Adobe Fixes 26 Vulnerabilities Including 11 Critical Flaws
Aug11

Adobe Fixes 26 Vulnerabilities Including 11 Critical Flaws

Adobe has released patches to address 26 vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader, including 11 flaws that have been rated critical. The critical flaws could be exploited to bypass security controls, with 9 of the critical flaws allowing the remote execution of arbitrary code. The remote code execution vulnerabilities are a mix of out-of-bounds write vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-9693 and CVE-2020-9694), use-after-free...

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INTERPOL Report Shows Major Increase in Cyberattacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Aug06

INTERPOL Report Shows Major Increase in Cyberattacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

INTERPOL has completed an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on cybercrime and has found a major increase in attacks during the pandemic, with cybercriminals shifting their focus from targeting individuals and small businesses to attacking large corporations, critical infrastructure, and government agencies. With many countries implementing lockdowns to curb COVID-19 infections, businesses have been forced into allowing virtually of...

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Online Shopping Scams Have Soared During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Aug05

Online Shopping Scams Have Soared During the COVID-19 Pandemic

There has been a major increase in online shopping scams during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent public service announcement by the FBI. Reports to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) from victims of online shopping scams have soared in recent months. Many of the reports concern orders from websites where the goods are not received or where different items to those ordered were sent. Victims of these scams were...

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Netwalker Ransomware Gang Generates Over $25 Million in Ransom Payments in 5 Months
Aug04

Netwalker Ransomware Gang Generates Over $25 Million in Ransom Payments in 5 Months

2020 has seen the Netwalker ransomware gang step up attacks on government organizations, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and private companies. In late July the FBI issued a Flash Alert warning about the increase in attacks. This week, McAfee has published data showing how successful those attacks have been. McAfee has been tracking payments made to the Bitcoin addresses known to be used by the threat group and $25...

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Spear Phishing Used in Twitter Hack: Three Individuals Charged
Aug03

Spear Phishing Used in Twitter Hack: Three Individuals Charged

In July 2020, Twitter was hacked and hackers temporarily took control of several high-profile Twitter accounts with millions of followers. The accounts were used to send Tweets as part of a Bitcoin scam, announcing that if Bitcoin was transferred, the payment would be sent back at double the amount sent. Approximately $120,000 in Bitcoin was sent to the Bitcoin wallets used by the scammers. The Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, Bill...

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