Vishing attacks are stealing corporate accounts

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a warning to notify people of the ongoing vishing attacks which are attempting to steal corporate accounts, as well as the account’s credentials, in order to gain network access and privileges from both US and international-based staff. The FBI PIN says, “during…

IObit hacked with malware spread to forum members

This weekend IObit, a Windows utility developer, was hacked resulting in strange DeroHE ransomware being distributed to a number of its forum users. IObit is a software developer that is known for anti-malware programs, such as Advanced SystemCare, and Windows system optimization. Over the weekend IObit forum members started to…

DuckDuckGo sees rapid growth in 2020

DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused search engine, has experienced impressive growth in 2020, receiving 102M daily searches in January. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that uses data from platforms such as Bing and Wikipedia to build a search index. They do not track users searches in order to build a user profile,…

Elon Musk giveaway scam spreads throughout Twitter

Malicious actors have hacked a number of Twitter accounts, including verified accounts, in an Elon Musk giveaway scam. Security researches MalwareHunterTeam have seen an increase in the number of verified Twitter accounts being hacked by a scam which claims that Elon Musk is giving away cryptocurrency. Accounts are compromised by…

150,000 police arrest records lost

Priti Patel, the UK home secretary, is under fire after 150,000 police arrest records were accidentally lost from a police database last week. The lost files include DNA, arrest history records and fingerprints. As these files are now lost from the Police National Computer (PNC), essential evidence from crime scenes…

Hackers bypassed the US Cybersecurity Agency’s MFA

Today the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have revealed that malicious actors accessed their cloud service accounts by bypassing their multi-factor authentication (MFA) protocols. The attackers had tried multiple times to breach the CISA systems using brute force attacks, and it is through that they finally defeated the…

Warning of COVID-19 QR code scams

QR codes are being increasingly used by businesses and venues in order to register customers to help track COVID-19 cases. As we see a rise in QR code usage, we are also seeing a rise in the number of QR code scams. Avast security is warning that individuals and businesses…
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