Although it has certainly improved, Windows remains vulnerable to a large number of malware, at least more than its peers and rivals both on desktops and mobile. It is almost too easy to infect a Windows PC by simply downloading an app, despite having an official app store. Microsoft urges users to only install apps… Continue reading Fake Microsoft Store app pages trick users into downloading malware
A widespread email campaign using malicious Microsoft Excel attachments and Excel 4 macros is delivering IcedID at high volumes, suggesting it’s filling the Emotet void.
…collaboration tools like Slack and, much more commonly, Discord have become handy mechanisms for cybercriminals. With growing frequency, they’re being used to serve up malware to victims in the form of a link that looks trustworthy. https://www.wired.com/story/malware-discord-slack-links/
The Golden Chickens cybercriminal gang is believed to sell its more eggs backdoor for spear phishing campaigns executed using information gleaned from victims’ LinkedIn profiles. https://www.csoonline.com/article/3613878/top-cybercrime-gangs-use-targeted-fake-job-offers-to-deploy-stealthy-backdoor.html
A hacking group is demanding $50 million from Acer, Bleeping Computer reported, in what appears to be one of the biggest ransomware demands to date. According to Bleeping Computer, the attackers may have gained access to the Taiwanese computer manufacturer’s network via a Microsoft Exchange vulnerability. The REvil group that carried out a ransomware attack on Travelex last year… Continue reading Acer reportedly hit with $50 million ransomware demand
On the Internet Learn tips for protecting your computer, the risk of peer-to-peer systems, the latest e-scams and warnings, Internet fraud schemes, and more. New E-Scams & Warnings To report potential e-scams, please go the Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report. Note: The FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber… Continue reading SCAMS AND SAFETY on the internet
Internet fraud is the use of Internet services or software with Internet access to defraud victims or to otherwise take advantage of them. Internet crime schemes steal millions of dollars each year from victims and continue to plague the Internet through various methods. Frequent instances of Internet fraud include business fraud, credit card fraud, internet auction fraud, investment schemes, Nigerian… Continue reading Internet Fraud