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Georgia man sentenced to prison for hacking iClouds of athletes and musicians

A Georgia man who used various phishing and social engineering attacks to break into the iCloud accounts of professional athletes and musicians was sentenced to three years in prison. Kwamaine Jerell Ford, 27, hacked into more than 100 Apple accounts belonging to high-profile individuals and spent nearly $325,000 using stolen financial information from several of…

Unofficial Telegram app secretly loads malicious sites

An unofficial Telegram app is secretly loading malicious sites onto the devices of unsuspecting users and running other malicious services in the background without the users’ consent. Symantec researchers discovered the malicious app, named MobonoGram 2019 (detected as Android.Fakeyouwon) and advertised as an unofficial version of the Telegram messaging application with more features than the…

Leahy bill would end bulk data collection, introduce reforms

Border-surveillance subcontractor suspended after cyberattack

Border-surveillance subcontractor Perceptics was suspended by The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after a cyberattack against the firm revealed sensitive monitoring details. The license-plate scanner and surveillance equipment firm was hit by an unknown assailant in an attack that revealed images of “fewer than 100,000” travelers faces, images of license plates, equipment schematics, HR…

Heaven’s Gate exploit still defiled ten years later to deliver RATs and stealers

Threat actors were spotted using a decade-old antivirus evasion technique in at least three malware distribution campaigns.  A HawkEye Reborn keylogger, Remcos remote access trojan (RAT), and various other cryptocurrency mining trojan campaigns are using the “Heaven’s Gate” technique to avoid antivirus detection, Cisco Talos researchers said in a July 1 blog post. The technique…

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