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Internal communication systems & health record access at @CassRegional have taken a blow from a recent #ransomware attack; while electronic health records have been temporarily shut down, patient #data hasn't shown to have been affected @41actionnews -
#Phishing attack hits Bucks County, PA causing a series of scam emails to be sent to #gov employees; although no prevention plans have been made public, officials hope to learn from this attack & further expand #cybersecurity @ThomasFriestad @TheIntellNews
Previously known for installing #ransomware & #cryptomining software through #phishing, #Rakhni has evolved to evaluate what #malware is best to install on infected PCs; 95%+ of spam emails targeted victims in Russia @dannyjpalmer @ZDNet -
.@radware: 69% of 232 execs surveyed worldwide faced #ransomware attacks in 2017, 53% paid the ransom; 66% lacked confidence in their network security, w/ customer loss (41%) & lost brand reputation (34%) their biggest concerns @infomgmt @BobViolino
#Carabank’s alleged leader is under arrest, but their #phishing attacks live on; recently, Russian banks received #spearphishing emails allegedly from @kaspersky w/ attachment downloading #Cobalt #malware @BW @charliedevereux @wildfranz @EddieRob235
In Q1 2018, @kaspersky stopped 3.7M+ #socialnetworking #phishing attempts, w/ 60% fake @facebook pages, which topped phishing targets in 2017 at 8%, followed by @Microsoft (6%) & @PayPal (5%); Russia’s @vkontakte 2nd in #socialmedia attacks @AlBawabaBiz
If 2017 = year of #ransomware, then 2018 = year of malicious #cryptocurrency mining attacks; @McAfee_Labs: #cryptomining #malware up 629% YoY, @kaspersky: 2.7M users faced #cryptojacking attacks in 2017; @monero a favorite target @dannyjpalmer @ZDNet
Researchers found #LTE #vulns allowing attackers to learn user id’s in radio cell, uncover websites accessed by given user & alter #DNS traffic to redirect users to #phishing websites @TechRepublic @jas_np @thorstenholz @ruhrunibochum @NYUAbuDhabi
#SpecialEar, new attack likely from China, targets industries like shipping & transport in India, Saudi Arabia & South-East Asia w/ #phishing emails loaded w/ specially built #trojan #malware for credential theft & keylogging @dannyjpalmer @ZDNet @Bipro_B
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Reports confirm Japan was hit by #phishing attacks targeting #cryptocurrencies; fake emails in Japanese reportedly rose to 1,500 by Autumn 2017 & Council of Anti-Phishing Japan has issued alerts related to #cryptocurrency phishing @BTCTN @NathalieStucky
#SmokeLoader, sent by #spam & #phishing emails disguised as invoice requests, uses attached malicious #Word doc to launch #malware, #ransomware, & #cryptojacking attacks, now using #PROPagate code injection, too @ZDNet @dannyjpalmer @TalosSecurity
.@TREZOR #cryptocurrency wallet recently uncovered a #phishing attack on some users that hijacked legitimate traffic meant for the official domain using #DNSpoisoning or #BGPhijacking & redirected it to a fake website @LawrenceAbrams @BleepinComputer
New #ransomware, #Nozelesn, is being distributed & targets Poland; a @CERT_Polska researcher stated the ransomware is being distributed through a #spam campaign masquerading as a @DHLexpress invoice @BleepinComputer @LawrenceAbrams @malwrhunterteam
Australian government’s Stay Smart Online website is warning citizens of a #phishing email claiming to be from Medicare, asking recipients to use their @myGovau login & bank info to update EFT details to receive benefits and claims @CRN_au @BrendonFoye
.@TSB customers are facing more #phishing & #smishing attacks asking them to update their details or verify false transactions; this follows a disastrous database update that spawned #fraud & other phishing attacks. @DailyMirror @emma_munbodh
TBU, union for 4K @TSB staff, claims botched IT upgrade that led to #fraud & #phishing attacks against customers could cost bank £150M in compensation payments, regulatory fines, lost customer accounts, lost future business, & more @TheSun @HollieBorland
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Patriotic #phishing emails sent on July 3 w/ instructions to click on a link to see Independence Day-themed greeting card actually downloads #Word doc w/ macro script that downloads & installs #Geodo #botnet #malware - @Cofense @eWEEKNews @TechJournalist
Personal data – including patient names & info, medical record numbers, hospital stay & procedure dates, & more – of over 60K patients at @ChildrensMercy may have been compromised in an email #phishing scam with credential theft @KCStar @kelsey_ryan
In past 12 months, @HMRCgovuk requested record number 20,750 fake websites be dismantled, saving UK citizens £2.4M+ ($3.2M+); plus, the department is working to reduce #phishing attempts & won a recent award for its #Smishing Defences @jackschofield @ZDNet
The Terteling Co. has reported a #phishing attack that may have given #hackers access to personal #data of current & former employees & customers; company has notified 4k people that their information may have been compromised @JohnWSowell @IdahoStatesman
Highly sophisticated & never-before-seen #botnet, #Mylobot, was discovered using 3 different layers of evasion techniques & has the ability to serve multiple payloads carrying #ransomware, #banking trojans, #keyloggers, & more @RobertJAAbel @SCMagazine -
