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.@nao_sec discovered the #Fallout #ExploitKit (similar to #NuclearPack) is infecting devices in Japan & exploits #CVE20184878, #CVE20188174, #flashplayer, & #VBScript #vulns; the exploit has also carried #GandCrab to the Middle East @kg4gwa @DarkReading ubm.io/2O7zdQf
.@TheASF released a #patch for @TheApacheStruts' #CVE201811776, which #hackers used to #exploit #Linux devices with remote code execution & #cryptojacking; the #vuln exposed #data of 147M @Equifax clients & cost $439M+ in damages @SecurityCharlie @ZDNet - zd.net/2Cxn0mL
Look out! #Cybercriminals are #phishing users with "imposter scams"; sextortion emails, free @FortniteGame #vbucks, @Apple invoices, @instagram verification, & even @facebook #giveaways from @TheRock are being used to steal #data @JackTurnerTech @TechCoHQ bit.ly/2QnZRWo
With 3+ orgs hit so far, @HHSGov is warning of targeted attacks from the #Hermes #ransomware variant, #Ryuk; though the ransom varies, these attacks have yielded #hackers $640k+ so far, says @CheckPointSW @healthinfosec @BnkInfoSecurity - bit.ly/2N1rTJp
Did you know ~50% of France’s top 50 websites are served potentially #malware laden active code from risky background sites, & nearly 1/3rd of UK’s top 50 websites are, too? Join us on Tues., September 25th, 2018, at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT to learn more hubs.ly/H0dJhW90
As #ransomware's popularity wanes, #hackers turn to #cryptojacking, with inflicted devices totaling 280k+ globally & 80k just this month; #vulns in @mikrotik_com #software caused 200k devices to be infected with #cryptomining #malware @LiveBTCNews - bit.ly/2xaIGz8
#Phishing emails targeting University of Oregon students say "click here to open this message" & are being sent from the school's domain; several universities have seen similar #scams that attempt to trick users into giving up passwords & more @uoregon - bit.ly/2N7KVOv
Want to learn how easy it is for #cybercriminals to leverage the web for #cyberattacks, how to mitigate - & eliminate - the web’s risks, & get out in front of the attackers? Then join us on Tues., September 25th, 2018, at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT for more hubs.ly/H0dJjnk0
A new @WordPress #phishing scheme is targeting users with fake "upgrade" emails in order to deliver #malware; #security researchers say the attack is more sophisticated than previous ones, using design that mimics legitimate company emails @IBMSecurity - ibm.co/2wZnvAI
#Phishing emails titled "Action Required" targeted @SIUE students, asking them to confirm their accounts; @siueits is continuing to warn students as similar emails were recently sent out in an attempt to steal student #data @daristevenson @TheAlestle - bit.ly/2NbNIGn
The web continues to be a perfect launch pad for #cyberattacks on your org because attackers have many ways to & places from which to launch attacks. Learn how to get out in front of #cyberattackers on Tues., Sept. 25th, 2018, at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT hubs.ly/H0dJgF50
.@daveseeley430 urges @irondequoit_ny citizens to beware of a #phishing email from the @irondequoit_ny domain; a city employee's email was unknowingly linked to the #scam & several people received the email, including one town resident @13WHAM - bit.ly/2NTOs2j
New #phishing #scam uses #commandandcontrol servers to target @WordPress users with fake emails urging them to update their database; 30% of all phishing emails get opened & 12% of users click malicious links or attachments, says @verizon @securityblvd - bit.ly/2QqYypZ
Charges against #LazarusGroup's Park Jin Hyok exposed #OPSEC mistakes that tie them to #WannaCry, the 2014 @SonyPictures #hack, & #spearphishing occurring prior to the attacks; @bread08 says hacking tactics will continue evolving @snlyngaas @CyberScoopNews bit.ly/2NbbvGx
See why based on our analysis of Alexa Top 50 websites for 6 connected countries the web is still a perilous place. Join us on Tues., September 25th, 2018, at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT to learn more from our State of the Web First Half 2018 report hubs.ly/H0dJgBZ0
