Posts From Mo Moin

Scammers are targeting Londoners with fake fine notification texts that accuse victims of flouting the country’s lockdown rules. The malicious text has been designed to look like a genuine COVID-19 alert sent by the UK government. Victims who receive the

A recently discovered strain of malware exploits the current COVID19 pandemic to render computers unusable by overwriting the MBR. SonicWall’s security researchers have discovered a new piece of malware that exploits the current COVID19 outbreak to render computers unusable by overwriting

Infosecurity Europe 2020, due to take place June 2-4, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, event organizers Reed Exhibitions have announced. Held annually at London Olympia, Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s largest and most comprehensive information security event, attracting

Over 2000 new phishing domains have been set up over the past month to capitalize on the surging demand for Zoom from home workers, according to new data from BrandShield. The brand protection company analyzed data from its threat hunting

Crooks target Android users working from home due to the Coronavirus outbreak with a Trojanized version of the popular video messaging app Zoom. Security experts from Bitdefender have spotted tainted versions of the Android Zoom video-conferencing application that is targeting

Microsoft has been forced to alert several dozen hospitals in a “first of its kind notification” that their gateway and VPN appliances are vulnerable to ransomware groups actively scanning for exposed endpoints. The tech giant claimed that attackers behind the

Businesses have been urged to tighten their data protection technologies, policies and procedures after a UK Supreme Court ruling yesterday left the door open for employers to be sued by their staff for insider breaches. The case involved supermarket chain

Microsoft is sending notifications to dozens of hospitals about vulnerable VPN devices and gateways exposed online in their network. Microsoft is warning dozens of hospitals of the risks of ransomware attacks due to insecure VPN devices and gateways exposed online.

Researchers uncovered a massive attack on Windows running Microsoft SQL servers by a group of hackers using the new wave of long-running attack campaign called Vollgar. Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft with 3rd

A critical vulnerability with the Zoom client for windows allows attackers to steal Windows login credentials. Zoom is an online video communication platform that has features such as video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. Zoom usability is high

An American healthcare provider whose patients’ records were allegedly published online in a ransomware attack has told patients their data is secure. Affordacare runs an urgent care walk-in clinic network out of five locations in Texas. The organization was hit

More ransomware victims than ever before are complying with the demands of their cyber-attackers by handing over cash to retrieve encrypted files. New research published March 31 by CyberEdge shows that both the number of ransomware attacks and the percentage

A cybersecurity company has launched a lockdown-friendly hacking competition that doesn’t require any travel or socializing. Participants of Cyber 2.0’s new Home Hackers Challenge can compete for a cash prize without having to leave their houses. The competition is open

Cybersecurity researchers spotted a crypto-mining botnet, tracked as Vollgar, that has been hijacking MSSQL servers since at least 2018. Researchers at Guardicore Labs discovered a crypto-mining botnet, tracked as Vollgarbotnet, that is targeting MSSQL databases since 2018. The botnet is used

UK businesses could be putting customer data at risk by having a low understanding of important data protection legislation. Research from IONOS has shown that 44% of IT decision makers in the UK do not have a comprehensive understanding of

Researchers published proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits for the CVE-2020-0796 Windows flaw, tracked as SMBGhost, that can be exploited for local privilege escalation. Researchers Daniel García Gutiérrez (@danigargu) and Manuel Blanco Parajón (@dialluvioso_) have published proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits for the CVE-2020-0796 Windows vulnerability,