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Finland warns of Android malware attacks breaching bank accounts

  • Finland's Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) has issued a warning about an ongoing Android malware campaign targeting banking accounts.

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    • MAY 05, 2024
    • 08:09 AM
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Iranian hackers pose as journalists to push backdoor malware

  • The Iranian state-backed threat actor tracked as APT42 is employing social engineering attacks, including posing as journalists, to breach corporate networks and cloud environments of Western and Middle Eastern targets.

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    • MAY 04, 2024
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  • Android leak

Android bug leaks DNS queries even when VPN kill switch is enabled

  • A Mullvad VPN user has discovered that Android devices leak DNS queries when switching VPN servers even though the "Always-on VPN" feature was enabled with the "Block connections without VPN" option.

  • North Korean hackers

NSA warns of North Korean hackers exploiting weak DMARC email policies

  • The NSA and FBI warned that the APT43 North Korea-linked hacking group exploits weak email Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) policies to mask spearphishing attacks.

  • Firefox

Google rolls back reCaptcha update to fix Firefox issues

  • Google has rolled back a recent release of its reCaptcha captcha script after a bug caused the service to no longer work on Firefox for Windows.

  • Russian hackers

NATO and EU condemn Russia's cyberattacks against Germany, Czechia

  • ​NATO and the European Union, with international partners, formally condemned a long-term cyber espionage campaign against European countries conducted by the Russian threat group APT28.

  • Microsoft

Microsoft rolls out passkey auth for personal Microsoft accounts

  • Microsoft announced that Windows users can now log into their Microsoft consumer accounts using a passkey, allowing users to authenticate using password-less methods such as Windows Hello, FIDO2 security keys, biometric data (facial scans or fingerprints), or device PINs.

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    • MAY 03, 2024
    • 07:11 AM
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  • Cisco

CEO who sold fake Cisco devices to US military gets 6 years in prison

  • Onur Aksoy, the CEO of a group of companies controlling multiple online storefronts, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for selling $100 million worth of counterfeit Cisco network equipment to government, health, education, and military organizations worldwide.

  • Bitwarden

Bitwarden launches new MFA Authenticator app for iOS, Android

  • Bitwarden, the creator of the popular open-source password manager, has just launched a new authenticator app called Bitwarden Authenticator, which is available for iOS and Android devices.

  • CISA

CISA urges software devs to weed out path traversal vulnerabilities

  • ​CISA and the FBI urged software companies today to review their products and eliminate path traversal security vulnerabilities before shipping.

  • Hacker phones

Police shuts down 12 fraud call centres, arrests 21 suspects

  • Law enforcement shut down 12 phone fraud call centers in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Lebanon, behind thousands of scam calls daily.

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    • MAY 02, 2024
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  • Android

Microsoft warns of "Dirty Stream" attack impacting Android apps

  • Microsoft has highlighted a novel attack dubbed "Dirty Stream," which could allow malicious Android apps to overwrite files in another application's home directory, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution and secrets theft.

  • REvil ransomware

REvil hacker behind Kaseya ransomware attack gets 13 years in prison

  • Yaroslav Vasinskyi, a Ukrainian national, was sentenced to 13 years and seven months in prison and ordered to pay $16 million in restitution for his involvement in the REvil ransomware operation.

  • Windows

Microsoft won't fix Windows 0x80070643 errors, manual fix required

  • ​Microsoft has confirmed that it won't provide an automated fix for a known issue causing 0x80070643 errors when installing recent Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) updates.

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Cybersecurity consultant arrested after allegedly extorting IT firm

  • A former cybersecurity consultant was arrested for allegedly attempting to extort a publicly traded IT company by threatening to disclose confidential and proprietary data unless they paid him $1,500,000.



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