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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INTERPOL to Work with The Coalition Against Stalkerware to Tackle Surge in Domestic Violence

INTERPOL to Work with The Coalition Against Stalkerware to Tackle Surge in Domestic Violence

INTERPOL to Work with The Coalition Against Stalkerware to Tackle Surge in Domestic Violence INTERPOL is set to join The Coalition Against Stalkerware, and will help advance the group’s efforts by educating the global law enforcement community on how to proactively investigate the use of stalkerware, as well as provide support to victims. The alliance […]

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Google Ordered to Provide Info on Alleged Cyber-bullies

Google Ordered to Provide Info on Alleged Cyber-bullies

Google Ordered to Provide Info on Alleged Cyber-bullies A Canadian court has ordered American tech giant Google to disclose who has been operating a YouTube channel and a blog that have allegedly been used for cyber-bullying.  Wife and husband Sakura Saunders and Darius Mirshahi allege that whoever is behind the blog “Antifa: Exposed” and a YouTube channel […]

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Costco Issues Scam Warning

Costco Issues Scam Warning

Costco Issues Scam Warning Costco Wholesale Corporation is warning American internet users to be wary of more than a dozen digital scams targeting its customer base.  On its website, the American multinational corporation has published screenshots of 14 “prominent fraudulent emails, texts, and posts” in which cyber-criminals are impersonating Costco.  The majority of the traps use financial benefits […]

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Trickbot Actors Target Slack and BaseCamp Users

Trickbot Actors Target Slack and BaseCamp Users

The threat actors behind the infamous Trickbot botnet have been at work again, firing highly customized phishing emails targeting Slack and BaseCamp users with loader malware, according to Sophos. The British security vendor’s principal researcher, Andrew Brandt, explained that the campaign first appeared in January. Malicious emails contained links to malware payloads hosted on the […]

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Google to Delay Publishing Bug Details for 30 Days

Google to Delay Publishing Bug Details for 30 Days

Google to Delay Publishing Bug Details for 30 Days Google has added an extra 30-day period to its vulnerability disclosure cycle to allow customers more time to fix vulnerabilities before technical details are released. The tech giant’s Project Zero team is a prolific researcher of industry vulnerabilities, and maintains a strict 90-day policy of public […]

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Mass Monitoring of Remote Workers Drives Shadow IT Risk

Mass Monitoring of Remote Workers Drives Shadow IT Risk

Mass Monitoring of Remote Workers Drives Shadow IT Risk Nearly half (44%) of UK remote workers have had monitoring software installed by their employer, but the trend is pushing many into more insecure practices, Kaspersky has warned. Around a year after the pandemic forced a majority of UK employees to work-from-home, the Russian AV vendor […]

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Arrest Made Over California City Data Breach

Arrest Made Over California City Data Breach

Almost every member of a California city’s finance department has been placed on leave and one has been placed under arrest following a probe into a data breach. The city of Huntington Park launched an investigation after becoming aware of a “large-scale security breach of electronic financial records at Huntington Park City Hall” that was “intercepted […]

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Sanctions Escalate US–Russia Tensions

Sanctions Escalate US–Russia Tensions

Relations between the United States and Russia have soured following the imposition of new sanctions by the Biden administration on America’s former Cold War enemy. The measures were introduced today in retaliation for cyber-attacks and election interference that the United States says were carried out by Russia. President Joe Biden announced the sanctions earlier today […]

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