New Mexico Sues Google for Mining Children's Data

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 19:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google is facing a new lawsuit for allegedly using its Google for Education platform to gather the personal and private data from students under the age of thirteen. [...]

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Microsoft Unveils Their New Windows 10 System Icons

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 16:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has started rolling out new Fluent-based icons for Windows 10 apps and system applications to Insiders on the Fast Ring. [...]

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FTC Refunds Victims of Office Depot Tech Support Scam

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 14:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The FTC has begun to issue refunds to people who were convinced into purchasing computer repair services at Office Depot based on fake malware scans. [...]

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Hackers Share Stolen MGM Resorts Guest Database with 10M+ Records

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 14:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

An archive with over 10 million records of guests at the MGM Resorts hotels is currently distributed for free on a hacking forum. [...]

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WhatsApp Phishing URLs Skyrocket With Over 13,000% Surge

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 14:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The number of WhatsApp phishing URLs has skyrocketed in Q4 2019 after a 13,467.6% huge QoQ surge in the number of unique phishing URLs targeting its users being discovered by email security company Vade Secure since Q3 2019. [...]

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Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux Now In Public Preview

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 10:59:56 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux is now available in a public preview that allows administrators and security professionals to test the product in six different Linux distributions. [...]

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Google Tells Microsoft Edge Users To Get Chrome for Better Security

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 10:59:56 Source: bleepingcomputer

The browser wars are starting to heat up again as both Google and Microsoft promote their software at the expense of their competitors. Such is the case with a new notification shown in the Chrome Web Store telling Microsoft Edge users to switch to Google Chrome. [...]

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Hackers Get Free MGM Resorts Guest Database with 10M+ Records

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 10:59:56 Source: bleepingcomputer

An archive with over 10 million records of guests at the MGM Resorts hotels is currently distributed for free on a hacking forum. [...]

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Tesla Pays $10K for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Bug

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 07:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Tesla paid a $10,000 bounty for a vulnerability in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) that had received a patch five days before getting the bug submission. [...]

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New Actors Attack Industrial Control Systems, Old Ones Mature

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 07:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Industrial control systems (ICS) across the world have become a larger target in 2019 as researchers discovered new threat actors attacking this sector while old ones have evolved and expanded their operations. [...]

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Credit Card Skimmer Found on Nine Sites, Researchers Ignored

Security - Posted On:2020-02-20 04:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Security researchers discovered a new batch of nine websites infected with malicious JavaScript that steals payment card info from online shoppers. [...]

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Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 10 Optional Update Experience

Security - Posted On:2020-02-19 18:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Starting today, Microsoft will begin rolling out the new Windows 10 optional updates experience that allows users to pick and choose what non-security updates and drivers they wish to install. [...]

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Microsoft Adds Enterprise Windows 10 Tamper Protection Controls

Security - Posted On:2020-02-19 17:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft announced today that support for the Windows 10 Tamper Protection feature has been added to Microsoft Defender ATP Threat & Vulnerability Management for additional info on exposed machines in their organization. [...]

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Swiss Govt Says Ransomware Victims Ignored Warnings, Had Poor Security

Security - Posted On:2020-02-19 15:00:03 Source: bleepingcomputer

Switzerland's Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) today warned of ongoing ransomware attacks targeting the systems of Swiss small, medium-sized, and large companies. [...]

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Windows 10 KB4532693 Update Bug Reportedly Deletes User Files

Security - Posted On:2020-02-19 14:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The Windows 10 KB4532693 update appears to be buggier than originally thought as users are reporting that the update is deleting their files. [...]

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Zero-Day in WordPress Plugin Exploited to Create Admin Accounts

Security - Posted On:2020-02-19 12:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A zero-day vulnerability in the ThemeREX Addons, a WordPress plugin installed on thousands of sites, is actively exploited by attackers to create user accounts with admin permissions and potentially fully taking over the vulnerable website. [...]

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DRBControl Espionage Operation Hits Gambling, Betting Companies

Security - Posted On:2020-02-19 11:45:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

An advanced threat actor has been targeting gambling and betting companies in multiple regions of the globe with malware that links to two Chinese hacker groups. [...]

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Over 20,000 WordPress Sites Run Trojanized Premium Themes

Security - Posted On:2020-02-19 11:45:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

A threat actor that has infected more than 20,000 WordPress sites by running the same trick for at least three years: distributing trojanized versions of premium WordPress themes and plugins. [...]

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Dharma Ransomware Attacks Italy in New Spam Campaign

Security - Posted On:2020-02-18 18:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Threat actors are distributing the Dharma Ransomware in a new spam campaign targeting Windows users in Italy.    [...]

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US Govt Warns of Ransomware Attacks on Pipeline Operations

Security - Posted On:2020-02-18 15:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) today alerted organizations across all critical U.S. infrastructure sectors about a recent ransomware attack that affected a natural gas compression facility. [...]

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