Thursday, October 1, 2020
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Microsoft 365 services back online after hours‑long outage

Microsoft resolves a service disruption that affected Office 365, Outlook.com, Teams and other cloud-based services The post Microsoft 365 services back online after hours‑long outage appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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APT‑C‑23 group evolves its Android spyware

ESET researchers uncover a new version of Android spyware used by the APT-C-23 threat group against targets in the Middle East The post APT‑C‑23 group evolves its Android spyware appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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FBI, CISA warn of disinformation campaigns about hacked voting systems

Threat actors may spread false claims about compromised voting systems in order to undermine confidence in the electoral process The post FBI, CISA warn of disinformation campaigns about hacked voting systems appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Bug let hijack Firefox browsers on other phones over Wi-Fi – NIST's new tool to help firms understand why staff fall for phishing – Almost 200 arrested in dark web crackdown The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared...
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5 tips for better Google Drive security

As cloud storage solutions are becoming more and more popular, we look at several simple steps you can take to secure your files on Google Drive The post 5 tips for better Google Drive security appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Ray‑Ban parent company reportedly suffers major ransomware attack

There is no evidence that cybercriminals were also able to steal customer data The post Ray‑Ban parent company reportedly suffers major ransomware attack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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179 arrested in massive dark web bust

The sting is said to be the US Government’s largest operation targeting crime in the internet’s seedy underbelly The post 179 arrested in massive dark web bust appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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New tool helps companies assess why employees click on phishing emails

NIST’s tool can help organizations improve the testing of their employees’ phish-spotting prowess The post New tool helps companies assess why employees click on phishing emails appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Mozilla fixes flaw that let attackers hijack Firefox for Android via Wi‑Fi

Attackers could have exploited the flaw to steal victims’ login credentials or install malware on their devices The post Mozilla fixes flaw that let attackers hijack Firefox for Android via Wi‑Fi appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Zoom now supports two-factor authentication. A cyber attack, which affected 14 inboxes belonging to Quebec’s Department of Justice, was confirmed by ESET researchers. The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

What are some common strategies cybercriminals employ in extortion schemes and how can you mitigate the chances of falling victim to a cyber-shakedown? The post 5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Plugging in a strange USB drive – What could possibly go wrong?

While wanting to return a found USB flash drive is commendable, you should avoid taking unnecessary risks, lest your device get infested and your data compromised. The post Plugging in a strange USB drive – What could possibly go wrong?...
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Emotet strikes Quebec’s Department of Justice: An ESET Analysis

The cyber attack affects 14 inboxes belonging to the Department of Justice was confirmed by ESET researchers.  The post Emotet strikes Quebec’s Department of Justice: An ESET Analysis appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Sports data for ransom – it’s not all just fun and games anymore

Sports and training data are more sophisticated and affordable than ever. With the democratization of (sports) performance data, are your personal information safe? The post Sports data for ransom – it’s not all just fun and games anymore appeared...
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Zoom makes 2FA available for all its users

Zoom now supports phone calls, text messages and authentication apps as forms of two-factor authentication   The post Zoom makes 2FA available for all its users appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

When Coffee Machines Demand Ransom, You Know IoT Is Screwed

A researcher reverse engineered an internet-connected coffee maker to see what kinds of hacks he could do with it. The answer: quite a lot.
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Russian Gets 7 Years in Prison for Linkedin, Dropbox & Formspring Hacks

A Russian man received a seven-year prison sentence for having hacked into computers belonging to LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring. On September 30, Honorable William H. Alsup, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, sentenced Yevgeniy Alexandrovich Nikulin,...
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Detecting Deep Fakes with a Heartbeat

Researchers can detect deep fakes because they don’t convincingly mimic human blood circulation in the face: In particular, video of a person’s face contains subtle shifts in color that result from pulses in blood circulation. You might imagine that these...
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Anthem to Pay Nearly $40M Settlement Over 2015 Cyberattack

Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. read more

#BeCyberSmart – why friends don’t let friends get scammed

Friends don't let friends get scammed. Because cybercrime hurts us all.