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Tech support scammers have been around for quite some time, continually innovating and perfecting their game to rake in more money. The problem has become so big that even YouTubers like Kitboga are making a living trolling these people. However, that has not been enough to stop these problematic people, as the FBI... Read more...
The FBI just issued a warning to the public against using free public USB charging ports, such as those found at airports or malls, because they've been found to be ports of entry for malware.  A recent tweet by the FBI Denver field office advised that bad actors (i.e. people with nefarious intentions, not Steven... Read more...
Famed automaker Ferrari announced yesterday that the company suffered a data breach involving personal information of its clients, without any impact on its operations. A hacker or hackers were recently able to gain access to the Maranello based company's IT systems, demanding a ransom for the client info... Read more...
Microsoft went wild with Windows 10 upgrades, offering everyone and anyone a free path to get on Microsoft's latest OS. There was speculation that Microsoft would never release another distinct version of Windows, but after five years, we got Windows 11. This time, Microsoft isn't letting just any PC upgrade to the... Read more...
Scammers are real pieces of...work (substitute any word you like) as they rarely display any scruples—they prey on the elderly, think nothing of wiping out someone's hard-earned life savings, and are opportunistic predators. That latter part is especially relevant right now with Valentine's Day upon us. According to... Read more...
Last November, two weeks after the Biden administration held the second International Counter Ransomware Summit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a joint cybersecurity advisory warning... Read more...
An investigation conducted by the Secret Service’s Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF) and Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) has resulted in the arrest and conviction of a former T-Mobile employee by the name of Argishti Khudaverdyan. Now 44 years old, Khudaverdyan used stolen T-Mobile credentials... Read more...
Yesterday, Apple announced a set of new security features coming soon to iPhones. Among these features is an option to enable end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for iCloud backups. US users are slated to be the first group for which this feature will be widely available, with Apple targeting the end of the year for its US... Read more...
Two weeks ago, the Biden administration convened the second International Counter Ransomware Summit, warning that ransomware attacks are outpacing efforts to mitigate them. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Health and... Read more...
Advocate Aurora Health (AAH), a healthcare provider with locations in Illinois and Wisconsin, has published a data breach notice to its website. However, rather than being the victim of a ransomware attack or some other form of unauthorized access, AAH has instead attributed the incident to a bit of JavaScript... Read more...
The US Department of Education is currently preparing to forgive up to $20,000 per person in federal student loan debt. While there are multiple outstanding legal challenges to the executive order that authorizes this plan, those with student loans can already apply for debt relief on the official Federal Student Aid... Read more...
The Cyber Division of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has published a notice warning the healthcare industry of cyberattacks targeting healthcare payment processors. The attacks generally come in the form of phishing attacks that leverage employees’ publicly available Personally Identifiable Information... Read more...
Facebook’s collection and sale of user data for advertising purposes took a huge hit when Apple introduced its App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature, with Facebook projecting that it will lose out on $10 billion in revenue this year. However, it appears that Meta, Facebook’s parent company, may still have some... Read more...
It has been a long time coming, but the tech giant Meta has finally realized that its users might just want a little bit of privacy. As of August 11th, it has started testing end-to-end encryption for the Messenger portion of its popular social media platform, Facebook. In a Messenger News blog post, Facebook has... Read more...
It's not unusual for bad actors to inject PDF files with malware. We were reminded of this just two months ago when HP Wolf Security warned in an article titled "PDF malware is not yet dead" of a Snake keylogger campaign. To make matters worse, security researchers at Minerva Labs uncovered some weird behavior within... Read more...
Would it truly be 2022 if we were not informed of at least one data breach each week? Sadly, no institution is safe from the hands of bad actors. Flagstar Bank recently disclosed that 1.5 million of its customers were impacted by a data breach. The data breach occurred between December 3rd and December 4th, 2021... Read more...
Another day another malware threat. Yes, yet another new way of delivering malware has shown up recently. That new way does not directly involve files but Windows Event Logs. According to security researchers at Kaspersky, a customer showed this new behavior. The method injects shellcode payloads into the event... Read more...
Remember what life was like before the advent of social media? Such a time feels like ancient history, and many people these days juggle multiple social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a host of others. They're all super popular, and so it's no surprise that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... Read more...
Scanning a QR (Quick Response) code sure is an easy and convenient way to access information, like a restaurant's menu, but be careful of scanning codes willy-nilly. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) felt compelled to issue a warning about cyber-criminals tampering with QR codes to ultimately steal your... Read more...
Quick! You're a multinational shipping conglomerate, what is something that stays in the forefront of your mind on the regular? Apparently, if you are FedEx then missile defense systems are exactly what's on your mind. In what seems like a scene from an Austin Powers movie a recent proposal to the US Federal... Read more...
It is a good idea to always be wary of packages, especially if you are not expecting one. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned American companies that cybercriminals are sending USB drives with ransomware in the mail. The cybercriminals have attempted to mimic legitimate institutions... Read more...
This is the time of year for giving thanks, munching on fried turkey (you are frying it, right?) and delicious side dishes, and shopping bargains on gaming laptops, TVs, and everything else. It's also when ransomware and other digital crooks ramp up their efforts to ruin the holidays. As such, the Federal Bureau of... Read more...
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