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Malware for Macs Is Getting Bigger, More Dangerous, and It's Dirt Cheap

A disturbing element of modern cybercrime is just how easy it is to procure powerful and invasive tools—the kind that can wreak total havoc on an unsuspecting victim’s computer. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Computing, Check Point, Yaniv Balmas, Computer Programming, Computer Architecture, macOS, Autorun, Technology Internet


Use This Tool to Check If Your Phone's Been Hacked by the NSO Group's Spyware

If you’ve been watching the news this week you may have heard something about the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware firm that currently stands accused of helping bad actors to hack journalists, politicians, and human rights activists throughout the world.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Security, Science, Malware, Spyware, Security Breaches, Computing, Amnesty International, Pegasus, Espionage, Emmanuel Macron, NSO Group, Technology Internet, Whatsapp Snooping Scandal


Notorious Ransomware Gang REvil Mysteriously Disappears After Causing Global Havoc

After causing international mayhem, a notorious cybercrime group appears to have disappeared. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Dark Web, Computer Security, The Fbi, JBS, US Agency, Lawrence Abrams, Darkside, Kaseya


Kaseya's Staff Sounded the Alarm About Security Flaws for Years Before Ransomware Attack

Employees warned Kaseya’s higher-ups for years about critical security flaws in its software but their concerns were brushed off, former workers told Bloomberg. Several staffers quit in frustration or were fired after repeatedly sounding the alarm about failings in the IT firm’s cybersecurity practices. Now, Kaseya is…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, National Security, Prevention, Identity Theft, Computer Security, Solarwinds, U S Federal, Kaseya, Bloomberg Several, Security Hacker, Technology Internet


Hackers Derail Iran's Train System, Post Supreme Leader's Phone Number as Help Line

Cyberattacks reportedly disrupted Iran’s railway system on Friday, causing “unprecedented chaos” at stations throughout the country, according to state media.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Technology, Iran, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computing, Hacker, Computer Security, Ali Khamenei, Security Hacker, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution


REvil Gang Takes Credit for Massive Kaseya Attack and Asks for $70 Million Ransom

The REvil ransomware gang has taken credit for the Kaseya attack that has affected more than 1,000 companies worldwide and prompted an investigation by U.S. intelligence agencies. The criminals are asking for a $70 million ransom in bitcoin to publish a public universal decryptor that will unlock all affected…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Crimes, Patch, Solarwinds, Conti, U S Federal, Kaseya, Fred Voccola, REvil


A Large Ransomware Attack Has Ensnared Hundreds of Companies [Update: Make That 1,000+ Companies]

A ransomware attack on international IT firm Kaseya appears to have infected hundreds of smaller sized businesses that rely on the company’s product, including many based in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Acer, Huntress, Computer Security, Patch, Coop, John Hammond, JBS, Managed Services


Dueling Hackers May Have Wiped the Data on My Book Live Devices, Researchers Say

About a week ago, many owners of the external hard drive product My Book Live woke up to discover that all of their data had been wiped from the device. It was quickly assumed that the products were the victim of a malicious hacking campaign.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Malware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Password, Security Breaches, Computing, Botnet, Western Digital, Computer Security, Moore, Computer Network Security, Censys, Technology Internet


Pirate These PC Games and Get Free Bonus Malware Now!

Someone is using cracked copies of top video game titles to install crypto-mining malware on PCs belonging to hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting victims—a ploy that’s netted the criminals a hefty $2 million so far.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Ransomware, Software, Security Breaches, Nba, Computer Virus, Freeware, Avast, Antivirus Software, Technology Internet, Computer Security Software, Daniel Bene, Avast Antivirus


Microsoft Warns Hackers Using Call Centers to Trick Users Into Downloading Ransomware

Microsoft is warning that a cybercrime group named BazarCall is using call centers to trick users into installing powerful malware, ZDNet reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Computer Virus, Phishing, Zdnet, Brad Duncan, Locky, Rclone, Microsoft Defender, System Software


Microsoft Warns That Hackers Using Call Centers to Trick Users Into Downloading Ransomware

Microsoft is warning that a cybercrime group named BazarCall is using call centers to trick users into installing powerful malware, ZDNet reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Computer Virus, Phishing, Zdnet, Brad Duncan, Locky, Rclone, Microsoft Defender, System Software


