Emotet is back: botnet springs back to life with new spam campaign

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:04:53 +0000

After months of laying dormant, the notorious Emotet is back, with its botnet spewing spam globally.

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Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:47:56 +0000

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a breach at a Virginia-based government technology contractor that saw access to several of its systems put up for sale in the cybercrime underground, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The contractor claims the access being auctioned off was to old test systems that do not have direct connections to its government partner networks. In mid-August, a member of a popular Russian-language cybercrime forum offered to sell access to the internal network of a U.S. government IT contractor that does business with more than 20 federal agencies, including several branches of the military. The seller bragged that he had access to email correspondence and credentials needed to view databases of the client agencies, and set the opening price at six bitcoins (~USD $60,000).

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A week in security (September 2 – 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:01:30 +0000

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of September 2 – 8, including TrickBot’s new trick, a social engineering toolkit, and how to keep remote workers safe.

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A week in security (August 26 – September 1)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 19:02:14 +0000

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 26-September 1 including xHelper Trojan, Nextdoor app, clickjacking problem, investing cybersecurity, and iPhone malware

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Ransomware continues assault against cities and businesses

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:00:50 +0000

We take a look at the current chaos faced by local governments across the US, as ransomware continues to snap at its cities’ heels.

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Trojans, ransomware dominate 2018–2019 education threat landscape

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0000

Trojans such as Emotet and TrickBot were the top threat for the education sector in the 2018–2019 school year. What threats will the new school year bring?

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A week in security (July 8 – 14)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:27:09 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 8–14, including secure data sending, federal data privacy law, the Soft Cell attack, and more.

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