SolarWinds Hackers Go Phishing

SolarWinds Hackers Go Phishing American multinational technology company Microsoft says that the threat group behind the Microsoft and SolarWinds hack has launched a massive new phishing campaign targeting government agencies, NGOs and think tanks.  Last year, an advanced persistent threat (APT) group exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft and SolarWinds programs to carry out a supply-chain attack that trojanized […]

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US Jails Telemarketing Fraudster

US Jails Telemarketing Fraudster A scammer who defrauded elderly American computer users by tricking them into believing that their computers had suffered a cyber-attack will be spending the next three years in federal prison. Himanshu Asri, of Delhi, India, took part in a five-year telemarketing scheme that conned around 2,000 computer users, most of whom […]

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FBI Issues Fortinet Flash Warning

FBI Issues Fortinet Flash Warning The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a flash warning Thursday over the exploitation of Fortinet vulnerabilities by advanced persistent threat (APT) groups. According to the FBI, an APT actor group has “almost certainly” been exploiting a FortiGate appliance since at least May 2021 to access a web server hosting the […]

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University Cancels Exams After Cyber-Attack

University Cancels Exams After Cyber-Attack Final examinations at the oldest technological research university in America have been canceled following a cyber-attack. Much of the computer network of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was forced to shut down after unauthorized access was detected on Friday. Student assessments, research, and other academic activities have been impacted. On May […]

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Staff Bonus was “Crass” Phishing Simulation

Staff Bonus was “Crass” Phishing Simulation

A British train company has been criticized for running a cybersecurity test that made employees think they would receive a bonus for working hard during the pandemic. West Midlands Trains sent an email purporting to be from the company’s managing director, Julian Edwards, out to its approximately 2,500 employees. The missive thanked staff for toiling through […]

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Four Confess to ‘Bulletproof Hosting’

Four Confess to ‘Bulletproof Hosting’ Four men from Eastern Europe have pleaded guilty to supporting cyber-criminals attacking the United States by providing them with ‘bulletproof hosting’ services (BPHS). BPHS are run with a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ approach and ensure the anonymity of users while allowing them to host malicious activity and content such as […]

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