#Dharma, #SamSam & #BitPaymer can be thought of as #ransomware aimed at #SMEs & large businesses respectively; the best way to protect yourself from attackers is by locking down #RDP & follow a strict patching protocol @MarkStockley @NakedSecurity - bit.ly/2N5S0z3
Of 250 UK #csuites, @CarbonBlack_Inc reports 92% were breached in 2018, w/ 44% seeing several attacks; #spearphishing, #ransomware, commodity #malware, #cryptojacking, & outdated software & #security contributed to #data breaches @Journalancer @ITProPortal bit.ly/2x6VkyO
Developers use scripts to improve user web experience, but attackers use them for redirects & #malvertising; the top 50 websites in Australia, France, & U.S. average 42 scripts/site. Discover more on Tues., September 25th, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT hubs.ly/H0dJgzb0
Many companies assume their #IT infrastructure is secure, even though #cyberattacks jumped 32% between Q1 2017 & Q1 2018, & 63% specifically targeted #data & credentials; 10k+ #phishing attacks occurred in June 2018 alone @barracuda @serenitygibbon @Forbes bit.ly/2MTzTw9
A new survey has found that #phishing & fake domains are commonly used to hijack online booking sites; airlines see the most activity, with 17 high-risk #scams posing as @AmericanAir & 12 of those showing up on domain blacklists @DomainTools @Forbes - bit.ly/2Cn5ukV
Previously infecting 1.3M devices, #RIGexploitkit is distributing new #malware, #CEIDPageLock & is targeting @Windows users; @CheckPointSW says this version hijacks browsers & redirects to search engines that share ad revenue w/ #hackers @mbrookec @nypost nyp.st/2orStN2
The more active code a website downloads, greater the risk; U.S. websites download an average of 1.83MB of code to web browsers, w/ 60% downloading more than 1MB of code. Find out more at our webinar Tues., September 25th, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT hubs.ly/H0dJgxt0
In July, #phishing activity affecting 15+ types of protected #healthcare info was discovered on a @ReliableResp employee email account; the company is finally notifying affected parties and giving them access to #data #security resources @HDMmagazine - bit.ly/2CoCLfG
After 2 years of congressional hearings, indictments & investigations, #spearphishing not only continues to be the most common attack used by #hackers, but they're likely more dangerous than ever; Russians are still trying to use them to target the US @CNN cnn.it/2NkU7OE
#Cybercriminals are using #Necurs to tempt users with #spam emails containing malicious #IQY files; #Xforce noted a total of 780k #spearphishing emails sent by the #botnet containing IQY attachments between May & July 2018 @IBMSecurity - ibm.co/2MVAEof
A @TrendMicro report shows a total of 2.9M Japanese users were tricked by #phishing emails in the first half of 2018; attacks are increasingly aimed at stealing accounts from major firms like @Apple, @amazon, @RakutenUS, & @LINE_Global @themainichi - bit.ly/2QaQklt
Our analysis shows 7.6% of web domains spreading #malware or #phishing ops are hosted on vulnerable servers; 20% of France’s top 50 sites run #vuln versions of web software. Learn more at our webinar Tues., September 25th, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT hubs.ly/H0dJgt60
.@GroupIB has linked #Silence to a loss of $800k+ from #cyberattacks like ATM #jackpotting & #spearphishing; the #cybercriminals have become an international threat, tied to the theft of $1.2B from 40 banks in 2 years @euroinfosec @BnkInfoSecurity - bit.ly/2Q3J8HQ
#Financial #trojan, #TrickBot, has been updated with stealth code injection & macro-enabled @Microsoft Word docs; according to @CYBERBITHQ, the #malware updates on a regularly & was recently used in attacks against NA & EU banks @DougBonderud @IBMSecurity ibm.co/2MR37eR
Rather than employ heavy stealth techniques, new #financial #malware, #CamuBot, masquerades as #security modules required for online business #banking; victims are redirected to a #phishing site that asks for their credentials @SecurityCharlie @ZDNet - zd.net/2CgrzS1
