Hackers are turning to this simple technique to install their malware on PCs

Nation state-backed hacking groups are exploiting a simple but effective new technique to power phishing campaigns for spreading malware and stealing information that’s of interest to their governments.  Cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint say…

Hackers could steal encrypted data now and crack it with quantum computers later, warn analysts

Beijing-backed hackers might soon start trying to steal encrypted data — such as biometric info, the identities of covert spies, and weapons designs — with a view to decrypting it…

Hackers are targeting this Microsoft Windows Installer flaw, say security researchers

Hackers have already created malware in a bid to exploit an elevation of privilege vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows Installer. Microsoft released a patch for CVE-2021-41379, an elevation of privilege flaw…

Google: Half of compromised cloud instances have weak or no passwords

Online criminals are deploying cryptocurrency miners within just 22 seconds of compromising misconfigured cloud instances running on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Cryptocurrency mining is by far the main malicious activity…

Black Friday shopping? FBI says beware of these holiday scams and phishing threats

With Thanksgiving underway and Black Friday sales about to arrive, the FBI has warned consumers to be wary of online-shopping scams and phishing attackers using big brands to steal online…

This chip flaw could have let malicious apps eavesdrop on Android phone users

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has addressed four vulnerabilities that could have allowed malicious apps to eavesdrop on Android phone users.  Three the of vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2021-0661, CVE-2021-0662 and CVE-2021-0663,…

Hit by ransomware? Make sure you don't make this first obvious mistake

Organisations that fall victim to a ransomware attack shouldn’t let the cyber criminals know they have cyber insurance – because if the attackers know that their victim holds an insurance…

Microsoft warning: Now Iran's hackers are attacking IT companies, too

Microsoft has raised an alarm about a massive surge in Iranian state-sponsored hacking attempts against IT services firms. ZDNet Recommends According to Microsoft, attacks from state-sponsored Iranian hackers on IT…

Microsoft warning: Now Iran's hackers are attacking IT companies, too

Microsoft has raised an alarm about a massive surge in Iranian state-sponsored hacking attempts against IT services firms. ZDNet Recommends According to Microsoft, attacks from state-sponsored Iranian hackers on IT…

College for cyber criminals: Dark web crooks are teaching courses on how to build botnets

Botnets are one of the key drivers of cyberattacks, used to distribute malware, ransomware and other malicious payloads – and dark web forums are now offering lessons on how to…