Facebook's Meta pushes back Messenger and Instagram encryption plans until 2023

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has pushed back its plans to enable end-to-end encryption (E2EE) as the default on Facebook Messenger and Instagram until 2023.  Messenger and and Instagram…

Cloud security firm Lacework secures $1.3 billion in new funding round

Lacework has raised $1.3 billion in a new funding round to bolster its position in the cloud security market.  Announced on Thursday, the Series D funding round was led by…

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.…

Netflix Bait: Phishers Target Streamers with Fake Service Signups

Lures dressed up to look like movie and TV streaming offers are swiping payment data. The past year’s massive migration of movie and television audiences to streaming services has provided…

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…

Why are you still using QWERTY? 2021's most common passwords revealed

An analysis of password habits worldwide has revealed we are still performing poorly when it comes to strong credential management.  While the idea of using passwords such as QWERTY, 123456,…

Pakistani and Syrian Threat Actors Banned from Facebook

Meta, the company that used to be known as Facebook, released a statement saying that it had taken measures against four separate cybercrime organizations from Pakistan and Syria. The hacking…

Belarus government accused of 'partial responsibility' for Ghostwriter campaigns

The Belarusian government has been accused of at least “partial responsibility” for Ghostwriter attacks in Europe.  While cybersecurity companies often err on the side of caution when it comes to…

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…

MosesStaff attacks organizations with encryption malware: No payment demand made

The MosesStaff hacking group has entered the ‘ransomware’ fray with a difference: blackmail payments are furthest from their minds. ZDNet Recommends On November 15, Check Point Research (CPR) said the…