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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET highlights new research at Black Hat 2020 – What to if your data was stolen in the Blackbaud breach The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Stadeo: Deobfuscating Stantinko and more

We introduce Stadeo – a set of scripts that can help fellow threat researchers and reverse engineers to deobfuscate the code of Stantinko and other malware The post Stadeo: Deobfuscating Stantinko and more appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Small and medium‑sized businesses: Big targets for ransomware attacks

Why are SMBs a target for ransomware-wielding gangs and what can they do to protect themselves against cyber-extortion? The post Small and medium‑sized businesses: Big targets for ransomware attacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Beyond KrØØk: Even more Wi‑Fi chips vulnerable to eavesdropping

At Black Hat USA 2020, ESET researchers delved into details about the KrØØk vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips and revealed that similar bugs affect more chip brands than previously thought The post Beyond KrØØk: Even more Wi‑Fi chips vulnerable to eavesdropping appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Blackbaud data breach: What you should know

Here’s what to be aware of if your personal data was compromised in the breach at the cloud software provider The post Blackbaud data breach: What you should know appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

NSA shares advice on how to limit location tracking

The intelligence agency warns of location tracking risks and offers tips for how to reduce the amount of data shared The post NSA shares advice on how to limit location tracking appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

FBI warns of surge in online shopping scams

In one scheme, shoppers ordering gadgets or gym equipment are in for a rude surprise – they receive disposable face masks instead The post FBI warns of surge in online shopping scams appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

How much is your personal data worth on the dark web?

The going prices are lower than you probably think – your credit card details, for example, can sell for a few bucks The post How much is your personal data worth on the dark web? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

New ESET Threat Report is out – Defending against Thunderspy attacks – Thousands of databases wiped in Meow attacks The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Twitter breach: Staff tricked by ‘phone spear phishing’

The attackers exploited the human factor to gain access to Twitter’s internal systems and the accounts of some of the world’s most prominent figures The post Twitter breach: Staff tricked by ‘phone spear phishing’ appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

10 billion records exposed in unsecured databases, study says

The databases contain personal information that could be used for phishing attacks and identity theft schemes The post 10 billion records exposed in unsecured databases, study says appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Thunderspy attacks: What they are, who’s at greatest risk and how to stay safe

All you need to know about preventing adversaries from exploiting the recently disclosed vulnerabilities in the Thunderbolt interface The post Thunderspy attacks: What they are, who’s at greatest risk and how to stay safe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ESET Threat Report Q2 2020

A view of the Q2 2020 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts The post ESET Threat Report Q2 2020 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

FBI warns of disruptive DDoS amplification attacks

The Bureau expects cybercriminals to increasingly abuse new threat vectors for large-scale DDoS attacks The post FBI warns of disruptive DDoS amplification attacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Almost 4,000 databases wiped in ‘Meow’ attacks

The attackers and their motivations remain unknown; however, the incidents yet again highlight the risks of careless data security The post Almost 4,000 databases wiped in ‘Meow’ attacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

VPN services accused of leaking personal data – Better security in Gmail, Meet and Chat – Data breach reports in 1H2020 The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Premier League team narrowly avoids losing £1 million to scammers

In another incident, ransomware attackers almost forced the cancellation of a match, a report reveals The post Premier League team narrowly avoids losing £1 million to scammers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Google adds security enhancements to Gmail, Meet and Chat

The tech giant introduces its own version of verified accounts in Gmail, rolls out increased moderation controls in Meet, and enhances phishing protection in Chat The post Google adds security enhancements to Gmail, Meet and Chat appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Privacy watchdogs urge videoconferencing services to boost privacy protections

The open letter highlights five security and privacy principles that require heightened attention from videoconferencing services The post Privacy watchdogs urge videoconferencing services to boost privacy protections appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Argentine telecom company hit by major ransomware attack

Telecom Argentina says it has contained the attack and regained access to its systems without paying up The post Argentine telecom company hit by major ransomware attack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

7 VPN services leaked data of over 20 million users, says report

A report calls into question the providers’ security practices and dismisses their claims of being no-log VPN services The post 7 VPN services leaked data of over 20 million users, says report appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Data breach reports down by one‑third in first half of 2020

The Identity Theft Resource Center doesn't expect the trend to last, however The post Data breach reports down by one‑third in first half of 2020 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Trojanized cryptocurrency trading apps targeting Mac users – An Android chat app turns out to be spyware – Twitter sustains a massive hack The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

High‑profile Twitter accounts hacked to promote Bitcoin scam

Tech titans and prominent politicians among victims of a sprawling hack that Twitter says leveraged its internal tools The post High‑profile Twitter accounts hacked to promote Bitcoin scam appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Mac cryptocurrency trading application rebranded, bundled with malware

ESET researchers lure GMERA malware operators to remotely control their Mac honeypots The post Mac cryptocurrency trading application rebranded, bundled with malware appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Microsoft patches critical, wormable flaw in Windows DNS Server

