Explained: like-farming

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Like-farming is a popular method on social media to harvest as many likes and shares as possible in order to increase the value of a site or domain. But what happens when scammers get in the game?

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Malware targeting industrial plants: a threat to physical security

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:04:20 +0000

When malware shuts down the computer systems of an industrial plant, it could threaten the physical security of those working in or living near it. Here’s how to protect your workforce and your business from targeted threats.

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Hackers snab emails and more in Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN compromise

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:30:20 +0000

Hackers made use of a compromised Microsoft support agent’s credentials to sneak a peek at its users’ Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook emails. How bad is it, and what has Microsoft done to correct it?

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Electrum Bitcoin wallets under siege

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Threat actors are relentlessly phishing and attacking Electrum Bitcoin wallet users, racking up millions of dollars.

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Ellen DeGeneres giveaway scam spreading on social media

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:14:48 +0000

Scammers take aim at fans of Ellen DeGeneres with a bizarre chain of giveaways and free movie websites. Will anyone take the bait?

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A week in security (April 8 – 14)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:42:29 +0000

A roundup of news stories from April 8–4, including Baldr, medical management apps, an Android password stealer, and new sextortion scams.

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Fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play are stealing passwords

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:40:55 +0000

We all want those Instagram likes and followers. But what if the app that’s supposed to be assisting you is also stealing your username and password? As a matter of fact, that’s exactly what we found in three fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play.

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What is personal information? In legal terms, it depends

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:03:02 +0000

What exactly is the “personal information” that companies need to legally protect? Learn which data points organizations need to secure, from Social Security numbers to olfactory, smell-based data (!), to comply with the law.

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Who is managing the security of medical management apps?

Credit to Author: Kacy Zurkus| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Because medical records are such a lucrative data set, attackers often target the healthcare industry, seeking out and eventually finding the weakest link in the supply chain. That’s why it’s important for stakeholders to consider the broader implications of cybersecurity weaknesses in medical management apps. But who should be held responsible?

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Say hello to Baldr, a new stealer on the market

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:00:13 +0000

Baldr is a new stealer that is being actively developed and distributed. Will it be able to compete in this crowded arena?

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A week in security (April 1 – 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:52:47 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from April 1–7, including global data privacy laws, water plant cybersecurity, and the mysterious story of a 23-year-old woman’s visit to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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