Even though @Webroot found businesses in the US, UK, & AUS are taking #cybersecurity seriously (almost 100% of respondents conducted some form of employee #security training), 79% say they still aren't ready to fight off #cyber threats @helpnetsecurity -
.@McAfee researchers say #coinminer #malware is replacing #ransomware as #security's biggest threat, with samples spiking 629% in Q1 of 2018; suggests #cybercriminals are learning how to maximize rewards with minimal effort @kellymsheridan @DarkReading -
With 3M+ hits globally in the first 5 months of 2018, #cryptojacking is quickly emerging as an alternative to #ransomware; number of mobile #crypto #malware variants has also grown from 8 in 2017 to 25 by May 2018, marking a 3x increase @tech2eets -
Chinese police have arrested 16 employees of a local #IT company on charges of #hacking after deploying #cryptominers on thousands of PCs at Internet cafes in 30 cities in order to steal #Siacoin #cryptocurrency @campuscodi @BleepinComputer -
.@FortniteGame players are being targeted by #scammers who are using #phishing websites claiming to offer the free in-game currency, #VBucks, to hijack accounts & steal personal #data @Jason_A_Murdock @Newsweek -
Out of 100M+ non-English domain names, 27% were used by #cybercriminals to trick people into visiting #phishing websites; sites included #banking orgs, loan advisers, & even children's brands @LEGO_Group & @OfficialHARIBO @BBCTech -
The #hacking group behind #OlympicDestroyer has struck again, this time with #spearphishing emails targeting #financial orgs in Russia & threat prevention labs in France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, & Ukraine @kaspersky @dangoodin001 @arstechnica -
#Security researchers have spotted a new wave of #ransomware, but no actual strains are involved; @Sophos' @duckblog says scammers are blasting inboxes with threats of #malware infections if they don't pay 0.1 @Bitcoin (approx $650) @leemathews @Forbes -
According to @barracuda, the month of May saw 10k+ #phishing attempts, & June saw another 2k as well; #spearphishing is one of the most popular types of attacks, which are fooling audiences by impersonating brands like @netflix & @Citibank @TechRepublic -
Huge #data #breaches, bolder #cryptomining, & stronger #ransomware are just a few of the #cyber threats we've face in 2018 so far; @CheckPointSW says it’s seeing new attacks on #cryptocurrency exchanges “every couple of weeks” @martingiles @techreview -
#Security experts say the energy sector is overlooking serious #cyber threats to critical infrastructure like #phishing due to cost & lax standards; @KPMG_US director says "working together is the only way to address this" @guthrie_craig @PetroleumEcon -
.@CyberpoliceUA is alerting the world that Russian agents are using #phishing to lay the groundwork for an attack possibly as big as #NotPetya & are targeting a wide range of companies from #banking orgs to energy infrastructure @DavidBrennan100 @Newsweek
After it terrorized the #WinterOlympics, #OlympicDestroyer is now targeting EU #financial & biochemistry orgs w/ #spearphishing; rendered PCs unusable by copying a behavior first seen by #BadRabbit & #NotPetya @kaspersky @kellymsheridan @DarkReading -
It was a full house yesterday at Gibson’s Steakhouse in Rosemont, IL, for @menlosecurity’s inaugural “Chicago Lunch + Learn” where attendees enjoyed a great lunch & learning the benefits of leveraging #isolation to prevent #malware infections & credential #phishing@grgmc
#Cybercriminals using #ZeroFront trick to bypass @Microsoft's #security filters & deliver #spam & #phishing emails to @Office365 email accounts; technique relies on interposing zero-width font characters inside normal text @campuscodi @BleepinComputer -
The #MuddyWater #trojan has been reprogrammed to manipulate users into opening infected Word docs; #malware previously tricked users by posing as #gov docs, but now entices them with rewards & promo programs @TrendMicro @DougOlenick @SCMagazine -
.@SingaporePolice have reported #cybercrime in their country has increased since 2017's 5,430 cases, and @CSAsingapore has seen a 10x increase in #phishing, with #WannaCry being among 5 #malware types infecting over 50% of systems daily @STcom -
Survey results from @MicrosoftKorea shows that Korean companies suffered a total loss of $72B from #botnets, #phishing, and #ransomware last year; @Frost_Sullivan theorizes that the "iceberg effect" was responsible for 90% of damages @Business_Korea -
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You’ve categorized websites & limited access to specific categories. Great. You’ve deployed detection-based security solutions. Wonderful. You’re confident your user web access is safe. But is it? Find out today, June 28th at 11:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST
A @STofOregon employee fell victim to #phishing that sent out 8M #spam messages; scam caused private email providers to blacklist, stopping some emails from state employees to citizens @ETSHIgov @ESDSEC @hborrud @Oregonian -
Many businesses are adopting a #zerotrust security model. Yet they still trust the web & allow employees web access to be productive. But shouldn’t the web be on a #zerotrust security model, too? Learn more tomorrow, June 28th, 11:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST
.@RISEwisconsin has been hit by a #ransomware attack in which PHI of 3,731 individuals may have been exposed; 1,600 @Aflac clients were also affected, with breached info potentially including #HIPPA protected #data @FierceFred1 @SecurityHIT -
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