Cybersecurity

  • General SecurityPhoto of Hackers Using Homograph Domains And Infected Favicon

    Hackers Using Homograph Domains And Infected Favicon

    Hackers Using Homograph Domains And Infected Favicon Cybersecurity researchers today highlighted an evasive phishing technique that attackers are exploiting in the wild to target visitors of several sites with a quirk in domain names, and leverage modified favicons to inject e-skimmers and steal payment card information covertly. Sophisticated skimming attacks like Magecart have incorporated favicons before and impacted well-known companies like Claire’s, Tupperware, Smith & Wesson, Macy’s, and British…

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  • Misc & Other NewsPhoto of EU Court Of Justice Deems Privacy Shield Unlawful

    EU Court Of Justice Deems Privacy Shield Unlawful

    EU Court Of Justice Deems Privacy Shield Unlawful The EU-US Privacy Shield has been declared invalid, meaning it is now unlawful to transfer personal data to the USA using it. In a judgment announced today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) ruled that the Privacy Shield scheme for transfers of personal data from the EU to the…

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  • General SecurityPhoto of Cybersecurity Firm Finds More Spyware Hidden In Chinese Tax Software

    Cybersecurity Firm Finds More Spyware Hidden In Chinese Tax Software

    Cybersecurity Firm Finds More Spyware Hidden In Chinese Tax Software A malware campaign hiding backdoors in mandatory Chinese corporate tax software is far more extensive than at first thought, according to researchers from Trustwave. The vendor warned last month that it discovered several clients had unwittingly installed the GoldenSpy backdoor after agreeing to download the Intelligent Tax software product, produced by Aisino…

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  • General SecurityPhoto of Google Bans Stalkerware Ads From Its Pages

    Google Bans Stalkerware Ads From Its Pages

    Google Bans Stalkerware Ads From Its Pages Google has announced that they have planned to ban ads that promote stalkerware, spyware, and other forms of surveillance technology which could be used to track other persons without their knowledge. This new announcement was made as part of an upcoming update to Google Ads policies, which will come into effect on August…

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  • General SecurityPhoto of Amazon Bans TikTok Citing Security Risks And Then Calls it Mistake

    Amazon Bans TikTok Citing Security Risks And Then Calls it Mistake

    Amazon Bans TikTok Citing Security Risks And Then Calls it Mistake Yesterday Amazon sent employees an email banning TikTok on devices connected to Amazon’s email. This would have been just the latest on a number of setbacks for TikTok developer, ByteDance. However, a few hours later Amazon took back that stance, saying the email was sent by mistake. TikTok’s Chinese…

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  • General SecurityPhoto of Joker Malware Apps Once Again Bypass Google’s Security To Spread Via Play Store

    Joker Malware Apps Once Again Bypass Google’s Security To Spread Via Play Store

    Joker Malware Apps Once Again Bypass Google’s Security To Spread Via Play Store A new variant of the infamous Joker malware has once again made it onto Google Play, with Google removing 11 malicious Android applications from its official app marketplace, researchers disclosed Thursday. Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off yet another instance of Android malware hidden under the guise…

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  • General SecurityPhoto of North Korean Hackers Are Skimming US And European Shoppers

    North Korean Hackers Are Skimming US And European Shoppers

    North Korean Hackers Are Skimming US And European Shoppers North Korean state sponsored hackers are implicated in the interception of online payments from American and European shoppers, Sansec research shows. Hackers associated with the APT Lazarus/HIDDEN COBRA group were found to be breaking into online stores of large US retailers and planting payment skimmers as early as May 2019, says…

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  • General SecurityPhoto of Google Play Removes 25 Apps Caught Stealing Facebook Credentials

    Google Play Removes 25 Apps Caught Stealing Facebook Credentials

    Google Play Removes 25 Apps Caught Stealing Facebook Credentials Google has been forced to remove apps from its Play Store after their true malicious functions were discovered. In this instance, 25 applications that were collectively downloaded over 2.34 million times were stealing Facebook credentials. French Cybersecurity firm Evina discovered the apps, which were removed from the Play Store in early…

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  • General SecurityPhoto of US Senators Introduce The Lawful Access To Encrypted Data Act

    US Senators Introduce The Lawful Access To Encrypted Data Act

    US Senators Introduce The Lawful Access To Encrypted Data Act A group of Republican senators introduced a bill Tuesday that would weaken the lawful use of encryption so law enforcement officials could gain access to devices and communication services with a warrant. The tech industry has fought to maintain the integrity of encryption, which prevents even the companies that make…

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  • General SecurityPhoto of New EvilQuest Ransomware Discovered Targeting MacOS Users

    New EvilQuest Ransomware Discovered Targeting MacOS Users

    New EvilQuest Ransomware Discovered Targeting MacOS Users Mac users are now exposed to a new “EvilQuest” ransomware that encrypts files and causes multiple issues to the operating system. Malwarebytes has analyzed the ransomware today, which is being distributed through macOS pirate apps. Besides encrypting the victim’s files, EvilQuest also comes with capabilities to ensure persistence, log keystrokes, create a reverse…

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