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Stay safe online - 2020-02-28

Equifax hack and data breach: four Chinese military members charged

The Justice Department has charged people possibly responsible for the data breach that exposed data of nearly half of all Americans. More
News   2020-02-11

Lock My PC developers offer free recovery for tech support scam victims

Lock My PC is not available for public due to frequent misuse by tech support scammers. More
News Spam and phishing   2020-02-10

Iranian-linked hackers pose as journalists in the email scam campaign

Charming Kitten hackers sent out fake requests for interviews impersonating New York Times journalists. More
News Spam and phishing   2020-02-08

Metamorfo banking Trojan employs new tricks, expands its campaign

Metamorfo malware steals users' passwords with the help of a keylogging trick. More
News Viruses and parasites   2020-02-07

Health Share of Oregon vendor GrindWorks experiences data breach

Health Share of Oregon vendor GridWorks had a laptop stolen during an office break-in - it contained Medicaid members' personal information. More
News Security   2020-02-06

Bitbucket used to deploy arsenal of malware to thousands

The malicious campaign has reached over 500,000 machines worldwide. More
News Viruses and parasites   2020-02-05

Fake Twitter accounts used to match phone numbers to users

Twitter reveals a cybersecurity issue: API feature allowed hackers to link phone numbers to user accounts. More
News Security   2020-02-04

Poor security practices at Indian airline: data of 1.2M customers breached

Ethical hacker breached SpiceJet servers by using a simple brute-forcing technique. More
News Security   2020-02-03

Ransomware targeted TV&radio monitoring service and caused an outage

TVEyes crashed when ransomware attacked the core server and engineering workstations. More
News Viruses and parasites   2020-02-01

Avast drops its subsidiary Jumpshot following user data sale scandal

Avast's extra money-making practices uncovered: subsidiary harvested user data and sold it to high-profile companies like Microsoft and Google. More
News   2020-01-31

Coronavirus-related malspam targets Japanese users with Emotet

Spam emails were received all over Japan, including Gifu, Osaka, and Tottori cities. More
News Viruses and parasites   2020-01-30

Social Security Number scam: crooks are spoofing FBI's phone number

Government representative impressionists rely on non-traditional money transfer methods, such as gift cards. More
News Security   2020-01-29

Zoom fixes flaw that made private conference calls open to hackers

Security bug in Zoom could have led to corporate espionage due to hacker's presence in private conference calls. More

10% of Macs infected by Shlayer Trojan, AV maker reveals

Shlayer Trojan topped the 2019 charts: 1 in 10 Macs got infected by it throughout the year. More
News Viruses and parasites   2020-01-27

Phishing emails filled with never-before-seen malware targeting U.S government

A new malware dropper named CARROTBALL is using second-stage payloads to deliver six types of malware to U.S government agencies. More
News Viruses and parasites   2020-01-24
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