This New Malware Has A Unique Email Offer

The Quaverse Remote Access Trojan–affectionately dubbed QRat–has been with us since at least 2015. It’s a good piece of malware because it’s notoriously difficult to detect and it provides high value information like passwords, sensitive files, screenshots and more. In addition to remotely offloading files, hackers can assume complete control over any infected system. In the malware world, it doesn’t …

New PayPal Phishing Attempts Are After Your Account Info

Hackers and scammers have hit the ground running in 2021, launching an extensive new phishing campaign that targets the legions of PayPal users around the world. The campaign is being run on both text message and email channels and if you’re a PayPal user, you may have already seen it. If you haven’t, in the days and weeks ahead, you’ll …

Brand New Ransomware Found On The Internet

Hackers around the world didn’t waste any time. New Year’s celebrations have barely ended, and already, we have our first reports of a new malware strain to help ring in 2021. Dubbed Babuk Locker, the strain is aimed squarely at corporate networks. Based on an analysis of the code, security experts have concluded that the software was designed by mid-level …

Big Changes Coming To Microsoft Outlook In Coming Years

Microsoft has been moving toward a unified “single version” of Outlook that would offer a seamless user experience across all platforms and devices. Unfortunately, thus far, that objective has remained elusive. In late 2020, however, the company announced “Project Monarch” which seeks to create a new email/calendar client that will finally accomplish the company’s long-stated goal. Their goal is providing …

Hacker Attacks On Healthcare Industry Are On The Rise

In the early days of the pandemic, several major groups of hackers pledged that their activities would not be aimed at institutions that were engaged in vaccine research. There was at least one high profile instance where the agreement was violated, but for the most part, the hackers kept their word. Research facilities were left largely alone. A bit later, …

Adobe Flash Has Reached End of Life Status

Is your company’s website built around Adobe’s aging Flash Player? If so, be aware that you are officially on your own. Flash reached its EOL (End of Life) as of January 1st of this year (2021). From a business perspective, you don’t have to worry that your Flash-dependent website will suddenly stop working, but from here on, you won’t be …

Weak Passwords Are Making Easy Work For This New Malware

There’s a new worm making the rounds on Windows and Linux-based servers that you should be aware of. This nasty bit of code has been spreading rapidly, using simple brute-force methods to break into public facing-services like Tomcat, MySQL, Jenkins, WebLogic and others. Unfortunately, the prevalence of weak passwords protecting these public-facing systems has made the brute force attacks that …

Security Incident Exposes Some T-Mobile Customer Data

In 2020, there have been a number of high-profile data breaches, and as we move closer to the end of the year, we have yet another to report. This time, cellular carrier T-Mobile is the victim, having recently disclosed a security incident that exposed the phone numbers and call records of some of the company’s customers. The company’s official statement …

Be Careful Your Home Security Cameras Can Be Hacked

Various hackers around the world have found a new hobby. Recently, there has been a rise in “Swatting Attacks”, which have seen hackers take advantage of the notoriously weak or nonexistent security in “smart” devices built for home use. Hackers do this so they can call the police on you and then watch you and the emergency responders through your …

Kawasaki Is The Latest Company To Endure Data Breach

Japanese juggernaut Kawasaki Heavy Industries is the latest company to fall victim to a security breach. The company, which employs more than 35,000 people and has offices all over the globe recently disclosed the breach to its customers. The company discovered that one or more unauthorized parties accessed a company server in Japan from an office in Thailand on June …