This disturbing find by a CERT researcher demonstrates how attackers can encode malicious files within a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) image that acts in the same way as a ZIP archive.
We don’t often hear enough stories of cybercriminals being caught and paying back what they’ve stolen, but in the case of scammer Grant West, that’s exactly what has happened.
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a PSA warning that attackers are exploiting people's trust in sites that use HTTPS. Cybersecurity training has in the past rightly encouraged users to look for the lock icon next to the URL in the browser, but many users still believe this icon is proof that the site they're on is legitimate.
Ten hospitals—three in Alabama and seven in Australia—have been hit with paralyzing ransomware attacks that are affecting their ability to take new patients, it was widely reported on Tuesday.
Internet bad guys are now trying to trick you into filing a Yahoo claim and get a $100 payment because your personal data was in one of the big Yahoo data breaches. They are sending phishing attacks that look like they come from Yahoo and when you click on the links, you wind up on a fake website that looks like it's Yahoo, but will try to steal your personal information. Don't fall for it!
Scammers could be trying to get your personal information by tricking your employer.
The Better Business Bureau is warning about Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams, a type of email phishing scam that targets people who pay bills for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits.
It’s finally the time of the year when practices start to focus on the MACRA/MIPS program, and SkyPort IT is prepared to help.
University researchers say that smart TVs are leaking sensitive, private user information to companies including Google, Facebook, and Netflix.
As reported by the Financial Times, smart television sets produced by popular vendors including Samsung, Apple, and LG, alongside content and app streaming devices such as Amazon's FireTV and Roku, are sending out information potentially without the knowledge or consent of users.
Researchers at AdaptiveMobile Security, a firm that specializes in cyber telecoms security, have disclosed a new SIM card attack method that could work against over 1 billion mobile phones, and they claim it has already been exploited by a surveillance company to track users.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, has been around since 1996, with the intent to protect patients by properly handling their protected health information (PHI).
With good intentions, HIPAA set forth to provide both security provisions and data privacy. The legislation was passed in the age of paper records, a time that required much different security measures than what we see today.
23 years later, it’s safe to say the ways in which we store, access, or transfer PHI have changed drastically. Of course, incredible changes and advancements in technology require changes to how we protect and safely handle patient data. Have we seen regulatory change with HIPAA regarding the digital age we now live in?
Verizon, the No. 1 mobile carrier in the United States, this week introduced a free version of its robocall-blocking app, which will be standard on all new Android devices. The company further announced that it will auto-enroll eligible Android users to its Call Filter service and block what are seen as "high-risk" calls.
This includes calls from numbers that have been reported as fraudulent. Those calls will be sent to voicemail, while the display on caller ID will indicate "Potential Spam" to warn callers that it is likely a robocall.
Android users also can set their phones to block all international incoming calls via both the free app and within the Call Filter Plus service, which Verizon introduced in March.
For more information, check out the article here.
Wikipedia, the global online encyclopedia experienced intermittent service outages between September 6 and September 7, 2019.
The attack was launched on September 6, 2019 (Friday) and targeted several countries including the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and parts of the Middle East.
For more information, check out the Cyware article here.
Phone numbers linked to over 400 million Facebook accounts were recently found on an online server that was not password-protected. The information in question, according to the report, included users' Facebook IDs — which are strings of numbers used by the company to uniquely identify an account — and the associated phone number for each account. Some records are said to have included the user's name, gender, and country in which they resided.
IFA, Europe's premiere consumer tech trade show, is a massive showcase in Berlin for companies to display their latest products in front of international media and hordes of showgoers. Companies like Amazon, Samsung, Electrolux, LG, Lenova and Qualcomm will be front and center at IFA, alongside other companies perhaps less familiar to American audiences.
IFA's official dates this year are Friday, Sept. 6, to Wednesday, Sept. 11. Press coverage begins Wednesday, Sept. 4, with the first media day.
The popular “CamScanner” Android App, downloaded by Android users more than 100 million times, was recently discovered to be riddled with offensive malware. Kaspersky researchers discovered the malicious components of the app following a series of negative reviews on the Google Play store.
CamScanner app scans documents using its Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature and converts them into PDF files. The app is available for free download from the Google Play store. This popular app was developed and maintained by INTSIG Information Co Ltd and helps users to convert any printed document into a PDF file.
The app and its functionality seem to be legitimate as the app owners generate their revenue from the in-app advertisements. Security researchers also pointed out that one of the advertising libraries that the app owners pushed recently contained the malware component.
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If you’ve wanted to just plug a physical security key into your iPhone to log into apps securely — instead of problematic text messages or paging over to your authenticator app — now you can. Yubico is releasing the $70 YubiKey 5Ci, the first security key that can plug into your iPhone’s Lightning port or a USB-C port, and it’s compatible with popular password vaults LastPass and 1Password out of the box.
The New York State Department of Health provides the types of healthcare providers which should be implementing this update notice protocol immediately:
Hospitals, nursing homes, and diagnostic and treatment centers,
Adult care facilities, and
Home health agencies, hospices, licensed home care services agencies.
Everything a crook needs to commit financial identity theft — personal data such as your SSN and bank account numbers — sells for about $25 on the black market. But stolen health insurance and medical records can fetch about $1,000 per person. The greater potential yield of medical identity theft justifies the higher price. Older Americans are particularly vulnerable; Medicare billing scams cost taxpayers over $60 billion a year.
Security firm Check Point has revealed it has found a way to hack every iPhone and iPad running iOS 8 right up to betas of iOS 13. This spread covers eight years of devices (iOS 8 supports the 2011 iPhone 4S) and, with Tim Cook stating there are 1.4BN active iOS devices around the world, this is worrying news for Apple owners.
Google is launching a beta of its augmented reality walking directions feature for Google Maps, with a broader launch that will be available to all iOS and Android devices that have system-level support for AR.
The Live View feature isn’t designed with the idea that you’ll hold up your phone continually as you walk — instead, in provides quick, easy and super-useful orientation by showing you arrows and big, readable street markers overlaid on the real scene in front of you.