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Beware of Bill Gates-Themed Crypto Ponzi Scam on YouTube

Beware of Bill Gates-Themed Crypto Ponzi Scam on YouTube - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Researchers discovered several YouTube accounts compromised by hackers to spread a cryptocurrency giveaway scam while posing as Microsoft's former CEO Bill Gates.

Flaw in Rank Math WordPress Plugin Allows Hackers to Revoke Admin Privileges of Website Owners

Flaw in Rank Math WordPress Plugin Allows Hackers to Revoke Admin Privileges of Website Owners - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Researchers discovered two vulnerabilities in the Rank Math WordPress SEO plugin, which has over 200,000 installations, including a severe privilege escalation flaw.

New Watering Hole Attack Campaign Target Asian Countries

New Watering Hole Attack Campaign Target Asian Countries - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The new malware distribution campaign involves the use of watering-hole websites that are focused on a certain religious and ethnic group from Asian countries.

Zeus Sphinx Banking Trojan Returns From the Dead in New COVID-19 Baiting Phishing Scam

Zeus Sphinx Banking Trojan Returns From the Dead in New COVID-19 Baiting Phishing Scam - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
First detected in August 2015, the malware became popular as a commercial modular banking Trojan with core code elements based on Zeus v2.

Source Code of Dharma Ransomware Put up For Sale on Russian Hacking Forums

Source Code of Dharma Ransomware Put up For Sale on Russian Hacking Forums - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The source code for Dharma (aka Crysis), which was first spotted on the threat landscape in February 2016, is offered for a price as low as $2000.

Newly Discovered ‘Rubber Ducky’ Attacks Use Free Gift Cards to Trick Users Into Using Malicious USB Sticks

Newly Discovered ‘Rubber Ducky’ Attacks Use Free Gift Cards to Trick Users Into Using Malicious USB Sticks - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The malicious USB sticks come preloaded with an Arduino microcontroller ATMEGA32U4 programmed to emulate a USB keyboard for injecting keystrokes.

New Phishing Attack Tells Recipient They May Have Contracted COVID-19

New Phishing Attack Tells Recipient They May Have Contracted COVID-19 - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The phishing emails pretend to be from a local hospital informing the recipient that they were exposed to the Coronavirus and that immediate testing needs to be done.

Uncovering the Abilities of MedusaLocker Ransomware

Uncovering the Abilities of MedusaLocker Ransomware - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The MedusaLocker ransomware was first observed in the wild towards the end of September 2019.

Analyzing the Behavior of Vidar Information-Stealing Malware

Analyzing the Behavior of Vidar Information-Stealing Malware - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Vidar is capable of exfiltrating a variety of data including system information, browser data, and user credentials.

New Coronavirus Scam Urges Users to Trade in Bitcoin and Earn Millions

New Coronavirus Scam Urges Users to Trade in Bitcoin and Earn Millions - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Researchers reported a Coronavirus bitcoin scam that promises victims of earning millions while working from home.

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