Virus researchers are warning web surfers to be on the lookout for malicious websites claiming to offer a naked video of Erin Andrews, the attractive ESPN sports reporter who was recently captured with her clothes off in a hotel room by a peephole camera. The real video made its way to the web, but has since been taken down. Now, cybercrooks, recognizing that many users are searching for the popular clip, have created websites claiming to show the video but actually try to infect visitors with malware, anti-virus firm Sophos said this week. — DK
Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony has begun an investigation into an alleged cyberattack, which was reported to have resulted in the exposure of 3.14 GB of data in hacking forums, amid the emergence of different attackers claiming to be behind the hack, according to BleepingComputer.
BleepingComputer reports that vulnerable Openfire messaging servers impacted by the already addressed high-severity authentication bypass flaw, tracked as CVE-2023-32315, are being subjected to ongoing attacks aimed at ransomware encryption and cryptominer distribution.
T-Mobile has denied being impacted by a cyberattack in April that compromised employee information after VX-Underground reported that it had been notified by threat actors of the attack, which occurred immediately after the telecommunications provider was breached in March, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.