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U.S. Offers Rewards up to $5 Million for Information on North Korean Hackers

The United States agencies today released a joint advisory warning the world about the 'significant cyber threat' posed by North Korean state-sponsored hackers to the global banking and financial institutions. Besides a summary of recent cyberattacks attributed to North Korean hackers, the advisory—issued by U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, and the FBI—also…

Datum: 15. 4. 2020

49 New Google Chrome Extensions Caught Hijacking Cryptocurrency Wallets

Google has ousted 49 Chrome browser extensions from its Web Store that masqueraded as cryptocurrency wallets but contained malicious code to siphon off sensitive information and empty the digital currencies. The 49 browser add-ons, potentially the work of Russian threat actors, were identified (find the list here) by researchers from MyCrypto and PhishFort. "Essentially, the extensions are…

Datum: 15. 4. 2020

Microsoft Issues Patches for 2 Bugs Exploited as Zero-Day in the Wild

It's April 2020 Patch Tuesday, and during these challenging times of coronavirus pandemic, this month's patch management process would not go easy for many organizations where most of the resources are working remotely. Microsoft today released the latest batch of software security updates for all supported versions of its Windows operating systems and other products that patch a total of 113…

Datum: 14. 4. 2020

Dell Releases A New Cybersecurity Utility To Detect BIOS Attacks

Computer manufacturing giant Dell has released a new security tool for its commercial customers that aims to protect their computers from stealthy and sophisticated cyberattacks involving the compromise of the BIOS. Dubbed 'SafeBIOS Events & Indicators of Attack' (IoA), the new endpoint security software is a behavior-based threat detection system that alerts users when BIOS settings of their…

Datum: 14. 4. 2020

Hackers Targeting Critical Healthcare Facilities With Ransomware During Coronavirus Pandemic

As hospitals around the world are struggling to respond to the coronavirus crisis, cybercriminals—with no conscience and empathy—are continuously targeting healthcare organizations, research facilities, and other governmental organizations with ransomware and malicious information stealers. The new research, published by Palo Alto Networks and shared with The Hacker News, confirmed that "the…

Datum: 14. 4. 2020

Webinar: How MSSPs Can Overcome Coronavirus Quarantine Challenges

The Coronavirus quarantine introduces an extreme challenge for IT and Security teams to maintain secure environments during the mass transition of employees working remotely and the surge in cyberattacks targeting its inherent security weaknesses. In a webinar for security service providers taking place on April 22nd (register here), a leading MSSP will share how they conquer and overcome the…

Datum: 14. 4. 2020

Google and Apple Plan to Turn Phones into COVID-19 Contact-Tracking Devices

Tech giants Apple and Google have joined forces to develop an interoperable contract-tracing tool that will help individuals determine if they have come in contact with someone infected with COVID-19. As part of this new initiative, the companies are expected to release an API that public agencies can integrate into their apps. The next iteration will be a built-in system-level platform that…

Datum: 11. 4. 2020

7 Ways Hackers and Scammers Are Exploiting Coronavirus Panic

In our previous stories, you might have already read about various campaigns warning how threat actors are capitalizing on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in an attempt to infect your computers and mobile devices with malware or scam you out of your money. Unfortunately, to some extent, it's working, and that's because the attack surface is changing and expanding rapidly as many…

Datum: 9. 4. 2020

Dark Nexus: A New Emerging IoT Botnet Malware Spotted in the Wild

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new emerging IoT botnet threat that leverages compromised smart devices to stage 'distributed denial-of-service' attacks, potentially triggered on-demand through platforms offering DDoS-for-hire services. The botnet, named "dark_nexus" by Bitdefender researchers, works by employing credential stuffing attacks against a variety of devices, such as…

Datum: 8. 4. 2020

Unveiled: How xHelper Android Malware Re-Installs Even After Factory Reset

Remember xHelper? A mysterious piece of Android malware that re-installs itself on infected devices even after users delete it or factory reset their devices—making it nearly impossible to remove. xHelper reportedly infected over 45,000 devices last year, and since then, cybersecurity researchers have been trying to unfold how the malware survives factory reset and how it infected so many…

Datum: 7. 4. 2020

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