'Vigilante Malware' Is Preventing People From Visiting Their Favorite Piracy Sites

There’s a “vigilante” malware campaign stalking the digital streets, with an apparent grudge against pirating websites and their patrons. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Security Breaches, Computer Virus, Bittorrent, Sophos, Paul Kersey, Travis Bickle, Andrew Brandt, Emotet, Technology Internet


This Shockingly Invasive Malware Stole Data from 3.25 Million Windows Computers

Between 2018 and 2020, a mysterious strain of malware infected and stole sensitive data from approximately 3.25 million Windows-based computers—taking with it a horrifying amount of intimate information about the users of those devices.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Paypal, Malware, Cybercrime, Netflix, Security Breaches, Coinbase, Cyberwarfare, Trusteer, Computer Programming, Technology Internet, Blackpos Malware, Invasive Malware Stole Data


Fujifilm Is the Latest Victim of the Global Ransomware Spree

Fujifilm, the Japanese film company that somehow survived (and then thrived) amidst the digital photography revolution, would appear to be the latest victim in a recent blitz of ransomware attacks. The firm has announced that it’s investigating the “possibility of a ransomware attack,” while noting that it was still…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Fujifilm, BASHLITE, Quanta, FUJIFILM Corporation, Bleeping Computer, Business Finance, Vitali Kremez, REvil, Hacker Groups


Malware caught using a macOS zero-day to secretly take screenshots

Almost exactly a month ago, researchers revealed a notorious malware family was exploiting a never-before-seen vulnerability that let it bypass macOS security defenses and run unimpeded. Now, some of the same researchers say another malware can sneak onto macOS systems, thanks to another vulnerability. Jamf says it found evidence that the XCSSET malware was exploiting a vulnerability that allowed it access to parts of macOS that require permission — such as accessing the microphone, webcam, or r...
Tags: Apple, Security, Apps, Technology, Privacy, Tech, Malware, Safari, Whatsapp, Cybercrime, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Trend Micro, Computer Security, JAMF


These Popular Android Apps Are Putting User Data at Risk

According to a report by Check Point Research, many popular Android apps put your personal data at risk due to poorly secured third-party services.Read more...
Tags: Android, Google Play, Smartphones, Fraud, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Lifehacks, Password Manager, Operating Systems, Identity Theft, Mobile App, Check Point Research, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


'Bizarro,' a New Banking Trojan, Is Sweeping Through Europe

Meet “Bizarro.” It’s a new banking trojan currently sweeping through Europe and large parts of South America, attempting to pilfer consumer financial information and mobile crypto wallets as it goes.Read more...
Tags: Security, Europe, Science, Malware, Spyware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Computing, South America, Trojan Horse, Online Banking, Kaspersky Lab, Antivirus Software, Technology Internet


Before Going Underground, Hackers Behind the Colonial Attack Cleared $90 Million in Bitcoin

New research into the ransomware thieves who attacked the Colonial Pipeline shows just how much money they were able to extort during a fairly short crime spree: about $90 million in approximately seven months.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Malware, Ransomware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Security Breaches, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Decentralization, Elliptic, Tom Robinson, Business Finance, Darkside


Gas Is Back: Colonial Opens Up the Corpse Juice Hoses Just as Much of East Coast Runs Out

Large swathes of the East Coast are running out of the precious refined corpse juice used to fuel most of the nation’s vehicles, five days after ransomware knocked out most of the 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline system—the biggest gasoline pipeline in the country, connecting Gulf Coast refineries to cities as far north…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Fireeye, Brian Krebs, Gulf Coast, Biden, East Coast, Crimes, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, Mandiant, Jennifer Granholm


A Hacker Gang Has Been Trying to Extort D.C. Police for $4 Million

A ransomware gang, Babuk Locker, has been attempting to extort the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. for $4 million, but negotiations between the cops and the criminals recently collapsed, leaked documents appear to show. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Television, Washington, Cops, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Royal Thai Police, Metropolitan Police Department, Creative Works, Babuk


Hackers Leak Data on D.C. Cops as Part of Extortion Scheme

In an attempt to extort some unknown amount of money out of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, hackers with the Babuk ransomware gang have leaked large amounts of data on five of the department’s officers. Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Extortion, D C Metropolitan Police Department, Derek Chauvin


