vulnerabilities. More
General News   February 03, 2019  

New Mac malware Cookieminer is capable of stealing crypto wallet data

The new Mac threat can steal cookies related to cryptocurrency wallets and then drop crypto-miner on the system to maximize profits. More
News Viruses and parasites   February 01, 2019  
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