Tag Archives: phishing

Amazon hacked for Ethereum heist and new security laws affect UK | Avast

Amazon Web Services (AWS) hijacked for 2-hour heist
For two hours on Tuesday, the website MyEtherWallet.com, a cryptocurrency wallet where thousands of users store their Ethereum, was leeched of roughly $150,000. Cybercriminals hacked into the site by…

It’s Phishing Season | Avast

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At this very moment, your inbox is teeming with them. Like an annual migration upriver, phishing emails swim their way into the inboxes of all Americans when tax season rolls around. Every January 1st through April 15th, cybercriminals blitz the public with their most clever deceits. They pose as someone you know or an institution you use, stating in an official-sounding way that “there’s a problem with your account, just click here to clean it up.” That’s their bait. It’s all decoy.

Key vulnerabilities: devices and people | Avast Business

You’ve probably heard countless terms relating to cybersecurity, but here we are going to focus on just one: attack surface. An “attack surface” is simply the number of possible ways an attacker can get into a device or network and extract data. It’s an especially important measurement for SMBs because most think they are too small to be a target, but a quick look at their attack surface shows that it is in fact quite large, increasing their exposure to risk.

Five endpoint threats affecting small businesses | Avast Business

Endpoints are an easy target for hackers, so it’s essential that small businesses protect themselves. Connected employees, vulnerable software and weak antivirus all contribute to this being a favorite target of hackers. And, as the list below details, there are many types of cyberattacks that target endpoints, from phishing to malvertising.

Greedy cybercriminals host malware on GitHub

Cybercriminals are aggressively uploading cryptocurrency mining malware to GitHub. The cybercriminals fork other projects, which on Github means producing a copy of someone else’s project, to build upon the project or to use as a starting point and subsequently push a new commit with the malware to the project. The projects which have been forked appear to be chosen at random. A list of affected GitHub repositories can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

Locky’s JavaScript downloader

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Locky is a considerable security threat that is now widely spread.

It seems that Locky’s authors are now predominately using one campaign to spread the ransomware. Last week, we published a blog post about Locky Ransomware, the ransomware that is most likely being spread by the infamous Dridex botnet. In our last blog post, we described three campaigns the Locky authors are using to spread their malware. Now Locky’s authors are mainly using the campaign with javascript packed into a zip file sent to people through phishing emails.

The Dirty Dozen tax scams: Identity theft, phone scams and phishing schemes, oh my!

It’s that time of the year again – tax season is upon us. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service wrapped up its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. This year, identity theft topped the list, but phone scams and phishing schemes also deserve special mentions. It’s important that taxpayers guard against ploys to steal their […]

‘Tis the Season to Shop Online

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The holiday season is coming up and we expect that many will opt to shop online to avoid the big crowds in city centers, malls and stores.  In America, Cyber Monday, the cyber version of shopping day Black Friday, was born in the mid 2000s. Cyber Monday sales have steadily increased since its inception and […]

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ステルス性を備えた Android.Fakelogin は、デバイスで実行中のオンラインバンキングアプリに合わせたフィッシングページを上書き表示します。

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Android banking Trojan delivers customized phishing pages straight from the cloud

Stealthy Android.Fakelogin overlays a phishing page tailor-made for the banking app that’s running on the device.

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