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It’s Not the Trump Sex Tape, It’s a RAT

Criminals are using the end of the Trump presidency to deliver a new remote-access trojan (RAT) variant disguised as a sex video of the outgoing POTUS, researchers report. As outgoing President Donald Trump continues to dominate headlines, cybercriminals have decided to horn in on the much-gossiped-about — and yet to . . . Read more

Facebook Shutters Accounts Used in APT32 Cyberattacks

Facebook shut down accounts and Pages used by two separate threat groups to spread malware and conduct phishing attacks. Facebook has shut down several accounts and Pages on its platform, which were used to launch phishing and malware attacks by two cybercriminal groups: APT32 in Vietnam and an unnamed threat . . . Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine Cyberattacks Steal Credentials, Spread Zebrocy Malware

Cybercriminals are leveraging the recent rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines globally in various cyberattacks – from stealing email password to distributing the Zebrocy malware. Cybercriminals are tapping into the impending rollout of COVID-19 vaccines with everything from simple phishing scams all the way up to sophisticated Zebrocy malware campaigns. Security . . . Read more

TA416 APT Rebounds With New PlugX Malware Variant

The TA416 APT has returned in spear phishing attacks against a range of victims – from the Vatican to diplomats in Africa – with a new Golang version of its PlugX malware loader.

ThreatList: Pharma Mobile Phishing Attacks Turn to Malware

After the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic, mobile phishing attacks targeting pharmaceutical companies have shifted their focus from credential theft to malware delivery. As pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, mobile phishing gangs are swapping up their tactics in hopes to get their hands . . . Read more

Scams Ramp Up Ahead of Black Friday Cybercriminal Craze

With more online shoppers this year due to COVID-19, cybercriminals are pulling the trigger on new scams ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The number of online holiday shoppers this year is expected to skyrocket due to the pandemic – and consequently, consumers can expect an onslaught of scams, . . . Read more

Google Forms Abused to Phish AT&T Credentials

More than 200 Google Forms impersonate top brands – including Microsoft OneDrive, Office 365, and Wells Fargo – to steal victims’ credentials. Researchers are warning of phishing attacks that leverage Google Forms as a landing page to collect victims’ credentials. The forms masquerade as login pages from more than 25 different . . . Read more

GrowDiaries Exposes Emails, Passwords of 1.4M Cannabis Growers

Cannabis journaling platform GrowDiaries exposed more than 3.4 million user records online, many from countries where pot is illegal. A database linked to GrowDiaries, an online community of cannabis growers, has exposed more than a million users’ email addresses, passwords, IP address records and posts. GrowDiaries is a robust online community of . . . Read more