Cyber Attacks

Mcafee Labs Threat Report 2021

The outbreak of covid-19 themed cyberattacks

With the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic since the beginning of 2020, many industries have experienced setbacks. From e-commerce to education, the blow of the outbreak of the virus has been no joke. Among most of the problems people face …

Monero XMR Botnet Prometei

Botnet exploits Microsoft Exchange vulnerability to mine cryptocurrency

Cybersecurity research firm, Cyberreason, has discovered a botnet that exploits the recently disclosed Microsoft Exchange server vulnerability. The botnet has been seen to be exploiting servers that continue to remain unpatched around the world.  The botnet, called Prometei, was first …

Apple Computer

REvil gang tries to sell stolen plans back to Apple

Cybercrime gang, REvil, has demanded a ransom payment from Apple to prevent the release of stolen confidential documents online. The gang has publicly claimed to have downloaded secret product plans of soon-to-be-released Apple products and is threatening to reveal the plans online unless a significant ransom is paid.

Office 365

Office 365 phishing using fake voicemail messages

An email requesting people listen to a voicemail recording is being used to bypass Microsoft’s protection and compromise their Office 365 account. The email avoids normal detection by attaching an audio file (disguised as a htm file) to the email. …

Codecov data breach

US Investigators probing 2.5 month long Codecov data breach

US Investigators are looking into a data breach at Codecov, a software company that provides code testing solutions with more than 29,000 customers, including customers such as Procter & Gamble, GoDaddy Inc, The Washington Post, and Australian software company Atlassian …

Facebook account cloning

How to prevent your Facebook account from being cloned

Data has become the most critical resource in today’s world, and your personal information is no different. With everything about your life available on social media, it is not that difficult for those with ill intentions to find out everything …

US Russia Solarwinds cyberattack

US blames Russia for SolarWinds cyberattack

On Thursday, the Whitehouse has announced that Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as SVR, is to blame for the recent SolarWinds cyberattack, which led to compromised versions of the SolarWinds software being installed on thousands of customer’s computers around the …

Facebook Ireland Data Breach

Ireland launches data protection inquiry into Facebook breach

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened an inquiry over Facebook’s recent data breach. More than 533 million Facebook users shared personal information on a popular hacker forum earlier this month. The DPC confirmed that they were investigating whether any …

Microsoft Exchange Server Zero Day

Justice department to disrupt exploitation of Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities

The United States Department of Justice has announced a court-authorized effort to disrupt vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Servers’ ongoing exploitation. The action comes just weeks after the zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange was made known to the public. “Today’s court-authorized removal …

Who hacked my cheese?

Dutch supermarkets run out of cheese after ransomware attack

A ransomware attack against warehousing and transportation provider Bakker Logistiek has caused a shortage of cheese at Dutch supermarkets. Bakker Logistiek is one of the Netherlands’ largest logistics service providers, supplying air-conditioned warehousing and food transport to many Dutch supermarkets. …

Sant Bot Malware

New malware downloader spotted in the wild stealing credentials

Malwarebytes analysts have discovered a new phishing email attack that contains a compressed archive (zip file) with a PowerShell script. The malware, named ‘Saint Bot,’ was first detected in January 2021 with evidence that the malware is under continuous development. …

Israel Natanz nuclear cyberattack

Israel likely behind the cyber attack at Natanz nuclear plant

Israel defense force chief of staff, Aviv Kohavi, has appeared to confirm involvement in the cyberattack against Iran’s Natanz nuclear plant. In a speech during a memorial ceremony on Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl national cemetery, Kohavi stated that Israel’s “operations in …

LinkedIn 500m user profiles accounts leaked

500M LinkedIn user profiles posted for sale on hacker forum

Only a week after reporting the 533 million Facebook account data leak, LinkedIn has now suffered a data leak of their own. A user of a popular hacker forum has posted a cache of databases of user account profiles from …

Deep Fakes AI Cybersecurity threat

Are deep fakes the next major cybersecurity threat?

Artificial Intelligence has been around for quite some time now. It’s one of the greatest evolutions in technology. Data science has made some exciting strides in the area of artificial intelligence in the past few years. While most of this …

2021 cyber security threat predictions

Top 10 cyber security threat predictions for 2021

In recent times, we have become heavily reliant on digital technology that it is now an integral part of our daily life.  Digital advancements have allowed for seamless adoption and integration of turnkey solutions to virtually every part of society. …

Facebook

Hackers have published private data of 533 million Facebook users

Hackers have published private data of 533 million Facebook users. The leak includes phone numbers and personal information. The leaked data was shared on a popular forum frequented by hackers. Although the data is several years old, it is an …

Microsoft Exchange Server Zero Day

Microsoft Exchange server zero-day vulnerability could affect thousands of companies

On March 2, Microsoft alerted that several new zero-day vulnerabilities were being exploited by threat actors worldwide. The vulnerabilities are now known as CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26857, CVE-2021-26858, and CVE-2021-27065. These zero-day vulnerabilities could have put thousands of companies at risk of …

Covid-19 phishing scam attacks

How to protect yourself against covid-19 phishing attacks

COVID-19 was declared a global health emergency by WHO in March 2020. With infections and death rates on the rise, the pandemic caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus led to fear and apprehension. The world immediately came to …

Prevent ransomeware attacks

How to prevent ransomware

Of all the cyber threats facing your business, ransomware is arguably the most dangerous. It will prohibit you from accessing files on the infected computer while demanding payment to have the restriction lifted. The infected computer will essentially be a …

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