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

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

Some medical devices could be hacked, FDA warns

perex__ Plus, the dark web sells disinformation campaigns, enterprises are hit by malicious fake browser updates, and an ex-Yahoo employee pleads guilty to hacking user emails

Plus, the dark web sells disinformation campaigns, enterprises are hit by malicious fake browser updates, and an ex-Yahoo employee pleads guilty to hacking user emails

4 October 2019 min read

Russian hacker pleads guilty in ‘massive’ stock market cyberattack

perex__ Financial institutions and a news agency were used to artificially inflate the value of a stock

Financial institutions and a news agency were used to artificially inflate the value of a stock

28 September 2019 min read

Iranian hackers host malicious ‘Hire Military Heroes’ site

perex__ {value=Plus, attackers target Tibetan leadership with spyware, a phishing scam snaps up your Instagram credentials, and YouTube is hit with a massive wave of account hijacks}

Plus, attackers target Tibetan leadership with spyware, a phishing scam snaps up your Instagram credentials, and YouTube is hit with a massive wave of account hijacks

27 September 2019 min read

24 million medical records exposed

perex__ {value=Plus, a FIN7 hacker pleads guilty to cybercrime, the Brazilian IT sector is up in arms over government plans, and ethical hackers will get a crack at an orbiting satellite}

Plus, a FIN7 hacker pleads guilty to cybercrime, the Brazilian IT sector is up in arms over government plans, and ethical hackers will get a crack at an orbiting satellite

20 September 2019 min read

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U.S. sanctions North Korean hackers behind WannaCry

perex__ Can threats to freeze assets be effective against groups backed by a foreign government?

Can threats to freeze assets be effective against groups backed by a foreign government?

14 September 2019 min read

DDoS attack forces Wikipedia offline

perex__ Plus, a BEC bust leads to 281 arrests, a new phishing scam cleverly uses captcha, and will the next trend of IoT hacking involve your local gas pump?

Plus, a BEC bust leads to 281 arrests, a new phishing scam cleverly uses captcha, and will the next trend of IoT hacking involve your local gas pump?

13 September 2019 min read

419M Facebook user records leaked in data breach

perex__ Plus, ransomware hits yet another NY school district, a phishing scheme uses hacked SharePoint accounts, and a unique RAT targets Brazilian Android users.

Plus, ransomware hits yet another NY school district, a phishing scheme uses hacked SharePoint accounts, and a unique RAT targets Brazilian Android users.

6 September 2019 min read

Critical flaw found in many Android smartphones

perex__ Android phones made by Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony have been found to have a major vulnerability.

Android phones made by Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony have been found to have a major vulnerability.

5 September 2019 min read

Voice fraud scams company out of $243,000

perex__ Criminals used AI to impersonate the CEO’s voice, and it worked.

Criminals used AI to impersonate the CEO’s voice, and it worked.

4 September 2019 min read

IRS alerts public to ‘tax reminder’ phishing scam

perex__ Plus, an Insta-scam snaps up login info, TrickBot makes a grab for your mobile PIN, and Brazil restabilizes after Telegram voicemail hacks

Plus, an Insta-scam snaps up login info, TrickBot makes a grab for your mobile PIN, and Brazil restabilizes after Telegram voicemail hacks

30 August 2019 min read