Stay safe online - 2024-04-15

Qakbot malware uninstalled from 700k PCs following successful FBI operation

The infrastructure has been seized, and malware removed from infected Windows devices. More
News Security   August 31, 2023  

Urgent plea for social media giants to combat data-scraping privacy dangers

Growing global concerns over data-scraping. Twelve global privacy watchdogs, including well-known organizations like the U.K.'s ICO, Canada's OPC, and Hong Kong's OPCPD, have released a united statement in an unprecedented step that delivers a loud and clear message to social media giants.More
News Security   August 28, 2023  

Google Chrome set to alert users about installed malicious extensions 

A safety measure to combat malicious browser extensions. Although the digital world is a haven for ease and creativity, it is not exempt from the hidden risks that go along with it.More
News Web browsers and vulnerabilities   August 21, 2023  

Distribution of Knight ransomware concealed in phony TripAdvisor complaint emails

Deceptive TripAdvisor complaints conceal malicious Knight ransomware. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 14, 2023  

Cybercriminal group MoustachedBouncer targets foreign diplomats in Belarus

MoustachedBouncer was previously unknown to the public. MoustachedBouncer is a newly revealed cyberespionage group that has been active since 2014, specializing in espionage against foreign embassies in Belarus.More
News   August 10, 2023  

Fortect releases new extension for browsing protection

Online security with Fortect Browsing Protection. Fortect is a relatively new but fast-growing cybersecurity player.More
News Web browsers and vulnerabilities   August 07, 2023  

SpyNote spyware targets European bank customers with aggressive campaigns

SpyNote's threat landscape and mechanism. SpyNote, an Android banking trojan, also known as SpyMax, has escalated into a cybersecurity nightmare by persistently targeting various European customers across different banks, most aggressively during June and July 2023.More
News Viruses and parasites   August 02, 2023  

Ivanti zero-day allowed hackers to infiltrate Norwegian government IT systems

A rare Zero-Day vulnerability exploited in Ivanti's EPMM software. More

APT41 launches mobile attacks with advanced spyware WyrmSpy and DragonEgg

APT41 broadens its attack landscape to mobile devices. China's notorious state-backed APT41 hacking group, with a history of targeting various global industries, is evolving its cyberattack methodology to include mobile platforms.More
News Viruses and parasites   July 20, 2023  

Security researchers concerned over Google Bard's limitations

Google Bard's potential for malicious use. The rapid advancement of generative AI has transformed the field of artificial intelligence, allowing machines to generate content that is nearly identical to human creations.More
News Security   July 17, 2023  

Chinese hackers Storm-0558 exploit bug in Microsoft cloud to breach US govt email accounts

The cybersecurity breach. A recent cyber-security incident has sent shockwaves across the digital world.More
News Security   July 13, 2023  

Charming Kitten hackers employ latest NokNok malware to target macOS users

Charming Kitten's new approach and targeting. Security researchers have discovered a new campaign by the infamous Charming Kitten APT group, also known as APT42 or Phosphorus.More
News Viruses and parasites   July 10, 2023  

Ransomware attack forces Nagoya Port operations to halt for over two days

Ransomware attack at Nagoya Port. In a severe disruption to Japan's trade and commerce sectors, the Port of Nagoya, Japan's largest and busiest port, was targeted in a ransomware attack, halting its operations for over two days.More
News   July 06, 2023  

Hacked SSH servers and proxyjacking: a lucrative monetization scheme

The rise of proxyjacking attacks. The cybersecurity landscape has recently seen the emergence of a new and concerning threat known as proxyjacking attacks.More
News Security   July 03, 2023  

Siemens Energy confirms breach in major Clop ransomware attack via MOVEit vulnerability

Siemens Energy targeted in massive MOVEit attack. Siemens Energy, along with other energy and technology giants, has confirmed being targeted by the notorious Clop ransomware group, which exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Progress Software’s MOVEit managed file transfer software.More
News Viruses and parasites   June 29, 2023