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U.S. offers $5 million reward for info about Russian malware masterminds

Plus more news of the week, including a cyberattack launched by the Chinese government against protestors and malware targeting Facebook ad settings

6 December 2019 min read

New malware Dexphot uses advanced stealth tactics like polymorphism to avoid detection

perex__ Plus, data-stealing apps target Twitter and Facebook users, a ransomware attack affects over 100 nursing homes, and the FBI warns the auto industry about cyberattacks

Plus, data-stealing apps target Twitter and Facebook users, a ransomware attack affects over 100 nursing homes, and the FBI warns the auto industry about cyberattacks

29 November 2019 min read

Amazon tells senator there are few restrictions on how police may use Ring doorbell footage

perex__ Plus, thousands of Disney+ accounts are hacked right out of the gate, a new malware scheme is linked to fake McDonald’s coupons, and the Coalition Against Stalkerware forms to help victims of abuse

Plus, thousands of Disney+ accounts are hacked right out of the gate, a new malware scheme is linked to fake McDonald’s coupons, and the Coalition Against Stalkerware forms to help victims of abuse

22 November 2019 min read

Protect your webcam from hackers with these 5 tips

perex__ Boost webcam security with these tips to keep spying eyes and listening ears away.

Boost webcam security with these tips to keep spying eyes and listening ears away.

19 November 2019 min read

DDoS attack targets UK Labour Party website

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Plus, Google criticized for gathering health data, a research team uncovers 265 fake news sites, and Mexico oil giant Pemex gets hit with ransomware

15 November 2019 min read

Phishing scam issues fake court summons

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Plus, two massive ransomware attacks hit Spain, the healthcare industry leads the pack in data breaches, and phishing scams are abusing Google Analytics

8 November 2019 min read

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A look inside the hack of a nuclear reactor’s computer network

perex__ The threat analyst who alerted Indian government officials about a highly publicized threat discusses being at the center of a confusing viral news cycle

The threat analyst who alerted Indian government officials about a highly publicized threat discusses being at the center of a confusing viral news cycle

2 November 2019 min read

Facebook removes Russian propaganda networks

perex__ Plus, Android users are hit with unremovable malware, Magecart attacks the American Cancer Society, and 21M login credentials to Fortune 500 accounts are for sale on the dark web

Plus, Android users are hit with unremovable malware, Magecart attacks the American Cancer Society, and 21M login credentials to Fortune 500 accounts are for sale on the dark web

1 November 2019 min read

MedusaLocker ransomware freezes files around the world

perex__ Plus, authorities bust a €10M BEC scam, hackers prove that Alexa and Google Home are vulnerable, and a cybercrook who compromised the Superior Court system gets sentenced.

Plus, authorities bust a €10M BEC scam, hackers prove that Alexa and Google Home are vulnerable, and a cybercrook who compromised the Superior Court system gets sentenced.

25 October 2019 min read

Fake iPhone jailbreaking scam sends users to click-fraud site

perex__ Plus, a botnet could use your PC for sextortion scams, malware is found in audio files, and a cryptojacking worm has burrowed through 2,000 systems and counting.

Plus, a botnet could use your PC for sextortion scams, malware is found in audio files, and a cryptojacking worm has burrowed through 2,000 systems and counting.

18 October 2019 min read

The good, the bad, and the ugly of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

perex__ New awareness, crimefighting, and tools meet new threats and bizarre IoT devices in this overview

New awareness, crimefighting, and tools meet new threats and bizarre IoT devices in this overview

12 October 2019 min read

German ransomware victim hacks back

perex__ Plus, the FBI cautions some cyberattacks can bypass MFA; 37,000 Canadian TransUnion customers may be compromised; and French experts warn of multiple cyber-espionage incidents

Plus, the FBI cautions some cyberattacks can bypass MFA; 37,000 Canadian TransUnion customers may be compromised; and French experts warn of multiple cyber-espionage incidents

11 October 2019 min read