Posts filed under: Cybersecurity

Two San Francisco Airport (SFO) websites were discovered compromised in March.  The sites were SFOConnect.com and SFOConstruction.com, contain information on various airport-related topics but enjoy low traffic.  The hackers injected code designed to steal visitor’s Windows login credentials. The compromise...
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French based Sopra Steria a European IT service provider reported that on October 21st it detected an intrusion on its IT network on October 20th.  The IT giant was targeted in a cyberattack that involved a new variant of the...
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It has been reported that Russian state-sponsored hacking group Energetic Bear has successfully compromised state, local, territorial, and tribal (SLTT) government networks and stole data from at least two servers.  The actor, named TEMP.Isotope, has successfully breached systems in the...
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Prolific malware turned botnet shows no signs of slowing down as campaigns are launched against financial institutions in the US and UK.  Emotet started life as a banking trojan, but has also evolved into a botnet, with its criminal operators...
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The Aachener Zeitung newspaper carried a report from the German Press Association (DPA) that Doppelpaymer’s eponymous ransomware had been introduced to the University Hospital Düsseldorf’s network through a vulnerable Citrix product.  The Federal Office for Information Security’s (BSI) report (in...
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The FBI is investigating the global campaign in which millions of dollars have been stolen from at least 150 victims. The FBI is investigating a global business email compromise (BEC) campaign that has netted cybercriminals at least $15 million in...
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According to the Microsoft’s Defender Research team, the ransomware MalLocker.B manipulates multiple Android OS functions to take over your phone when you press the home button.  The good news is that it does not encrypt your files.  What happens is...
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Fake voter request for information scam With the current Presidential Election in full swing, spam groups are striking while the iron is hot.  They are using voter registration-related lures to trick people into accessing fake government sites and give away...
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With more people now working from home it truly expands the attack surface. During the first six months of 2020, cybercriminals adapted their usual attack strategies to take advantage of the global pandemic and target the expanded attack surface created...
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