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Aug 30, 2020

Emotet malware’s new ‘Red Dawn’ attachment is just as dangerous

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The Emotet botnet has begun to use a new template for their malicious attachments, and it is just as dangerous as ever.

After a five-month “vacation,” the Emotet malware returned in July 2020 and began to spew massive amounts of malicious spam worldwide.

Aug 29, 2020

Android security bug let malicious apps siphon off private user data

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

The bug, now fixed, could be abused to steal sensitive and private data from other apps.

Aug 28, 2020

FBI Reportedly Foils Russian Hack at Tesla Factory

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, sustainability, transportation

« Acording to Electrek, an FBI complaint details how the feds helped foil a plot by Russian hackers to target Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory with a massive ransomware hack and data breach.

It’s worth noting that the complaint itself never explicitly says that the target of the hack was Tesla, though its Gigafactory is located outside Sparks, Nevada. Electrek, though, is reporting as fact that Tesla is the target. We’ve reached out to Tesla for additional information and we’ll update if any new info comes to light. »


Intriguingly, it sounds as though the hackers weren’t just after ransom.

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Aug 27, 2020

4 Evolving Technology Areas Of Smart Cybersecurity

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

By Chuck Brooks In FORBES


The surge in digital connectivity and more sophisticated cyber-threats has promulgated the need for smart cybersecurity. Smart Cybersecurity is a logical reaction to try to manage risk by lessening security gaps often posed by reliance on manual processes that are impacted by a continual cybersecurity skills shortage and the administrative burdens of data security management.

Despite the challenges, there is promise for reducing dependence on humans and bolstering cybersecurity capabilities. A myriad of evolving cognitive technologies can help us enhance cybersecurity and navigate the increasingly malicious and disruptive cyber threat landscape. They include:

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Aug 25, 2020

Microsoft says the pandemic has changed the future of cybersecurity in these five ways

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, cybercrime/malcode

A new report from Microsoft suggests that cloud-based technologies and Zero Trust architecture will become mainstays of businesses’ cybersecurity investments going forward.

Aug 24, 2020

New Bluetooth Vulnerability: Hackers Could Spy on You

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, encryption, mobile phones

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Millions of us use Bluetooth wireless communications every day—to make phone calls when driving, with our fitness trackers, streaming at work or play. Innocent enough, seemingly. But no technology comes without a warning: a recently discovered Bluetooth vulnerability allows hackers to spy on your conversations or take control of your smart phone. The vulnerability deals with the encryption between two devices. It even has a name—a KNOB hack (Key Negotiation Of Bluetooth).

This is not the first time Bluetooth has been hacked and it likely won’t be the last. And this one has its limitations. To take advantage of the KNOB vulnerability the hacker has to be in close proximity of your phone. There is also currently no evidence that this vulnerability has been exploited maliciously.

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Aug 24, 2020

APIs Are the Next Frontier in Cybercrime

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APIs make your systems easier to run — and make it easier for hackers, too.

Aug 23, 2020

FBI and CISA warn of major wave of phishing attacks targeting teleworkers

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Hackers are calling employees working from home and tricking them into accessing phishing pages for corporate domains.

Aug 22, 2020

The man who built a spyware empire says it’s time to come out of the shadows

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Shalev Hulio wants to explain himself.

Normally, silence and secrecy are inherent in the spy business. For nine full years, Hulio never talked publicly about his billion-dollar hacking company—even when his hacking tools were linked to scandal or he was accused of being complicit in human rights abuses around the world. Lately, though, he’s speaking up.

“People don’t understand how intelligence works,” Hulio tells me over a video call from Tel Aviv. “It’s not easy. It’s not pleasant. Intelligence is a shitty business full of ethical dilemmas.”

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Aug 20, 2020

New P2P botnet infects SSH servers all over the world

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Botnet is hard to detect and with no centralized control server, harder to take down.

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