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25 May 2022

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  • Interpol Arrest Leader of SilverTerrier Cybercrime Gang Behind BEC Attacks
    25 May 2022
    A year-long international investigation has resulted in the arrest of the suspected head of the SilverTerrier cybercrime group by the Nigeria Police Force. "The suspect is alleged to have run a transnational cybercrime syndicate that launched mass phishing campaigns and business email compromise schemes targeting companies and individual victims," Interpol said in a statement. <!--adsense-->
  • Lumos System Can Find Hidden Cameras and IoT Devices in Your Airbnb or Hotel Room
    25 May 2022
    A group of academics has devised a system that can be used on a phone or a laptop to identify and locate Wi-Fi-connected hidden IoT devices in unfamiliar physical spaces. With hidden cameras being increasingly used to snoop on individuals in hotel rooms and Airbnbs, the goal is to be able to pinpoint such rogue devices without much of a hassle. The system, dubbed Lumos, is designed with this
  • How Secrets Lurking in Source Code Lead to Major Breaches
    25 May 2022
    If one word could sum up the 2021 infosecurity year (well, actually three), it would be these: "supply chain attack".  A software supply chain attack happens when hackers manipulate the code in third-party software components to compromise the 'downstream' applications that use them. In 2021, we have seen a dramatic rise in such attacks: high profile security incidents like the SolarWinds,
  • Learn How Hackers Can Hijack Your Online Accounts Even Before You Create Them
    25 May 2022
    Malicious actors can gain unauthorized access to users' online accounts via a new technique called "account pre-hijacking," new research has found. The attack takes aim at the account creation process that's ubiquitous in websites and other online platforms, enabling an adversary to perform a set of actions before an unsuspecting victim creates an account in a target service. The study was led
  • Researchers Find New Malware Attacks Targeting Russian Government Entities
    24 May 2022
    An unknown advanced persistent threat (APT) group has been linked to a series of spear-phishing attacks targeting Russian government entities since the onset of the Russo-Ukrainian war in late February 2022. "The campaigns [...] are designed to implant a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that can be used to surveil the computers it infects, and run commands on them remotely," Malwarebytes said in a

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