Microsoft Patch Tuesday, April 2022 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2022 15:01:24 +0000

Microsoft on Tuesday released updates to fix roughly 120 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software. Two of the flaws have been publicly detailed prior to this week, and one is already seeing active exploitation, according to a report from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

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Double-Your-Crypto Scams Share Crypto Scam Host

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 15:26:40 +0000

Online scams that try to separate the unwary from their cryptocurrency are a dime a dozen, but a great many seemingly disparate crypto scam websites tend to rely on the same dodgy infrastructure providers to remain online in the face of massive fraud and abuse complaints from their erstwhile customers. Here’s a closer look at hundreds of phony crypto investment schemes that are all connected through a hosting provider which caters to people running crypto scams.

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Report: Recent 10x Increase in Cyberattacks on Ukraine

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 16:50:11 +0000

As their cities suffered more intense bombardment by Russian military forces this week, Ukrainian Internet users came under renewed cyberattacks, with one Internet company providing service there saying they blocked ten times the normal number of phishing and malware attacks targeting Ukrainians.

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Russia Sanctions May Spark Escalating Cyber Conflict

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2022 19:10:04 +0000

President Biden joined European leaders this week in enacting economic sanctions against Russia in response its military invasion of Ukraine. The West has promised tougher sanctions are coming, but experts warn these will almost certainly trigger a Russian retaliation against America and its allies, which could escalate into cyber attacks on Western financial institutions and energy infrastructure.

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How Phishers Are Slinking Their Links Into LinkedIn

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2022 18:49:38 +0000

If you received a link to LinkedIn.com via email, SMS or instant message, would you click it? Spammers, phishers and other ne’er-do-wells are hoping you will, because they’ve long taken advantage of a marketing feature on the business networking site which lets them create a LinkedIn.com link that bounces your browser to other websites, such as phishing pages that mimic top online brands (but chiefly Linkedin’s parent firm Microsoft).

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‘Wormable’ Flaw Leads January 2022 Patch Tuesday

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 22:18:55 +0000

Microsoft today released updates to plug nearly 120 security holes in Windows and supported software. Six of the vulnerabilities were publicly detailed already, potentially giving attackers a head start in figuring out how to exploit them in unpatched systems. More concerning, Microsoft warns that one of the flaws fixed this month is “wormable,” meaning no human interaction would be required for an attack to spread from one vulnerable Windows box to another.

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Coronavirus Widens the Money Mule Pool

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:11:46 +0000

With many people being laid off or working from home thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, cybercrooks are almost certain to have more than their usual share of recruitable “money mules” — people who get roped into money laundering schemes under the pretense of a work-at-home job offer. Here’s the story of one upstart mule factory that spoofs a major nonprofit and tells new employees they’ll be collecting and transmitting donations for an international “Coronavirus Relief Fund.”

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Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:53:26 +0000

Cybercriminals constantly latch on to news items that captivate the public’s attention, but usually they do so by sensationalizing the topic or spreading misinformation about it. Recently, however, cybercrooks have started disseminating real-time, accurate information about global infection rates tied to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic in a bid to infect computers with malicious software. 

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