We’ve explained smishing schemes before [view related posts]. Smishing is like phishing, but uses SMS texting to deliver malicious code to users’ phones, or tricks the user into visiting a malicious website to steal their credentials or money. Hence, the important tip is to be very wary of texts from unknown individuals urging you

The Twilio and Cloudfare smishing attacks [view related post] provide a timely reminder of how sophisticated smishing attacks are and how they can affect businesses and their customers. But threat actors don’t just attack businesses– they also attack individual users, hoping to trick them into giving the threat actors credentials for access into personal

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced its first ever penalty against a cryptocurrency platform this week, with a whopping $30 million fine assessed against Robinhood Crypto, LLC (RHC) for what it described as “significant failures in the areas of bank secrecy act/anti-money laundering obligations and cybersecurity that resulted in violations of the

What is Neopets, you ask? It is a virtual pet website that gives members the ability to “own, raise, and play games with their virtual pets.” According to BleepingComputer, Neopets has experienced a data breach which has exposed the data of up to 69 million Neopets users. That is not an issue when you

According to research by Palo Alto’s Unit 42, the most recent campaign by advanced persistent threat Cloaked Ursa (aka APT 20, Nobelium, or Cozy Bear), “demonstrate[s] sophistication and the ability to rapidly integrate popular cloud storage services to avoid detection.” Cloaked Ursa is believed to be affiliated with the Russian government.

Unit 42 found that

Online mortgage lender Lending Tree sent breach notification letters to affected individuals on June 29, 2022. The letter advises those persons that their name, social security number, date of birth, and address were compromised in mid-February 2022 as a result of a code vulnerability that “likely resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of some sensitive personal

A recently-issued joint advisory by the FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the Treasury Department warns that MedusaLocker ransomware “targets vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to access victims’ networks.” The alert encourages “network defenders to examine their current cybersecurity posture and apply the recommended mitigations,…including:

  • Prioritize remediating

On June 2, 2022, CISA (the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency), the FBI, the Department of the Treasury and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a joint Cybersecurity Alert warning companies of the Karakurt Team/Karakurt Lair extortion group, which has “employed a variety of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), creating significant challenges for defense and

A joint advisory issued June 7, 2022, by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, FBI and the National Security Agency entitled “People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Exploit Network Providers and Devices,” warns that Chinese-Sponsored cyber actors are exploiting “publicly known vulnerabilities in order to establish a broad network of compromised infrastructure.” The entities