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7 Ways Hackers and Scammers Are Exploiting Coronavirus Panic

In our previous stories, you might have already read about various campaigns warning how threat actors are capitalizing on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in an attempt to infect your computers and

Dark Nexus: A New Emerging IoT Botnet Malware Spotted in the Wild

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new emerging IoT botnet threat that leverages compromised smart devices to stage 'distributed denial-of-service' attacks, potentially triggered on-demand

Unveiled: How xHelper Android Malware Re-Installs Even After Factory Reset

Remember xHelper?A mysterious piece of Android malware that re-installs itself on infected devices even after users delete it or factory reset their devices—making it nearly impossible to

Secure Remote Working During COVID-19 — Checklist for CISOs

Coronavirus crisis introduces a heavy burden on the CISOs with the collective impact of a mass transition to working remotely coupled with a surge of cyberattacks that strive to monetize the general

Zoom Caught in Cybersecurity Debate — Here's Everything You Need To Know

Over the past few weeks, the use of Zoom video conferencing software has exploded ever since it emerged the platform of choice to host everything from cabinet meetings to yoga classes amidst the

How Just Visiting A Site Could Have Hacked Your iPhone or MacBook Camera

If you use Apple iPhone or MacBook, here we have a piece of alarming news for you.Turns out merely visiting a website — not just malicious but also legitimate sites unknowingly loading malicious ads

Magecart Hackers Inject iFrame Skimmers in 19 Sites to Steal Payment Data

Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered an ongoing new Magecart skimmer campaign that so far has successfully compromised at least 19 different e-commerce websites to steal payment card details of

New Zoom Hack Lets Hackers Compromise Windows and Its Login Password

Zoom has been there for nine years, but the immediate requirement of an easy-to-use video conferencing app during the coronavirus pandemic overnight made it one of the most favorite communication tool

WARNING: Hackers Install Secret Backdoor on Thousands of Microsoft SQL Servers

Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered a sustained malicious campaign dating back to May 2018 that targets Windows machines running MS-SQL servers to deploy backdoors and other kinds of malware,

Webinar — Autonomous Breach Protection: The New Security Paradigm Shift

Organizations today struggle with multi-product security stacks, that are expensive to purchase and maintain and also require a highly skilled security team to manually integrate and operate.The

Marriott Suffers Second Breach Exposing Data of 5.2 Million Hotel Guests

International hotel chain Marriott today disclosed a data breach impacting nearly 5.2 million hotel guests, making it the second security incident to hit the company in recent years."At the end of

AppTrana Offers Protection to Online Businesses During Coronavirus Outbreak

These are unprecedented times, and everyone is going through a testing period, with more than 3 billion people locked down all over the world.Businesses are scrambling to stay afloat and are forced to

COVID-19: Hackers Begin Exploiting Zoom's Overnight Success to Spread Malware

As people increasingly work from home and online communication platforms such as Zoom explode in popularity in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the spike in

Hackers Exploit Zero-Day Bugs in Draytek Devices to Target Enterprise Networks

Cybersecurity researchers with Qihoo 360's NetLab today unveiled details of two recently spotted zero-day cyberattack campaigns in the wild targeting enterprise-grade networking devices manufactured

Hackers Used Local News Sites to Install Spyware On iPhones

A newly discovered watering-hole campaign is targeting Apple iPhone users in Hong Kong by using malicious website links as a lure to install spyware on the devices.According to research published by

Watch Out: Android Apps in Google Play Store Capitalizing on Coronavirus Outbreak

Preying on public fears, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is proving to be a goldmine of opportunity for attackers to stage a variety of malware attacks, phishing campaigns, and create scam sites and

TrickBot Mobile App Bypasses 2‐Factor Authentication for Net Banking Services

The malware authors behind TrickBot banking Trojan have developed a new Android app that can intercept one-time authorization codes sent to Internet banking customers via SMS or relatively more secure

Critical RCE Bug Affects Millions of OpenWrt-based Network Devices

A cybersecurity researcher today disclosed technical details and proof-of-concept of a critical remote code execution vulnerability affecting OpenWrt, a widely used Linux-based operating system for

How to Provide Remote Incident Response During the Coronavirus Times

While the Coronavirus pandemic continues to strike chaos across the global economies, threat actors keep on launching cyberattacks on organizations from all sizes and verticals.IR providers face a

Dozens of Android Apps for Kids on Google Play Store Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme

More than 50 Android apps on the Google Play Store—most of which were designed for kids and had racked up almost 1 million downloads between them—have been caught using a new trick to secretly click