The company urges organizations to waste no time in installing updates to fix the vulnerability that rates a ‘perfect’ 10 on the severity scale The post Microsoft patches critical, wormable flaw in Windows DNS Server appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Details of 142 million MGM hotel guests selling for US$2,900

It appears that the July 2019 breach at MGM Resorts affected far more people than initially thought The post Details of 142 million MGM hotel guests selling for US$2,900 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Mobile security threats amid COVID‑19 and beyond: A Q&A with Lukas Stefanko

ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko gives us a peek behind the scenes of his analysis of CryCryptor ransomware and puts the threat into a broader context The post Mobile security threats amid COVID‑19 and beyond: A Q&A with Lukas Stefanko appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Welcome Chat as a secure messaging app? Nothing could be further from the truth

ESET research uncovers a malicious operation that both spies on victims and leaks their data The post Welcome Chat as a secure messaging app? Nothing could be further from the truth appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Zoom patches zero‑day flaw in Windows client

The vulnerability exposed Zoom users running Windows 7 or earlier OS versions to remote attacks The post Zoom patches zero‑day flaw in Windows client appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Up close with the Evilnum group and its eponymous malware – A severe flaw in networking gear – Router firmware under the microscope The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws

A study paints a dim picture of router security, as none of the 127 devices tested was free of severe vulnerabilities The post Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Billions of stolen passwords for sale on the dark web

While logins to music and video streaming services sell for less than ten dollars each, domain admin access is being offered for US$120,000 The post Billions of stolen passwords for sale on the dark web appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

More evil: A deep look at Evilnum and its toolset

ESET research gives a detailed picture of the operations of the Evilnum group and its toolkit deployed in attacks against carefully chosen targets in the fintech sector The post More evil: A deep look at Evilnum and its toolset appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Attackers target critical flaw in popular networking gear

The vulnerability, which received the highest possible severity score, leaves thousands of devices at risk of being taken over by remote attackers. A patch is available. The post Attackers target critical flaw in popular networking gear appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Raising children in the social media limelight? Pause before you post

How (over)sharing your children’s triumphs and antics with the world may impact their immediate and distant future – and how to reduce the risks of ‘sharenting’ The post Raising children in the social media limelight? Pause before you post appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Fed shares insight on how to combat synthetic identity fraud

The Federal Reserve looks at ways to counter what is thought to be the fastest-growing type of financial crime in the United States The post Fed shares insight on how to combat synthetic identity fraud appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Brute-force attacks against RDP surge – Is contact tracing the answer to ending the COVID-19 crisis? – Microsoft ships urgent security updates The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network

European police infiltrate EncroChat, go on to crack down on crime kingpins and seize guns, drugs, cars and millions in cash The post Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Thousands of MongoDB databases ransacked, held for ransom

The cybercriminal behind the ransom raids on almost 23,000 databases threatens to leak the data and alert GDPR regulators The post Thousands of MongoDB databases ransacked, held for ransom appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Microsoft releases emergency update to fix two serious Windows flaws

The out-of-band update plugs two remote code execution bugs in the Windows Codecs library, including one rated as critical The post Microsoft releases emergency update to fix two serious Windows flaws appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

Can a technological intervention stem the pandemic while avoiding the privacy pitfalls of location tracking? The post COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Poorly secured remote access attracts mostly ransomware gangs, but can provide access to coin miners and backdoors too The post Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Android ransomware posing as a COVID-19 tracing app – Ill-trained and ill-equipped newly-minted remote workers – How Bitcoin giveaway scams misuse Elon Musk's name The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

What is a password manager and why is it useful?

A password manager can make your digital life both simpler and more secure. Are there any downsides to relying on software to create and store your passwords? The post What is a password manager and why is it useful? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Facial recognition technology banned in another US city

In a move lauded by privacy advocates, Boston joins the ranks of cities that have voted down the municipal use of the technology The post Facial recognition technology banned in another US city appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

New ransomware posing as COVID‑19 tracing app targets Canada; ESET offers decryptor

ESET researchers dissect an Android app that masquerades as an official COVID-19 contact-tracing app and encrypts files on the victim's device The post New ransomware posing as COVID‑19 tracing app targets Canada; ESET offers decryptor appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Majority of new remote employees use their personal laptops for work

And many of them didn’t receive any new security training or tools from their employer to properly secure the devices, a study finds The post Majority of new remote employees use their personal laptops for work appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Scam uses Elon Musk’s name to trick people out of US$2 million in bitcoin

The giveaway scheme uses the tech titan’s name as part of Bitcoin addresses for extra credibility The post Scam uses Elon Musk’s name to trick people out of US$2 million in bitcoin appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research into Operation In(ter)ception and InvisiMole's latest shenanigans – Security flaws in countless IoT devices The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

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