Beware of Hurricane Florence Relief Scams

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:34:48 +0000

If you’re thinking of donating money to help victims of Hurricane Florence, please do your research on the charitable entity before giving: A slew of new domains apparently related to Hurricane Florence relief efforts are now accepting donations on behalf of victims without much accountability for how the money will be spent. For the past two weeks, KrebsOnSecurity has been monitoring dozens of new domain name registrations that include the terms “hurricane” and/or “florence” and some word related to support (e.g., “relief,” “assistance,” etc. Most of these domains have remained parked or dormant since their creation earlier this month; however, several of them became active only in the past few days, directing visitors to donate money through private PayPal accounts without providing any information about who is running the site or what will be done with donated funds.

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Mobile Menace Monday: SMS phishing attacks target the job market

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:45:59 +0000

Could it be that our dream job awaits via a random SMS message? On the contrary, this SMS phishing attack could cause nightmares for unsuspecting job hunters.

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A week in security (September 17 – 23)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:03:26 +0000

A roundup of the security news from September 17–23, including Android scams, massive WordPress compromises, and high fines for Equifax.

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Cryptojacking apps return to Google Play Market

Credit to Author: Pankaj Kohli| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:01:30 +0000

At least 25 Android apps on the official Google Play store contain code that mines cryptocurrencies in the background.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/F8aH5rlcN50″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Sophos Mobile and Central Device Encryption: Day zero support for macOS Mojave

Credit to Author: Matt Cooke| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:00:15 +0000

Sophos Mobile and Sophos Central Device Encryption are ready to protect Apple’s latest version of macOS today.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/-zqOlBDVC10″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Delivering security innovation that puts Microsoft’s experience to work for you

Credit to Author: toddvanderark| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:00:20 +0000

Cybersecurity is the central challenge of our digital age. Without it, everything from our personal email accounts and privacy to the way we do business, and all types of critical infrastructure, are under threat. As attackers evolve, staying ahead of these threats is getting harder. Microsoft can help. We focus on three areas: running security operations that work for you, building enterprise-class technology, and driving partnerships for a heterogeneous world. We can tip the scales in favor of the good guys and make the world a safer place.

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Emotet on the rise with heavy spam campaign

Credit to Author: Adam Kujawa| Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:55:12 +0000

Over the last few days, we’ve noticed a large increase in malicious spam spreading Emotet, as well as a higher number of detections from our customers. Looks like we’re in the middle of an active Emotet campaign.

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