FBI warns of hackers mailing malicious USB drives to spread ransomware

Cybercriminals are sending “decorative gift boxes” to unsuspecting businesses containing Lily Go USB flash drives that are installing ransomware on targeted devices. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has…

'Abundance of caution' pushes RSA Conference to June

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 23, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The RSA Conference has been delayed until June out of “an abundance of caution,” given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases…

“Get Your Free Omicron PCR test” is the latest Omicron phishing scam

The latest Omicron phishing scam is currently targeting unsuspecting users in the United Kingdom and uses fake NHS emails to do so. Omicron is the new variant of COVID-19 that…

Meta scrubbed a fake scientist's account that spread bogus COVID-19 claims

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP On July 24, 2021 a Swiss biologist, Wilson Edwards, claimed on Facebook and Twitter that the United States was pressuring the…

Industry group sounds alarm over 'Tardigrade' malware targeting biomanufacturing sector

Written by Tim Starks Nov 23, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A group of likely foreign government-sponsored hackers is behind cyberattacks on two bio-manufacturing companies that occurred this year, using a kind…

Ransomware fueled record year for UK cyber response

Written by Tim Starks Nov 17, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The U.K. National Cyber Security Centre fought a record number of digital intrusions in the past year, the agency reported, driven…

Suspected Chinese hackers masqueraded as Indian government to send COVID-19 phishing emails

Written by Tim Starks Oct 5, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An increasingly active Chinese government-linked hacking group impersonated Indian government agencies with phishing lures related to COVID-19 statistics and tax legislation,…

NSA, CISA share guidelines for securing VPNs as hacking groups keep busy

Cautioning that foreign government-backed hackers are actively exploiting vulnerabilities in virtual private network devices, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber wing on Tuesday published guidelines…

Phone scammers use COVID-19 vaccine appointments to try tricking victims into downloading malware

Hackers are targeting American and Canadian victims with a malware strain that used coronavirus-themed messages to dupe users into downloading software that collects their personal information, according to findings published…