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CISA: Phishing campaign targeting US federal agencies went undetected for months
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phishing

CISA: Phishing campaign targeting US federal agencies went undetected for months

Threat actors used legitimate remote access software to maliciously target federal employees
26 Jan 2023
Google Ads malvertising campaign prompts questions around Search security
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malware

Google Ads malvertising campaign prompts questions around Search security

A leading security researcher has called into question why Google still allows malware links to top search results
18 Jan 2023
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
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Security

The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Knowing how to hack a password, or at least the methods used, could help you keep yours safe from predatory cyber criminals
14 Nov 2022
Uber hacked via basic smishing attack
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Security

Uber hacked via basic smishing attack

The self-taught hacker impersonated an IT worker to gain an Uber employee's password, obtaining broad access to internal systems and posting taunting …
16 Sep 2022
Signal confirms 1,900 of its users were hit by Twilio breach
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cyber attacks

Signal confirms 1,900 of its users were hit by Twilio breach

Last week's phishing attack on Twilio has exposed phone numbers exposed and compromised user accounts
16 Aug 2022
Twilio account breach result of sophisticated social engineering campaign
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Security

Twilio account breach result of sophisticated social engineering campaign

Employees were subjected to personalised texts that impersonated Twilio's IT department, in a strategic credential harvesting operation
9 Aug 2022
Hackers hiding malicious links in top Google search results, researchers warn
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Hackers hiding malicious links in top Google search results, researchers warn

Malicious adverts made to resemble links to websites are targeting some of the world’s most popular websites
21 Jul 2022
Roblox hacker posts stolen documents online
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phishing

Roblox hacker posts stolen documents online

The company said that it has been investigating a phishing incident in which an employee was targeted through social engineering
18 Jul 2022
Marriott hit by data breach through social engineering
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data breaches

Marriott hit by data breach through social engineering

Unknown attackers were reportedly able to exfiltrate 20GB of information from the company
6 Jul 2022
BRATA malware has evolved to target online banking across Europe, researchers warn
phishing

BRATA malware has evolved to target online banking across Europe, researchers warn

The new variant can now access SMS, GPS, and device control to better steal financial data
21 Jun 2022
Security BSides commits to greater conference diversity after speaker backlash
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cyber security

Security BSides commits to greater conference diversity after speaker backlash

A surprise booking of a divisive social engineer prompted a number of cyber security experts to pull out of BSides Cleveland
21 Jun 2022
Deepfake attacks expected to be next major threat to businesses
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phishing

Deepfake attacks expected to be next major threat to businesses

Cisco’s cyber security experts agreed that social norms may also become “super weird” as a result
16 Jun 2022
What is shoulder surfing?
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social engineering

What is shoulder surfing?

This social engineering technique can pose a major security risk, so here's how to best protect against it
10 Jun 2022
LAPSUS$ breached T-Mobile systems, stole source code
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data breaches

LAPSUS$ breached T-Mobile systems, stole source code

T-Mobile has denied that the hackers obtained customer or government information
25 Apr 2022
IT Pro 20/20: The new frontier of innovation
IT Pro 20/20: The new frontier of innovation
Hardware

IT Pro 20/20: The new frontier of innovation

Businesses are putting green tech at their heart of their buying decisions, and manufacturers and paying attention
23 Feb 2022
LinkedIn phishing attacks have surged 232% since start of February
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phishing

LinkedIn phishing attacks have surged 232% since start of February

Hackers are tricking users into clicking on fake LinkedIn alerts in an effort to steal login information
17 Feb 2022
A month in the life of a social engineer
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social engineering

A month in the life of a social engineer

With hackers finding more ingenious ways to exploit human flaws, we get inside the planning stages of a social engineering attack
6 Jan 2022
Education and government most at risk from email threats
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phishing

Education and government most at risk from email threats

New report finds phishing remains most dominant threat to IT security
26 Nov 2021
Robinhood hack exposes data from millions of customers
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hacking

Robinhood hack exposes data from millions of customers

An attacker socially engineered an employee at the stock-trading platform to gain access to customer support systems
9 Nov 2021
Microsoft warns of dangerous ‘BazaCall’ call centre ransomware scam
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ransomware

Microsoft warns of dangerous ‘BazaCall’ call centre ransomware scam

Human operators are tricking victims into manually downloading malware onto their systems
30 Jul 2021
Four quick tips to create an unbreakable password
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cyber security

Four quick tips to create an unbreakable password

Sink password pirates with these password-creation tips
20 May 2021
Hackers target US taxpayers with NetWire and Remcos malware
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Hackers target US taxpayers with NetWire and Remcos malware

Attackers are attempting to lure victims with malware-laced Word documents that purport to contain tax-related content
19 Mar 2021
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
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Security

The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Some of the most common, and most effective, methods for stealing passwords
3 Mar 2021