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UK News Sites Fall Victim to Domain Spoofing
A new study from DNS-based cyber threat intelligence firm DomainTools has exposed how cyber attackers are now using domain-squatting to spread disinformation and fake news to the public as well. After analysing domains associated with leading UK media outlets – BBC News, The Guardian, Sky News, ITV News, and the Daily Mail – the firm...
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The same vulnerability of Drupal has been recently discovered to be causing security issues again, but this time aided by Shellbot, or Perlbot. The recent incidents and upcoming waves of attacks are targeting unpatched Drupal websites that are susceptible to Drupalgeddon 2.0. The threat actors are employing a special method which uses PowerBot malware, a...
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Apple’s Work and School Products Leaking Info
Apple products – like iPhones, MacBooks and iPads, are most often registered and verified using their unique device serial numbers through Apple’s Device Enrolment Program. Organizations use the program to manage devices they hand out. It’s how teachers monitor school-issued iPads and iPhones and how the New York Police Department rolls out its custom apps...
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Trusted and Recommended Add-on by Firefox discovered to be a Spyware
Mozilla has removed an add-on from the recommended browser add-on list in Firefox’s official blog after a security researcher discovered the software was secretly logging browser histories. The add-on is described as a service that offers extensive real-time protection.   The Add-On was developed by a German firm named Creative Software Solutions, it has over...
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Phishing using the ZeroFont Technique
Cyber criminals area at it again. And this time, they are after familiar territory – Office 365. Ever since the developments in security for messaging systems, security experts have already given us due notice regarding the possible threats of bogus or fraudulent emails. This will be an ever-growing hazard since in this digital age, almost...
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Navigation Hacking: A Rising Threat in Modern Technology
With today’s modern technology, long drives are a thing of the past. Traveling and navigating is as easy as typing the location into your mobile device and voila! You now have a clear path towards your destination. It’s all thanks to the good ol’ GPS (Global Positioning System). As long as you have your smartphone...
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Marap Malware, A Phishing Campaign Targeting the Finance Industry
Cybersecurity experts have just discovered a new modular downloader that has the capability to download other modules and payloads. It’s embedded itself in large campaigns and primarily hitting major financial institutions, planting their seeds for possible future attacks. Named Marap by security researchers from Proofpoint, after its command and control (C&C) phone home parameter “param”...
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Monero Mining Worms – The fall of Big Companies and their unpatched systems
The WannaCry Attack, May 2017 – a file-encrypting ransomware blamed by the United States to North Korea – elevated the resolve of patching weaknesses in the Windows OS that had been uncovered by a leak of NSA (National Security Agency) “exploits”. The WannaCry Ransomware knock-off leveraged an exploit called EternalBlue, software that leveraged Windows’ Server...
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Partnerstroka scam group makes its move with another Browlock variant
An influx of newer tech support fraud made specifically for latest Google Chrome Windows users are permeating. The group that’s responsible belong to Partnerstroka, which has been a major key player when it comes to impersonating as tech support representatives and making a fool out of their victims. Their threat arsenal just got larger with...
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But this time they got leaked unintentionally. Last time Facebook was in hot water was the Cambridge Analytica along with Facebook that sold or leaked its users private information allegedly used for campaign sortees and strategies of election candidates. This was caused internally and it was a huge setback for the social media giant. But...
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