Month: May 2022

Latest Mobile Malware Report Suggests On-Device Fraud is on the Rise

31 May 2022

An analysis of the mobile threat landscape in 2022 shows that Spain and Turkey are the most targeted countries for malware campaigns, even as a mix of new and existing banking trojans are increasingly targeting Android devices to conduct on-device fraud (ODF). Other frequently targeted countries include Poland, Australia, the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Italy, […]

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SideWinder Hackers Launched Over a 1,000 Cyber Attacks Over the Past 2 Years

31 May 2022

An “aggressive” advanced persistent threat (APT) group known as SideWinder has been linked to over 1,000 new attacks since April 2020. “Some of the main characteristics of this threat actor that make it stand out among the others, are the sheer number, high frequency and persistence of their attacks and the large collection of encrypted […]

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Learn Raspberry Pi and Arduino with 9 Online Developer Training Courses

31 May 2022

This is an exciting time for the Internet of Things. According to Deloitte research, the average U.S. household now has 25 connected devices — and new products are being launched every day. This rush of demand means that many tech companies are looking for developers with IoT knowledge. And even if you don’t want to […]

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Interpol Nabs 3 Nigerian Scammers Behind Malware-based Attacks

31 May 2022

Interpol on Monday announced the arrest of three suspected global scammers in Nigeria for using remote access trojans (RATs) such as Agent Tesla to facilitate malware-enabled cyber fraud. “The men are thought to have used the RAT to reroute financial transactions, stealing confidential online connection details from corporate organizations, including oil and gas companies in […]

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Microsoft Releases Workarounds for Office Vulnerability Under Active Exploitation

31 May 2022

Microsoft on Monday published guidance for a newly discovered zero-day security flaw in its Office productivity suite that could be exploited to achieve code execution on affected systems. The weakness, now assigned the identifier CVE-2022-30190, is rated 7.8 out of 10 for severity on the CVSS vulnerability scoring system. Microsoft Office versions Office 2013, Office […]

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Is 3rd Party App Access the New Executable File?

30 May 2022

It’s no secret that 3rd party apps can boost productivity, enable remote and hybrid work and are overall, essential in building and scaling a company’s work processes. An innocuous process much like clicking on an attachment was in the earlier days of email, people don’t think twice when connecting an app they need with their […]

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EnemyBot Linux Botnet Now Exploits Web Server, Android and CMS Vulnerabilities

30 May 2022

A nascent Linux-based botnet named Enemybot has expanded its capabilities to include recently disclosed security vulnerabilities in its arsenal to target web servers, Android devices, and content management systems (CMS). “The malware is rapidly adopting one-day vulnerabilities as part of its exploitation capabilities,” AT&T Alien Labs said in a technical write-up published last week. “Services […]

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Watch Out! Researchers Spot New Microsoft Office Zero-Day Exploit in the Wild

30 May 2022

Cybersecurity researchers are calling attention to a zero-day flaw in Microsoft Office that could be abused to achieve arbitrary code execution on affected Windows systems. The vulnerability came to light after an independent cybersecurity research team known as nao_sec uncovered a Word document (“05-2022-0438.doc“) that was uploaded to VirusTotal from an IP address in Belarus. […]

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New ‘GoodWill’ Ransomware Forces Victims to Donate Money and Clothes to the Poor

30 May 2022

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a new ransomware strain called GoodWill that compels victims into donating for social causes and provide financial assistance to people in need. “The ransomware group propagates very unusual demands in exchange for the decryption key,” researchers from CloudSEK said in a report published last week. “The Robin Hood-like group claims to […]

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FBI Warns About Hackers Selling VPN Credentials for U.S. College Networks

30 May 2022

Network credentials and virtual private network (VPN) access for colleges and universities based in the U.S. are being advertised for sale on underground and public criminal marketplaces. “This exposure of sensitive credential and network access information, especially privileged user accounts, could lead to subsequent cyber attacks against individual users or affiliated organizations,” the U.S. Federal […]

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