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Maropost database with 95 million left open and unsecure

A database owned by the email delivery and marketing firm Maropost was reportedly found open and unsecured exposing about 95 million customer records. Researchers at CyberNews initially found the database in early February noting it contained 19.2 million unique email addresses and marketing logs containing the relevant metadata for these emails, such as the exact…

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Upgraded malicious Word, Excel attachments targeting WFH employees

Cybercriminals are updating their tactics when it comes to using malicious attached Microsoft Word and Excel documents to not only fool the human recipients, but a device’s security software. An increase in the number of Excel spreadsheets being used to deliver the LimeRAT remote access trojan using the VelvetSweatshop default password has been tracked by…

FBI warns of COVID-19 phishing scams promising stimulus checks, vaccines

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a public service announcement warning citizens to watch out for email-based fraud and malware schemes that take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic. Among the scams to look out for are emails purporting to contain helpful information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

Five non-phishing types of cyberattacks to prepare for

Everybody is talking about email, browsing, and phishing as the main attack scenarios organizations should care about. However, in the real world, determined attackers use a variety of additional techniques that are in many cases under the radar of enterprise security teams. There are many of those attacks out there, and they’re gaining popularity. Here…

Iran maintaining on-going cyber efforts, no response yet to Soleimani killing

Iranian cyberespionage operations are continuing at a steady pace, but so far no reaction has been spotted in response to the January U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. Almost two months has passed since the Jan. 2, 2020 attack, Secureworks is only noting the continuation of previously implemented espionage operations from Iran/…

Idaho Central Credit Union reports two breaches

Idaho Central Credit Union has started informing some customers of two data breaches that impacted the financial institution The first instance cropped up on November 5, 2019 when some suspicious behavior was noted. A breach was confirmed three days later, reported BoiseDev. A data breach notice was sent on February 6, 2020 after a two-month…

Email scam swindles $2.6M from Puerto Rican government corporation

The Puerto Rico government fell for a phishing scam that bilked the U.S. territory out of $2.6 million — an incident that sounds like a possible business email compromise. According to an Associated Press report, the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO), a government-run corporation created to promote the island as an investment destination, reportedly filed…

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