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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…

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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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U.S. Virgin Islands hit with ransomware and BEC attack

The U.S. Virgin Islands Police department was hit with a ransomware attack in April that targeted servers housing internal affairs records and citizen complaints while the territory’s water department was separately hit with a business email compromise (BEC). “A lot of our files got corrupted, so we did notify the FBI and we are working with…

Village of Key Biscayne hit with a cyberattack

The small Florida municipality of the Village of Key Biscayne has found itself with the dubious honor of joining Baltimore, Atlanta and several other Sunshine State cities by being victimized with by a cyberattack. Unlike the other victims village officials did not declare ransomware was to blame, instead referring to the incident a “data security…

Philly Courts shut down by unspecified malware

Not even a month after ransomware struck the city of Baltimore, an unspecified malware attack shut down Philadelphia’s online court systems for weeks forcing attorneys to file paperwork in person, longer lines, and even jury duty excusals being granted via Twitter. The problems started on May 21 when the malware was discovered in “a limited…

Russia accused of hacking EU embassy in Moscow

Russia is believed to have hacked the Europian Union’s embassy in Moscow in a sophisticated cyberespionage attack designed to steal highly sensitive material from the mission’s internal network just weeks before the European Parliament elections. The initial attack took place in February 2017, but wasn’t detected until April of this year. European officials aren’t yet…

Using fitness tracking tech to fight cyberattacks

Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bath and Goldsmiths, the University of London are looking into the impact a fitness tracker-type device could have to make people aware of cybersecurity dangers. The logic the researchers are following is that if a wearable fitness tracker can remind a person through a buzz or vibration that it’s…

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