A software bug let malware bypass macOS’ security defenses

Apple has spent years reinforcing macOS with new security features to make it tougher for malware to break in. But a newly discovered vulnerability broke through most of macOS’ newer security protections with a double-click of a malicious app, a feat not meant to be allowed under Apple’s watch. Worse, evidence shows a notorious family of Mac malware has already been exploiting this vulnerability for months before it was subsequently patched by Apple this week. Over the years, Macs have adapted t...
Tags: Apple, Security, Apps, Technology, Tech, Author, Malware, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Apple Inc, Bradley, Owens, Patrick Wardle, Wardle, Apple Apple


A Notorious Ransomware Gang Claims to Have Stolen Apple's Product Designs

Cybercriminals claim to have stolen blueprints for some of Apple’s newest products and have been attempting to extort the tech giant in the lead-up to Tuesday’s much-anticipated Spring Loaded product launch. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Crime, Steve Jobs, Macintosh, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Tim Cook, Computing, Acer, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Crimes, Apple Inc, Emsisoft


The FBI Just Snuck Into Computers All Over the Country to Stop a Hacking Campaign

In what may be a first-of-its-kind operation, the FBI recently accessed private servers across the United States, ostensibly to delete malware that had previously been installed by foreign hackers. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Ransomware, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States, Hacking, Security Breaches, US Networks, Crimes, Cyberwarfare, Cyberattacks, US Justice Department, Microsoft Exchange Server Data Breach


Gay dating site Manhunt hacked, thousands of accounts stolen

Manhunt, a gay dating app that claims to have 6 million male members, has confirmed it was hit by a data breach in February after a hacker gained access to the company’s accounts database. In a notice filed with the Washington attorney general’s office, Manhunt said the hacker “gained access to a database that stored account credentials for Manhunt users,” and “downloaded the usernames, email addresses and passwords for a subset of our users in early February 2021. The notice did not say how the...
Tags: Security, Apps, Washington, China, Articles, Tech, Cryptography, Password, Security Breaches, Computing, Jack, Grindr, Signal, Ashley Madison, Computer Security, Gdpr


FBI launches operation to remove backdoors from hacked Microsoft Exchange servers

A court in Houston has authorized an FBI operation to “copy and remove” backdoors from hundreds of Microsoft Exchange email servers in the United States, months after hackers used four previously undiscovered vulnerabilities to attack thousands of networks. The Justice Department announced the operation on Tuesday, which it described as “successful.” In March, Microsoft discovered a new China state-sponsored hacking group — Hafnium — targeting Exchange servers run from company networks. The four...
Tags: Security, Texas, Technology, Supreme Court, Microsoft, France, China, America, Tech, Malware, Ransomware, Spyware, Cryptography, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States


How to Spot a Clubhouse Download That Is Actually Malware

Thanks to Clubhouse, and every service now making a clone/competitor to Clubhouse, it might feel a little lonely to be a person who isn’t allowed to hang out where all the growth marketers cool kids are hanging out.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Malware, Cybercrime, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Computer Programming, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


Cybercriminals Bought Facebook Ads for a Fake Clubhouse App That Was Riddled With Malware

Cybercriminals have been pushing Facebook users to download a Clubhouse app “for PC,” something that doesn’t exist. The app is actually a trojan designed to inject malware into your computer. The popular new invite-only chat app is only available on iPhone but worldwide interest in the platform has risen and users are…
Tags: Iphone, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Operating Systems, ESET, Computer Programming, Lukas Stefanko, the Facebook


Don't Open Unsolicited File Attachments from LinkedIn

You know you shouldn’t open unsolicited file attachments. The rule holds true whether you get them in an email, as a link on a public social media message, or randomly sent your way in a chat app: Don’t open a file you weren’t expecting to receive, ever. And even if you were expecting it, you should also be cautious…Read more...
Tags: Linkedin, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Computing, Computer Virus, Lifehacks, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Computer Programming, Antivirus Software, VirusTotal


An Android App That Promised Free Netflix Shockingly Just Highly Annoying Malware

So-called pirating apps have been around for years—and they have likely gained popularity since covid-19 put us all indefinitely on the couch, phone in hand, awaiting a reason (that never comes) to stop streaming. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Malware, Whatsapp, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Computer Virus, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Aviran Hazum, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet