Tag: security

Ransomware attacks hijack Windows Quick Assist feature

Hackers have been observed combining spam, a classic IT tech support scam, and Windows built-in remote control and screen-sharing tool, Quick Assist, to deploy the Black Basta ransomware variant.  Reports from both Microsoft, and cybersecurity researchers Rapid7 outlined how the attack is also quite creative and not something that’s often…

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French Tiktok ban makes VPN usage soar in New Caledonia

People in New Caledonia have reportedly been turning to the best VPN services to keep accessing the TikTok app. The French government announced the ban on the popular video-sharing app yesterday (May 15, 2024) to quell violent clashes spreading across the South Pacific oversee territory among other measures, after declaring…

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Android 15 Theft Detection Lock Knows When Your Phone Is Stolen

Google is introducing new AI-powered safety tools in Android 15 that can lock down your phone if thieves nab it. Source

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Android Update: Theft Detection Lock Knows When Your Phone Is Stolen

Google is introducing new AI-powered safety tools in Android 15 that can lock down your phone if thieves nab it. Source

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Thousands of Linux servers infected by Ebury malware

Thousands of Linux servers are still infected by Ebury, a decades-old information-stealing malware that was thought extinct. Ebury is a sophisticated piece of malware designed to compromise Linux-based systems, particularly servers. It’s a type of backdoor and credential-stealing malware that allows attackers to gain unauthorized access to compromised systems. Ebury’s…

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MacOS devices are being targeted with PyPI backdoor to sneak into corporate networks

Security researchers have spotted a new campaign seeking to gain access to corporate networks by targeting macOS devices and employing impersonation/typosquatting on PyPI and steganography to compromise the endpoints. Researcjers from Phylum, which first observed the attack, unnamed threat actors created what seems to be a fork of the “requests”…

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