Stay safe online - 2022-01-26

Log4j zero-day exploit might be the one that haunts internet for years

Hundreds of millions of devices affected by the Log4j flaw. More
News Security   December 14, 2021  

Americans lost $148M to gift card scams in the first 9 months of 2021

Gift card scams result in thousands of Americans losing more money than in 2020 The US Federal Trade Commission shared worrying news.More
General News   December 13, 2021  

SA government data breach due to Frontier Software ransomware attack

The data breach impacted South Australian government employees after the Frontier Software ransomware attack. More
News Security   December 10, 2021  

Around 300K MikroTik devices are vulnerable to remote botnet attacks

Critical vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cryptomining malware found in routers. More
News Viruses and parasites   December 09, 2021  

Canadian man investigated since 2018 indicted for ransomware attacks

The malicious actor released ransomware targeting Canada and the U.S., including the State of Alaska. More
General News   December 08, 2021  

42 malicious websites used by Chinese espionage group got seized

Microsoft seized the domains linked to China-based hackers that targeted organizations in the US ad 28 other countries. More
News Security   December 07, 2021  

BitMart exchange suffers $196 million hack due to stolen private key

Hackers managed to steal millions of cryptocurrency tokens from an exchange. More
News Security   December 06, 2021  

Warning: users receive Covid-19 Omicron variant-themed phishing emails

The name of the new virus version locking all of the world used to lure users in a malicious email campaign. More
News Spam and phishing   December 03, 2021  

Emotet trojan returned after the takedown: detected in Japan

Emotet found newly spreading via fake Adobe Windows App Installer packages. More
News Viruses and parasites   December 02, 2021  

Twitter expands its policies: bans private media posting without consent

People now cannot post images of people without having their consent. More
News Security   December 01, 2021  

Panasonic network got hacked: the company discloses data breach

Hackers managed to enter the network and access data on file servers silently. More
News Security   November 30, 2021  

Hackers exploit poorly secured Google Cloud platform to mine crypto

Compromised Google Cloud accounts used to mine cryptocurrency and abuse the system. More
News Security   November 29, 2021  

New Linux malware CronRAT hides in tasks set to execute on February 31

Researchers found a RAT with never-before-seen stealth tactics - masking the actions with the non-existent calendar day. More
News Viruses and parasites   November 26, 2021  

New Windows Installer zero-day exploit abused by hackers

Researchers report the powerful elevation-of-privilege flaw allowing arbitrary code execution on fully-patched systems. More
News Web browsers and vulnerabilities   November 25, 2021  

Threat actors target the Middle East with advanced Android Spyware

The new variants of Android malware linked with a known APT group. More
News Viruses and parasites   November 24, 2021