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Continuous Threats and Attacks Piercing Windows OS

Continuous Threats and Attacks Piercing Windows OS - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Multiple cyberattacks have been found targeting Windows OS. Its users were targeted, almost on a daily basis, with some new malware, vulnerability, or attack vector. Therefore, the best solution is to always stay updated and frequently install the latest patches.

Cyber Threats Looming over Tokyo Olympics

Cyber Threats Looming over Tokyo Olympics - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Cybercriminals try to take advantage of the Tokyo Olympics and researchers and security agencies are already warning of the possible cyberattacks on the event. It appears to be challenging for Tokyo to stay protected from expected attacks. Defenses need to be amped up to the tee.

StrongPity APT Joins the Android Malware Landscape Against Syrian Government

StrongPity APT Joins the Android Malware Landscape Against Syrian Government - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Trend Micro attributed an Android malware sample to the StrongPity APT group, which was pilfering contact lists and collecting files with specific file extensions from Syrian e-Gov websites. Targeting a government’s application portal to bypass Android security signifies that the threat actor is fo ... Read More

Dozens of Malware on Pulse Secure Devices Targeting U.S. Organizations

Dozens of Malware on Pulse Secure Devices Targeting U.S. Organizations - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The CISA warned against 13 malware samples found on exploited Pulse Secure devices that went largely undetected by antivirus products. These were reportedly targeting U.S. government agencies, critical infrastructure entities, and private sector organizations. The federal agency has released I ... Read More

NPM Malware Poses Threat to Google Chrome Passwords

NPM Malware Poses Threat to Google Chrome Passwords - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The malware was found using legitimate password recovery tools on Windows systems. It is capable of providing additional access to camera and screen, file lookup, directory list, file upload, and shell command execution.

The Cost of Ransomware Attacks is Rising

The Cost of Ransomware Attacks is Rising - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
According to a recent report by Cloudian, t he average financial cost of ransomware attacks was $400,000. The average ransom payment was $223,000 while 14% of victims paid a ransom of $500,000 or more.

Chinese Attackers on a Global Attack Spree

Chinese Attackers on a Global Attack Spree - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Multiple threat actors originating from China are targeting multiple entities and businesses including government, education, politics, military, financial, and critical infrastructure firms to pilfer sensitive data. Despite repeated accusations, the frequency and aggression of these attacks have i ... Read More

Pirated Software Serve MosaicLoader Malware

Pirated Software Serve MosaicLoader Malware - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Bitdefender took the wraps off of an ongoing worldwide attack campaign involving MosaicLoader malware packaged within pirated software and advertised via search engine results. One of the most recommended ways to avoid such threats being downloaded on your systems is to refrain from downloading cra ... Read More

U.S. Public Schools Increasingly Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

U.S. Public Schools Increasingly Vulnerable to Cyberattacks - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
A report earlier this year revealed that 2020 marked a record-breaking year for cyberattacks against schools. The trend, however, continues this year; a barrage of attacks has already targeted several K-12 schools.

Rise in IoT Malware Attacks Raises Security Concerns

Rise in IoT Malware Attacks Raises Security Concerns - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Zscaler analyzed 575 million device transactions, along with 300,000 IoT-specific malware attack attempts. This revealed that IoT malware has witnessed a rise of 700% as compared to pre-pandemic numbers.

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