Posted on 23rd June 2019
Some of the most convincing email phishing and malware attacks come disguised as nastygrams from a law firm. Such scams typically notify the recipient that he/she is being sued, and instruct them to review the attached file and respond within a few days — or else. Here’s a look at a recent spam campaign that peppered more than 100,000 business email addresses with fake legal threats harboring malware.
Posted on 18th June 2019
According to study after study, phishing remains the most efficient attack vector for bad actors to steal your data. Even though attackers have plenty of options, they prefer phishing because it does one thing better than any other method: it tricks victims into partaking in their own attack. Some of the most lucrative phishing emails […]
Don’t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google
Posted on 16th June 2019
Research published at the end of last week argues that the typical user can significantly harden the security of their online accounts by linking a recovery phone number that can send an alert if there is suspicious activity on the account. The research, conducted by a team from Google alongside researchers from New York University […]
Posted on 11th June 2019
Note: We have updated this story to reflect new information after Stack Overflow changed its original announcement and shared more details on the security incident.
Stack Overflow, one of the largest question and answer site for programmers, revealed today that unknown hackers managed to exploit a bug in its development tier and then almost a week after they gained unauthorized access to its
Posted on 4th June 2019
Post by Curtis Franklin Jr, DarkReading Millions of websites have been compromised, but the most likely malware isn’t cyptomining: it’s quietly stealing files and redirecting traffic, a new Sitelock report shows. Websites suffer an average of…
Posted on 2nd June 2019
Microsoft is urging computer users to patch their systems now against a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by a fast-moving worm. The vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) is in Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services), and although Microsoft says it has not yet seen any malicious hackers exploiting the flaw it believes that it is […]
Posted on 26th May 2019
A peer-to-peer (P2P) communications technology built into millions of security cameras and other consumer electronics includes several critical security flaws that expose the devices to eavesdropping, credential theft and remote compromise, new research has found.
Posted on 24th May 2019
In today’s digital economy, every company wants your data – from things like your email address and credit card number, right down to your deepest desires. And you willingly hand over this data on the promise that your experience will be tailored to your liking, that the ads you’ll see will be the ones you […]