On average 25 different background sites feed 1 website today, plus active content like #Flash & #JavaScript that can carry #malware. Learn to protect you & your org from risky websites on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT hubs.ly/H0dJgrH0
.@Apple Mac users in the ME #gov were targetted by #WindShift's #WindTale & #WindTape #malware, which bypass all native #macOS #security; a @GuardedbyGenius researcher says #spearphishing was found in @GCCSG & has been active since 2016 @iblametom @Forbes bit.ly/2NtAvrT
#Cobalt targeted Russian & Romanian banks w/ #spearphishing emails from fake domains posing as other #financial orgs; @Intel471Inc & @arbornetworks #ASERT found emails delivered payloads leading to 2 command & control servers @Ionut_Ilascu @BleepinComputer bit.ly/2PmadVu
Beware! The #cybersecurity practices of Democratic campaigns may be just as weak they were in 2016; the best protection campaign workers can use to combat #phishing are #security keys, and they cost less than $20 @baconmeteor @washingtonpost - wapo.st/B9xw4h
Think the web is becoming a safer place to work and play? Think again. Many of the top 50 websites in U.S., UK, Australia, France, Japan, & Singapore remain “risky.” Learn more at our webinar on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT hubs.ly/H0dJdQY0
New @FBI initiative, #ProtectiveVoices, uses informational videos to warn against #cyberattacks & campaign #hacking in time for the 2018 midterms; @orenfalkowitz reports that #cybercriminals will likely focus on political campaigns @leeferran @ABC11_WTVD abc11.tv/2QfpwRk
.@kevinmitnick says the goal of #phishing attacks like the ones that targeted @HillaryClinton's 2016 campaign is to swipe sensitive #data or implant #malware that will give the attacker access to the entire network @DanPatterson @CBSNews - cbsn.ws/2oJyoCf
#Cybercriminals, nation-state attackers & politically-motivated hackers find ways to get into your network; the web is perfect to launch those #cyberattacks. Learn how to mitigate the “risky” web on Tues., September 25th, 2018, at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT hubs.ly/H0dJj3Q0
#Security experts say #phishing attacks were up 65% last year; to defend against these kinds of emails, the @FCC suggests looking out for grammar & spelling mistakes, appeals for urgent responses, & requests for personal #data @Gorman_Siobhan @CBSNewYork cbsloc.al/2NztaDJ
A snapshot of #cyber threats from 1H 2018 shows #fileless (up 94%) & #PowerShell (up 5.2 per 1,000 endpoints) attacks are the ones to worry about this year, as they appeal to threat actors who want to fly under the radar @kellymsheridan @DarkReading - ubm.io/2BWHViM
Over 5 years, 3 US newswires were #hacked using a variety of methods from #SQL injections & #phishing emails to #data stealing #malware & illicitly acquired login credentials; stolen press releases sold to traders for 40% of their profits @IKoshiw @verge - bit.ly/2wqEPxx
According to @TrendMicro, #cryptomining #malware detections jumped 96% in the 1st half of 2018 (956% higher than 1H 2017); while 20B+ #cyber threats were blocked, #ransomware families decreased for the first time since 2005 @philmuncaster @InfosecurityMag bit.ly/2wBFlbM
After its registration lapsed, @theCIPC web domain is now owned by Miguel Antonio Gomez, who could potentially distribute legitimate-looking #phishing emails to steal the login details & personal #data of real business owners @jean_leroux @News24 - bit.ly/2LrLTiG
Q2 of 2018 witnessed 107M+ attempts to visit #phishing pages, & 35.7% were related to #financial services & fake #banking or payment pages; #IT was the 2nd hardest hit, with 13.83% of attacks targeting #tech companies @kaspersky @ANI @bsindia - bit.ly/2wsTSXZ
Several people have been cheated into providing their personal #data & credit card details on #phishing websites or over the phone after responding to @facebook ads & #SMS purportedly sent out by @dbs_care & @OCBCBank @ChannelNewsAsia - bit.ly/2PlDxf0
Israeli mobile carrier, Cellcom, is warning subscribers of a new #phishing scam that asks them to renew their subscriptions & provide credit card details via #SMS or email @GlobesEnglish - bit.ly/2N1IGLv
 
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