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S3 Ep18: Apple emergency, crypto blunder and botnet takedown [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin Apple pushed out an iOS update in something of a hurry to shut down a serious 0-day bug. The GnuPG team scrambled to fix an ironic vulnerability that could be exploited during the very process of checking if the data you just received could be trusted. And . . . Read more

The 5 Most-Wanted Threatpost Stories of 2020

A look back at what was hot with readers — offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year. As 2020 draws to a close, it’s clear that work-from-home security, ransomware, COVID-19-themed social engineering and attacks by nation-states will go . . . Read more

Malspam Campaign Milks Election Uncertainty

Emails try to lure victims with malicious documents claiming to have information about voting interference. Threat actors have taken advantage of the ongoing uncertainty around the 2020 U.S. election to unleash a new malspam campaign aimed at spreading the Qbot trojan. Criminals behind Qbot resurfaced the day after the election . . . Read more

Buer Loader “malware-as-a-service” joins Emotet for ransomware delivery

by Paul Ducklin If you’ve followed the inglorious history of malware in recent years, you’ll almost certainly have heard the name Emotet. That’s a long-lived and extensive family of malware that we’ve had the unfortunate necessity to warn you about on many occasions, Emotet is what’s known as a bot . . . Read more

Xfinity, McAfee Brands Abused by Parked Domains in Active Campaigns

Malicious redirection websites are using typosquatting and impersonation to attack unwary visitors. Parked domains, which act as aliases and redirect to other websites, can send visitors to malicious or unwanted landing pages or turn entirely malicious at any point in time – as evidenced by a recent Emotet campaign, a . . . Read more

Louisiana Calls Out National Guard to Fight Ransomware Surge

An investigation showed a custom backdoor RAT and the Emotet trojan in the networks of municipal victims of the attacks. The National Guard has been called in to help stop a series of government-focused ransomware attacks in Louisiana, according to a report. Local government offices across the Pelican State have . . . Read more

Feds Sound Alarm Over Emotet Attacks on State, Local Govs

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Emotet Emails Strike Thousands of DNC Volunteers

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