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S3 Ep25: Drained accounts, ransomware attacks and Linux badware [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin How a social engineer ripped off a victim lured in by one of those “small outstanding fee to pay” home delivery scams. The ransomware crooks targeting networks that still haven’t done their Hafnium patches. And the Linux kernel security holes that lay there undiscovered for 15 years. . . . Read more

Cyberpunk 2077 Headaches Grow: New Spyware Found in Fake Android Download

Threat actors impersonate Google Play store in scam as Sony pulls the game off the PlayStation store due to myriad performance issues. Threat actors continue to take advantage of the hype surrounding the release of the videogame Cyberpunk 2077 in a variety of ways. The latest twist is ransomware targeting . . . Read more

Magecart Attack Convincingly Hijacks PayPal Transactions at Checkout

New credit-card skimmer uses postMessage to make malicious process look authentic to victims to steal payment data. Just in time for a busy online holiday shopping season, the Magecart gang has come up with a new credit-card skimming technique for hijacking PayPal transactions during checkout. A security researcher who identifies . . . Read more

LinkedIn, Instagram Vulnerable to Preview-Link RCE Security Woes

Popular chat apps, including LINE, Slack, Twitter DMs and others, can also leak location data and share private info with third-party servers. Link previews in popular chat apps on iOS and Android are a firehose of security and privacy issues, researchers have found. At risk are Facebook Messenger, LINE, Slack, . . . Read more

Researcher: I Hacked Trump’s Twitter by Guessing Password

Trump’s weak Twitter password and lack of basic two-factor authentication protections made it shockingly simple to hack his account, Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers reported.   Dutch ethical hacker Victor Gevers claims it only took five attempts to guess the password to President Donald Trump’s Twitter account — “maga2020!”. That’s . . . Read more

Cybercriminals Step Up Their Game Ahead of U.S. Elections

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