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Twitter breach: Staff tricked by ‘phone spear phishing’

2020-07-31T15:12:41+00:00

The attackers exploited the human factor to gain access to Twitter’s internal systems and the accounts of some of the world’s most prominent figures Twitter – still recovering from the recent brazen breach where miscreants hijacked 130 accounts belonging to prominent figures and used the handles to peddle a bitcoin scam – has now shed [...]

Twitter breach: Staff tricked by ‘phone spear phishing’2020-07-31T15:12:41+00:00

10 billion records exposed in unsecured databases, study says

2020-07-30T15:29:07+00:00

The databases contain personal information that could be used for phishing attacks and identity theft schemes Researchers have found close to 10.5 billion pieces of consumer data that has been left sitting in almost 10,000 unsecured internet-facing databases hosted across 20 countries. The data is said to include email addresses, passwords, and phone numbers. The study was [...]

10 billion records exposed in unsecured databases, study says2020-07-30T15:29:07+00:00

ESET Threat Report Q2 2020

2020-07-29T09:30:47+00:00

A view of the Q2 2020 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts With half a year passed from the outbreak of COVID-19, the world is now trying to come to terms with the new normal. But even with the initial panic settled, and [...]

ESET Threat Report Q2 20202020-07-29T09:30:47+00:00

FBI warns of disruptive DDoS amplification attacks

2020-07-28T15:34:22+00:00

The Bureau expects cybercriminals to increasingly abuse new threat vectors for large-scale DDoS attacks The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued an alert warning private sector organizations in the United States about a ramp-up in the use of built-in network protocols for large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) amplification attacks. “A DDoS amplification attack occurs when [...]

FBI warns of disruptive DDoS amplification attacks2020-07-28T15:34:22+00:00

Almost 4,000 databases now wiped in ‘Meow’ attacks

2020-07-27T16:00:58+00:00

The attackers and their motivations remain unknown; however, the incidents yet again highlight the risks of careless data security Thousands of unsecured internet-facing databases have been on the receiving end of automated ‘Meow’ attacks that involve destroying the data without leaving as much as an explanatory note. A search on Shodan shows that as the [...]

Almost 4,000 databases now wiped in ‘Meow’ attacks2020-07-27T16:00:58+00:00

Premier League team narrowly avoids losing £1 million to scammers

2020-07-24T15:15:30+00:00

In another incident, ransomware attackers almost forced the cancellation of a match, a report reveals Sports organizations from around the United Kingdom have been urged to tighten their cybersecurity after a report revealed a string of attacks against various sports clubs, including an attempt to disrupt a lucrative Premier League transfer deal. In its first [...]

Premier League team narrowly avoids losing £1 million to scammers2020-07-24T15:15:30+00:00

Google adds security enhancements to Gmail, Meet and Chat

2020-07-23T16:08:40+00:00

The tech giant introduces its own version of verified accounts in Gmail, rolls out increased moderation controls in Meet, and enhances phishing protection in Chat Google has announced a host of new features for its G Suite family of applications that are aimed at bolstering the security of Gmail, Meet and Chat users. The company is [...]

Google adds security enhancements to Gmail, Meet and Chat2020-07-23T16:08:40+00:00

Privacy watchdogs urge videoconferencing services to boost privacy protections

2020-07-22T15:45:44+00:00

The open letter highlights five security and privacy principles that require heightened attention from videoconferencing services Six data protection and privacy authorities from countries in four continents have addressed an open letter to video teleconferencing (VTC) companies, asking them to re-evaluate how they safeguard the privacy rights and data of citizens around the globe. With people [...]

Privacy watchdogs urge videoconferencing services to boost privacy protections2020-07-22T15:45:44+00:00

Argentine telecom company hit by major ransomware attack

2020-07-21T16:11:20+00:00

Telecom Argentina says it has contained the attack and regained access to its systems without paying up Telecom Argentina, one of the country’s largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs), has suffered a major ransomware attack, according to a local report. The cybercriminals behind the attack demanded US$7.5 million in Monero cryptocurrency to unlock the encrypted files, [...]

Argentine telecom company hit by major ransomware attack2020-07-21T16:11:20+00:00

7 VPN services leaked data of over 20 million users, says report

2020-07-20T15:41:39+00:00

A report calls into question the providers’ security practices and dismisses their claims of being no-log VPN services Seven Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers who claim not to keep any logs of their users’ online activities recently left 1.2 terabytes of private user data exposed to anyone who comes looking. The data, found on a server [...]

7 VPN services leaked data of over 20 million users, says report2020-07-20T15:41:39+00:00

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