Stay safe online - 2022-08-10

Elon Musk’s deep fake videos used to promote new cryptocurrency scam

Elon Musk used in scams with cryptocurrency: BitVex trading platform scam. More
News Spam and phishing   May 23, 2022  

Hackers made fake Windows 11 download domains to deliver Vidar malware

Fake domains offer Windows 11 installers and deploy info-stealing malware instead. More
News Viruses and parasites   May 20, 2022  

VMware authentication bypass flaws in various products get patched

Customers are warned to immediately patch the critical vulnerabilities with critical severity scores. More

North Korean hackers pose as experienced IT freelancers to land employment

FBI warns about skilled software and mobile app developers from North Korea posing as "non-DPRK nationals" and freelancers. More
News Spam and phishing   May 18, 2022  

US Justice Department charges a doctor for selling Thanos ransomware

US DoJ links Thanos ransomware and Jigsaw ransomware development to the cardiologist from Venezuela. More
News Viruses and parasites   May 17, 2022  

Eternity Project malware-as-a-service uses Telegram to spread around

Researchers warn about the Eternity malware that is being sold and offers stealer, miner, ransomware tools. More
News Viruses and parasites   May 16, 2022  

Iranian hackers linked to the file-encrypting malware attacks

Iranian APT Cobalt Mirage launching ransomware attacks and targeting US organizations. More
News Viruses and parasites   May 13, 2022  

London hacker charged for stealing $5 million from brokerage accounts

Hacker caused financial losses for the cybercrime that took place between 2011 and 2018. More
News Security   May 12, 2022  

Nerbian RAT targetting entities in Europe leverages COVID-19 messaging

Malware uses sophisticated evasion methods to target entities in the UK, Spain, and Italy. More
News Viruses and parasites   May 11, 2022  

Hackers took down the RuTube site and hijacked Russian TV broadcast

Russian TV and online platforms were hacked to display an antiwar message on Victory Day. More
News   May 10, 2022  

Costa Rica had to declare a national emergency due to Conti attack

Cyber attacks by Conti ransomware on multiple government institutions forced the country to declare a national emergency. More
News   May 09, 2022  

Raspberry Robin worm samples use Windows Installer to drop malware

New Windows malware with worm functions spreads using external USB drives. More
News Viruses and parasites   May 06, 2022  

Heroku confirms the customer database hack and forced password resets

GitHub OAuth token theft results in Heroku customer database hack. More
News Security   May 05, 2022  

Multiple ransomware variants now linked to North Korean hackers

Ransomware strains have been now linked to the APT38 hacker group known for financial focus. More
News Security   May 04, 2022  

AvosLocker ransomware manages to avoid detection and disable AV tools

The version of the ransomware abuses the driver file to evade AV detection and checks for Log4Shell. More
News Viruses and parasites   May 03, 2022