Google: We're sending out lots more phishing and malware attack warnings – here's why

Google’s policy to send alerts to people with Google Accounts that are targeted by suspected state-sponsored hackers is getting a full work out in 2021. The company says it has…

State-sponsored Iranian hackers uploaded fake VPN app to Google's Play store, posed as university officials

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Suspected government-backed hackers from Iran have used an array of techniques, from password theft to uploading a fake app to a…

Podcast: 67% of Orgs Have Been Hit by Ransomware at Least Once

Fortinet’s Derek Manky discusses a recent global survey showing that two-thirds of organizations suffered at least one ransomware attack, while half were hit multiple times. A recent report found that…

Windows security: 20 years on from Bill Gates' Trustworthy Computing memo, how much has changed?

It’s almost 20 years since then-Microsoft boss Bill Gates wrote his famous Trustworthy Computing memo, in which he urged the company to produce more secure software.  “Eventually, our software should…

The White House is having a big meeting about fighting ransomware. It didn't invite Russia

The White House has held a meeting with ministers and officials from 30 nations and the European Union to discuss how to combat ransomware and other cyber threats.  The two-day…

Iran-linked hackers targeted maritime and defense contractors, compromised Office 365 accounts

Written by Tonya Riley Oct 11, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers likely supporting Iranian national interests attempted to compromise U.S. and Israeli defense technology and global maritime companies, Microsoft researchers shared…

Firefox Suggest to display sponsored ads but users can disable them

The company maintains that it has to help fund Firefox’s optimization/development, and therefore, it has introduced a new feature called Firefox Suggest in Firefox 93. Mozilla, as we know it,…

Microsoft: Russia Dominates State-Sponsored Attacks

Microsoft: Russia Dominates State-Sponsored Attacks Russia accounted for the majority of state-sponsored attacks over the past year, with the SolarWinds attackers dominating threat activity, according to Microsoft data. The firm’s Digital…

Is counter-attack justified against a state-sponsored cyber attack? It’s a legal grey area

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  The US has charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for cyber attacks. Parmida Rahimi/Flickr, CC BY-SA Sandeep Gopalan, Deakin University On March 23,…

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,…