Mac Zero Day Targets Apple Devices in Hong Kong

Google researchers have detailed a widespread watering-hole attack that installed a backdoor on Apple devices that visited Hong Kong-based media and pro-democracy sites. Since at least late August, attackers have…

Likely state-based hackers infected Hong Kong websites to spy on Apple users, Google says

Written by Tim Starks Nov 12, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Suspected foreign government-backed hackers infected websites belonging to a Hong Kong-based media outlet and a pro-democracy group in a bid to…

Google warns of hackers using macOS zero-day flaw to capture keystrokes, screengrabs

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has revealed that hackers targeting visitors to websites in Hong Kong were using a previously undisclosed, or zero-day, flaw in macOS to spy on people. …

DDoS Attacks Shatter Records in Q3, Report Finds  

Q3 DDoS attacks topped thousands daily, with more growth expected. The third quarter saw the sheer volume of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks surge to several thousand hits per day, signaling…

China's personal data protection law kicks in today

China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) is now in force, laying out ground rules around how data is collected, used, and stored. It also outlines data processing requirements for companies…

FIN7 Lures Unwitting Security Pros to Carry Out Ransomware Attacks

The infamous Carbanak operator is moving is looking to juice its ransomware game by recruiting IT staff to its fake Bastion Secure ‘pen-testing’ company. The financially motivated cybercrime gang behind…

Explosive New MirrorBlast Campaign Targets Financial Companies

Key Points:  Morphisec Labs tracked a new MirrorBlast campaign targeting financial services organizations  MirrorBlast is delivered via a phishing email that contains malicious links which download a weaponized Excel document…

What is Spear Phishing? Definition, Examples, Prevention Strategies

What is spear phishing, you ask? Long story short, it’s a phishing technique that plays on the victim’s trust or, rather his gullibility. Spear phishing attacks are surgical, while general…

12 years jail for man who unlocked phones, defrauded AT&T of $200m

By Deeba Ahmed According to the US DoJ, Fahd remotely unlocked phones belonging to AT&T despite knowing that an investigation was launched against him. This is a post from HackRead.com…