How to Defend Against Mobile App Impersonation

Despite tight security measures by Google/Apple, cybercriminals still find ways to bypass fake app checks to plant malware on mobile devices. Dave Stewart, CEO of Approov, discusses technical approaches to…

TikTok Influencer Accounts Targeted in Major Phishing Campaign

Researchers have recently discovered a new phishing scam focused on stealing information and locking out over 125 high-profile TikTok accounts belonging to influencers, brand consultants, production companies, and influencers’ managers.…

Phishing Scam Aims to Hijack TikTok ‘Influencer’ Accounts

Threat actors used malicious emails to target more than 125 people with high-profile TikTok accounts in an attempt to steal info and lock them out. A recently discovered phishing scam…

Avast Q3’21 Threat Report

Avast –  Avast –  Latest Avast Q3’21 Threat Report reveals elevated risk for ransomware and RAT attacks, rootkits and exploit kits return. Foreword The threat landscape is a fascinating environment…

TikTok scammers tried hacking 125 targets that followed famous accounts, researchers find

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 16, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP More than 125 people and businesses associated with large TikTok accounts based around the world were targeted as part of a…

Hundreds of Twitter accounts aimed to suppress vote weeks before Honduran presidential election

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 10, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Hundreds of fake Twitter accounts targeted opposition candidates and urged citizens not to vote in an upcoming Honduran presidential election, according…

Free Discord Nitro Offer Used to Steal Steam Credentials

A fake Steam pop-up prompts users to ‘link’ Discord account for free Nitro subs. There’s a new scam making the rounds on Discord, through which cybercriminals can harvest Steam account…

Facebook targets Nicaraguan government for alleged 'troll farm' campaign

Facebook announced on Monday that it shut down a “troll farm” allegedly run by the government of Nicaragua and the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega…

Facebook accuses Nicaraguan government of running hundreds of fake accounts to target opposition

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nicaragua’s government has, for years, weaponized Facebook to try to discredit student protesters and boost official narratives, new findings show. Facebook’s…

Millions of Android devices abused by UltimaSMS Adware Scam

The UltimaSMS Adware scam is abusing Android apps to subscribe users to premium SMS services that charge up to $40/month depending on their mobile carrier and geographic location. Avast researchers…