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Attack on San Francisco Airport Linked to Russian Hackers

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...Read More
November 5, 2020

IT Services Giant Sopra Steria Hit by Ransomware

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...Read More
October 29, 2020

U.S. Says Russian Hackers Stole Data from Two Government Servers

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. ...Read More
October 29, 2020

This latest phishing scam is spreading fake invoices loaded with malware

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...Read More
October 26, 2020

Doppelpaymer ransomware behind an attack on German hospital that caused death of a patient

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...Read More
October 26, 2020

$15 million business email scam campaign in the US

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)...Read More
October 26, 2020

Android Ransomware Hijacks Your Home Button

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...Read More
October 26, 2020

Phishing groups are collecting user data, email and banking passwords via fake voter registration forms

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...Read More
October 23, 2020

Cybercriminals Have Shifted Their Attack Strategies. Are You Prepared?

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...Read More
October 2, 2020