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IT Security Newsletter - 7/9/2020

Microsoft neuters Office 365 account attacks that used clever ruse

Microsoft has neutered a large-scale fraud campaign that used knock-off domains and malicious apps to scam customers in 62 countries around the world. The software maker and...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/8/2020

Feds indict 'fxmsp' in connection with million-dollar hacking operation

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a man with hacking-related crimes as part of an investigation into a group of foreign scammers accused of targeting more than 300...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/7/2020

First-Ever Russian BEC Gang, Cosmic Lynx, Uncovered

Researchers say they have discovered the first-ever reported Russian business email compromise (BEC) cybercriminal ring, showing that sophisticated attackers beyond the usual Nigerian scammers...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/6/2020

E.U. Authorities Crack Encryption of Massive Criminal and Murder Network

European law-enforcement officials have shut down an encrypted Android-based communications platform used exclusively by criminals to plot murders, traffic illegal drugs,...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/2/2020

Dozens of US news sites hacked in WastedLocker ransomware attacks

The Evil Corp gang hacked into dozens of US newspaper websites owned by the same company to infect the employees of over 30 major US private firms using fake software update...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/1/2020

Fake "DNS Update" emails targeting site owners and admins

Attackers are trying to trick web administrators into sharing their admin account login credentials by urging them to activate DNSSEC for their domain. The scam was spotted by Sophos...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/30/2020

UC San Francisco pays $1.14 million for ransomware decryptor

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) says that it paid $1.14 million to the Netwalker ransomware operators who successfully breached the UCSF School of Medicine's IT...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/29/2020

8 U.S. City Websites Targeted in Magecart Attacks

Researchers are warning that the websites of eight U.S. cities - across three states - have been compromised with payment card-stealing Magecart skimmers. The websites all utilize Click2Gov...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/26/2020

Chinese bank requires foreign firm to install app with covert backdoor

A large, multinational technology company got a nasty surprise recently as it was expanding its operations to China. The software a local bank required the company to install...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/25/2020

Akamai Mitigates Record 809 MPPS DDoS Attack

Akamai on Thursday revealed that it mitigated a second record-setting distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack since the beginning of June, one that peaked at 809 MPPS (million packets per second)....

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