Phishers Target Office 365 Admins with Fake Admin Alerts

Security - Posted On:2019-07-22 12:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Compromising an employee's email account can be profitable for BEC scammers and for distributing malware, but being able to gain access to an email domain's administrator account is a jackpot. For this reason, it is important to be aware of phishing scams that are not targeting an organization's users, but rather their administrators [...]

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How to Get a List of Installed Windows 10 Updates

Security - Posted On:2019-07-22 12:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Windows 10 cumulative updates are released at least twice every month, and the updates include both security and non-security fixes. In this Windows 10 guide, we will explain steps to find out if a Windows 10 Update is installed correctly. [...]

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Hackers Exploit Jira, Exim Linux Servers to "Keep the Internet Safe'

Security - Posted On:2019-07-22 12:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Hackers are exploiting vulnerable Jira and Exim servers with the end goal of infecting them with a new Watchbog Linux Trojan variant and using the resulting botnet as part of a Monero cryptomining operation. [...]

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IRS Improved Security But Taxpayer Data Is Still At Risk

Security - Posted On:2019-07-21 12:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) failed to implement a good deal of security controls recommended over the years, leaving financial reporting and taxpayer data vulnerable to "inappropriate and undetected use, modification, or disclosure." [...]

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Russian FSB Intel Agency Contractor Hacked, Secret Projects Exposed

Security - Posted On:2019-07-20 15:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A contractor for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has been hacked and secret projects that were being developed for the intelligence agency were leaked to Russian Media. These projects detail Russia's attempt to de-anonymize users on the Tor network, collect data from social networks, and how to isolate the Russian internet [...]

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Microsoft Edge Uses Controlled Feature Rollout to Test New Features

Security - Posted On:2019-07-20 12:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is using Controlled Featured Rollout to test new features with randomly selected small groups of users. Over time, Microsoft gradually increases the size of the control group to garner further feedback and usage statistics. [...]

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Windows Defender Gets a New Name: Microsoft Defender

Security - Posted On:2019-07-20 11:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Windows Defender is being rebranded to Microsoft Defender to indicate that it now part of a cross platform family of products. This includes enterprise products, which offer solutions for multiple OS platforms. [...]

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The Week in Ransomware - July 19th 2019 - Targeted Attacks

Security - Posted On:2019-07-19 18:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

What a week. Every day we see a new city, police station, college, government agency, or company being affected by a ransomware attack. To make matters worse, they are getting hit with targeted ransomware that asks for a hefty price to get a decryptor. [...]

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iNSYNQ Cloud Hosting Provider Hit by Ransomware Attack

Security - Posted On:2019-07-19 17:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Cloud computing provider iNSYNQ experienced a ransomware attack which forced the company to shut down some of its servers to contain the malware infection from spreading and affecting more customer data. [...]

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New 'US State Police' Extortion Scam Includes Contact Numbers

Security - Posted On:2019-07-19 15:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new extortion scam is underway that pretends to be from a US State Police detective who is willing to delete child porn evidence if you send them $2,000 in bitcoins. Pretending to be from a state police detective is a new twist, but what really stands out is that they also include a contact phone number that can be used to call the [...]

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Mozilla Firefox Tor Mode Likely to Start as a Browser Addon

Security - Posted On:2019-07-19 15:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Mozilla and the Tor Project are in the early stages of exploring the inclusion of Tor's private browsing features within the Firefox web browser in the form of a privileged extension. [...]

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Mozilla Firefox Tor Mode to Likely Start as a Browser Addon

Security - Posted On:2019-07-19 14:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Mozilla and the Tor Project are in the early stages of exploring the inclusion of Tor's private browsing features within the Firefox web browser in the form of a privileged extension. [...]

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WizzAir Forces Password Reset on Customer Accounts

Security - Posted On:2019-07-19 09:14:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

WizzAir today announced its customers that their account password has been automatically reset due to a technical issue in the system. [...]

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Elusive MegaCortex Ransomware Found - Here is What We Know

Security - Posted On:2019-07-19 07:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A sample of the ransomware called MegaCortex that is known to target the enterprise in targeted attacks has been found and analyzed. In this article, we will provide a brief look at the MegaCortex Ransomware and how it encrypts a computer. [...]

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Ransomware Attacks Grow Rampant, Paying Still Not a Good Option

Security - Posted On:2019-07-19 07:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A flurry of ransomware attacks has been reported this week affecting entities in US states of Georgia, New York, Tennessee, and Florida. [...]

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Over 8,500 Google Chrome Bug Reports, Larger Rewards in Store

Security - Posted On:2019-07-19 00:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Nine years and more than 8,500 security bug reports later, Google decided to increase the value of the rewards for security vulnerabilities submitted through its Chrome Vulnerability Rewards Program. [...]

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Fake Office 365 Site Pushes Trickbot Trojan as Browser Update

Security - Posted On:2019-07-18 17:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Attackers have created a fake Office 365 site that is distributing the TrickBot password-stealing Trojan disguised as Chrome and Firefox browser updates. [...]

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Microsoft Begins Testing Windows 10 Controlled Feature Rollout

Security - Posted On:2019-07-18 15:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has started testing the new Window 10 Controlled Feature Rollout feature with Windows Insiders in the Slow ring. This feature allows Microsoft to slowly roll out new features without releasing entirely new builds. [...]

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Microsoft Adds Office 365 Group Lifetime Auto-Renewal Feature

Security - Posted On:2019-07-18 14:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft says that a new user activity-based expiration policy can be enabled for Office 365 groups by select Azure AD Premium customers starting today allowing for automated lifetime renewals without any user intervention. [...]

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Windows 10 20H1 Build 18941 Fixes OneDrive Search Crashes

Security - Posted On:2019-07-18 13:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has released Windows 10 20H1 Insider Preview Build 18941 to Insiders in the Fast ring. This build includes various fixes, such as for a crash when searching the OneDrive folder, and a new Korean IME. [...]

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