It's a truly cruel scam. Here's the dramatic way Google is trying to stop it

The call comes. And your instinct is to react instantly. Screenshot by ZDNet We all think we’re invulnerable. Until life events — or callous cyberscamming sorts — prove otherwise. One…

Cyber-attack on Planned Parenthood

Cyber-attack on Planned Parenthood A cyber-attack on Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) has resulted in the exposure of patients’ personally identifying information (PII). The agency said in a notice posted to its…

‘Double-Extortion’ Ransomware Data Leaks Skyrocket 935%

Startling triple-digit growth is fueled by easy criminal access to corporate networks and RaaS tools, an analysis found. The ransomware business is booming, and feeble corporate security and a flourishing…

Australia set to gain ability to sanction cyber attackers under 'Magnitsky-style' law

A Bill allowing Australia to directly issue sanctions against cyber attackers was unanimously passed by the Senate yesterday evening, and is set to appear before the lower house for another…

Stealthy ‘WIRTE’ Gang Targets Middle Eastern Governments

Kaspersky researchers suspect that the cyberattackers may be a subgroup of the politically motivated, Palestine-focused Gaza Cybergang. A threat actor tracked as WIRTE has been assaulting Middle East governments since…

FBI seized $2.3 million in cryptocurrency from REvil ransomware affiliate

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI in August seized approximately $2.3 million worth of cryptocurrency from a hacker affiliated with the REvil ransomware gang, according…

Toss a Coin to your Helper (Part 2 of 2)

Avast –  Avast –  In the first posting of this series, we looked at a clipboard stealer belonging to the MyKings botnet. In this second part of the blog series,…

Panasonic’s Data Breach Leaves Open Questions

Cyberattackers had unfettered access to the technology giant’s file server for four months. Consumer electronics giant Panasonic’s data breach raises questions, researchers say – given that more than two weeks…

3 Ways To Prepare For Cyber Attacks

Although there are countless ways to combat cyberattacks, in this article we are addressing 3 simple yet significant points that users can follow to protect their data. Cyber attacks are…

ScarCruft APT Mounts Desktop/Mobile Double-Pronged Spy Attacks

The North Korea-linked group is deploying the Chinotto spyware backdoor against dissidents, journalists and other politically relevant individuals in South Korea. The North Korea-linked ScarCruft advanced persistent threat (APT) group…